Maritime Conference Center - 692 Maritime Boulevard Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1952 October 5, 2017, All Day

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Regional Research and Practice Session Schedule

*Registration and more information coming soon.*

Thursday, 10/5/2017

2:00 pm                            Carpool from Maritime to Fulton, MD for afternoon sessions, dinner and evening reception

3:00 – 5:30 pm                  Choose one workshop:

  • Workshop 1.  Women and Leadership Panel Discussion with Anna DiStefano, Melchor, Dorothy Agger-Gupta
  • Workshop 2.  Experiential Introduction to System Dynamics with Becky Reese & Bill Ryder

6:00 – 7:00                         Dinner, desserts & social reception

Friday, 10/6/2017

Option 1:  ALL DAY OD Consulting Project Offsite lead by John Austin

Option 2: Morning Conference workshops

8:30 – 9:00                         Community Gathering Meeting

9:00-12:00                         Morning Workshops (choose one)

  • Visual Representation of Marginalized Communities – Melchor Hall
  • Shaping the Literature Review – Anna DiStefano
  • Alumni Track: Leveraging Social Media for Business – Student/Alumni presenters

*1 on 1 meetings available with Dorothy Agger-Gupta (by sign-up)*

12:00-1:30          Lunch and informal discussions (carry-out pick-up or carpool to local restaurants)

Option 2 (continued):

1:30-4:30            Afternoon Conference Workshops (choose one)

  • Interviewing & Qualitative Data Analysis – Dorothy Agger-Gupta
  •  Alumni Track:  Making Research or Practice Collaborations – Melchor Hall

*1 on 1 meetings available with Anna DiStefano (by sign-up)*

4:45 – 5:00          Day’s Recap and Announcements

5:30 – Dinner & informal gatherings as participants arrange

5:30-7:30 SLS Information Session for Prospective Students – Dorothy Agger-Gupta

Saturday 10/7/2017

Conference workshops

8:30 – 9:00 am   Community Gathering Meeting

9:00- 12:00         Morning Workshops (choose one)

  • Research & Advocacy for a Better World – Melchor Hall & Anna DiStefano
  • Alumni Track: Interactive Storytelling from Research to Practice – Drs. Marie Sonnet & Penny Potter

*1 on 1 meetings available with John Austin (by sign-up)*

1:30 – 4:30          Afternoon Workshops (choose one)

  • Creating Deep Change Through Small Interventions – John Austin
  • Writing the Discussion Chapter – Anna DiStefano
  • Alumni Track:  Journeys of Race, Color & Culture –  Rianna Moore & Rick Huntley

*1 on 1 meetings available with Melchor Hall (by sign-up)*

4:35 – 5:00 pm   Session Recap & Closing

Dinner & informal gatherings as participants arrange.

Additional 1 on 1’s available at discretion of faculty.

For more information, contact Dorothy Agger-Gupta


Information about the conference center, transportation, and lodging options

The Maritime Conference Center is the venue for the Baltimore Research and Practice session. Organized carpools will be available to provide rides from the conference center to the Reese residence and back to lodging for Thursday afternoon and evening activities.  Friday and Saturday workshops will take place at the conference center.

The Maritime Conference Center is located within 4 miles (10 minutes) of BWI Airport and Amtrak Rail stations. Shuttle service is available from/to the airport and rail station, as well as to Light Rail to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Details about the conference center are available on their web site: 

You are responsible for making your own arrangements for lodging and meals.  We will organize carry-out and/or carpooling options for lunch on Friday and Saturday.

Lodging options:

  • Reserve a room at the Maritime Conference Center (price to be announced soon!), including a nice breakfast and dinner buffet (contract price available through 12 Sept. 2017)
  • Breakfast and dinner cannot be excluded from the room rate
  • Friday evening is free to allow for small groups to visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
  • You can eat at the Conference Center, then ride Light Rail to the Inner Harbor
  • Other hotels are within approximately a ½ mile walk (moderate hill) and do not include dinner, offering the flexibility to try Baltimore restaurants if you like
  • Extended Stay America, 1500 Aero Dr., Linthicum, MD 21090
  • Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport, 1516 Aero Dr, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090