Sunday

Student & Early Career Scientist Conference

Sunday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – F150
Please note that this event is sold out. Sunday conference with a mix of professional skills geared toward both graduate students and those in the first few years of their careers. Workshops on data management, grant writing, and scientific communication.  Coffee, mid-morning beverages, and lunch are included for all participants.

Science Communications Labs: Make Your Science Communication More Effective

Sunday, 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. (Lab I) and 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Lab II)
Oregon Convention Center – C122 (Lab I) and F149 (Lab II)
Workshop to improve your scientific communication skills with techniques used by the Hollywood entertainment industry. Led by Brian Palermo, actor and improve instructor. Limited with no-fee registration; complementary lunch available on first-come basis. Lab II is also part of the Student & Early Career Scientist Conference.

Sharing Science with Any Audience: Workshop

Sunday, 11:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D132
At this interactive workshop, you will learn how to communicate science in a relevant, engaging, and memorable way. You will learn how to identify the right audience for you to reach out to, how to create an effective message about your research/work, and how to tailor your presentation for a specific audience. You will also learn critical listening skills, have the chance to practice public speaking, and receive feedback from communications experts and your peers.

Ocean Science Education and Outreach: Broadening the Reach of Your Science

Sunday, 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – C122
This workshop will focus on helping participants develop ideas for effective education and outreach activities. Featuring active, hands-on learning, small group discussions, and guided inquiry, this workshop will include short presentations on exemplary projects in formal and informal education designed for K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and public audiences to stimulate ideas.


Monday

Pop-Up Talks

Monday, 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center – Poster Hall, eLightning Area
An interdisciplinary session for students featuring 5-minutes talks about how research impacts society, vision of the future of ocean sciences, or experience as a student of a particular continent, country, race, gender, etc. Learn more about this session.

Communicating Science through Storytelling

Monday, 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – F149
In this workshop, you will learn 1) the basic elements of storytelling, 2) get ideas on how to structure your science into a story, 3) how to spot common science communication mistakes when telling a good story, and 4) how to share your science stories. Participants should bring their conference abstract to the workshop and plan to use it to create your science story.

Making the Most of Mentoring Relationships

Monday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D137-D138
This town hall will provide proactive information for students and early career scientists on building and effectively utilizing mentoring relationships, and best mentoring practices for advisors.  A panel of individuals diverse in their career stages, employment type, and experiences will share their mentoring perspectives. Lunch will be provided on a first come basis.

Student Mixer

Monday, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – Portland Ballroom Lobby
Social event to network, hang out with old friends and make new ones. Light refreshments and cash bar. Drink tickets on first-come basis. Icebreaker game for prizes.

Early Career Mixer

Monday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – Oregon Ballroom Lobby
Social event to network, hang out with old friends and make new ones. Light refreshments and cash bar. Drink tickets on first-come, first-served basis. Icebreaker game for prizes.


Tuesday

Agency Program Manager Breakfast

Tuesday, 6:45 A.M. to 7:45 A.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D132
Please note that this event is sold out. This is a chance to meet with program managers from federal funding agencies or private foundations and have an informal conversation about careers, funding, writing and reviewing proposals or any other topic that comes up.

The Oceanography Society (TOS) Breakfast

Tuesday, 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D132
Please note that this is a ticketed event, for TOS members that RSVPed. This event provides an opportunity for TOS members and invited guests to honor the most recent TOS Fellows and Munk Award recipient while enjoying a hearty breakfast and networking with colleagues.

The Art of Science Storytelling

Tuesday, 11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – F152
This workshop, led by award-winning filmmakers and science communicators, will engage participants in exercises designed to flex the creative muscle, explore the story devices that work to draw audiences into an experience, and build sound proficiency in the art of telling creative and potent scientific stories that brim with action, emotion, and life.

Pop-Up Talks

Tuesday, 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center – Poster Hall, eLightning Area
An interdisciplinary session for students featuring 5-minutes talks about how research impacts society, vision of the future of ocean sciences, or experience as a student of a particular continent, country, race, gender, etc. Learn more about this session.

Mid-Week Career Panel

Tuesday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – Oregon Ballroom 204
Please note that this event is sold out. This career panel will focus on careers outside of academia. Panelists (see biographies online) will briefly introduce themselves before speaking with groups of 4-5 students for 5 minutes. Each student will have the opportunity to speak with 5-6 panelists.

Tips for a Successful Manuscript Submission

Tuesday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – B116
Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this workshop given by Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) Editor in Chief Robert Pincus and Limnology and Oceanography Letters Editor in Chief Patricia Soranno.

