Advancing Graduate Leadership Conference

Advancing Graduate Leadership conference

August 4-5, 2022
Location: Washington, DC
Registration Fee: $45

Application Deadline: May 30, 2022
Please note that the AGL Conference is open to only those who currently reside in the US.

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The in-person AGL Conference will feature professional development training best delivered in-person, networking, and a celebration of women and gender minorities’ roles in exploring cutting edge science and in shaping our disciplinary culture. Facilitators will include physicists from academia, industry, national laboratories, and non-profit organizations. These individuals will bring a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds that will allow participants to draw from a variety of experiences. The conference agenda will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, panels, and workshops that help build an inclusive community among participants. All sessions will emphasize an interactive style to fully engage participants. For more information, please review the conference program.

The conference will be open to 200 women and gender minority graduate students and postdocs who are selected through an application process.

All reasonable travel expenses including economy airfare, ground transportation, and meals will be reimbursed upon completion of travel and submission of a reimbursement form and receipts. All conference participants will be required to abide by APS COVID protocols for in-person gatherings.

Our Facilitators Represent and Embrace Diversity

To ensure that women and gender minorities feel represented at this event, APS’s Advancing Graduate Leadership (AGL) team has invited a diverse group of speakers to present at the conference, August 4-5, 2022, in Washington, DC. These speakers come from many different backgrounds and bring a wealth of expertise in physics, advocacy, human resources, social work, and more. We are grateful to them for bringing their invaluable knowledge and experiences to this event.

Ilke ArslanIlke Arslan
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Bri HartBri Hart
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Frances Houle photoFrances Houle
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Michelle LollieMichelle Lollie
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Callie Pruett photoCallie Pruett
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Meg Rodriguez photoMeg Rodriguez
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S Simmons photoS Simmons
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Linda Strubbe photoLinda Strubbe
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Shannon Greco

Shannon Swilley Greco
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The activities within AGL are open to individuals who do not identify as cisgender men. We encourage participation of cisgender women, gender non-binary individuals, and transgender individuals.

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