VSS Student/Postdoc Advisory Board Discusses

Goal of the networking/brainstorming events: To gather feedback and advice about what students and post-docs would like to see in future VSS conference proceedings. These events will be organized into ten 1-hour sessions centered around a particular topic in order to gather advice from specific groups of students and postdocs.

Pre-registration is required. Please indicate which Brainstorming/Networking session you would like to attend here. Once completed, you will receive an email containing the zoom link for your session.

Organized by: VSS Student/Postdoc Advisory Board

Public and Governmental Science Advocacy

Chairs: Kathryn Bonnen and Cristina Ceja

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on the existing and potential roles for trainees in public/governmental science advocacy efforts.

Friday, June 19, 8:00 pm EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Social Events

Chairs: Brendan Ritchie and Cristina Ceja

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session for social events that will cater to the different interests of trainees at VSS.

Friday, June 19, 9:00 pm EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Diversity — Under-represented groups

Chairs: Cristina Ceja and Björn Jörges

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on how VSS can improve diversity-centered programming and create a more inclusive space for those from underrepresented groups.

Saturday, June 20, 6:00 am EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time
Monday, June 22, 8:00 pm EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Connections with Industry

Chairs: Matt Boring and Brendan Ritchie

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on strengthening VSS’s ties to industry and supporting trainees with interests in careers in industry.

Monday, June 22, 9:00 pm EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Accessibility in Science / at VSS

Chairs: Björn Jörges and Kathryn Bonnen

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion focused on improving accessibility for VSS members with disabilities and/or mental health conditions.  We invite trainees to share barriers they’ve encountered both at VSS and in their academic career, in order to help identify ways that VSS can better support all VSS members.

Tuesday, June 23, 4:00 am EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Skills Workshops

Chairs: Kathryn Bonnen and Stacey Aston

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on future VSS sponsored workshops for skill development and knowledge transfer.

Tuesday, June 23, 5:00 am EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Science Communication

Chairs: Stacey Aston and Matt Boring

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on how VSS can support the vision science community in their efforts to communicate science to the general public.

Tuesday, June 23, 4:00 pm EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Open Science

Chairs: Björn Jörges and Brendan Ritchie

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on how VSS can support trainees in their Open Science efforts.

Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 pm EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

VSS Outside North America

Chairs: Stacey Aston and Brendan Ritchie

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on how to make VSS more accessible for those outside North America to promote participation from vision scientists around the globe.

Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 am EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time

Career Development

Chairs: Matt Boring and Stacey Aston

In this session, the Student/Postdoc Board will facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session on workshops to promote career planning and development for trainees at VSS.

Wednesday, June 24, 8:00 am EDT America/New_York  Log In For Local Time