Overview

With the exception of the conference banquet, all conference activities will be on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN (MAP)

Registration: The registration counter is located on the first floor of the Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall) and will be open during the times listed below. Parking is available in the visitor lot indicated with the red arrow in the map above.

Sunday, June 17

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, June 18

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, June 19

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, June 20

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advance registrants will receive their name badges, event tickets, and proceedings at the Registration Desk in McKenna Hall during registration hours. On-Site registration will also be available. Full conference registration includes all meeting materials, continuous morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch daily, the Icebreaker Reception, the Conference Banquet (except for students), proceedings and transportation to the banquet. Additional icebreaker reception and conference banquet tickets can be purchased at the Registration Desk or at http://emipmc12.nd.edu/registration.html. Cancellations must be received in writing via conferences@nd.edu. Please include conference information in your request. If your request is received prior to June 1st a full refund will be provided. For requests between June 1st and June 15th a $50 administrative fee will be charged. Refunds cannot be requested past June 15th. Refunds will be credited to the same card and cash or check registrations will be refunded as checks. 

Keynote Panels: Keynote panels will be held daily at 9:00-10:00 am and 1:30-2:30 pm.  In these keynote sessions, our distinguished speakers will give their presentation, followed by a pair of panelists who will offer additional remarks on the subject and stimulate further discussions with the audience. Keynote panels will be held in the Auditorium of McKenna Hall, which has both main floor and balcony seating. Closed-circuit broadcasts of the keynotes will also be available in overflow rooms: 100-104 McKenna Hall.

Technical Sessions: The conference features 9 parallel tracks daily in up to three sessions: 10:30 am -12:00 pm, 2:45-4:15 pm, 4:45-6:30 pm. All technical sessions within these tracks will be held in DeBartolo Hall in these rooms:

Track 1

155 DeBartolo Hall

Track 2

116 DeBartolo Hall

Track 3

311 DeBartolo Hall

Track 4

313 DeBartolo Hall

Track 5

141 DeBartolo Hall

Track 6

102 DeBartolo Hall

Track 7

118 DeBartolo Hall

Track 8

214 DeBartolo Hall

Track 9

215 DeBartolo Hall

Each room is equipped with a podium PC and full projection capabilities. Speakers are asked to transfer their presentations to these computers prior to the start of their session. Each speaker will be allocated 12 minutes for their presentation.

Breakfast: Continental breakfast will be served daily beginning at 7:00 am in the atrium of McKenna Hall and will run throughout the morning session.

Lunch: Buffet lunch will be served daily from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Irish Courtyard, a covered tent area behind the Morris Inn (across the street from McKenna Hall)

Breaks: The conference features two half hour breaks daily, one immediately following the morning keynote (10:00-10:30 am) and the second between the two afternoon sessions (4:15-4:45 pm). However, refreshments will be available throughout the morning and afternoon sessions, including during these breaks, in the atrium of McKenna Hall.

Ice Breaker Reception: The ice breaker reception will be held on Monday, June 18 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at Club Naimoli at the Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center (Basketball Arena). Live Irish music by Kennedy's Kitchen!

Conference Banquet: The banquet will be held in the Great Hall of the Century Center in downtown South Bend on Tuesday, June 19. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm, preceded by cocktails and light appetizers. Shuttle service will bring participants from McKenna Hall as sessions conclude on Tuesday and return service to campus and conference hotels will be provided following the banquet.Live jazz by the Bagatini Trio!

Internet Access: Wireless internet access is available at no additional cost to all conference attendees. Each participant will receive a unique login name and password with their registration materials.

Speaker Prep Room: 149 DeBartolo Hall will be staffed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Wednesday for speaker preparation.

Help Desk: The front desk of McKenna Hall (first floor) will be staffed throughout the conference to offer assistance for technical or logistical matters.

Business Center: Computer and printing services are available in the Business Center, on the first floor of McKenna Hall in the northwest corner.

Shuttle Service: Shuttle service is available for attendees staying at the Inn as Saint Mary’s, the Hilton Garden Inn and Staybridge Suites. Details on shuttle pick up/drop off points and schedule will be provided at registration.

Committee Meetings: Committee meetings will be held in one of three locations, all located off of DeBartolo Quad: McKenna Hall (Notre Dame Conference Center), DeBartolo Hall or Fitzpatrick Hall.

Message Board: A message board will be available for participants in the McKenna Hall (Notre Dame Conference Center) atrium.

Weather: Notre Dame and South Bend, Indiana have a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. June is characterized by daily highs increasing from 75°F to 82°F over the course of the month. Daily low temperatures range from 55°F to 62°F. Average probability for precipitation in June is 48%. Humidity is generally around 48% at this time of year.

Time Zone: Notre Dame and South Bend, Indiana will be on Eastern Daylight Time during the conference (UTC/GMT –4 hours). This is the same time zone as New York, NY.