In our case, the Early Bird gets more opportunities for training and networking! Kick off your conference experience with a full day of bonus programming on Wednesday, October 30. All attendees are invited and encouraged to take advantage of various workshops to equip, empower, and energize you before the conference even begins! Most workshops require advance sign-ups. See below for detailed information.
Galaxy Project: Genomic Data Science Workshop
Wednesday, October 30, 9 AM to 6 PM
Hands-on exposure and practical tools for genomic data analysis! For all attendees interested in data science and/or genomics — SPACE IS LIMITED
The Galaxy Project Genomic Data Science workshop introduces participants to best practices, tools, and platforms for doing data-intensive research. Participants will be introduced to the field of genomics data science, learn about current large-scale genome sequencing projects, and perform hands-on data analysis. No prior computational experience is required. Bring your laptop and your curiosity!
Modern Math Workshop
Career advice and networking for budding mathematicians! For undergraduate, graduate students, and recent PhDs interested in mathematical sciences. As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, the Modern Math workshop is designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, and to build research and networking opportunities among undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs. The workshop includes two mini-courses aimed at undergraduates, research sessions aimed at graduate students and recent PhDs, a panel addressing professional issues of interest to both, a reception open to all participants, and a Q&A with NSF Math Institute representatives.
Register by July 8 to apply for funding through MSRI
SACNAS Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI)
Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 2
PLI is a two-part workshop (Wednesday and Saturday, with complementary curriculum throughout the 2019 SACNAS conference) for postdocs looking to develop their leadership skills and ability to bring their whole selves – including their culture – to work as an asset. Participants will access a customized curriculum, mentoring opportunities, and practical training focused on team leadership, discernment, identity, and community building. Participants will end the conference having gained essential skills they can take back to their workplace and cultivated a strong network of fellow diverse STEM leaders for year-round support.
Apply by August 26 to be eligible for funding support