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ERC Conference on Workforce Development, Inclusion, & Student Leadership

January 16 - January 17

The ASSIST Center and CELL-MET are proud to invite ERC representatives from across the nation in Workforce Development, Inclusion, and Student Leadership to join us for a two-day conference sponsored by NSF next January at NC State University.

Key leaders from all active and some graduated ERCs will gather to engage in hands-on workshops, with liberal opportunities for networking, collaborations, and sharing best practices.  The final agenda is under development, suggestions are welcome, and we look forward to announcing details soon.  Please register below to join us January 16-17, 2019!

Registration Deadline – December 15, 2018

Registration for EWD & NSF Representatives

Registration for Education & Workforce Development Participants at the ERC Conference

Please register below for the 2019 conference taking place January 16-17 at NC State University.

Travel funds are available for 2 Education and Workforce Development representatives from each ERC.  Please be sure to register promptly so we can contact you about making travel arrangements.  

Please refrain from making travel bookings until we can contact you with specific instructions. Please note, this registration form is for Workforce Development representatives. NCSU will be handling reimbursements for Workforce Development representatives, while our colleagues at Boston University handle Culture of Inclusion and SLC representatives.
  • Please name the institution where you are employed or enrolled.
  • Please give your current job title, e.g. "Graduate Research Assistant" or "Professor".
  • Please name the ERC(s) with which you are affiliated.
  • Please choose the description which best fits the role you serve in your ERC(s).
  • Please share a daytime phone number.
  • Please give your home address or US mailing address to associate with travel reimbursements.
  • We'll do our best to accommodate requests received in advance.
  • Please describe your needs, such as wheelchair access, A/V alternatives or other, and we'll do our best to make satisfactory provisions.
  • Please indicate your residency status so we may send the applicable instructions for filing and receiving travel reimbursements.

Registration for COI, SLC, & External Evaluators

Boston University is coordinating registration for COI & SLC Representatives and External Evaluators via EventBrite – https://nsf-erc-retreat-2019.eventbrite.com

Call for Presenters (All Registered Participants)

Conference Call for Presenters

We invite colleagues to share their unique programs and insights in a 15 minute conference presentation format. SLC members are strongly encouraged to present as well as EWD, COI representatives, and external evaluators. If you're interested in speaking, please fill out the form below with a 200 word abstract and the organizing committee will reach out with further details. DEADLINE - Friday, December 21, 2018

Poster Session Details & Instructions

We have created a guiding template in Powerpoint, with the slide size pre-set to 36″x48″ to match the boards we will have available at the conference.  You are welcome to add logos or other content to customize.

2019 ERC Conference Poster Template


January 16
January 17


Talley Student Union, Mountains Ballroom
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States