Program

Schedule-at-a-Glance

The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please check back for updates (as of February 12, 2024).
 
Monday, September 16, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm House of Society Delegates (HSD) 
6:00 – 8:00 pm Leadership Reception invite only
Tuesday, September 17, 2024
7:30 am – 3:30 pm Technical Tours
3:00 – 3:45 pm Diversity Scholars: Meet your Mentor
4:00 – 5:00 pm Plenary I
5:00 – 7:00 pm Opening Reception
Silent Auction & Expo Hall Opens
7:00 – 10:00 pm Quiz Bowl
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
8:00 – 9:30 am Opening Ceremonies & Plenary II
9:30 am – 5:00 pm Expo Hall Open
9:30 – 10:30 am Break & Exhibits 
Innovation Zones
9:30 – 11:00 am  Diversity Scholars Networking Event 
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars 
People, Policy & Popcorn (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break & Exhibits 
Town Hall  (1:00 – 2:00 pm)
1:30 – 3:00 pm  Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars
Student Meetup
3:00 – 4:00 pm Break & Exhibits 
Innovation Zones
People, Policy & Popcorn
4:00 – 5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars
Young Professional Meetup

5:30 – 7:00 pm Student Social 
Donor Gratitude Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Alumni Receptions
Thursday, September 19, 2024
7:00 – 8:00 am Fellows' Breakfast invite only
8:00 – 9:30 am Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars
9:30 am – 5:00 pm Expo Hall Open
9:30 – 10:30 am Break & Exhibits
Innovation Zones
Poster Symposium
People, Policy & Popcorn
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Plenary III & Awards Parade
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break & Exhibits
12:00 – 5:00 pm Career Fair
1:30 – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars
3:00 – 4:00 pm Break & Exhibits
Innovation Zones
People, Policy & Popcorn

4:00 – 5:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars
Women in Natural Resources Meetup
5:30 – 6:30 pm Past Presidents' Reception invite only
Young Professionals Meetup
5:45 – 6:45 pm Policy Social & Communities of Interest Social joint social
7:00 – 9:00 pm SAFter Party & Passing of the Torch 
Friday, September 20, 2024
9:00 – 10:30 am  Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars
People, Policy, & Popcorn
10:30 – 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions & Professional Development Seminars
People, Policy, & Popcorn
12:00 – 5:00 pm Technical Tours half-day
Workshops