Schedule

We hope that our graduate community leaves the symposium feeling not just a great sense of belonging in the Princeton community but also empowered, inspired, and celebrated!

You can now view some of the key IA Symposium sessions at each of the schedule links. Enjoy! 

Schedule of Events

4:00 pm6:00 pm
Registration
Location
Presidential Dining Room, Prospect House
4:00 pm6:00 pm
Opening Reception/Networking Salon
Location
Garden Room, Prospect House
8:30 am9:00 am
Breakfast Begins | Registration Continues
Location
Upper Hyphen, Chancellor Green
9:00 am9:10 am
Opening Plenary and Welcome Remarks by Renita Miller
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda
Speakers
Renita Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
Princeton University
9:10 am9:20 am
Welcome Remarks by Incoming Dean of the Graduate School, Rod Priestley
Speakers
9:20 am10:20 am
Academic Entrepreneurship Panel
Moderated by Rod Priestley
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda

Graduate students and post-docs have an enormous amount of transferable skills that be used widely in building a business. At this panel discussion, you will learn more about the burgeoning field of academic entrepreneurship, the available resources, and the opportunities that exist.

Speakers
Almesha L. Campbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Jackson State University
Rod Priestley, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Innovation, Incoming Dean of the Graduate School
Princeton University
Julius Korley, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for the Office of Economic Innovation & Partnerships
University of Delaware
10:25 am11:25 am
“Professor-ing Podcast: Cultivating Joy” with Joy Gaston Gayles
Location
Prospect House Garden Room
Sponsor
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Hang out with the hosts of the National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development Podcast, ‘Professor-ing’! During this special IA Symposium exclusive podcast taping, you will have a front-row seat as the hosts engage in a conversation around cultivating joy. Too often, communities of color are burdened with discussing and reliving their…

Speakers
Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D.
President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and Professor of Higher Education at NC State University
Theresa S. Thames, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel
Princeton University
10:25 am11:25 am
Workshop: “Reclaiming Your Community” with Majora Carter
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda

Lin-Manuel Miranda said it best…“My musical, In the Heights, explores issues of community, gentrification, identity, and home, and the question: Are happy endings only ones that involve getting out of your neighborhood to achieve your dreams? In her refreshing new book, Majora Carter writes about these issues with great insight and clarity,…

Speakers
Majora Carter
MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Fellow | Peabody Award Winning Broadcaster | Author
11:30 am12:00 pm
12:00 pm12:30 pm
LUNCH
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda
12:30 pm1:30 pm
Thasunda Brown-Duckett Fireside Chat with Renita Miller
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda

In this conversation, Associate Dean Renita Miller and TIAA CEO Thasunda Brown-Duckett will discuss her pathway to becoming a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion and her experiences as one of only two Black female CEOs in the U.S. leading a Fortune 500 company. We will also discuss financial literacy and wellness in communities of color…

Speakers
Thasunda Brown Duckett
President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA
Renita Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
Princeton University
1:30 pm2:00 pm
2:00 pm3:00 pm
Workshop: “The Art of Storytelling” with Isaac Serwanga
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda

Telling a good story can lead to your dream job, funding for your business or project, or perhaps the greatest opportunity to positively impact someone’s life.  There is an art to conveying meaning and impact, whether it is your own personal story or the ‘why’ of your research. This presentation and interactive workshop will provide you…

Speakers
Isaac Serwanga
Inspirational Speaker, best-selling author, and Founder of Inform and Inspire
3:15 pm4:15 pm
Negotiating Your Worth: Demystifying the Academic Interview and Negotiations Process
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda

This panel will share their personal experiences on the academic job market while also discussing topics related to interviewing and negotiation techniques associated with salary, start date, benefits, potential signing bonus and relocation packages.

Speakers
Ricardo Mallarino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Princeton University
Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences
Princeton Graduate School
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IA Symposium Closing Remarks
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda
5:15 pm6:15 pm
Luvvie Ajayi Jones Book Signing
Location
Lower Hyphen, Chancellor Green
Speakers
Luvvie Ajayi Jones
New York Times Best-Selling Author, Podcast Host, and Professional Troublemaker
5:30 pm6:00 pm
BADI Awards Reception
Location
Upper Hyphen and Chancellor Green Courtyard
6:00 pm8:30 pm
BADI Awards Ceremony

6:15 – 6:30 Welcome Remarks, President Eisgruber

Speakers
Christopher L. Eisgruber
President
Princeton University
6:15 pm6:30 pm
BADI Awards Welcome Remarks, President Eisgruber
Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda
6:30 pm8:30 pm
A Night with Luvvie Ajayi Jones

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Podcast Host & Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie Ajayi Jones will   kick off the BADI Awards Ceremony by giving her masterclass on being a ‘Professional Troublemaker’. The discussion will center on living life loudly, with courage and conviction and recognizing that the things we must do are more…

Speakers
Luvvie Ajayi Jones
New York Times Best-Selling Author, Podcast Host, and Professional Troublemaker