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

In-person applications are now closed, but we are still inviting applications for virtual attendance.

Virtual Application Closes Friday, October 7, 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
Noon to 5pm: 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

Plenary Speakers:

  • Dr. Julia Cole – University of Michigan
  • Dr. Eric Mittelstaedt – University of Idaho
  • Dr. Dennis Geist – University of Idaho
  • Paola Echeverría Garcés – National Insititute of Hydrology of Ecuador (INAMHI)
  • Dr. Christine Parent – University of Idaho
  • Dr. Jon Witman – Brown University

Meeting Logistics:

 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 in-person application is approved, please submit your airfare reimbursement request as soon as possible so we know your travel itinerary and can make lodging arrangements accordingly. If the total cost of your airfare does not exceed the $700 allowance, we will also reimburse you for round trip airport transportation, up to a combined total of $700. An additional reimbursement request can be submitted along with itemized airport transportation receipts after the conclusion of the meeting.

If you are driving and/or chose single occupancy lodging, please submit your mileage and lodging (50% of the total cost) reimbursement request after the conclusion of the meeting. 

For in-person attendees, we will reimburse the cost of public transportation (Lyft/Uber/Taxi/Bus) from the meeting site, to dinner, and back to the hotel for each evening of the meeting. If you wish to request reimbursement, please save itemized receipts and include these costs in your post-meeting reimbursement request.

All reimbursements should be requested as per the instructions on the University of Idaho Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS) Travel Support Request Form.

Questions? Contact Lisha Abendroth
IIDS Program Manager

AH1 Committee Members