BIOME 2023 will offer a virtual synchronous week for all, with the option for participants to join us at the University of New Hampshire for a second week of activities too.
July 10-14 will be our virtual workshop intensive week, while July 24-27 will be an optional in-person week at the University of New Hampshire.
The fall working groups will run September through November for all participants.
We encourage you to attend both summer sessions, but attendance at only the virtual BIOME Institute is acceptable.
The synchronous virtual week 1 BIOME will follow a similar structure to BIOME 2022. During the week, participants will come together every morning for a welcome session, followed by interactive workshops, keynote presentations, and WIPs / Poster & Beyond sessions. Participants will be assigned discussion bunch groups which will meet daily to connect and debrief the presentations.
The optional in-person week 2 Community Camp is an opportunity for groups and participants to meet and have the opportunity to hear from other groups about their work. Monday, participants will arrive and meet for the opening campfire before diving into different group activities Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This week is highly encouraged for participants to attend as it provides unique opportunities the virtual component might not be able to provide. Our partner groups are highly encouraged to attend as this week will support groups at whatever stage they are in, while building bridges and foster collaboration among each one.
Participants will be placed in small, facilitated discussion groups, which will meet during the synchronous week of the summer session, during the first and last meetings of each day, to discuss the keynotes and other ideas and events at the BIOME.
Workshops will be 90-minute interactive, hands-on sessions with pre-workshop assignments. While it will be most beneficial to attend synchronously, materials and recordings will be made available to all participants to review asynchronously. Participants can attend as many workshops as their schedule allows, we suggest attending at least two.
Poster materials will be published as open educational resources on the QUBES platform. Participants will review and discuss posters asynchronously throughout the summer session. Poster presenters will attend specific community connections for synchronous topic conversations.
After a day of workshops and learning, it will be time to connect with the community. These will include both structured and flexible networking opportunities including topic discussions that include Topic Conversations, including Works-in-Progress and Posters & Beyond presenters, additional keynote and workshop discussions, breakout rooms for topics of interest, and other facilitated activities. Staff will also be available to answer questions during these times.
Fall Working Groups
The fall working groups provide an opportunity to engage with like-minded colleagues and work through the challenges of implementing new ideas in the classroom based on participants’ interests. Working groups will meet every other week from September 4 through November 17.