In-Conjunction Events
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INSAR meeting registration is required to be eligible to attend these events.  Some require pre-registration and have limited availability.  All events are held at the Convention Center unless noted otherwise. 

Preliminary as of February 12, 2019

Wednesday, May 1

Student & Trainee Pre-Conference Workshop  
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Pre-registration required.  Seats are limited.

The INSAR Board of Directors and the Student and Trainee Committee (STC) are hosting the Annual Student & Trainee Pre-Conference Workshop. This is a three-hour workshop focused on grant applications. The workshop will have both a panel presentation by funding agency representatives and small group discussions with faculty. Current Student and Trainee members are eligible to register for this event.     

Connor Kerns - UBC; Vanessa Hus Bal - Rutgers; Jonathan Weiss - York University; Liz Pellicano - Macquarie University; Sara Jane Webb - University of Washington; Gaia Novarino - IST Austria; Kimberly Carpenter - Duke University; Elizabeth Redcay - UMD; Katherine Stavropoulos - UC Riverside; Matthew Goodwin - Northeastern University; Noah Sasson - UT Dallas; Stephen Shore - Adelphi University


Cultural Diversity Pre-Conference Workshop 
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Wednesday, 1 May 2019 

Open – no pre-registration required. Seating is limited.

More details to be announced as available.

Cultural Diversity Meet & Greet
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wednesday, 1 May 2019 

Open – no pre-registration required

Join us prior to the opening reception to network in a smaller setting with others interested in cultural diversity topics.  Organized by the INSAR Cultural Diversity Committee.

Opening Reception & Exhibit Hall Opening
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Open - No pre-registration required 

Our exhibit hall will be opening on Wednesday night during the Opening Reception.  Come meet up with colleagues old and new, visit the exhibit booths and enjoy the evening's entertainment.  (Note:  the Exhibit hall will be open Wednesday - Friday this year.  There are no exhibit hall hours on Saturday so make your plans to visit the exhibits earlier in the conference). 

Thursday, May 2

Early Career Committee – Rapid Research Rounds Lunch Session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Thursday, 2 May 2019

Note:  There will be an application process for participating in this session. 
Current INSAR members will be eligible to apply.  More details will be announced in March.

Student “Meet-the-Experts” Luncheon - see details below
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Thursday, 2 May 2019

Pre-registration required.  Seats are limited.

INSAR Student and Trainee Social
7:00 PM Thursday, 2 May 2019, (note offsite location - TBA)

Open - No pre-registration required 

All INSAR Student and Trainee members are invited to join us for an evening of informal socializing and networking with other trainees actively engaged in autism research.

This event is hosted by the INSAR Student & Trainee Committee. Funds for complimentary food were generously provided by the INSAR Board of Directors. Cash bar.

Friday, May 3

Student “Meet-the-Experts” Luncheon - see details below
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, 3 May 2019

Pre-registration required.  Seats are limited.


Autism Community Stakeholder* Luncheon
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, 3 May 2019

Open - No pre-registration required 

Autism stakeholders are invited to attend the 10th annual Stakeholder* Luncheon. This event is organized by members of the INSAR Community Advisory Committee (CAC) as an avenue to bridge the gap between scientists and members of the autism community. Pre-registration is not required. Bring your lunch with you to the session. Hosted by the INSAR CAC. *The term “stakeholder” has various definitions. In the context of the CAC, a stakeholder is someone who is affected by or has a personal investment in autism.


Cultural Diversity Networking Luncheon
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, 3 May 2019

Open - No pre-registration required 

Come and network with others interested in cultural diversity. Bring your lunch to the room. No pre-registration required.


Autism Research Author Workshop
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, 3 May 2019 

Open - No pre-registration required 

This workshop will cover everything you need to know on how to publish your next paper, including an overview of best practices for writing and submitting your paper, and maximizing the impact of your research.  Session supported by Wiley, publisher of our society journal, Autism Research.


Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3

Student “Meet-the-Experts” Luncheons 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Thursday, 2 May & Friday, 3 May 2019

Pre-registration required.  Seats are limited.  INSAR Student members only.

Research assistants, student scientists and postdoctoral researchers, bring your lunch, and network with expert autism scientists in a unique and informal format. Sit at a roundtable with the autism expert of your choice, who will share experiences about their career, research from their laboratory, and advice on how to build a successful research career.  This session is open to current INSAR Student members. Registration and table assignments will be confirmed via email prior to the event.

Thursday, May 2: Mayada Elsabbagh, Susan Bookheimer, Sven Bolte, Shafali Jeste, Christine Wu Nordahl, Raphael Bernier, Will Mandy, Julie Lounds-Taylor, Celine Saulnier, Jacqui Rodgers, TBD

Friday, May 3: Mark Shen, Giacomo Vivanti, John Herrington, Jamie McPartland, Hilde Geurts, Diana Robins, Geraldine Dawson, Anthony Bailey, Petrus De Vries, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, Alexander Nord, TBD

NOTICE: Registration for trainee events is on a first-come, first-serve basis for current INSAR Student and Trainee Members (i.e., trainees enrolled in training programs at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduate or postdoctoral level involving ASD research). Space is limited and there are often many trainees wait-listed to participate in events. As such, it is imperative that you notify the Student & Trainee Committee if you are unable to attend an event for which you are registered so that open spaces can be filled. Failure to notify us prior to the event may result in denial of registration for future INSAR trainee events.


Saturday, May 4

INSAR Annual Business Meeting
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Saturday, 4 May 2019

INSAR members are invited to the society's annual business meeting to hear an update on INSAR year round activities.  We will also recognize newly inducted INSAR Fellows, incoming and outgoing board members and organizers of this year's meeting.  Bring your lunch to this session. 

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