2017 DiverseScholar Postdoctoral Conference #DivSch17

Save-the-date July 19-21, 2018 for our second event in Houston (webpage pending)!

Our inaugural event in collaboration with the University of Houston Postdoctoral Fellows Association brought together a diverse group of postdocs for professional development, research presentations, and recruiting. DiverseScholar’s postdoc participants are members of our Doctoral Directory CV database. Postdocs 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!

Info about: Agenda | Logistics | Sponsorships | Questions:

Post-Event Proceedings

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Recap article:

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Download conference program (Last updated July 13, 2017).

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

Brief Agenda

Registration opens at 9am on both Friday and Saturday

Thursday July 13

Evening dinner for DiverseScholar-invited postdocs starting at 5pm CST

Friday July 14

Welcome, Acknowledge Sponsors, Announcements, & Introductions starting at 9:30am

Professional Development sessions starting at 10am:

(noon - 2pm) Administrator meet-up: AAAED Region VI, HERC TX, & Postdoc Offices

(evening banquet at 6pm) Houston Advantages for Your Career; Poster Flash Talks

Saturday July 15

Research Presentations starting at 10am

(lunch plenary w/UH Postdoc Assoc) Legal Seminar for International Postdocs

(evening banquet topic) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Academia: Preparing a National Community of Postdocs

Throughout Friday and Saturday


Richard Baker, JD, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Equal Opportunity Services; University of Houston

Dorothy Caram, EdD
(retired) Educator & Administrator; Co-founder; Houston Hispanic Forum

Brendan Delaney, JD
Attorney; Hill, Frank & Delaney, LLC

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

Maia Larios, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology; University of St. Thomas-Houston

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

Thamar Solorio, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science; University of Houston


When: July 13-15, 2017
Where: Hilton University of Houston; 4450 University Dr, Houston TX 77204; 832-531-6300

Registration for Postdocs*

Postdoc attendees will be drawn from existing members of the following:

Conference expenses (airfare and lodging if needed) will be covered for DiverseScholar postdoc attendees. However, funding and space are limited so please register early!

*Note that due to limited funds, the dinners are only for DiverseScholar postdocs, registered professionals, and invited guests.

Registration deadlines:

Unfortunately in this first year, capacity limitations prevent doctoral graduate students from participating. However, complete our Reader Survey to be notified of plans for next year.

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. (for 2) & Sponsorship Level 3 (exhibitor table)
$2,500 Reg. (for 2), Level 3, & Platinum candidate database
$5,000 Reg. (for 2), Level 3, & Diamond CV database

Registration deadline: Friday July 7

Professionals register here (closed)

In event of cancellation by July 7, a full refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be made for cancellations after July 7.

Sponsors and Partners

Colgate University
Hill, Frank & Delaney, LLC (immigration lawyers)
National Institutes of Health
University of Chicago
University of Houston Equal Opportunity Services
University of Texas MD Anderson Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Rates

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

Sponsors register here (closed)

In event of cancellation by July 7, a full refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be made for cancellations after July 7.

Last updated 7-Jun-2018