GALILEO-W: Conference 2020: Collaboration Among Change-makers; How to Tackle Issues Across Disciplines

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This event is free and open to the public. Register for a half day or full day.

About this Event

The Office of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the Phi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) is proud to present:

GALILEO-W: Graduate Students of Arcadia Leading an Interdisciplinary Lens to Explore Ourselves and the World Conference

Arcadia University’s Graduate programs are a collective of the strongest and brightest leaders of our community. With a strong aptitude to bring Arcadia University's Lived Values​ into action. The conference is a multidisciplinary effort to bring the students from each of our graduate programs to the table to highlight their adaptability, fearlessness, and strong capacity for justice.

This conference will provide empowerment and action oriented capacity to the already robust graduate student body on Arcadia University’s campus. Engaging the full Arcadia community, as well as the local community, with these leaders, with the intention to be building leadership, equity and service connections to Arcadia community. The conference will create an opportunity for students to move beyond recognizing a problem toward taking action on a solution. This conference also aims to enforce the importance of building strong partnerships across disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to connect with their peers, to share their stories and the vision for the world they want to live in.

Schedule and Conference Outline:

Morning Session

Morning Refreshments Sponsored by the College of Health Sciences

  • Welcome; Registration, Meet and Greet 9:00-9:10 a.m.
  • Mindfulness Session 9:10-9:30 a.m.
  • Open forum Poster presentations. 9:30-12:00 p.m.
  • Workshop Sessions 9:30-12:15 p.m. Workshop Schedule Overview
Lunch Break

12:15-12:45 p.m.
(Lunch Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies)

Afternoon Session- Student Panel-"Our Most Pressing Challenges"

12:45-1:45 PM
Moderator: Rebecca L. Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA Dean, College of Health Sciences; Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Meet our Panelist!


Professional/Alumni Panel "The Surprising Places to Find Partnerships"

1:45-2:45 PM
Moderator: Rebecca E. Kohn, Ph.D. Vice Provost, Academic Planning and Faculty Affairs; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Meet our Panelist! 

Coffee Break

2:45-3:15 PM
Sponsored by the Office of Social Impact and Innovation

Keynote Speaker

3:15-3:45 PM
Additional Sponsorship including: Arcadia University Office of Career Education.


Questions? Please contact Lindsay McGann,

Those interested in this event, should also check out: Pioneer Series featuring Jane Oates, '83 MEd, President of Working Nation; Tuesday, March 3, 2020