SRCD Pre-Conferences and Events

2017 SRCD Pre-Conferences and Events (in order of schedule)

Wednesday     Thursday     Friday     Saturday

SRCD Presidential Pre-Conference: Navigating Tumultuous Change and Uncertainty

Wednesday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Governor's Ballroom - Salon B (4th Floor, Hilton Austin)

As members of a Society devoted to advancing the science of child development and promoting its use to improve human lives, we are facing new changes, challenges, and uncertainties created by recent geopolitical events (including the US election). This special 2-hour summit will explore: What can be done? How can we work together to have a positive impact?  Please join us for an important discussion and reception that follows.

Registration: $30 for all member types.
Note: Register online when purchasing conference registration. Event will be capped at 150.


2017 Zigler Policy Pre-Conference

Wednesday, 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Meeting Room 406 (4th Floor, Hilton Austin)

The 2017 Zigler Policy Pre-conference will focus on the research on social and emotional learning and its applications, and will feature presentations by four experts addressing social and emotional learning in the context of school and culture across developmental periods, as well as implications for policy and practice. As in previous years, the Zigler Policy Pre-conference will be co-sponsored by the SRCD Student and Early Career Council, the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium, and the SRCD Committee on Policy and Communications.

Registration: $45 for Regular/Emeritus Members/Nonmembers; $25 for Student and Early Career Members/Nonmembers.
Note: Register online when purchasing conference registration. Event will be capped at 150.


Opening Continental Breakfast Reception followed by Ron Dahls' Presidential Address

Thursday, 7:45am - 8:30am, outside Grand Ballroom D, (Austin CC, Level 4)

Come join us as we kick off the 2017 Biennial Meeting with a continental breakfast, coffee and the opportunity to reconnect with and meet new colleagues.

Presidential Address

Thursday, 8:30am - 9:30am, Grand Ballroom D (Austin CC, Level 4)
Speaker: Ron Dahl, SRCD President


Creating Opportunity and Educational Pathways for Young Children: An Ongoing Conversation
*Joint SRCD/AERA Session

Thursday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Grand Ballroom G (Austin CC, Level 4)

Moderators: Deborah Vandell, University of California, Irvine and Vivian L. Gadsden, University of Pennsylvania
Panelists:
   Margaret Burchinal, UNC Chapel Hill
   Natasha Cabrera, University of Maryland
   Greg J. Duncan, University of California - Irvine
   Iheoma U. Iruka, University of Nebraska Buffett Early Childhood Institute
   Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University
   Martha Zaslow, Society for Research in Child Development


SRCD Policy Fellowship Panel and Reception

Thursday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Meeting Room 400 (Hilton Austin, 4th Floor)

This session will include both a panel presentation and a reception. The panel will include an overview of the Fellowship Program and presentations by the current SRCD Policy Fellows in the Congressional and Executive Branches about the work they are focusing on at their placements and their experiences as Fellows. The reception will provide an opportunity to interact one-on-one with current and former Fellows and those who work closely with the Fellowship Program. The SRCD Policy Fellowships allow developmental researchers from various disciplines and at different stages of their careers to serve as“resident scholars” in federal policy settings. The goals of the Fellowship include (1) to contribute to the use of developmental science in the formation of public policy, (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy, and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between developmental scientists and the federal policy-making process.


Welcome Reception

Thursday, 5:45pm - 7:00pm, Governor's Ballroom A/B/C (Hilton Austin, 4th Floor)

Please join us for a fun evening open to all biennial meeting attendees. Socialize with old and new friends and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Cash bars will be available.


Lunch with Leaders, Friday

Friday, 12:15pm - 1:45pm, Governor's Ballroom C (Hilton Austin)
Please note this is a pre-registered event.


Meet the SRCD Editors Reception Sponsored by Wiley

Friday, 2:15pm - 3:45pm, Exhibit Hall 4 - Booth 401 (Austin CC)

Enjoy refreshments at Wiley's Booth (Booth 401) in the Exhibit Hall while meeting the editors of SRCD's publications: Cynthia Garcia-Coll, Child Development; Patricia Bauer, Monographs; Robert Kail, Child Development Perspectives


Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Friday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm,  Grand Ballroom D (Austin CC, Level 4)

The 2017 SRCD Business Meeting is open to all atttendees. President Ron Dahl, Secretary Natasha Cabrera, and Executive Director Lonnie Sherrod will report on the state of the Society. Please join us to learn more about SRCD and offer your input to the organization. The Awards Ceremony will be held immediately after the Business Meeting to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of child development.


Presidential Reception

Friday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm,  Governor's Ballroom A/B/C (Hilton Austin, 4th Floor)

This reception follows the Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony and all are welcome! Please come and mingle with friends, meet new people, and enjoy refreshments. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and beverages will be available at cash bars.


Strategic Plan Poster Session with Continental Breakfast

Saturday, 8:00am - 9:15am, Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin CC, Level 1)

Please join us during a special poster session for presentations which highlight SRCD's strategic plan in the areas of diversity, policy, interdisciplinary and international research. 


Lunch with Leaders, Saturday

Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Governor's Ballroom C (Hilton Austin, 4th Floor)
Please note this is a pre-registered event.