THE WORKSHOP FORMAT IN BRIEF
On Monday, March 3, topic leaders, scribes/editors, and workshop
organizers and sponsors will meet to finalize preparations for
On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 and 5, the main workshop
days, eight topic leaders will deliver presentations
on eight questions, then lead floor discussion. Other interaction
in addition to presentations and discussions will include project
updates from participants, break out sessions, and brainstorming
Then on Thursday and Friday morning, following the plenary sessions,
a small working group of scribes/editors, researchers, organizers
and sponsors will meet again to produce a proceedings that concretely
describes potential areas for advancing research on OC/EC.
WORKSHOP FORMAT IN DETAIL
Topic leaders will discuss their questions with each other before
the workshop in order to ensure that major disagreements on method,
technological innovation, and analysis are recognized and discussed
in a focused manner. Topic leader will be asked to recommend two
articles for participants to read in preparation for the workshop.
With cooperation from Dr. John Watson, Desert Research Institute,
and other core collaborators, Mr. Tim Richard, Office of Community
Services at Fort Lewis College, will coordinate pre-workshop communication,
Website development, facilities preparation, public-information
dissemination, and other key coordination tasks.
Dr. John Watson, will facilitate the workshop.
Day One (Monday Mar 3)—1)
Topic leaders finalize presentations on assigned questions and
interact with each to ensure that major disagreements, or opportunities,
are recognized before the plenary session. 2)
Begin compiling information that satisfies the target goals of
the workshop described in the Abstract, Statement of Problem,
and Questions and channels efficiently goals and outcomes into
a proceedings that accurately reflects issues.
Days Two and Three, (Tuesday/ Wednesday, Mar
4-5)—The main, plenary workshop days of
individual presentations, question and answer sessions, open floor
discussions, and a limited number of brief (5 minutes) followup
presentations (solicited and prepared beforehand during pre-workshop
activities). We're expecting about 80 participants, possibly more.
Wednesday: Updates from sponsors about current projects
and future plans.
Days Four and Five (Thursday/Friday, Mar 6-7)—1)
Focused discussion among a smaller group of key invited researchers
and sponsors who will digest the information of the previous three
days in order to produce concrete strategies for pursuing research
projects, identify appropriate people and institutions for conducting
identified research, and matching funding sources to them; 2)
Composing, editing, and initial revising of Research Strategy
that outlines a strategy for OC/EC research.
Post-workshop activities— Finalize Research
Strategy into a multi-audience publication distributed in several
media, including printed materials, CDs, Websites. Printed materials
will be coded by the EPA for referencing and archiving in US Government
Document Libraries and other institutions such as academic departments
of participating workshop members.