Agenda – Day One

Tuesday 28 March (pre-conference)

For participants traveling to KC the day before the conference begins, we will have an informal meet and greet at the hotel.

Wednesday 29 March

Location: University of Missouri-Kansas City Pierson Auditorium and Atterbury Student Success Center

8:00 – 9:00 amShuttles to UMKC begin and run through 9:00 am
9:00 – 9:45 amBreakfast Meet and Greet with NSF Program OfficerDr. Christopher Atchison
10:00 – 11:30 amPlenary Session
10:00 – 10:10 amWelcome to UMKCDr. Chris Liu
10:10 – 10:20 amWelcome to the conveningDr. Overtoun Jenda
10:20 – 10:45 amNFS’s Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES InitiativeDr. Christopher Atchison
10:45 – 11:15 amKeynote: Navigating the Working World as a Disabled PersonAlexandra Dixon
11:30 am – 12:00 pmStudent PanelDr. Tamara Massey-Garrett and students from the Southeast Hub
12:00 – 12:45 pmBirds of a Feather Session (working lunch)Dr. David Shannon and Dr. Linda Thurston
1:00 – 2:45 pmStudent Hands-on Concurrent Sessions
Accessibility Reviews of STEM Learning EnvironmentsDr. Scott Bellman
Tornado LabDr. Fengpeng Sun
1:00 – 1:45 pmConcurrent Sessions #1
Diversity, Intersectionality, and Disabilities: Making Visible the Invisible Dr. Daniela Marghitu
NSF Convergence Accelerator Project: MABLE (Mapping for Accessible Built Environments)Dr. Nils Hakansson
The Approach, The Conversation, The Outcomes: Advancing Equity and Access Through AdministrationDr. Carl Pettis
2:00 – 2:45 pmConcurrent Sessions #2
Neurodiverse Edusystems: Proactively Accommodating Variability to Advance Campus ClimateDr. Andrew Buck
Understanding Student-Professor (mis)CommunicationDr. Jade Metzger-Riftkin
The Team Approach: How Collaborating with your Campus Disability Office can Maximize Student Learning
Dr. Tamara Massey-Garrett and Dr. Jeff Traiger
Break and move to Student Union Theater
3:15 – 5:00 pmClass of COVID-19: documentary screening and discussion with director and producerFilm Producer Dr. Donna Davis and Director Jon Brick
5:00 – 5:15 pmReflections from day 1Dr. Ronda Jenson
5:15 pmShuttles to hotel
Dinner on your own
6:00 – 8:00 pmAfter-hours Student Engagement – eSports gaming and social activities in the Student Union
8:00 pmShuttle for gamers to hotel

AM Shuttle Drop Off behind Atterbury Student Success Center | PM Shuttle Pick Up in front of Student Union