Apart from the Welcome Event, all meeting sessions take place at Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee break refreshments will be provided at the meeting.

Schedule Outline

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

5pm-8pm Day 1 Welcome Networking Event & Check-in

Thursday, September 26, 2019

8:30am-5pm Day 2 Sessions
8pm-9pm Plenary Event

Friday, September 27, 2019

8:30am-12:30pm Day 3 Sessions

Detailed Schedule

Day 1
Wednesday, September 25
5:00 –
8:00 pm
Welcome Networking Event & Check-in
Farmhouse Restaurant, 703 Church St.
Cash bar & heavy hors-d’oeuvre
Day 2
Thursday, September 26
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Welcome
Keynote Speaker
10:15 am Coffee Break
Poster Session 1
11:15 am Panel Discussions

Panel Sessions will run for one hour. There will be six concurrent sessions, with 3-5 panelists selected for each.

  1. Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Trainee Cohorts
  2. Measuring, Evaluating, and Reporting Impact
  3. Forming a Collaborative, Transdisciplinary Learning Community
  4. Developing Internships & Industry Partnerships
  5. Steps Toward Sustainability & Expansion Beyond NSF Funding
  6. “IDEAS for Science Communication” – Register to beta-test an on-line course developed with an NRT Supplemental Funding Grant
12:15 pm Working Lunch
Table Themes for Discussion
1:30 pm Lightning Talks

Lightning talks will be 10 minutes each (7 minute presentations + 3 minutes for questions). After the first 60 minutes (6 presentations), there will be 30 minutes for group discussion.

  1. Development of Trainee Leadership Skills
  2. Improving Teaching & Learning of Science Communication
  3. Effective Ways to Prepare Trainees for Success in Industry & Academia
  4. Program Measurement & Evaluation Approaches
  5. What I Know Now that I Wish I Knew Then: Lessons from PIs
  6. Increasing Retention of Underrepresented Trainees
3:00 pm Coffee Break
Poster Session 2
3:45 pm “Birds of a Feather”
Take-aways & other Reflections
5:00 pm Dinner on Your Own
8:00 pm Plenary Event: A Conversation with Eli Attie
Eli Attie is an Emmy-winning television writer and former political operative.  He was Vice President Al Gore’s chief speechwriter, and a longtime writer and producer of both Fox-TV’s “House, MD” and NBC-TV’s “The West Wing.”
Day 3
Friday, September 27
8:30 am Breakfast
Themed Table Discussions
9:15 am Workshopping Opportunity
Topics will be collected Day 2
10:15 am Coffee Break
Poster Session 3
11:00 am Evaluation & Closing Remarks
12:30 pm Box Lunches (can be taken to go)

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