December 2020

Details about the MEET & GREET experiment, December 7 at noon, EST with Network members!  

I am excited to report that we’ve had many positive responses to our new experiment designed to stay connected during the COVID-19 era of restricted travel. If you have not yet registered for the MEET & GREET, you can still do so here. The more Network members involved, the better the experience will be!  

Here’s the scoop: Attendees will be invited to participate in two small groups of three people in breakout rooms for two 15-minute sessions so that people get to meet more than one or two others. 

The plan is to get to know other members and discuss two topics: 

  1. What do we know/need to know about older worker prospects in the wake of COVID-19? 
  2. Do you have work that might suggest themes for a GSA preconference next year? What would be the titles for presentations with these themes?

To guide our discussions, we will be using the free and interactive online whiteboard, Mural. You do not need to prepare anything ahead of time if you will be using a laptop or computer. If you plan to use a tablet, you will need to download the free Mural App before the session. Then, we will explain everything in the moment.

Attendees will be led through the process of writing their ideas on this whiteboard. At the end of the event, the white board will contain two murals, one for each discussion area that we can then post in the Network newsletter and on our website. We can use these ideas to develop a theme, send out a call for papers, and start a proposal for a preconference at next year’s GSA conference (deadline, March 11, 2021).  

Here’s how to connect: Jacquelyn James is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sloan Research Network MEET & GREET
Time: Dec 7, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 915 3605 1386
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With best regards,

Jacquelyn James
Director, Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work
Boston College 
Network Steering Committee: Cal Halvorsen, Kendra Jason, Ruth Kanfer, Christina Matz-Costa, Phyllis Moen, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sara Rix, Harvey Sterns, Philip Taylor, Johanna Thunell