2021 SACNAS NDiSTEM Agenda At A Glance

Our agenda is intentionally designed to give attendees space to fit work, school, and life in-between and around sessions. Make the most of your conference experience by leveraging the attendee directory, interacting in the digital expo hall in between sessions, and participating in pre-conference activities, trainings, and contests. For the latest information, make sure to register now!

This schedule is subject to change. 
All session times are Eastern (EST)
 Time Zone Conversions: 1pm – 2pm (EST) │ 12pm – 1pm (CST) │ 11 am – 12 pm (MST) │ 10am – 11am (PST)

 

Core activities (marked green) are recommended for all attendee types

Skip to: Pre-Week • Monday • Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday

Pre-Week Activities, October 18-22, 2021

  • ALL DAY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21: SACNAS NDiSTEM Graduate Student Day, including Graduate Research Oral Presentations, Graduate Student Networking Session, and more!

Monday, October 25, 2021

12pm 

Digital Expo Hall Opens

1pm – 2pm

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address:

Dr. Robin Kimmerer (Patawatomi Nation)

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Community Showcase

3pm – 4pm

Professional Development & STEM Symposia Sessions

4pm – 5pm

Time to Make Networking Appointments

Chapter Networking Session

Postdoc Networking Session

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Native Indigenous Welcome

Networking Session with Pfizer 

5pm – 6pm

Q&A with Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robin Kimmerer (Patawatomi Nation)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

12pm

Digital Expo Hall Opens

1pm – 2pm

Plenary Featured Speakers:

Mr. Rafael Alvarez

Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (Northen Cheyenne)

Dr. J. Drew Lanham

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Community Showcase

3pm – 4pm

Professional Development & STEM Symposia Sessions

4pm – 5pm

Time to Make Networking Appointments

4:30pm – 5:30pm

R.E.D. Roundtable: Research, Education and Diversity

Postdoc Topic Session

Chapter Student Best Practices Session

6pm – 7pm

Q&A with Featured Speakers:

Mr. Rafael Alvarez

Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (Northen Cheyenne)

Dr. J. Drew Lanham

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

12pm 

Digital Expo Hall Opens

1pm – 2pm

Plenary and Keynote Address:

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Community Showcase

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Professional Development & STEM Symposia Sessions

4pm – 5:15pm

Conversations with Scientists

6pm – 7pm

Q&A with Keynote Speaker

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

12pm 

Digital Expo Hall Opens

1pm – 2pm

Plenary and Keynote Address:

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Community Showcase

3pm – 4pm

Professional Development & STEM Symposia Sessions

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Native Student Networking Session

Women in STEM Networking Session – presented by the National Security Administration (NSA)

Leadership Alumni Networking Session

5:45pm – 6:45pm

R.E.D. Roundtable: Research, Education and Diversity

Postdoc Topic Session

Chapter Student Best Practices Session

6:45pm – 7:45pm

Networking Session

Skip to: Pre-Week • Monday • Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday

Friday, October 29, 2021

12pm 

Digital Expo Hall Opens

1pm – 1:45pm

Student Presentations Award Ceremony

2pm – 3pm

LGBTQIA+ Networking session — Presented by Genentech

Black, Afro-Latinx and Afro-Indigenous Community Networking Session —
Presented by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

Networking Reception with Janssen

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Professional Development & STEM Symposia Sessions

4:30pm – 6pm

Closing Ceremony & Native Dance Showcase

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