The program committee would like to welcome you to OVPES/GSCOPE 2017! The conference will be kicking off at 3pm this Friday, October 13th with a panel on navigating the academic job market and a keynote presentation on responsively engaging student protest movements shortly thereafter. OVPES encourages all of its members to attend the Friday conference events and to join us in celebrating another annual gathering of the OVPES community at the conference reception starting at 8pm. There will be live music, hors d’oeurves and drinks to ring in this next year.

When you arrive on the conference site, there will be signs leading you to the OVPES registration desk in the reception hall. It is important that you report to us first to receive your name badge, which should be worn at all times to ensure venue employees that you belong to the conference. Also, you will receive printed programs, room assignments and information about the campus at the registration desk. If you need help finding your way to the site, more information about directions and public transportation can be found on our website.

The program committte is committed to ensuring that the forum of ideas at OVPES creates a space of learning that is intellectually challenging and welcoming to all. Please let us know if we can do anything to make your stay more pleasant.

We are looking forward to meeting everyone!