Tentative Agenda-at-a-Glance

Sunday, August 5, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Editorial Board Meeting
10:00am - 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
12:00pm - 1:00pm WDA Leadership Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm WDA Council Meeting
3:00pm - 5:00pm Conference & Photo Competition Registration Open
Sponsor Display Move-In
Student Poster Set-Up
5:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Social
Monday, August 6, 2018
7:00am - 5:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am Morning Refreshments
8:30am - 12:00pm Opening Plenary Session
10:00am -10:30am Refreshment Break
12noon - 1:30pm Lunch Provided
12:15pm - 1:15pm WDA Business Luncheon #1: Ex Man Report on the State of WDA and Recognitions
1:30pm - 5:00pm Two Plenary Sessions
3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
5:00pm - 7:00pm Student/Mentor Event
7:00pm - 9:00pm

WDA Group Picnic

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:30am - 5:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am Morning Refreshments
8:30am - 9:00am Student Research Recognition Award Presentation
9:00am - 10:30am Student Oral Presentations
10:30am - 11:15am Student Poster Session 1
Refreshment Break
11:15am - 12:15pm Student Oral Presentations
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Provided
WDA Business Luncheon #2
: Editor Report on the State of JWD and Travel Awards

1:30pm - 2:45pm Student Oral Presentations
2:45pm - 3:30pm Student Poster Session 2
Refreshment Break
Photo Competition photos removed
3:30pm Student Poster Removal and General Poster Set-Up
Removal must be completed by end of day Tuesday
Set-up must be completed by 9:00am Wednesday
3:30pm - 4:45pm Student Oral Presentations
6:30pm - 10:30pm Dinner and Silent & Live Auctions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7:30am - 12:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am Morning Refreshments
7:30am - 8:30am AAWV Business Meeting
8:30am - 10:00am Concurrent Sessions
10:00am - 10:45am General Poster Session 1
Refreshment Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions
12noon - 5:00pm Optional Field Trips
5:00pm Dinner on Own
Thursday, August 9, 2018
7:30am - 5:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am Morning Refreshments
8:30am - 10:00am Plenary Session
10:00am - 10:45am General Poster Session 2
Refreshment Break
10:45am - 12noon Concurrent Sessions
12noon - 1:30pm Lunch Provided
1:30pm - 3:00pm Concurrent Sessions
3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm General Poster Removal
Removal must be completed by 12:00pm Friday
3:30pm - 5:00pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm - 5:45pm WDA Business Meeting
6:30pm Cocktail Social in Pre-function Area
7:15pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Awards Presentations
9:00pm - 11:00pm Drinks, DJ’d Music, Photo Booth and Dancing
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:30am - 12:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am Morning Refreshments
8:30am - 12:00pm Sponsor Display Removal
8:30am - 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions
10:00am - 10:20am Refreshment Break
12:00pm Conference Concludes


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Online Registration available until – July 22

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