2019 DiverseScholar Postdoctoral Conference #DivSch19

Join us July 19-20, 2019 for our third event. We're bringing together a diverse group of postdocs and doctoral graduate students for professional development, research presentations, and recruiting. DiverseScholar's postdoc participants are members of our Doctoral Directory CV database. Attendees will be preparing elements of their job application in anticipation of the Fall faculty marketing season (see advertisement rates). Join us to network with the next generation of diverse faculty and professionals! Learn about our 2017 and 2018 events.

Info about: Agenda | Logistics | Sponsorships | Registration for Postdocs & grads


All attendees, speakers, sponsors, staff, and volunteers at our event are required to comply with this Code of Conduct.

Brief Agenda (a)

Registration opens at 9am on both Friday and Saturday

Thursday July 18

Evening reception for DiverseScholar-invited attendees starting at 5pm PST

Friday July 19

Time Session Speaker
9:30am Welcome & Announcements Roca
10am Preparing Your CV Lindstaedt
12pm Using a Rubric to Improve Your Oral Presentations Lindstaedt & Krug
2pm Getting Your First Academic Faculty Job (see related presentations) panel
4pm Designing Your First Grant Proposal Stith
6pm Diversity topic TBD (banquet) panel

Saturday July 20

Time Session Speaker
10am Research Chalk Talks (b) Krug
12pm TBD (sponsor panel?) TBD
2pm TBD (sponsor panel?) TBD
4pm TBD (sponsor panel?) TBD
6pm Diversity topic TBD (banquet) TBD

Topics being considered for Saturday sessions:

We're still negotiating with potential sponsors as well as verifying availability of invited speakers. Thanks for your patience!

Exhibitor Fair: Friday and Saturday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 1-on-1 CV review sessions

a) Tentative agenda subject to change.
b) for DiverseScholar postdocs.


Alberto Roca, PhD, Conference Chair
Executive Director, DiverseScholar

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, PhD
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Edward Krug, PhD
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs; Medical University of South Carolina

Bill Lindstaedt, MS
Executive Director; Career Advancement, International, & Postdoctoral Services
University of California, San Francisco

Andrea Stith, PhD
Associate Director for Research Development, Science and Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara


When: July 19-20, 2019

Where: Hilton Irvine / OC Airport; 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612; 949-833-9999
Request room block: DiverseScholar Postdoctoral Conference (if still available).

Airport: John Wayne (SNA)

Registration for Postdocs and PhD Graduate Students*

PhD trainee attendees will be drawn from existing members of the following:

Partial conference expenses (registration, airfare, and lodging if needed) will be covered for select PhD trainee attendees. However, funding and space are limited so please register early!

If space permits, registration will be open to all postdocs and PhD graduate students in early July. Such PhD trainee registrants will be expected to pay a discounted registration fee to offset the costs of breakfast/lunch meals as well as on-site parking.

*Note that due to limited funds, the dinners are only for select PhD trainees, registered professionals, and invited guests.

Registration deadlines:

Registration for Professionals

Registration rates for Recruiters, Faculty, Administrators, Staff, Exhibitors, etc.

Cost Service
$300 Registration for conference includes all Fri & Sat meals
$500 Reg. & Sponsorship Level 2 (branding)
$1,000 Reg. & Sponsorship Level 3 (exhibitor table)
$2,500 Reg. (for 2), Level 3, & Platinum candidate database
$5,000 Reg. (for 4), Level 3, & Diamond CV database
$10,000 Reg. (for 8), Level 5, & Sponsor panel

Registration deadline: Monday July 15

In event of cancellation by June 28, a full refund less a 5% processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be made for cancellations after that date.

Sponsors and Partners

National Institutes of Health

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Rates (c)

Sponsorship Level: -- One Two Three Four Five Six (d)
Cost: $300 $250 $500 $1,000 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000
Registrations (#) 1 -- 1 1 2 4 8
Listing name: Event webpage -- Y Y Y Y Y Y
Listing name: Slides kiosk -- Y Y Y Y Y Y
Recognition during welcome -- -- -- Y Y Y 5 min
Listing name: Print program -- -- -- Y Y Y Y
Exhibitor table -- -- -- Y Y Y Choice
Candidate database - Platinum -- -- -- -- Y Y Y
Candidate database w/CVs - Diamond -- -- -- -- -- Y Y
Sponsored seminar/panel -- -- -- -- -- -- Y

c) Sponsorship benefits subject to change without notice.
d) Limited availability.

In event of cancellation by June 28, a full refund less a 5% processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be made for cancellations after that date.

Last updated 11-Jun-2019