Summit 2020 Resources

2020 Summit: Expanding Broader Impacts

The focus of the 2020 ARIS Summit is expansion.

ARIS Summit 2020 April 28-30, 2020 in Durham North Carolina

The BI Summit Planning Committee is pleased to announce the 8th annual Summit scheduled for April 28-30, 2020 at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

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Watch these videos to learn about the 2020 Summit

This year’s summit explores the multiple layers of connections that are associated with broader impacts. Broader impacts through connectedness encompasses connections (internal and external) with and between individuals, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), social sciences, arts and humanities, research, practice, projects and programs, theories, resources, and local, state, national and international communities. These connections seem infinite in number and dimensions.

NABI has expanded in size and scope to become ARIS, which looks at how all research -- including social science, arts and humanities research -- impact society, and how society impacts the research enterprise. There is an expansion of funding agencies that are exploring the importance of communicating research impacts. Audiences are expanding beyond the ones traditionally/historically targeted and served by many broader impacts (BI) initiatives and activities.

Presentations at the Summit will focus on professional development for the ARIS community as well as experiences, views, and visions regarding the expanding nature of BI.

Early Highlights of 2020 Planning:

  • Keynote Speakers: Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Director of White House of Science and Technology Policy; Suzi Iacono, National Science Foundation, Mohamed Noor, Duke University.
  • Networking and just-in-time learning sessions: Opportunities for participants to identify topics of interest for unstructured lightning talks;
  • Fun off-resort reception and tour of the Museum of Life and Science
  • Dual tracks for participants new to broader impacts and topics designed for ‘seasoned professionals’

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