Island Systems Integration Consortium (ISIC):
All Hands Meeting 1 (AH1)

This first All Hands Meeting of the Island Systems Integration Consortium (ISIC) will focus on identifying current and new cross-disciplinary approaches to answering critical and unresolved research questions in Galápagos biology, geology, and climatology. The meeting will consist of plenary presentations, breakout sessions, traditional and in situ-created poster sessions, as well as a half-day workshop on effective science communication and outreach. Outcomes from this meeting will include creation of new collaborative partnerships, early career development opportunities, a white paper synthesis and special journal issue on the state of the fields for the Galápagos Islands system.

All Hands Meeting
October 24-28, 2022
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

We encourage in-person attendance, but hope to offer a virtual participation option as well. Due to logistical challenges with extensive virtual attendance, we hope that most participants will attend the meeting in person. If you wish to participate virtually, please select this option when applying. Details will follow close to the event.

Priority application closes August 28, 2022
Application closes September 25, 2022


Detailed Schedule Will Be Shared With Registered Participants in Early October

Sunday, October 23

Some Early Career Participants Arrive

Monday, October 24

Arrival in Cincinnati
Afternoon: Early Career (EC) Workshop

Tuesday, October 25

9:00am – 5:00pm
Plenary Sessions, Breakouts, & Activities

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Evening Mixer and Poster Session

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 26

9:00am – 12:00pm
Plenary Sessions, Breakouts, & Activities

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch and Collaborative Working Groups

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Scientific Outreach Workshop

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Evening Mixer and Poster Session

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Thursday, October 27

9:00am – 4:00pm
Collaborative Sessions & Activities

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Evening Mixer and “in-situ” Poster Session

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Friday, October 28

9:00am – 12:00pm
White paper writing
Travel Home

Meeting Logistics:

 Virtual Participation:

We hope to offer an option for limited virtual participation.  If you wish to participate virtually, please select this option when applying. Information about the extent of virtual participation and how to connect will be provided after the close of the application period.

 Travel Support:

Depending on participation levels, we expect to cover your transportation (flight or current federal mileage rate) and double-occupancy lodging costs for as many participants as possible. Please choose the least expensive option so that we can provide transportation funds to as many interested people as possible. If you expect your flight will cost more than $700, please contact us first. (reimbursement instructions below)

 Meeting Location:

 University of Cincinnati Campus


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) 17 miles southwest of campus


Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown / University Area

Double-occupancy room and tax lodging charges will be direct-billed to the meeting account. A personal credit card will be required to hold the room and for incidentals at check-in. See application form for roommate placement options. After the application period closes and when all roommates have been assigned, you will be contacted with your reservation confirmation.

If you prefer a single over a double room, you will need to pay 100% of the room cost and will be reimbursed for 50% of the cost. After the application period closes you will be contacted with your reservation confirmation and payment details.

Reimbursement Instructions:

After your application is approved, please submit your airfare or mileage (and lodging if you choose the single option) reimbursement request as per the instructions on the University of Idaho Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS) Travel Support Request Form.

International travelers must follow Fly America Act guidelines by using a US-owned and operated airline.  

Questions? Contact Lisha Abendroth
IIDS Program Manager

AH1 Committee Members