Gateways 2018 has ended
Wednesday, September 26 • 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Jumpstart Conversations: Gearing up!

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New and improved for Gateways 2018: Jumpstart Conversations! We’re trying a new approach to enhance what used to be the Open Space portion of our conferences. The idea of Jumpstart Conversations is that all conference attendees will suggest important questions to discuss, then we’ll find common themes and coalesce conversations around those themes.

Here’s how it will work: At this plenary session after lunch on Wednesday, September 26, we’ll hand out slips of paper for suggesting important questions. During the afternoon break, you can post your questions on the lobby wall, which will have some categories to start the process of organizing. Over the course of the day (including at the evening reception), we’ll encourage you to rearrange the slips into themed sessions.

For four 30-minute time slots on Thursday, these sessions will be assigned to various table locations in the Atrium:
     A. 10:20 am - 10:50 am
     B. 11:15 am - 11:45 am
     C. 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
     D. 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

Each themed session will be moderated by a volunteer who has expressed interest in the topic.

At 2:55 pm on Thursday, we’ll gather in the Lil’ Tex Auditorium to hear about the “aha!” moments and great ideas that came from these conversations. We’ll discuss what ways we can use these ideas to further improve our gateway community.

NOTE: During some of these Jumpstart Conversations times, there are also concurrent sessions or tours of TACC, as follows:
A.  10:20 am - 10:50 am: TACC Tour or panel titled “Science Gateways Community Institute Incubator Pitch Deck: Success Stories from the 2nd Bootcamp”
B.  11:15 am - 11:45 am: Concurrent sessions with the theme of “Gateways in Education”
C.  11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Concurrent sessions with the theme of “Gateways in Education”
D.  2:20 pm - 2:50 pm: TACC Tour

A TACC Tour may also be available at 4:00pm on Thursday, after the conference ends (look for more info at the registration desk).

Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 1:30pm CDT
Lil Tex Auditorium, Commons Conference Center 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758

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