Thursday April 20
1:00pm-4:30pm: Special half-day program for graduate students. Parallel sessions for graduate students to present their work and receive feedback and mentoring by faculty members and professionals. Additional panel session on career advancement advice. Conference attendees are welcome to come and hear, and provide constructive feedback to, our young researchers.
5:00pm-7:00pm: Main conference begins. Poster session with concurrent networking reception. Light hors d`oeuvres and hosted beverages.
Evening dinner on your own.
Friday April 21
8:30am-5:00pm: Full-day conference with:
? Podium sessions (speakers and discussants)
? Panel sessions
? Plenary and keynote address
? Awards luncheon.
7:00pm onward: Social event (additional fee) in downtown Chicago.
Saturday, April 22
10am: Optional technical tours (details forthcoming).