NextGen Student Programming 2017

SESSIONS UPDATED WEEKLY!
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Certificate Requirements
UPDATE! If you cannot attend a required session to earn the NextGen Certificate, contact the NextGen Registrar’s Office to request / appeal an exception. No learners denied!
Programming Key
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    Required NextGen Session

    Red dots with a barcode symbol are required sessions for an ISDC Certificates.

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    Poster Session

    Green dots with asterisks are optional sessions in which students get to present posters, and interact with other students and professionals

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    Lunch Break

    Students and chaperones may eat at the Union Station Hotel or travel to a local restaurant of their choosing.

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    Permissive Sessions

    Optional sessions, where students can extra points to spend in point shopping.

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    Special Events

    Special Events for students, and chaperones to attend.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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    Orientation

    Attend orientation at either 9 a.m. OR 4 p.m.

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    Academic Processes I

    Learn the “Maxims of Meow,” the ways academics / professionals communicate and collaborate at conferences. 5 p.m.

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    Networking and Rocket Science Demo

    Student networking activities and a special, hands-on science demo TBA! 6 p.m.

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    "Spirit of Exploration and Discovery" Video Fest

    “Spirit of Exploration and Discovery” themed, college-student videos

Friday, May 26th, 2017
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    Morning Plenary

    Friday’s ISDC Keynote Speaker, TBA, 9 a.m.

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    3D Printing & BlocksCAD

    Dr. Thornburg will introduce 3D printing activities, procedures, and labs for students. 11 a.m.

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    Lunch Break

    Students and chaperones may eat at the Union Station Hotel or travel to a local restaurant of their choosing.

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    Poster Session

    Select Space Settlement Contest students can attend their posters in the midway for networking and discussion.

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    Student Rotations

    Sub-groups of assigned students will move through various stations and activities. 2-4 p.m. Groups will rotate between Communication workshops, 3D Printing labs, and Vocation-Rotation.

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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    Morning Plenary

    ISDC’s Saturday Keynote, 9 a.m.

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    Space Retrospective Panel

    Explore the past and progress of humankind’s Space missions. 10 a.m.

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    Space Elevators

    Dr. Pete Swan will discuss and demonstrate the marvels of modern Space Elevators! 11 a.m.

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    Lunch Break!

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    Poster Sessions

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    Student Rotations

  • Sub-groups of students will rotate through Communications, “Find Your Own Session”, and 3D Printing sessions.

Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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    Morning Plenary

    ISDC’s Saturday Keynote, 9 a.m.

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    Space Retrospective Panel

    Explore the past and progress of humankind’s Space missions. 10 a.m.

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    Student Rotations

    Sub-groups of students will rotate through Communications, “Find Your Own Session”, and 3D Printing sessions.

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    Lunch Break!

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    Awards Ceremony

  • Awards ceremony for Space Settlement Design Students

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    Poster Sessions

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    Student Rotations

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    "Shining Stars" VIP Photo Opportunity

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    Gala!