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Sept. 13-16, 2018 | Beaver Hollow Conference Center | Java, NY

This free, three-day professional development conference at Beaver Hollow Conference Center will feature invited speakers on topics that pertain to gender bias, inequity and discrimination in STEM fields. Cases studies, designed to grow the participant's abilities to overcome gender-related career obstacles, will be presented. 


Beaver Hollow Conference Center,
1083 Pit Rd, Java Center, NY 14082
(about 1 hour drive from UB)

Beaver Hollow is a unique resort, set in over 300 acres of private natural woodlands, and is the ideal location for our retreat. Students will be accommodated in double rooms with full sized beds and en suite bathrooms. Hairdryers and irons are provided in all rooms. Downtime will be included in the retreat program so that students can take advantage of the resort facilities, including access to outdoor activities such as walking and hiking, and indoor facilities such as the gym and the salt-water pool and jacuzzi. In the evenings, participants can relax by the outdoor bonfire over s’mores.

Transportation to and from Beaver Hollow will be provided using UB’s Stampede Buses. Buses will take participants to the retreat, which will take place between 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. Please note that you will need to miss classes on Friday.

Who can Attend:

Attendance at this retreat is required for all UB graduate women in STEM fields who are enrolled in NSF’s NAVIGATE Project. (Learn more or apply here.)

Cost of Attendance:

All meals and accommodations will be provided at no cost to UB graduate women enrolled in NSF’s NAVIGATE Project.

Room Arrangements and Dietary Needs Form:

To provide you with a positive experience, we ask that you fill out the following form as soon as possible. The purpose of this form is to provide us with details and information about yourself that will us to organize room arrangements, dietary requirements and other needs.
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The NAVIGATE Project will cover the following topics during the course of the 3-day retreat and 1-day workshop events.

  • Building your professional support network for career resilience
  • Communicating your impacts
  • Managing conflict
  • Managing your manager
  • Becoming a change agent in your organization
  • Cultivating resilience in the face of adversity
  • Forming alliances with other women
  • Organizing with other women across difference (in race, sexuality, class, ability status)
  • Respectful confrontations
  • Working smarter, not harder
  • Negotiating employment conditions 

Event Date: September 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM



This one-day workshop will take place on January 25, 2019 in Hayes Hall on UB's South Campus. Attendance is free to NAVIGATE participants.

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