2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase

Join us at the 2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase to celebrate the accomplishments of 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams. Please REGISTER to receive the Virtual Showcase event links.

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Event Overview

The Virtual Showcase will be divided into three synchronous sessions over two days:

  • Thursday, April 15 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, April 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET
  • Friday, April 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Each session will open with three, five-minute lightning talks by selected teams, after which 2020-2021 project teams will host virtual breakout “tables” to share their research with showcase attendees. (See the full list of teams participating in breakout tables for each session.) In these informal breakout spaces, student team members will be available to answer questions about their research and share their team experience. The third session will also feature an alumni panel.

Project team members: Please see our guidance for hosting breakout tables.

    Schedule

    Thursday, April 15 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET

    5:00 
    Opening remarks by Ebony Boulware, Vice Dean for Translational Sciences, Duke School of Medicine

    5:05
    Lightning talks by students from three Bass Connections project teams

    5:25
    Open Floor: Guests are invited to drop in on breakout tables hosted by students from 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams


    Friday, April 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

    10:00 
    Opening remarks by Judith Kelley, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy

    10:05
    Lightning talks by students from three Bass Connections project teams

    10:25
    Open Floor: Guests are invited to drop in on breakout tables hosted by students from 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams


    Friday, April 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

    2:00 
    Opening remarks by Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

    2:05
    Lightning talks by students from three Bass Connections project teams

    2:25
    Alumni panel featuring three former members of Bass Connections project teams

    • Megan McGufficke (International Comparative Studies ’16)
    • Samuel Corwin (Environmental Sciences & Policy ’17)
    • Lizzie Hunsaker (Ph.D. in Chemistry ’19)

    3:00
    Open floor: Guests are invited to drop in on breakout tables hosted by students from 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams

    Registration and Event Platform

    This is a public event. We hope that members of the Duke community, external partners, colleagues at other universities, family members and interested members of the public will join us to learn more about the work of Bass Connections project teams.

    Please REGISTER to receive the Virtual Showcase event links.

    The Virtual Showcase will be hosted in the virtual event platform Remo. If you have never joined a Remo event in the past, you will be prompted to create an account to enter the Virtual Showcase. You must create an account to access the event. When you click the event link, please follow the prompts to enter your name, email address and a password of your choosing to create a Remo account. (Your email address will only be used for event access and will not be repurposed or distributed.) Once you create an account, you should use the same email address and password to access additional Virtual Showcase sessions.

    Navigating the Event

    If you enter the event during the plenary lighting talks, you will not have access to your mic or camera nor will you be able to navigate away from the plenary presentations. 

    Once the lightning talks conclude, the MC will announce the beginning of the Open Floor portion of the session. At that time, ALL showcase attendees, including Bass Connections team members, will be randomly dropped into a breakout table.

    In order to facilitate team members’ transition to the correct breakout tables, showcase guests who are not affiliated with Bass Connections teams will be asked to temporarily stay in or relocate to tables marked “Waiting Room Table,” so that team members can find the table marked with their team’s name and move to that table. Once we see that most student presenters have found their table, we will announce to all other showcase guests that they can begin visiting tables to learn about teams’ research. If all of the waiting room tables are full, you may be assigned to an open team table. You can wait there for student presenters or move to another table of interest to you.

    Please note that there is more than one “floor” of tables in this virtual space. The first two floors will only include tables marked “Waiting Room Table.” Team tables will begin on the third floor and will be listed in alphabetical order. Please see the list of participating teams to see where teams are located and use the elevator button on the left side of your screen to navigate to the correct floor and table. 

    Please also note that Remo limits breakout tables to eight people at a time (including both presenters and guests). If there are already eight people at a table, you will not be able to access that table. Please select another table to visit and check back later to see if space has become available.

    Troubleshooting

    Below please find some frequently asked questions and troubleshooting advice. While you are in the event, you can also get help by visiting the “Information Table” on the first floor or using Remo’s “Need Help” chat in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. 

    You may also find Remo’s Event Guide for Attendees helpful. This guide, which was created by Remo, will help familiarize you with the event interface and will show you what the platform will look like, how to create an account and enter the event, how to navigate from table to table, and how to troubleshoot issues with your system.

    Please note that you can test your microphone and camera before the event to ensure the best experience.

    How do I move to a different table?

    Double click on a table with an open “seat” to join it. There is a maximum of 8 people per table.

    What if I get “stuck” at my table and can’t relocate?

    Try refreshing your browser and reentering the event. If you still can’t move, use the “Need Help” chat in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. (Windows: CTRL + SHIFT + R; Mac: CMD + SHIFT + R)

    How do I move between floors?

    Use the “elevator” option on the left-hand side of your screen to change floors.

    What if I’m in a table marked “Waiting Room”?

    Guests are randomly dropped into breakout tables upon entry into the event. If you were dropped into a table marked “Waiting Room,” please find another table with a team name and join that table to learn about that team’s research.

    What if a team breakout table I’m interested in is full and I can’t get in?

    If there are already eight people at a table, you will not be able to access that table. Please select another table to visit and check back later to see if space has become available.

    What if I can’t find the breakout table I’m looking for?

    Please use this list of participating teams to find the location of team breakout tables. The entire first two floors will be waiting rooms only. Not all teams are participating in each session. If you see that a team is listed but you still can’t find their table, please visit the “Information Table” on the first floor.

    How do I find and chat with another participant if I’m not at their table?

    In the chat function, use the search bar to search their name. You can then chat privately and ask where they are within the event.