SABERNational MeetingJuly 30- August 2, 2015(Thursday at 4 till Sunday at 1pm)University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Agenda------Abstracts------Hotel------Registration ----Travel ----Slides from Talks

Participant list - 264 registered as of 7/27/15

Minneapolis.jpegUMN-mascortlogo.jpgSTSSphoto.jpg........Minneapolis, MN.............................__............ Bruininks Bldg (STSS).......

40 X 32- we will supply backing board and clips
landscape or portrait orientation- your choice
Please keep your poster to this size as space is at a premium this year.

Registration includes
coffee and tea in morning, box lunches F-Sat-Sun, reception/appetizers on Thursday and Friday
plus registration materials.

Early Bird Reg
till July 10, 2015
Regular Reg
after July 10, 2015
Faculty-full time
and Administrators
Faculty part-time
Graduate students

one-day for local faculty
Registration is a 2 step process1. Register here- Registration is now closed as we have met capacity of our current rooms.
Print out last page to use as temporary receipt
2. PAYa. by check- send to address below.b. Use PayPal- you do not need a PayPal account- PayPal takes credit cards.DO NOT START with PayPal. PayPal is only for payment NOT registration.Please NOTE: If you have an admin person pay via PayPal with a University account please have them add YOUR name under Special instructions to merchant. Otherwise we can never match up payment and registration.STOP Before proceeding to PayPal you must register.

Program Agenda
All day events are held in the Bruininks building (formerly known as the STSS building) on the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities campus. See Map at bottom of page.

Thursday July 302:00-6:00 Registration
4:00-5:30 Welcome and Keynote
Enacting Rigorous and Responsive
Teaching of College Biology

Dr "Andy" Anderson from Michigan State University
5:30 Receptiondinner on your own
Friday, July 318:30- coffee and tea
9:00 - 9:50 Hot Topic:
Assessing Conceptual Learning within Undergraduate Biology Programs
2013 Brian Couch Pic_opt for Website.jpgBrian Couch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
9:50-10:00 Break10:00-11:20 Two Concurrent sessions (four talks each)11:20-11:40 Break11:40-1:00 Two Concurrent sessions (four talks each)1:00-2:30 Lunch (box lunch provided)1:15-2:15- Round Table session #1- see roundtable agenda below1:15-2:15 Panel Discussion- NSF program officers will discuss funding opportunities2:30 - 5:00 posters
5:30 Banquet and Reception at The Commons

Saturday, Aug 18:30 coffee and tea
9:00 - 9:50 Hot Topic Career Development in the Biomedical Sciences--Implications for Workforce Development & Faculty Diversity
kennethGibbs.jpgKenneth Gibbs- National Cancer Institutekgriffin.jpgKimberly Griffin - University of Maryland 9:50-10:00 Break10:00-11:20 Two Concurrent sessions (four talks each)11:20-11:40 Break11:40 - 1:00 Two Concurrent sessions (four talks each) 1:00 - 2:30 Lunch (box lunch provided) 1:15 - 2:15- Round Table session #2 1:15- 2:15 Panel Discussion- Training BER graduate students 2:30 - 5:00 posters dinner on your own

Sunday, Aug 2
8:00-9:00 Business Meeting
9:15- 10:20 Two Concurrent sessions (three talks each)10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-12:00 Two Concurrent sessions (four talks each)Noon box lunch to take with you.

Short talk speaker schedule, Poster listing and Round Table sessions

Roundtable discussion format- New in 2015
Each presenter will have 10 minutes to share their work, with the remaining time for feedback and synthesis. The emphasis of roundtables is on promoting discussions and engaging in feedback. As such, no projectors will be provided for these presentations. Instead, presenters can prepare one-page handouts of figures and summary points to share with participants and to facilitate interactions. Whiteboards will also be available.

PDF of abstracts

Hotel Accommodations
The Commons- Clicking on this link will take you to The Commons reservation for SABER meeting.
We have a limited block of rooms til July 9.
OR Call 800-822-6757 (MPLS) or 612-379-8888 and ask for the SABER conference.
The Commons has a Starbucks on first floor, a nice lounge and an AppleBees restaurant adjoining it.

Plane: Minneapolis -St. Paul airport (MSP)Light rail from airport to front of hotel (Blue line to Downtown East station- change to Green line- exit on East Bank Station- hotel across street)



Abstract information (Extended to April 3)- submission CLOSED

Important Dates
Feb 1--Call for abstracts-
March 30--abstracts due
March 6 - Early registration opens
April 30- Notification sent to abstract submitters
July 1- Early registration ends
July 23 - on-line registration ends
July 30- SABER meeting begins