Event Schedule

Tuesday, June 26
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:30 am
Madison Concourse Hotel
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 3:00 pm
Madison Concourse Hotel Lobby
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
CIRC Restaurant, Madison Concourse Hotel
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join GCC colleagues for dinner at a nearby restaurant. Open to all conference attendees. Sign up at the registration table in the Madison Concourse Hotel lobby. 

Wednesday, June 27
7:30 am - 4:30 pm 7:30 am
Pyle Main Lobby, Pyle Center
7:30 am - 4:30 pm 7:30 am
Room 320, Pyle Center
7:30 am - 8:20 am 7:30 am
Wisconsin Idea Lounge, Pyle Center
7:30 am - 8:20 am 7:30 am
Van Hise Longe, Pyle Center
By invitation.
8:30 am - 8:45 am 8:30 am
Room 325/326 Pyle Center
8:45 am - 10:00 am 8:45 am
Room 325/326, Pyle Center
  • Barry Schwartz (Speaker) Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Barry Schwartz studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. He is currently a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and previously served as a visiting professor for NYU’...

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am
Pyle Prefuntion - 3rd floor east
10:15 am - 11:05 am 10:15 am
11:15 am - 12:05 pm 11:15 am
12:05 pm - 1:00 pm 12:05 pm
Wisconsin Idea Lounge, Pyle Center

A special thank you to our conference sponsors
for making this event possible!

GOLD SPONSORS ($5000)
 Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The Graduate School, UW-Madison

SILVER SPONSORS ($2500)

Nature Research

BRONZE SPONSORS ($1000)

ACS, ASBMB, DOC, SciPhD...

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1:00 pm - 1:50 pm 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 3:00 pm
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center

Vist these exhibitor/sponsors on Wednesday!

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join GCC colleagues for dinner at a nearby restaurant. Sign up at the registration table at the Pyle Center.

Thursday, June 28
7:30 am - 4:30 pm 7:30 am
Pyle Main Lobby, Pyle Center
7:30 am - 4:30 pm 7:30 am
Room 320, Pyle Center
7:30 am - 8:20 am 7:30 am
Wisconsin Idea Lounge, Pyle Center
8:30 am - 8:45 am 8:30 am
8:45 am - 10:15 am 8:45 am
Room 325/326, Pyle Center

No matter the medium—a presentation, a document, a graph, a poster, a curriculum vitae, or other still—communication boils down to one question: do you get your message across? True to Jean-luc’s quest for the essentials, this le...

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10:15 am - 12:00 pm 10:15 am
Pyle Prefuntion - 3rd floor east
10:30 am - 11:20 am 10:30 am
11:20 am - 11:45 am 11:20 am
Lowell Center
11:45 am - 1:15 pm 11:45 am
Lowell Dining Room, Lowell Center
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm 1:15 pm
Lowell Dining Room, Lowell Center

Engage in a participatory reveal of 2018 GCC Member Survey data, gaining insights to inform your work, perspectives, and opinions.

Presented by the GCC ad hoc Benchmarking Committee Members:

Kay Kimball Gruder, Assistant Director for Graduate Stud...

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2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 3:00 pm
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center

Vist these exhibitor/sponsors on Thursday!

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 6:00 pm
Madison Children's Museum, 100 N Hamilton St.

Join your colleagues for a unique opportunity to discover more of Madison with a reception at the Madison Children’s Museum. The museum is located in a historic corner building on Madison’s iconic Capitol Square, with views overlooking...

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Friday, June 29
7:30 am - 8:20 am 7:30 am
Madison Ballroom, Madison Concourse Hotel
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Capitol Ballroom A, Madison Concourse Hotel
8:30 am - 9:45 am 8:30 am
Capitol Ballroom A, Madison Concourse Hotel
  • Mindi Thompson (Speaker) Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

In this session, Dr. Thompson will describe career development as a lifelong process through which individuals prepare for and manage their life, learning, and work. Participants will learn about social class, which is often considered to be an in...

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9:50 am - 10:40 am 9:50 am
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Madison Concourse Hotel - Capital Ballroom A

Plenary/Employer Panel: "How Versatile is a PhD?"

A conversation providing multiple perspectives about how candidates with PhDs find opportunities and fit into organizations. We see the value of the PhD, but what if employers need convincing?

Pane...

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11:45 am - 12:00 pm 11:45 am
Madison Concourse Hotel - Capital Ballroom A
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