Conference Schedule

All times are displayed on EST. You must check-in upon your arrival on the conference site on campus (Bernhart center). Check-in booths will be available all day during Friday January 21, 2022.

All activities on Friday before 4.30pm ET (the Welcome address) are flexible to attend depending on the attendees schedule of arrival. We hope that everyone will be able to attend the Welcome address.

Friday January 21, 2022Check-in starts at noon ETSpace/Room
Before noonDrop off baggageHotel
12.00 pm – 1.00 pmTransportation to campus
1.00 pm – 2.30 pmLunchBernhard center – North Ballroom
2.30 pm – 4.00 pmNetworking and interactive activity (Science Bingo)Bernhard center – North Ballroom
4.00 pm – 4.30 pmCoffee breakBernhard center – North Ballroom
4:30pm-5:00pmWelcome addressBernhard center – North Ballroom
5:00pm-6:00pmOpening plenary talkBernhard center – North Ballroom
6.00 pm – 6.30 pmCoffee breakBernhard center – North Ballroom
6.30 pm – 7.45 pmDinnerBernhard center – North Ballroom
7.45 pm – 9.00 pmInteractive Activities and Professional Skills Workshop*Bernhard center – North Ballroom and Rooms 105 & 107
9.00 pm – 9.45 pmTrasportation to hotels
(all times are in EST)* Requires sign up

Saturday January 22, 2022ActivitySpace/Room
7.30 am – 8.00 amTransportation to campus
8.00 am – 9.00 amBreakfastBernhard center – North Ballroom
9.00 am – 10.00 amPlenary Talk by Katrina KoehlerBernhard center – North Ballroom
10.00 am – 10.30 amCoffee break Bernhard center – North Ballroom
10.30 am – 11.30 pmPanels and Breakout Sessions I*
11.30 pm – 12.00 pmCoffee breakBernhard center – North Ballroom
12.00 pm – 1.00 pmPanels and Breakout Sessions II*
1.00 pm – 2.00 pmLunchBernhard center – North Ballroom
2.00 pm – 3.30 pmKeynote Talk by Donna StricklandBernhard center – North Ballroom
3.30 pm – 4.00 pmCoffee breakBernhard center – North Ballroom
4.00 pm – 5.00 pmPanels and Breakout Sessions III*
5.00 pm – 5.15 pmConference PhotoBernhard center – North Ballroom
5.15 pm – 5.40 pmResearch Safari I (Lab tours & meetings with faculty members)*
5.40 pm – 5.50 pmWalk time between labs/rooms
5.50 pm- 6.20 pmResearch Safari II (Lab tours & meetings with faculty members)*
6.20 pm – 6.30 pmWalk time between labs/rooms
6.30 pm – 7.30 pmDinnerBernhard center – North Ballroom
7.30 pm – 9.00 pmPoster Session and AwardsBernhard center – North Ballroom
9.00 pm – 10.00 pmTrasportation to hotels
(ALL TIMES ARE IN EST)* Requires sign up

Sunday January 23, 2022ActivitySpace/Room
7.30 am – 8.00 amTransportation to campus
8.00 am – 9.00 amBreakfastBernhard center – North Ballroom
9.00 am – 10.00 amProfessional Skills Workshop and Career Panels*
10.00 am – 11.00 amPanels and Breakout Sessions IV*
11.00 am – 11.30 amCoffee breakBernhard center – North Ballroom
11.30 am – 12.30 pmPanels and Breakout Sessions V*
12.30 pm – 2.00 pmLunchBernhard center – North Ballroom
2.00 pm – 3.00 pmCoffee and NetworkingBernhard center – North Ballroom
3.00 pm – 3.30 pmClosing RemarksBernhard center – North Ballroom
After 3.30 pmTransportation to hotels and/or the airport
(ALL TIMES ARE IN EST)*Requires sign up
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