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Community Engagement Conference - 2013 Schedule

January 30

Conference Participants Arrive
6:00-7:30PM Welcome Reception

January 31

8:00-8:30AM Breakfast (Smith Campus Center 201) 
8:30-8:45AM Welcome – Pomona College President David Oxtoby (Smith Campus Center 201)
8:45-10:00AM

Panel: Institutional Models of Engagement (Smith Campus Center 208)
MODERATOR: Maria Tucker, Pomona College
Alan Bloomgarden, Mt. Holyoke College
Stewart Burns, Williams College 

Celestina Castillo, Occidental College
Sarah Seames, Bowdoin College
Kathy Yep, Pitzer College 

10:00-10:15AM BREAK
10:15-12:00PM

Panel: Community Partner Perspectives (Smith Campus Center 208)
MODERATOR: Jose L. Ramirez, Jr.
Norma Arvizu, Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

Sylvia Betancourt, Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice

Suzanne Foster, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
Paul Knopf, Pomona Unified School District
David Mann, Pilgrim Place, Claremont CA

12:00-1:30PM Lunch & Speaker - Victor Rios (Smith Campus Center Doms Lounge)
1:30-1:45PM BREAK
1:45-3:00PM Panel: STEM Faculty Innovations (Smith Campus Center 201) 
Moderator: Gabriela Gamiz-Gomez
Bill Cooper, UC Irvine
Karl Haushalter, Harvey Mudd College
Sally Susnowitz, MIT 
Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College
3:00-3:15PM BREAK
3:15-4:30PM Roundtable Discussion: Sharing, Building & Making Changes (Smith Campus Center 201) 
4:30-5:00PM BREAK
5:00-6:30PM Dinner & Keynote Speaker – Patricia Hill Collins (Private Event for Conference Attendees Only)
6:30-7:30PM URBAN - Research + Action - Dessert Reception
Evening theater event: A Negro Speaks of Rivers, Pomona College Theater Department

February 1

8:00-8:30AM Breakfast (Smith Campus Center 201)
8:30-10:00AM Roundtable Discussion: Engaged Scholarship in Tenure & Promotion (Smith Campus Center 201)
10:00-10:15AM BREAK
10:15-12:00PM

Panel: Goals, Outcomes, Assessment of Community Engaged Work (Smith Campus Center 208)
MODERATOR: Tessa Hicks-Petersen, Pitzer College
Nadinne Cruz, Independent Consultant

Molly Mead, Amherst College
Christine Victorino, Pitzer College
Laura Wray-Lake, Claremont Graduate University

12:00-1:30PM Lunch & Speaker – Jose Calderon (Smith Campus Center Doms Lounge) 
1:30-1:45PM BREAK
1:45-3:00PM Closing Plenary Session (Smith Campus Center 208) 

Lodging

Pomona College has reserved rooms at the Claremont DoubleTree, 555 West Foothill Boulevard  Claremont, CA 91711.  

All room reservations will be made through Pomona's Draper Center for Community Partnerships for overnight stays on JANUARY 30 & 31.  Additional days will be reserved upon request, but associated costs will be the responsibility of attendee.  

Getting Here

By Plane

We recommend flying into Ontario International Airport (ONT), which is less crowded than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and closer to campus. Ontario is served by most major airlines and all major car rental agencies. A cab ride to Claremont takes 20 minutes and costs approximately $25.

If flying into LAX, you may rent a car or take a shuttle van to Claremont. Allow 90 to 120 minutes driving time during peak times.

Super Shuttle, a 24-hour express shuttle to Claremont, costs $43 from LAX and $20 from Ontario; additional passengers cost $9 each. For reservations, call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826). Follow this SuperShuttle Discount Link and the 15% discount will automatically be calculated when you book your SuperShuttle ride. You may also enter the discount code FPCS2 manually.

There are also three other airports within a 45-mile radius of Claremont: Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, John Wayne Airport in Orange County (Santa Ana), and Long Beach Airport.