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Dual Career Conference - June 4-5, 2009 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia

Special Event:

photo of pavilion

On the evening of June 4, 2009 an informal dinner will be held at the Hahn Garden Pavilion. The Hahn Horticulture Garden holds a host of lovely plantings and features throughout six acres. Students, volunteers, and garden faculty and staff have created and planted the display beds.

All sessions held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, unless indicated otherwise.

Wednesday June 3, 2009
7:00-9:00 PM Meet and Greet
Social gathering for early arrivals at the Continental Divide (bar/lounge)
7:00-9:00 PM Newcomers' Session
Opportunity for new program coordinators to meet with experienced coordinators
Thursday June 4, 2009
8:30-9:15 AM Registration and morning break
9:15-9:30 AM Welcome and participant introductions
Susan Richman, Dual Career Coordinator, Virginia Tech
9:30-10:30 AM HEDCN Business Meeting
Thuy Nguyen, University of Utah
10:30-10:45 AM Break
10:45-11:30 AM Dual Careers: Couples' Perspectives
Two dual career couples share their experiences
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Dual Careers: Institutional Perspectives
Patricia Hyer, Associate Provost, shares insights on dual career hiring at Virginia Tech
12:00-12:30 PM Question and Answer
Panelists and speaker respond to questions and comments from participants
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch Buffet at Preston's
1:30-2:10 PM Dual Career Program Operations: Getting the Pieces Together

Rose Chavez, Dual Career Program Coordinator, West Virginia University, shares her experiences developing data bases, web site, and other tools for launching a new program
2:10-2:30 PM Question and Answer
2:30-2:45P M Break
2:45-4:00 PM Session 1
Breakout discussion
2:45-4:00 PM Session 2
Breakout discussion
2:45-4:00 PM Session 3
Breakout discussion
Group reconvenes prior to break
4:00-4:15 PM Break
4:15-4:30 PM Follow up from morning and afternoon sessions
4:30-6:30 PM Free Time
6:30-8:00 PM Casual DCAP dinner and strolling in the gardens
Hahn Horticulture Gardens, Virginia Tech Campus
Friday June, 5, 2009
8:30-9:00 AM Morning Break
9:00-9:15 AM Welcome
9:15-10:15 AM Best Practices Panel
Susan Williams, Virginia Tech
Lisa Bagnatori, University of California, Berkeley
Dawn Hunt, University of Virginia
10:15-10:30AM Break
10:30-11:45 AM Regional HERC Information Session
Paula Alfone, Director, Mid-Atlantic HERC
11:45 AM-1:00 PM Lunch Buffet at Preston's
1:00-2:00 PM Roundtable Discussion
Question and Answer
Current concerns follow up to Paula
2:00-2:15 PM Closing remarks & evaluation

Please stay in Blacksburg to enjoy a campus tour, hike the Appalachian Trail or to Cascades waterfall, take a tour of a winery on the beautiful the Blue Ridge Parkway, or play a round of golf at a nationally acclaimed course.

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