Schedule

Conference program

Welcome to IMGC 2021! We hope you will join us virtually September 12 – 17. IMGC features five keynote speakers, more than 30 concurrent sessions broken into five different blocks, optional workshops, small group sessions (a great opportunity for networking!), Search for Excellence sessions highlighting extraordinary EMG projects, and two special evening events. 

Please explore our schedule below, or through our program here. Registration opens April 5, 2021.

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Schedule at a glance

overview of schedule as described below

Sun. 9/12

2:30 – 4:30 PM ET Workshops

4:30-6:00 PM ET International spotlight

Mon. 9/13

2:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Opening session

2:30 – 3:30 PM ET
Keynote

3:30 – 4:00 PM ET
Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Concurrent Session 1

Tues. 9/14

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Keynote

3:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Search for Excellence

3:30 – 4:00 PM ET
Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Concurrent Session 2

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Small Group Sessions

Wed. 9/15

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Keynote

3:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Search for Excellence

3:30 – 4:00 PM ET
Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Concurrent Session 3

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Small Group Sessions

Thurs.9/16

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Climate Change Panel

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM ET
Search for Excellence

3:20 PM – 3:45 PM ET
Break

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM ET
Keynote

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Break

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET Concurrent Session 4

Fri. 9/17

1:30 PM- 2:30 PM ET
Small Group Sessions

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
Concurrent Session 5

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Break

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM ET
Search for Excellence

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Keynote

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET
Closing, IMGC 2023

Session Descriptions

*This schedule is subject to change

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If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Kathleen Reed at reedka@vt.edu or 540-231-2714/TDD* during business hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.

*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.