Date(s) - 03/14/2014 - 03/16/2014
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) would like to welcome you to the 2014 Northeast Regional Conference! This annual conference brings together graduate student leaders from the Northeast region.
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NAGPS Members: $25
Late NAGPS members (registering after 2/28/2014): $30
— Access to conference programming
— Friday welcome reception, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Saturday reception/dinner
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[tab title=Host Location ] [headline] Tufts University Graduate Student Council [/headline]
Tufts University is a private school with over 5,000 graduate and professional students across three campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, Massachusetts. The main Medford/Somerville campus is located atop a hill that overlooks Somerville and has a great view of the Boston skyline. It is located less than a mile away from Davis Square, which boasts a large variety of shops, restaurants, and has a great nightlife. The Davis Square T stop conveniently connects all visitors to Cambridge and Boston. The Boston area is unique because the number of universities present in the city provide a great opportunity for inter-university collaborations.
Cabot Intercultural Center
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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NAGPS has secured a block of double occupancy rooms for $159/night at the Hyatt Place Boston/Medford in Medford Square. The hotel is short 8 minute drive (or a 30 minute walk) to the conference site and features a complimentary shuttle that runs 7am-9pm, which can take attendees to and from campus and Davis Square. Reservations will be made via guest call in. 1.888.492.8847; ask for: Tufts University Grad Students. The “cut-off date” is February 21, 2014. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the Hotel’s prevailing rates. Each individual guest will be responsible for all charges incurred.
Hyatt Place Boston/Medford
116 Riverside Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts, USA, 02155
Tel: +1 781 395 8500
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Travel to Boston
Flying: The cheapest way to travel from Boston Logan Airport to your hotel is to take the MBTA Silver Line from the airport (it’s free! And it stops at all terminals) to South Station. You can purchase a CharlieTicket and take the Red Line inbound towards Alewife where you will get off at Davis Square (8 stops from South Station). Once you arrive, you can have the Hyatt Shuttle come pick you up. You could also take a cab from the airport (average $40) or Davis Square (average $10)
Train/Bus: Once you arrive at South Station, you can purchase a CharlieTicket and take the Red Line inbound towards Alewife where you will get off at Davis Square (8 stops from South Station). Once you arrive, you can have the Hyatt Shuttle come pick you up. You could also take a cab from South Station (average $30) or Davis Square (average $10)
Car: If you are driving, we have two garages on campus. More info can be found here [/tab] [tab title=Schedule ]
[tab title=Abstracts] NAGPS regional conferences serve as a forum where student leaders from the region come together to share best practices, learn about national platforms, and grow in their understanding of issues relevant to graduate students in the Northeast. As such, we invite each school that will attend the conference to present on a topic and/or facilitate a discussion on an issue relevant to graduate student government and graduate student life. Each presentation/workshop will be about 30 minutes.
[/tab] [tab title=Business Meeting ] The NE Regional Meetings is an occasion to perform some of the important business of meetings, including updates to our governing documents and the election of our leadership. During the business meeting, we will hold elections for the following regional positions:
— Director of Outreach
— Director of Legislative Affairs
— Director of Communications
— Employment Concerns Chair
— Legal Concerns Chair
— Social Justice Chair
If you are interested in running for a position, please nominate yourself using this online form (we will also open the floor to nominations during the meeting).
If you have any questions about these positions, please contact NERC@nagps.org. [/tab] [tab title=Keynote Speaker ]
Linda L. Carli, a social psychologist, has been a faculty member at Wellesley College since 1991. An authority on gender discrimination and the challenges faced by professional women, she is the author (with Alice Eagly) of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders (Harvard Business School Press, 2007), published in conjunction with the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. The book received the 2008 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association of Women in Psychology; an article based on the book received a McKinsey Award as the second most significant article published in the Harvard Business Review in 2007. In 2001, she co-edited (with Eagly) a volume of the Journal of Social Issues that focused on women leaders. Her research on the effects of gender on women’s leadership, group interaction, communication, influence, and reactions to adversity, has resulted in more than 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, and presentations. Dr. Carli holds a Ph.D. in socialpsychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was a faculty member at the College of the Holy Cross and Mount Holyoke College before joining Wellesley, where she teaches courses in organizational and applied psychology. She is active in professional organizations in psychology and management and serves on the Executive Board of the Society for the Women of Psychology. She has developed and conducted diversity training workshops and negotiation and conflict resolution workshops for women leaders and has lectured widely on gender and diversity for business, academic, and other organizations. [/tab]
Connect with other attendees of the NE Regional Conference on Facebook!
This is a great way to coordinate hotel rooms, rides, etc.!
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Conference Program & Schedule:
Business Meeting Documents:
Resolution NE 2014.02 [/tab]
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If you have any questions about the conference or if you would like to request that we organize a round-table on a specific topic so you can learn from the wisdom of other member schools, please contact Nicole M. Baran (nerc@NAGPS.org).