ATE Central

ATE Events — March 2018

Upcoming

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.

The eighth annual SXSW EDU will return to Austin, March 5-8, 2018, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy discussions, competitions, exhibitions, networking and so much more. Through collaboration, creativity and engagement, SXSW EDU empowers its global community to connect, discover and impact.

SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSW EDU extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Your 2018 SXSW EDU registration purchase includes access to:

  • Keynotes and featured speakers
  • Sessions and workshops
  • Summit programming
  • Film screenings and Q&As
  • Playground displays, talks and hands on sessions
  • Startup competition, spotlight and events
  • Policy Forum
  • Learn by Design competition and events
  • Mentorship program
  • Bookstore and book signings
  • Lounges, meet ups and mixers
  • Networking and parties
  • eduSocial network

A registration badge is required for admission to all SXSW EDU 2018 activities. Registration for the 2018 event will open on Tuesday, August 1. Once registered, your email confirmation will include an activation code for eduSocial and instructions for picking up your badge onsite in Austin, Texas. For additional information, read the registration FAQ or email reg@sxswedu.com.

The International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK 2018 ) moves to the southern hemisphere for the first time, convening in the centre of historic, vibrant Sydney on March 5–9, 2018. LAK18 is organised by the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and is hosted by The University of Sydney, one of Australia’s leading research universities. The preparations for LAK18 are currently ongoing and we will be releasing information in the coming months.

This season, the ATE Central Webinar Series on Sustainability focuses on topics useful to Centers and Projects at all stages of growth. It is never too soon to be thinking about life “post-grant” – as a way to plan for eventual independence or as a way to prepare for a time when grants may not be forthcoming. This series addresses three critical angles – first, a basic “health check” to see how your project or center is faring today; second, strategies for moving forward, with a refreshed set of goals and priorities; and finally, taking to heart the need to plan for changes concerning the most valuable asset any project has: its people. This series is funded by the National Science Foundation’s ATE Central project and produced in collaboration with Nancy Maron of BlueSky to BluePrint, a consulting firm focusing on business strategy for leaders of innovative initiatives in the academic and cultural sectors.

Rachael Bower, ATE Central
Nancy Maron, BlueSky to BluePrint

This session takes on a thorny problem: your grant is coming to an end, but the work needs to continue. What aspects of your work need to be supported going forward? Which might you decide are complete and need no further work? In this session, we will introduce an evaluative tool for prioritizing the strands of work and activity that your project or center has developed over time and determining what each will require to have the greatest impact. Topics will include prioritizing, preservation versus growth strategies, and budgeting for the post-grant phase.


Special Guest: Ann Beheler, National Convergence Technology Center

 

Due to the latest NSF ATE Solicitation released in 2017, this webinar will act as an addendum and focus on specifics that have changed on this topic. A live Q&A will occur the last 30 to 45 minutes of the webinar.

We highly encourage that you watch the original webinar recording prior to attending this one. The original webinar was held on March 9, 2017 which covered the following information.

An insider’s look at unique characteristics of National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funding, particularly the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. Guidelines and timelines will be shared along with tips to keep in mind if you have previously been funded by NSF ATE for a smaller grant and aspire to submit a proposal for a larger scope of work. Resources specific to preparing a competitive NSF ATE grant proposal will be highlighted.

(2 days)

St Charles Convention Center1 Convention Center PlazaSt CharlesMO63303

Mike Ward is a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Spirits, Certified Wine Educator and has successfully completed the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 2 Intermediate exam. Mike completed certification at the Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy. His passion and expertise have led him to become a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

Georgia World Congress Center285 Andrew Young Int'l Blvd NWAtlantaGA30313United States

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers. Each year, NSTA hosts a national conference on science education (in the spring), three area conferences (in the fall), and a STEM Forum & Expo.

Proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2017–2018 conferences. Please check back in September when we'll begin accepting proposals for the 2018 STEM Forum & Expo, the 2018 area conferences, and the 2019 St. Louis national conference.

(4 days)

Georgia World Congress Center285 Andrew Young Int'l Blvd NWAtlantaGA30313

Save the date—NSTA is holding its 2018 national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 2018.

The conference will begin with concurrent sessions on Thursday, March 15, at 8:00 AM and end on Sunday, March 18, at 12 Noon.

(2 days)

The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake4888 N BroadwayGenevaOH44041

Cristin has provided consulting services to many Northern Michigan producers for everything from Tasting Room Training to Start-Up and Operations. Her husband Brian is the winemaker at Chateau Chantal and Hawthorne Vineyards, and together they own a farm on Old Mission where they grow a diverse variety of grapes and flowers.  Additionally, Cristin is the Managing Partner of a start-up winery called the 1855 Project, in its infancy. 

Cristin received a top notch education, on the job, from Charlie Edson, PhD, at Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery, where she served as the Operations Manager and Assistant Winemaker for 7 years and was in charge of day to day operations of the Tasting Room, Cellar and Custom Crush clients.  Cristin had the opportunity to work with over 100 grape varietals under Charlie’s tutelage and has served on many boards and committees furthering the Michigan Wine Industry.

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

(4 days)

Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center201 Waterfront StOxon HillMD20745US

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2018 Innovations Conference will be held March 18-21, in National Harbor, Maryland (just 8 miles south of Washington D.C.). All conference events will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center. This event is hosted by Prince George's Community College and Baltimore City Community College.

The Innovations Conference is the foremost convening for community college professionals, fostering innovation in teaching and learning and enhancing the higher education experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

 

Conference Topics

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Leadership and Organization
  • Workforce Preparation and Development
  • Student Success
  • Basic Skills and Developmental Education
  • Conference Features
  • NEW: Lightning Talks engage participants via a series of 5-7 minute “lightning-fast” presentations
  • NEW: Ignite Theater, where participants learn about featured products in the Exhibition Hall
  • Engaging Keynote Speakers discussing critical issues facing community college educators
  • John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards and recipient activities
  • Hundreds of innovative and engaging breakout sessions
  • An extensive Exhibition Hall featuring educational products and services
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the event
  • 24-Hour Wireless Hotspot
     

Due to the latest NSF ATE Solicitation released in 2017, this webinar will act as an addendum and focus on specifics that have changed on this topic. A live Q&A will occur the last 30 to 45 minutes of the webinar.

We highly encourage that you watch the original webinar recording prior to attending this one. The original webinar was held on March 23, 2017 which covered the following information.

In addition to developing a good idea with supporting goals and activities, it is imperative that key stakeholders both internal and external be committed to the work of the proposed grant. This session will focus on the various types of stakeholders including, but not limited to, the main institution’s and any partner institution’s administration, staff, and faculty; a strong evaluator with a detailed evaluation plan; and engaged business, industry, and community members.