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An online networking event to discuss science, science policy and advocacy, and identify science issues to advocate for in Georgia

Join Science for Georgia, Atlanta Women in Engineering, Association for Women in Science (Georgia), and Break the Cycle of Health Disparities for SciTober Fest!
Our annual event has gone virtual. We will have break out rooms.
To select issues our community cares about, we will hold a pitch event. Partner organizations and individual members have the opportunity to present an idea and convince the Science for Georgia community to support their idea for the upcoming calendar year.
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All ticket holders will receive the event link and password about 2 hours before the event.


· Stage
Hopin 101
The main stage will show instructions throughout the program.
· Expo
Need a break? Peruse the booth at the Expo to learn about other science-focused groups at any time during the event.
· Networking
Early Bird Networking
Check out the Networking tab to chat 1-on-1 with other attendees before the event starts
· Sessions
Welcome to SciToberFest and Main Remarks
Opening Remarks and Introduction to Science for Georgia. Introduction to Break the Cycle of Health Disparities (w/ Dr. Leslie Rubin). Call to Action.
Priya D'Souza Louis Kiphen Brandy Wade Leslie Rubin
· Sessions
Breakout Sessions Part 1
Learn about various research topics in Environmental Health and Children with Genetic Disorders, Chronic Diseases, and Disabilities
Kathryn Oliver Peggy Gallagher cappy collins Julie Herbstman Dana Barr
· Networking
Intermission - Networking
Chat 1-on-1 with other attendees about what we've discussed so far (or anything else you'd like)!
· Sessions
AWIS, WIE, and LSEN Oh My!
Hear from some of our Partners—other Georgia-based, science outreach and advocacy groups
Brandy Wade Priya D'Souza Louis Kiphen Kathryn Oliver Anne Costolanski Tamseel Syed Alex Ip
· Sessions
Breakout Sessions Part 2
Was there a session you wanted to go to in Breakout 1 but couldn't? Here's your chance to catch our Speakers again!
Kathryn Oliver Peggy Gallagher cappy collins Julie Herbstman Dana Barr
· Sessions
Farewell - Closing Remarks
Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen
Brandy Wade Priya D'Souza Louis Kiphen
· Networking
End of Evening Networking
One on one networking will last until 10. Enjoy the awkward speed networking.


Jenna Dodson

Georgia Adopt-a-Stream

Louis Kiphen

President, Science for Georgia

Priya D'Souza

Director, Science for Georgia

Alex Ip

The Xylom

Tamseel Syed


Anne Costolanski


Leslie Rubin

Developmental Pediatrician affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University

Dana Barr

Research Professor, Environmental Health at Emory University

Julie Herbstman

Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University

Brandy Wade

Secretary, Science for Georgia

cappy collins

Preventative Medicine, Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

Peggy Gallagher

Professor Emerita, Early Childhood Special Education at Georgia State University

Kathryn Oliver

Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University and President of AWIS, Georgia Chapter

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