OC/EC Workshop

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Workshop Format

On Monday, March 3, topic leaders, scribes/editors, and workshop organizers and sponsors will meet to finalize preparations for presentation.

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 interactions.

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.


Pre-workshop Activities
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.

Workshop Format
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.

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