2021 Virtual Dates:
Week 1: April 19-22, 2021
Week 2: April 26-29, 2021

Virtual Agenda-at-a-Glance

GEER 2021 will be conducted on the Zoom platform and spread over a two-week period. The program will consist of an optional workshop, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, lightning talks, round table discussions, posters, and DIG talks. Participants that are not part of a pre-approved session are encouraged to submit an abstract for a five-minute lightning talk with a maximum of five slides or a poster presentation.

All sessions will be recorded and published on the GEER web site and paid registrants will receive password-protected access for one year. We expect to keep registration fees lower than an in-person conference, but you should be aware that a successful virtual conference requires a lot of coordination and technical support behind the scenes so there are still significant costs associated with producing the conference.

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Please Note: Times listed below observe the Eastern Time Zone (ET)

Week 1: April 19-22, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021
10:00am–12:00pm Optional Workshop:
Scientific Data Analysis with R (Part 1 of 4)
1:00pm–3:00pm Workshop on Scientific Data Analysis with R
(Part 2 of 4)
3:30pm–4:30pm Orientation & Networking Social
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10:00am–11:30am Opening Plenary & Keynote
1:30pm–3:10pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30pm–4:30pm Meet the Sponsors Session
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
10:30am–12:10pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm–3:00pm Lightning Round Session #1
3:30pm–5:00pm Invited Round Table Sessions
6:00pm–7:30pm Poster Session One
Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00am–11:30am Plenary Session & Keynote
1:20pm–3:00pm Concurrent Sessions

Week 2: April 26-29, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021
10:00am–12:00pm Optional Workshop (continued): Scientific Data Analysis with R (Part 3 of 4)
1:00pm–3:00pm Workshop on Scientific Data Analysis with R
(Part 4 of 4)
3:30pm–4:30pm Orientation & Networking Social
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
10:00am–11:30am Opening Plenary & Keynote
1:30pm–3:10pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30pm–4:30pm Meet the Sponsors Session
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10:30am–12:10pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm–3:00pm Lightning Round Session #2
3:30pm–5:00pm Invited Round Table Sessions
Thursday, April 29, 2021
10:00am–11:30am Plenary Session & Keynote
1:30pm–2:30pm Design, Innovation and Governance (DIG) Plenary Session
2:30pm–3:00pm Closing Plenary