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2015 Conference of Ford Fellows

“Thinking Forward: Empowerment Through Intellectual Activism and Social Justice”


Hotel Location:
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209

Conference Location:
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

Friday, September 25, 2015

7:15 - 8:15 am        

Buses depart from Key Bridge Marriott hotel to The National Academies

8:00 - 9:00 amParticipant Registration
 Sign-Up - Publishers by Appointment 
 Sign-Up - One-on-One Advising 
 Poster Session Set Up 
8:00 - 9:00 amBreakfast by discipline
9:15 - 10:00 am-Welcoming Statements by Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Rashawn Ray and Dr. Ellen Wu
-Welcome by Dr. Ralph Cicerone of the National Academies - introduction by Dr.         Rashawn Ray
-Welcome by Dr. Douglas Wood of the Ford Foundation - introduction by Dr. Ellen Wu
-Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs
-Tribute to honor Dawn Allenbach by Dr. Jewell Daniels Wilson
-Ford Fellows' Fund Overview by Dr. Jonathon Yorba

10:15 - 11:30 am

Keynote Presentation - Dr. William Jelani Cobb, University of Connecticut
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
 Poster Session
 Presentations from Other Funding Organizations
1:00 - 2:15 pmKeynote Presentation - Dr. Robin Kimmerer, State University of New York, Syracuse
2:15 - 2:45 pmBreak
2:15 - 6:00 pmOne-on-One Meetings with Publishers
 One-on-One Advising
2:45 - 3:45 pmSpecial Interest Sessions
 Nuts and Bolts of Going on the Job Market STEM
 Nuts and Bolts of Going on the Job Market - Social Sciences and Humanities
 Take Action: Publishing in STEM
 Publishing in Social Sciences and the Humanities
 What Your Future Job May Look Like: Complementary Career Paths and Contingent Faculty
 LGBTQ2 in Academe
  Invisible Labor: Exploitation of Marginalized Scholars
 The Second Shift: Negotiating Career and Personal Wellness
 Creative Collaborations and Interdisciplinary Research
 From Dissertation to Book
4:00 - 5:00 pmAcademic Exchange Sessions

Ethnic Studies

 Performance, Art History, Ethnomusicology, Communication
 Literature and Language
 Life Sciences
5:15 - 6:15 pmSpecial Session: "Mo' Money Mo' Problems": Financial Strategies for Academics
6:15 - 6:40 pmMcNair Recognition
6:45 - 8:00 pmReception
7:00 - 8:15 pmBuses depart from The National Academies to hotel

Saturday, September 26, 2015

7:15 - 8:15 am

Buses depart from hotel to The National Academies 
8:00 - 8:45 amBreakfast by state/region
9:00 - 9:15 amAnnouncements and Opening Session
9:15 - 10:15 amKeynote Presentation

10:15 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 12:00 pmPlenary Presentations by Ford Fellows
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 - 5:00 pmOne-on-One Meetings with Publishers
One-on-One Advising
1:00 - 2:00 pmAcademic Exchange Sessions
 Philosophy and Religion
 Physical Science and Mathematics
 Cultural Studies
 Social Sciences and Linguistics
 Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Biology
 Gender and Sexuality
2:15 - 3:30 pmWorkshops
 Predoctoral - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Eng
 Predoctoral - Social & Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
 Dissertation - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Eng
 Dissertation - Social & Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
 Postdoctoral - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Eng
 Postdoctoral - Social Sciences & Humanities
 Jr. Faculty Success: Humanities & Qualitative
 Jr. Faculty Success: Sciences and Quantitative
3:30 - 4:00 pmBreak
4:00 - 5:00 pm Special Interest Sessions
 Writing Succesful Grants - Social Sciences and Humanities
 Writing Successful Grant Proposals - STEM
 Transforming the Classroom: Strategies for Media Integration
 Dollars and Sense I: Money Matters in Graduate School
 Dollars and Sense II: Money Matters as an Early Career Scholar
 Dis/Ability Issues in Academe
 Presumed Incompetent? Gendering the Academic Enterprise
 Transformative Leadership: Pathways to Advancement
 Benefits and Costs of Connecting to Community
5:00 - 6:10 pmClosing

"Thinking Forward: Empowerment Through Intellectual Activism and Social Justice"
6:15 - 7:30 pmBuses depart from The National Academies to hotel