Upcoming Conference

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Thank you for everyone who joined us at the MLC Connects Conference! 

MLC Connects Conference

Open to members and non-members

The MLC Conference Planning Committee is proud to share that planning is underway for the 2021 Mobile Lab Coalition Connects virtual event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MLC Connects serves to bring our community together virtually and provide professional development opportunities for our members

 

Slated for October 19 and 20, MLC Connects will occur over two half-days and will include keynote speakers, workshop sessions, a member business meeting and networking opportunities. 

Registration Fee:
  • MLC Members: $25* (a $50 stipend is available for all MLC members but you will be required to pay $75 upfront. See below for details) 

  • MLC Non-Members: $75

 

MLC Member-Only Conference Registration Fee Stipend: Thanks to funding from the NIH, a conference stipend of $50 is available to help offset the cost of attending the virtual conference for MLC Members. Members will be required to pay in full ($75) and a check will be sent after the conference. To receive the conference stipend, attendance is required at all sessions. 

Agenda and Program:

MLC Connects will occur from 2:30-6 pm EST each day and will include keynote speakers, workshop sessions, a member business meeting and networking opportunities.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Tuesday, October 19

2:30 - 3:15 PM EST Welcome and Introductions

3:20 - 4:00 PM EST Member Presentation: "Communicating Your Value in the Post-Pandemic World"

4:05 - 5:00 PM EST Keynote Presenter: “The Science of Vaccines: Past Present and Future" presented by Dr. Greg Lemke, Salk Institute

5:00 - 5:30 PM EST Breakouts: "Bringing this science to our communities"

5:35 - 6:00 PM EST Trivia and Networking Session

  

Wednesday, October 20

2:00 - 2:30 PM EST MLC Business Meeting (Members-Only)

2:35 - 3:15 PM EST Member-Led Panel: "Shop Talk"

3:20 - 4:45 PM EST Keynote Workshop: "Communicating Science Across Cultures" facilitated by Dr. Dana Crawford, Clinical Psychologist and current Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute

4:50 - 5:30 PM EST MLC Member Presentation: "Using Data to Define your Program Distribution"

5:35 - 6:00 PM EST Closing Remarks/Key Takeaways

You’ll notice a 5-minute gap between each session, during this time, we will be accommodating for short breaks and showcasing the MLC Connects Member showcase videos, a digital mobile laboratory rodeo! 

Full Conference Program and Session Descriptions:

Click here for the Program PDF or click here to go to the full conference program webpageSchedule and topics are subject to change. 

Keynote Speakers:

We are thrilled to introduce you to two renowned keynote speakers:

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Tuesday, October 19:

Dr. Greg Lemke, Professor in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute

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Wednesday, October 20:

Dr. Dana E. Crawford, Clinical Psychologist and current Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute

Learn more about our conference keynote presenters' backgrounds and presentations. 

Member Video Tours:

Calling all MLC Members: Showcase your program! We are asking for short homemade videos from each member organization so we can Connect. It’s not about production quality, it’s all about community, sharing your unique personalities, and letting other members see who you are. Learn more.

Additional Notes:

Check back for more information over the next few weeks. Additionally, feel free to browse through previous annual conferences on our past conferences webpage.

View a video of MLC Board of Director David Garbe announcing that registration is open and sharing more about the MLC Connects Conference:

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We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at the MLC Connects Conference in October. If you have questions or suggestions, please reach out to mobilelabcoalition@gmail.com

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