Conference Agenda

Our tentative conference agenda is described below (timezone: EST). Many of these events are subject to change as we are able to confirm speakers and workshop leaders in the coming months. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Check-In (Sloane Physics Laboratory)

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Optional Workshops (Networking, Grad School, Research)

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Optional Rotating Lab Tours (Wright Lab, Yale Quantum Institute)

4:45 - 5:15 PM

Welcome Reception and Welcome Address (Meg Urry)

5:15 – 6:00 PM

Plenary Talk 1

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Dinner (tentatively in the Peabody Museum)

7:45 - 8:45 PM

Social Event and Planetarium Show at Leitner Planetarium

Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:15 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 -9:45 AM

Welcome to Day 2 and Panel (This Is How I Got Here)

Not everyone has a straightforward career path. This panel would be geared towards people who may not know exactly what they want to do after college and would feature speakers who have had nonlinear career paths.

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break with Panel Members

This extended coffee break will give conference attendees the opportunity to ask questions to panel members in small groups.

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Breakout Session I (multiple rotating interactive workshops, panels, etc. to be announced)

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Breakout Session II (same workshop lineup)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Lunch

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Keynote Address (APS organized, Andrea Liu)

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Coffee / Snack Break

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Networking Fair (featuring representatives from graduate schools, industry, national labs, science communication, etc.)

5:45 - 6:30 PM

Plenary Talk 2

6:45 - 7:45 PM

Dinner and informal “Not a Work-Life Balance Talk” (Sarah Demers)

8:00 – 10:00 PM

Array of Optional Social Events: Women-in-STEM-themed Trivia Night in a residential college Buttery, Physics of Dance Workshop, Board Game and Movie Night

Sunday, January 19, 2020

8:15 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Poster Set-Up

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Student Poster Session

10:45- 11:30 AM

Student Research Talks

11:45 - 12:00 PM

Photo in front of SPL

12:15 - 1:00 PM

Plenary Talk 3

1:50 - 2:30 PM

Lunch, Closing Remarks and Awards, Step Up 4 Women

Step Up 4 Women will be pursued with APS, as it is an APS program in which current physics undergraduates write a letter to their high school physics teachers, talking about where they are now and the resources they have found useful along the way.