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First Time Attending ISA?

Whether you’re an Early Career Scholar (ECS) or a tenured professor, attending an international convention of this magnitude can be overwhelming. We want to ensure that you not only have a positive professional experience, but enjoy everything about ISA that makes us unique.

For our ECS’s, we have a number of professional development and networking opportunities for you at ISA 2020. From the Off the Beaten Path roundtable, which looks at job prospects outside of the tenure track market, to an array of professional development Career Courses and panels, you will have multiple opportunities to learn new skills and get great career advice.

You will also want to take advantage of the numerous receptions and business meetings that are hosted by our ISA Sections and Caucuses. It is at these events that you can network with colleagues who share your research interests, and also learn about some of the great initiatives that are occurring among your cohort. Be sure to visit the ECS Lounge, too - it is a terrific networking space and offers a serene lounge environment where you can relax, unwind or prep for a presentation. 

Other program items that might be of interest to you include the Sapphire Series, the ISA First Time Convention Attendees Welcome Meet and Greet, and the Early Career Scholar Town Hall. You may also want to check out the Structuring Inclusion series, which aims to take a close look at the state of the discipline and how best to critique and navigate it.

Finally, we're delighted to invite you to unwind at the Presidential Address and Reception, which will be on Thursday night.

As you can see, there is a wealth of opportunities for you to take advantage of at the ISA Annual Convention in Hawai’i! Be sure to check out our online program for specific times and places of events, and to learn more about panels and other program items:

Looking forward to seeing you in Honolulu!

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