Program

Breakout sessions (50-minute sessions which will occur May 3rd & 4th) are at the bottom of this page  


Schedule

Thursday, May 2 (All times Central)
12:30 - 7:30 p.m.                .Registration & information
Early afternoon                   Optional: Pre-Conference Workshop (TBD - additional fee)

Early afternoon                   Optional: Group Visit to The Morton Arboretum (details TBD)

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.                   Optional: First-time attendee orientation   

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.                   Meet & Greet (at conference hotel)

                                               - Games, roundtable discussions, catch up w old friends, meet new ones, and more while having light snacks (e.g., trail mix, salsa                                                 and chips) along with a cash bar. 

Early evening                       Dine-arounds at Naperville restaurants (optional; access options via attendee wiki; not as many as Friday, but a few)  


Friday, May 3

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.           Registration & information

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.                    Breakfast  
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.                  Welcome & plenary speaker (Maura Seale)

10:15 - 11:05 a.m.                Breakout sessions 1    

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.       Breakout sessions 2  

12:10 - 1:15 p.m.                  Lunch

12:50 - 1:30 p.m.                  Roundtable Discussions (Five topics)

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.                    Grad Student Poster Sessions  

1:45 - 2:35 p.m.                    Breakout sessions 3  

2:50 - 3:40 p.m.                    Breakout sessions 4   

3:40 - 4:10 p.m.                    Grad Student Poster Sessions / Snack break

4:10 - 5:00 p.m.                    Breakout sessions 5  

Early evening                       .Dine-arounds at Naperville restaurants (optional; access options via attendee wiki)


Saturday, May 4

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.            Registration & information
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.                     Breakfast  
8:30 - 8:35 a.m.                     Announcements (brief)

8:50 - 9:40 a.m.                     Breakout sessions 6

9:55- 10:45 a.m.                    Breakout sessions 7  

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.                 Morning Coffee/Tea/Water break

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m._ _   .Breakout sessions 8    
12:05 - 1:35 p.m.                  .Lunch; Lightning Talks (LTs occur at end of lunch)

1:50 - 2:40 p.m._                   .Breakout sessions 9

2:55 - 3:45 p.m.                      Breakout sessions 10                         

3:45 p.m. _                              Conference Concludes

Breakout Sessions

The times listed below in Sched.com are just placeholders!
- All breakout sessions will actually occur on either Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 4. Session time assignments will be finalized by the end of March.