2018 Southeast Regional Summit for Graduate Student Leaders

April 20-21, 2018
Atlanta, GA


Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 20
7:30pm - Reception (Location TBD) 

Saturday, April 21
8:00-9:00am: Breakfast
9:15-11:00am: Session 1

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Mission and Vision
  • State of the Southeast Region: Michael Snell, NAGPS Southeast Regional Chair and Vice President of UGA Graduate Student Body
  • Southeast Region: Current Legislative Priorities
  • What's Happening on YOUR Campus?: Graduate Student Experiences Open Forum and Discussion

11:00-11:15am: Break
11:15am-12:00pm: Session 2

  • Southeast Region: How We Can Work Together to Improve Graduate Student Experiences Regionally and Locally (Includes Presentations from Student Leaders and Advocates. Want to Present? Submit to Present HERE.)

12:00-1:30pm: Lunch as a group or on your own
1:45-3:00pm: Session 3

  • Workshop: Advocacy, On and Off Campus
  • Engaging Graduate Students On Your Campus: Effective Programming for a Lethargic Graduate Student Culture (Includes Presentations from Student Leaders. Want to Present? Submit to Present HERE.)

3:00-3:10pm: Break
3:10-4:00pm: Session 4 and Business Meeting

  • National Legislative Priorities: Your Role
  • What Does Diversity Mean? 
  • Discussion Groups and Workshop: Safe Space for All
  • Southeast Region: Values, Culture, Growth
  • Business Meeting: Constitution, Goals for 2018-19, and Working Together to Forge the Path Ahead (Must be present to vote)

4:00-4:30pm: Reveal of Major Initiative

  • The National Graduate Program Survey: Measuring the Quality of Graduate and Professional Student Experiences in the United States
  • Distribution of Survey, Stakeholders, and Sharing with the Public

4:30-4:45pm: Break
4:45-5:15pm: Session 5

  • Reigniting the Southeast in 2018: Why Graduate Student Leadership, Advocacy, and Service is More Important Now than Ever Before
  • Group Discussion

5:15pm-7:00pm: Dinner
7:15-8:00pm: Final Session, Closing Remarks

  • The National Picture: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States and How GSOs Fulfill their Purpose
  • Taking the Next Step Forward: Uniting Students Across the Miles, and Our Pledge to be a Force for Good

8:00pm: Night Out in Atlanta