“She’s sexy” & “More PowerPoint”; Understanding the Past, Present, & Future Climate in Academia

Tuesday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – E145-E146
This Town Hall will serve the dual purposes of 1) discussing the of unwelcome conduct that is sexual in nature, and that interfere with an individual’s academic or work performance, opportunities for advancement, and morale; and 2) Identification of policies, strategies and practices that have been the most successful in preventing and addressing the unwelcome conduct.

AGU Data Fair: Author and Reviewer Data Management Best Practices

Tuesday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – E141-E142
Our panel will discuss open data practices and challenges with implementing the necessary changes for all publications to have data and derived products preserved in an appropriate repository with adequate metadata.

Meet and Greet with OSM Student/Early Career Representative

Tuesday, 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – Poster Hall, Career Center/Student Lounge
Meet Hayley Schiebel, the ASLO early career representative, and share your thoughts about student/early career programming at the Ocean Sciences Meeting or learn more about programs the meeting has to offer.

Transformative Research is Not Easily Predicted

Tuesday, 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D139-D140
Town Hall discussing data showing the attitudes of ecologists toward the requirements for transformative research (TR) statements in grant proposals.

Jam Session

Tuesday, 8:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Ringlers Pub
Help continue the tradition of enjoying the musical talents of fellow scientists.


Wednesday

Agency Program Manager Breakfast

Wednesday, 6:45 A.M. to 7:45 A.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D132
Please note that this event is sold out. This is a chance to meet with program managers from federal funding agencies or private foundations and have an informal conversation about careers, funding, writing and reviewing proposals or any other topic that comes up.

The Society for Women in Marine Science: How to bring SWMS to your institution

Wednesday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – B110-B112
The goal of this town hall is to provide information about the Society for Women in Marine Science and enable attendees to form or join chapters at their home institutions.

AGU Data Fair: Data Planning

Wednesday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – E141-E142
Research data, no matter if it is small or large scale, requires planning for how it is secured, managed, transformed, backed-up, monitored for compliance with disclosure agreements, licensing, use agreements, sharing, curation, and long term preservation. The panel will discuss the varied needs and best practices to plan for research data, suggestions for tools, and resources available to researchers in navigating the complex nature of data.

Meet and Greet with OSM Student/Early Career Representative

Wednesday, 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – Poster Hall, Career Center/Student Lounge
Meet Camille Pagniello, the TOS student representative, and share your thoughts about student/early career programming at the Ocean Sciences Meeting or learn more about programs the meeting has to offer.

K-12 Student Day

Wednesday, All Day
Oregon Convention Center – Portland Ballroom Atrium (student poster session)
Please note that this event requires prior registration. Students will have the opportunity to present their research in an afternoon poster session, attend scientific oral sessions in small groups with graduate student mentors, and visit the exhibit hall. All OSM attendees are invited to visit the student posters before and after the Wednesday Plenary.

Fluid Oceans: Pecha Kucha Evening

Wednesday, 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Spirit of 77 (right by the Convention Center)
Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, a format which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced and encourages creative expression of the subject matter. This event will take place in a social setting and in coordination with other Art-Science interface initiatives at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting.


Thursday

5K Fun Run

Thursday, 6:00 A.M. to 7:30 A.M.
Tomodachi Friendship Circle
Please join us on Thursday for the third Ocean Sciences 5K Fun Run. The course provides views Portland’s picturesque waterfront. Proceeds will go towards Surfrider Oregon and Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, non-profits that help conserve and the Oregon coast. Register now or onsite.

Agency Program Manager Breakfast

Thursday, 6:45 A.M. to 7:45 A.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D132
Please note that this event is sold out. This is a chance to meet with program managers from federal funding agencies or private foundations and have an informal conversation about careers, funding, writing and reviewing proposals or any other topic that comes up.

Understanding the Professional Learning Needs of Emerging Ocean Leaders

Thursday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – D139-D140
During this town hall we invite those interested in environmental leadership development and transdiciplinary marine education to join us for food and fun to meet other like-minded ocean professionals. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities encountered as an emerging ocean leader, as well as types of professional learning experiences from both inside and outside of academia that could help minimize these challenges and maximize opportunities.

AGU Data Fair: Data Capacity Building

Thursday, 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – E141-E142
During the months and years of research, the information about that data when it was acquired or created tends to be lost or misplaced making it hard to populate necessary metadata information when data is submitted for preservation. The panel will discuss the challenges the researcher faces and how methods for managing data are currently available or are expected in the future that will help the researcher build value and capacity in the research data lifecycle.

Meet and Greet with OSM Student/Early Career Representative

Thursday, 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Oregon Convention Center – Poster Hall, Career Center/Student Lounge
Meet Miram Gleiber, the AGU student representative, and share your thoughts about student/early career programming at the Ocean Sciences Meeting or learn more about programs the meeting has to offer.