2023 ERB Annual Conference

Agenda + Events

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We're still finalizing the details for our full agenda but in the meantime, you'll find some general scheduling guidance to help you plan your trip. Specific timing and event details are subject to change.

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April 23 @ 1:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops are targeted professional development opportunities with our experts to help you get the most out of your ERB programs and services. These workshops are not included in the main conference registration fee—an additional fee is required to attend and you must register for these workshops in advance. Space is limited.

Opens April 23 @ 5:30pm  |  Closes April 25 @ 1:30pm

Main Conference

We're still finalizing the details for our full agenda but in the meantime, you'll find some general scheduling guidance to help you plan your trip. Specific timing and event details are subject to change.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

1:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshops (pre-registration and additional fee required)
5:30 - 7:30pm
Opening Reception for Main Conference

Monday, April 24, 2023

8:30am – 4:00pm
General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, Networking
5:30pm - Onwards
Open for enjoying NYC on your own. Learn More

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

8:30am – 1:30pm
General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, Networking
1:30 pm
Conference Concludes

Main Conference  |  Monday, April 24

Keynote Speaker Dr. Sian Proctor

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Dr. Proctor is an American commercial astronaut, geology professor, and science communicator. On September 15, 2021, she was launched into Earth's orbit as the pilot of the Crew Dragon space capsule. This mission was the Inspiration4 private orbital spaceflight. As the pilot on this mission, Proctor became the first African American woman to pilot a spacecraft.
Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Proctor was also the education outreach officer for the first Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Mission. She is also a Major in the Civil Air Patrol, serving as the aerospace education officer for its Arizona Wing.
Dr. Proctor spent 21 years as a professor teaching geology, sustainability, and planetary science at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently the Open Educations Resource Coordinator for the Maricopa Community College District.
Dr. Proctor has a B.S. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education. She recently finished a sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Center for Education Through Exploration creating virtual field trips. She did her 2012-13 sabbatical at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute developing their science of disasters curriculum.
Dr. Proctor is an engaging international speaker on educational outreach, leadership, making connections, maximizing opportunity, and exploring our world and beyond. She has appeared in multiple international science shows and is currently on A World Without NASA and Strange Evidence. You can follow her on social media @DrSianProctor.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Proctor join us as the keynote speaker for ERB's annual conference on Monday, April 24th, 2023!

Other Activities

New York City is an incredible place with so much to offer—from classic tourist destinations like Rockefeller Center and Times Square to the outer boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn—amazing restaurants, Broadway shows, and much more await you! We've left time on Monday evening for you to explore this amazing city. Below are just a few options to consider.

Bus Tours

Hop on and let an experienced driver and guide show you the city’s highlights. Below is one option for a nighttime skyline tour that offers a different perspective of the Big Apple.

Rockefeller Center

Enjoy a tour of the most significant buildings, gardens, and spaces at Rockefeller Center. Then, take a ride 70 floors up to the Top of the Rock for incredible views of the city skyline!

Carnegie Hall

Enjoy a show at one of the famed theaters in New York and see the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the esteemed leadership of Music Director and Conductor Andris Nelsons.

The Metropolitan Opera

La Boheme, one of the opera world’s classics, is in residence at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. Enjoy an evening of culture and entertainment at this incredible venue!

Broadway Shows

While many theaters are historically dark on Mondays, several shows are playing on April 24.

Become a Conference Presenter

We are looking for dynamic educators, subject matter experts, and thought leaders to submit conference session proposals for consideration. If your session is selected, up to two presenters from your school or organization can register at the significantly reduced price of $350 each.

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