Meeting Agenda

Emory Conference Center Hotel

The full list of sessions is available here

The next IRACDA meeting will be held from Sunday, July 15 to Tuesday, July 17 in 2018. A summary of the schedule is below.

IRACDA 2018 at a Glance


Sunday, July 15

Primarily at Emory Conference Center Hotel

  • 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Registration
  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Happy Hour
  • 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Dinner Seating and Welcome
  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Dinner
  • 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Welcome Remarks and Plenary Talk
  • 9:30 pm to 12:00 am – Wisteria Lanes Bowling in the Conference Center **make sure to bring socks for bowling shoes**

Monday, July 16

Primarily at Emory Conference Center Hotel

  • 6:00 am to 7:15 am – 5K Fun Trail Run/Walk
  • 7:00 am to 8:30 am – Breakfast
  • 8:30 am to 9:00 am – NIH Overview and Poster Previews
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Plenary Talk
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am – Break
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm – Workshop Sessions
    • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm – Directors’ Meeting (Trillium Board Room)
  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Break
  • 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm – Lunch
  • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Workshop Sessions
    • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Administrators’ Meeting (Trillium Board Room)
  • 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Poster Sessions and Happy Hour
  • 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Break
  • 7:00 pm onward – Dinner (Dineabouts)

Monday at a Glance - Corrected

**Previously — The Oak Amphitheare was listed as the Oak Break Area on the agenda. We apologize for the confusion.

Image Showcasing the AUCC Institutions

Tuesday, July 17

Primarily at Partner Institutions of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC)

The building where events will be held includes access to a lactation room (Room 446) and a gender-neutral bathroom (Room 245)

  • 7:00 am to 7:45 am – Breakfast
  • 7:45 am to 8:30 am – Travel to the AUCC
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Plenary Talk
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am – Break
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm – Workshop Sessions
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Lunch and Table Talk Sessions
  • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Workshop Sessions
  • 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm – Travel Back to Emory
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Break
  • 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Closing Banquet at the Miller-Ward Alumni House (5 minutes walking distance from Emory Conference Center Hotel)

Tuesday at a Glance

* The afternoon session topics in Room 238 have been merged — these two topics will be addressed across the entirety of the session.