Workshop Workspace

All events for the workshop will take place at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offices in Chevy Chase, MD.
Activities run from the afternoon of Wednesday, July 6th, through the afternoon of Friday, July 8th.

Wednesday, July 6

1:00pm - 5:30pm Check-in and Arrival Conference Center
5:30 - 6:00pm Reception Great Hall
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner Dining Room
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Welcome & Overview of the Network

  • Welcome from Susan Musante, HHMI
  • Overview (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 939kB Jul6 16): introduction to ASCN and goals for this inaugural meeting - Charles Henderson
  • Presentation and discussion of working group topics - Linda Slakey
  • Discussion notes
8:30pm - 10:00pm


  • Including structured icebreakers to help people begin to coalesce around working groups.
The Pilot Lounge

Thursday, July 7

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast Dining Room
8:30am - 9:15am Introduction to SERC
  • Brief overview of how we will use Serckit to support the workshop
    • ASCN site structure; workspaces
  • Instructions for working group breakout sessions
  • Thursday morning overview (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.5MB Jul7 16)
  • Discussion notes
9:15am - 11:00am Working Group Break Out Session I: Conference Rooms D115, D116, D124, D125, and North and South Lounges
10:15 am - 10:45am Networking Break (refreshments available) Great Hall
11:00am - 11:45am General Session I:
  • Working group leaders will make 5 minute presentations that report out on knowledge claims and key questions
  • Discussion notes
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch Dining Room
1:15pm - 2:45pm Working Group Break Out Session I (cont.):
  • Working groups convene in breakout spaces (see above) to determine 3-5 potential outcomes (for a 1-2 year time scale) and develop a mission statement. As part of this discussion, consider, what outcomes do you hope will happen in another group (and so you will NOT address)? What is possible, and what are people willing to do?
    1. What theories and models should be used to guide change efforts?: D115
    2. What are the costs and benefits of change?: D124
    3. Who leads change, and how?: D125
    4. How can measurement and communication be used to promote change?: Auditorium
Conference Rooms D115, D116, D124, D125, and North and South Lounges
2:45pm - 3:45pm General Session II: Report out from Working Groups
  • Working groups should report out their potential outcomes and mission statement
  • Discussion notes
3:45pm - 4:00pm Break (refreshments available) Great Hall
4:00pm - 5:00pm General Session III: Networking Tools
  • How can we support momentum going forward?
  • Making the best use of virtual tools and face to face meetings.
  • Review PI goals and network resources, plans for near future
  • Thinking about the network as a whole (in small groups): What can this network do for us that other networks can't uniquely contribute? What is the best structure for moving us in those directions?
  • Network Discussion (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 44kB Jul7 16)
  • Roadcheck
  • Role of the ASCN discussion notes
5:30pm - 6:00pm Reception Great Hall
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner Dining Room
7:00pm - 10:00pm Social The Pilot Lounge

Friday, July 8

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast (and Room Checkout) Dining Room
(and Conference Room)
9:00am - 9:15am Good Morning! Opening Remarks (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 393kB Jul8 16) Auditorium
9:15am - 11:15am Working Group Break Out Session II:
  • What concrete things can be done by this group?
  • Who else should be invited to the group?
  • What support does the group need?
  • What can each person commit to doing in the next 3 months?
Conference Rooms D115, D116, D124, D125, and North and South Lounges
11:15am - 11:30am


Great Hall
11:30pm - 12:15pm

General Session IV: Short Presentation of Working Group Plans and Potential Outcomes

  1. What is one concrete thing that we are committed to doing? How will this help to move the network forward?
  2. What support does our group need from the network.
  3. Discussion notes
12:15pm - 12:30pm

End of workshop survey and Closing Remarks (Charles Henderson)

12:30pm Meeting Adjourns
12:30pm Lunch and Departure

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