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What do I wear?

Wear what you would typically wear to work—making it comfortable for a Saturday presentation. Do not “overdress” for this event. If you are a dentist or lab tech, your lab coat is appropriate. If you are physical fitness trainer, wear your work-out garb. Students want to see what your real world is like.

Where do I go?

Spring Forest Middle School

14240 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079

Where do I park?

There should be plenty of parking. AAUW members are available to direct you to the proper parking areas.

What will the student evaluation for look like?

Students are asked to complete a brief evaluation form at the end of each session. This form is in the registration material they all receive in the morning. Please allow time for them to complete the form. They are asked the following quesitons:

a. Did this presenter give you ways to learn more about her career?
b. Did attending this session increase your interest in this profession?
c. Would you recommend this presenter’s workshop to a friend?

When should I arrive?

If you’re a morning presenter, please arrive by 9:15 am. If you’re an afternoon presenter, please arrive by 12:15 pm (or earlier if you like). This should give you time to park, unload any equipment that you have (high school students will be on hand to assist with this), check in at the Presenters’ Check-In Table, and set up your classroom.

What if I’m running late or just can’t make it?

Please make every effort to honor your commitment to present at this event. Shortly before the conference, you will receive a phone number to call in case you need to reach us on the day of the conference. Please note that there may be as many as 25 people who are scheduled to attend your first session. If you’re not able to be there in time to start your session, we may have to distribute your audience into other sessions. Regardless of the reason for your delay, if at all possible, please call us to let us know that you’re okay.

When is my presentation?

Morning sessions run from 10:00 to 10:50 and from 11:00 to 11:50. Afternoon sessions run from 12:45 to 1:35 and from 1:45 to 2:35. If you are presenting to adults (teachers or parents), you have the full 50 minutes. If you are presenting to students, plan for your presentation to last 45 minutes. This will allow students to complete any evaluation materials. Please do not dismiss students early!

What will my classroom be like?

Classrooms are assigned based on what you told us you needed—those who need a lab will be in a lab, etc. When you check in, we will point you to the correct classroom and student volunteers will help you get there. There is an elevator to help get you and your stuff to the second floor. Overhead projectors are in most classrooms. If you requested one and your room does not have one, we will roll one in from an adjacent room and return it when you are finished. An adult from either AAUW or another assisting organization will be assigned to be your “facilitator.” She is there to help you, for example, answer questions, run an errand, make sure students are in the correct class, encourage participation, etc. The maximum number assigned to each class is 25, so there should be no more than 50 girls total in your two sessions.

What else is going on?

Lots! If you are otherwise ready for your sessions, please join us in the auditorium at 9 am for the keynote address. All presenters are welcome to join us for lunch at 12 noon. Morning presenters, please clear out your room first (with the help of the high school students) and join us for lunch. Afternoon presenters, you may eat lunch in your classroom if that allows you more time to get set up. You are also welcome to attend the closing session and share in the enthusiasm the girls have after the conference.

More questions?

If you have further questions, please email or phone your contact from the programming committee or email them at eyhhouston@gmail.com. Please do not email them or call their office or home on February 20 —they’ll be at the conference. Shortly before then, you will receive an emergency phone number to use on the day of the conference if necessary.

See you on Saturday, February 25!

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