This student-run event is a follow-up to the 1st Annual Northeast Regional SpaceTime Workshop organized by students at Syracuse University in October, 2009. We hope to build on the successes of the latter.
The workshop is designed to build a regional collective between and foster relationships amongst graduate students in interdisciplinary space-time related research at the CUNY Graduate Center, Syracuse University, University of Toronto, Clark University, York University, Penn State, NYU, and Hunter College, as well as the broader community. A series of workshops are scheduled to run at the Brooklyn Free School on November 6th, 2010 from 11am until 7pm with lunch, dinner, and snacks provided. A social activity is being planned for the following day, November 7th. Meals and social activities will provided space for building social ties and fostering professional development.
The nature of the workshops will be to focus on emerging topics of interest to participating spatially-minded researchers throughout the Northeast region, in hopes of connecting graduate-student researchers with shared interests. We are anticipating 40-50 participants, and will break into smaller workshops of 5-10 participants based on their particular interests. One of the aims of the workshops is to connect graduate students from across disciplinary boundaries around common themes.