Got Questions about GAINS?

    Check-in/Registration happens @The Franklin Institute
    begins @4:30pm on November 13th

    Teachers pick-up registration packets - for their entire group at the Franklin Institute.
    Volunteers can check-in @Levine Hall Lobby on Thursday or Friday beginning at 8:30am
    Career mixer participants can check-in on Friday beginning at 10:00am @World Cafe Live

We will provide a shuttle to the Franklin Institute from the conference hotel  The shuttle will DEPART the conference hotel @4:15 sharp.

The shuttle will return to the conference hotel after the program. 

yes - If you are not staying at the conference hotel you may still ride the shuttle - meet at the conference hotel by 4:00pm to board the bus that will depart at 4:15pm 

Yes- if you plan to drive to The Franklin Institute please let us know and we will supply parking instructions.  

Each participant will receive a personalized schedule that lists their sessions, session locations and tour details.  

    Note:  some tour locations require shuttle service -this is all set and will be noted on your schedule.

We will meet each morning in the lobby of Levine Hall on the Penn campus (see detailed program on our site). This site is walking distance from the conference hotel (shuttle not provided).    

Wednesday November 13 (@The Franklin Institute)

4:00pm  Registration Opens @The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA *shuttle departs conference hotel @4:15pm

5:00pm Welcome and keynote address @The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

6:30pm Dinner(provided)

Thursday November 14 (@UPenn Campus)

8:30am Coffee & Continental breakfast @Levine Hall Lobby, UPenn Campus.

9:30am Ice Breaker and Conversation & Concurrent Teacher Session One  

10:30am Panel discussion @Meyerson Hall, UPenn Campus

11:45am Student Small Group Discussions & Concurrent Teacher Session Two  @Levine Lobby, UPenn Campus

12:30pm Lunch(provided)

1:30pm STEM Tour Session One 

3:30pm STEM Tour Session Two

6:00pm Pizza and Games! @Levine Hall Lobby!

Friday November 15 (@UPenn Campus)

8:00am Coffee & Continental breakfast available @Levine Hall Lobby, UPenn Campus.

9:00am Tech Talk Breakout session One

9:45am Tech Talk - Breakout session Two

10:30am Career Mixer & Teacher Session Three **

11:45am Closing Keynote & Lunch (lunch provided)**

12:45pm Depart

**career mixer, closing keynote + lunch will take place @World Cafe Live


Thank you to our volunteers!
Thursday Panel members!

Dr. Lisa Akhtar, MD, PhD., attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Danielle Bassett, J.Peter Skirkanich Professor in Bioengineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Michelle Johnson, Director, Rehabilitation Robotics, Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Kellie Jorado, Assistant Professor of Microbiology Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Sharon Lewis,  Directory for Diveristy Recruitment and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine