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2016 Conference of Ford Fellows

"Reimagining Community: Visions for the Academy and Beyond"


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 23, 2016

7:15 - 8:15 am        

Buses depart from Key Bridge Marriott hotel to The National Academies

8:00 - 9:00 am Participant Registration
  Sign-Up - Publishers by Appointment 
  Sign-Up - One-on-One Advising 
  Poster Session Set Up 
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast by discipline 
9:15 - 10:00 am Opening Ceremony:

-Welcome from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and  Medicine
-Welcoming Statements by Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Alex Chaparro and  Dr. Elena Lahr-Vivaz
-Welcome from the Ford Foundation - Dr. Doug Wood
-Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs
-Ford Fellows' Fund Overview by Dr. Jonathon Yorba
-Performance by Leonard Brown

10:15 - 11:30 am

Keynote Presentation - Dr. Imani Perry
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Lunch
Presentations from other organizations 
12:30 - 1:45 pm Keynote Presentation - Dr. Angela Gonzales 
2:00 - 3:00 pm Academic Exchange Sessions:

-Ethnic Studies 
-Performance, Art History, Ethnomusicology, Communication
-Biomedical Sciences & Molecular Biology 
-Sociology and Gender Studies
2:00 - 6:00 pm One-on-One Meetings with Publishers 
One-on-One Advising
3:00 - 4:00 pm Poster Session with refreshments
4:00 - 5:00 pm Special 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 
-Building Community in the Classroom
-The Second Shift: Negotiating Career and Personal Wellness
-Creative Collaborations and Interdisciplinary Research
-From Dissertation to Book (NAS Lecture Room)
5:15 - 6:15 pm Special Session: related to conference theme 
6:30 - 8:00 pm Reception 
6:45 - 8:15 pm Buses depart NAS Building for the Key Bridge Marriott

Saturday, September 24, 2016

7:15 - 8:15 am

Buses depart Key Bridge Marriott for the NAS Building
7:45 - 8:45 am Breakfast by region
9:00 - 9:15 am Announcements and Opening Session
9:15 - 10:15 am Keynote Presentation - Dr. Keivan Stassun

10:15 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 12:00 pm Plenary Presentations by Ford Fellows
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 pm One-on-One Meetings with Publishers
One-on-One Advising
1:00 - 2:00 pm Academic Exchange Sessions:

-Philosophy and Religion
-Physical Science and Mathematics
-Cultural Studies
-Life Sciences
-Social Sciences and Linguistics
2:15 - 3:30 pm Workshops:

-Predoctoral - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Engineering
-Predoctoral - Social & Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
-Dissertation - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Engineering
-Dissertation - Social & Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
-Postdoctoral - Life & Phys Sci, Math & Engineering
-Postdoctoral - Social Sciences & Humanities
-Jr. Faculty Success: Humanities & Qualitative
-Jr. Faculty Success: Sciences and Quantitative
3:30 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 5:00 pm  Special Interest Sessions:

-Writing Successful 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
5:15 - 6:30 pm Closing:

"Navigating the Academy in the Post Obama Era"
6:30 - 7:30 pm Reception
6:45 - 8:00 pm Buses depart the NAS Building for Key Bridge Marriott