IAM Annual Retreat

Annual Retreat
April 14, 2023 9:00 am Museum of Vancouver

The annual IAM retreat will happen on Friday, April 14th 2023, from 9am to 5pm, at the Museum of Vancouver in Vanier Park. The IAM retreat is a day-long event where graduate students and post-doctoral fellows have the opportunity to share their research with the community in the format of brief (five-minute) presentations. The retreat is an excellent opportunity to learn about the wide range of research interests in the IAM, eat delicious catered food (coffee, lunch, and snacks), and enjoy great company. During the lunch break we will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s galleries and/or take a stroll around beautiful waterfront Vanier Park.

Everyone associated with the IAM is invited to attend, and we encourage all interested graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to register. While it is not an attendance requirement, students and post-docs are strongly encouraged to sign up to give a five-minute talk on their research. In the case that the number of those wishing to give talks is greater than the number of “talk-spots” available, talks will be admitted on a first-come basis.

Vital information:

1) Registration is now closed.
2) Retreat location: Museum of Vancouver, at 100 Chestnut St, Vancouver.
3) Retreat Timing: 9am to 5pm. Schedule (PDF).
4) Catered snacks, coffee, and lunch will be served, and the museum is giving us free access to their exhibition galleries, along with a self-directed scavenger hunt to add some fun to exploring the exhibits during lunchtime.
5) Remember to bring your water bottle.
6) We will be releasing some new IAM t-shirts. If you’re interested in purchasing one, please be prepared to bring some cash!

Tentative Schedule
9:00   welcome coffee/tea/pastries
9:15-10:45   talks
10:45    break
11:00-12:30   talks
12:30   lunch
2:00-3:20   talks
3:20    break
3:35-5:00   talks

If you sign up to give a 5-minute talk, the Student Committee will follow up with the speakers by April 8th. Please be informed that your talk slides must be submitted by April 10th. And in preparation for your talk, we kindly ask that you take note of the following guidelines:
Format: Please ensure that your slides are in PDF format.
Title Page: Please be sure to begin your slides with a title page including the title of your talk, your name, and your department.
Videos: Kindly do not embed videos in your slides.
Sharing: Please be advised that we intend to make your presentation available to the public. If you have any concerns about this, please let us know.

Organized by the IAM Student Committee