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NSPN Southern Hub Retreat, Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Posted by on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Announcements .

Save the Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Location: Wondry Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
VSPG and SPEAR will host a team-building retreat for the Southern Hub at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) to build a more informed and cohesive community and strengthen the National Science Policy Network’s presence in the Southern region. In addition to impactful speakers involved in science and policy, the retreat will include an informative science communication and policy component to provide attendees with strong written and verbal tools to help them achieve their organization’s objectives. We aim to ensure that our groups have a strong collaborative network and are able to share resources to impact science policy at both the regional and national level.
Tentative Agenda
7:30-8:30AM        Registration and breakfast
8:30-8:45AM        Welcome and background
8:45-9:45AM        Introductory panel (“Effective advocacy and communication”)
9:45-10:00AM      Midmorning break
10:00AM-Noon    Communication workshop part 1 (Instructive)
Noon-1:00PM       Lunch
1:00-2:00PM        Communication workshop part 2 (Writing)
2:00-2:30PM        Midafternoon break
2:30-3:30PM        Communication workshop part 3 (Feedback)
3:30-4:30PM        Keynote speaker (“Motivational STEM advocacy”)
4:30-5:00PM        Closing remarks (Conference organizers)
5:00-6:00PM        Poster session and networking reception
The registration link for saving a spot is:
Feel free to send any questions you may have to Amrita Banerjee or Coleman Harris in the NSPN Slack, or via email:

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