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New Horizons in Science speaker FAQ 2018

Speaker information for New Horizons in Science 2018


WHERE YOU WILL SPEAK: All sessions will take place on the campus of George Washington University in one of three locations, as follows:

  • Check-in desk for all speakers and attendees and Marvin Center Amphitheater: Third Floor, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
  • Plenary sessions and some concurrent sessions: Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW
  • Additional sessions: Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW

At the check-in desk, please ask for Sylvia Kantor.


Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Link for booking discounted conference rooms online: Or  call 1-888-236-2427 and use the code "SWC. Accessible rooms are available and can be booked using either method. When booking online, add a note to your reservation requesting the accessible room type. Rate expires Sept. 19, 2018.




Travel problems? Last-minute emergencies? Call/text:

  • Ros Reid, 617-702-2798, or
  • Sylvia Kantor, 206-880-0177
Metro stop: Foggy Bottom









WHEN TO ARRIVE: Note that your A/V setup time may be 80 minutes or more ahead of your session, depending on whether your session follows a break. We have scheduled setup times during breaks because we have back-to-back sessions. 

PRESENTER(S) location setup time SESSION TIME moderator a/v details
Chet Sherwood Lisner 8:30 am Sunday 10/14 9:00 am Sunday TBD Opening session. TK
Terry Devitt, Paul Knoepfler, Marilynn Marchione, Peter Marks Lisner 8:30 am Sunday 10:05 am Sunday TBD Panel. Any A/V? TK
Akos Vertes Jack Morton 9:50 am Sunday 10:05 am Sunday TBD TK
Rick Wessels Lisner 11:15 am Sunday 11:30 Sunday TBD TK
Mary Ellsberg Jack Morton 11:15 am Sunday 11:30 am Sunday TBD TK
Shirley Tilghman Lisner 2:15 pm Sunday 2:30 pm Sunday TBD TK
Kathleen Hall Jamieson Jack Morton 3:45 pm Sunday 4:00 pm Sunday TBD TK
Curt Suplee, Emily Edwards, Elizabeth Gibney, Christopher Monroe, Chad Orzel Marvin Center Amphitheater 3:45 pm Sunday 4:00 pm Sunday Curt Suplee Panel. Any A/V? TK
Lisa Bowleg Lisner 3:45 pm Sunday 4:00 pm Sunday TBD TK
Chryssa Kouveliotou Jack Morton 8:15 am Monday 10/31 8:30 am Monday TBD TK
Cynthia Dwork Lisner 8:15 am Monday  8:30 am Monday TBD TK
Philip Fearnside Jack Morton 8:15 am Monday 9:35am Monday TBD TK
Steve Luebkemann Lisner 8:15 am Monday 9:35 am Monday TBD TK
Jeffrey Kugler, Valerie Neal, Scott Pace, Harrison Schmitt Lisner 10:35 am Monday 10:50 am Monday Jeffrey Kluger Panel. Any A/V? TK
Kevin Pelphrey Lisner 12:35 pm Monday 1:00 pm Monday TBD TK
Philip Fearnside, Eduardo Franco Berton, Barbara Fraser, Sabrina McCormick Lisner 12:40 am Monday 2:00 pm Monday TBD TK
Sabrina McCormick Lisner 3:00 pm Monday 3:15 pm Monday TBD TK
Ami Zota Lisner 3:00 pm Monday 4:05 pm Monday TBD TK


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