#NSGSCon 2020: Anti-Viral Edition
When: December 1-4, 2020, 8:30am to 6:30pm ET
Where: Virtual Webinar
- Tatyana Bolton, R Street Institute
This year’s conference will spotlight the launch of Herd Mentality, a brand new virtual, closed ecosystem for the #NatSecGirlSquad community. Following a thorough screening process powered by Giant Oak’s GOST, attendees will create their own profiles to easily interact with one another, including speakers, exhibitors, partners, and mentors. Herd Mentality will become the private and secured home for #NatSecGirlSquad training, discussion, and community. #NSGSCon 2020 attendees will maintain full access to the platform and all the content that will come to populate it, for a full year.
For four days, we’ll discuss the most pressing national security concerns, offer training on how to best address these threats and opportunities, and foster intentional community all in support of building the competent and diverse workforce we need. The conference will comprise various types of events: Lightning Rounds, Breakout Sessions, Fireside Chats, Meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Sessions, and Main Stage Events.
Lightning Rounds will last 45 minutes to 1 hour. Each will have 1-2 speakers who will lead the round. Speakers will brief the audience on the topic, why the topic is important, and some interesting details about the topic. Speakers should feel free to bring in their own experiences and share how to learn more.
Breakout Sessions will last an hour or more and are interactive sessions between the speakers and attendees. Speakers will give an overview of the topic, explain why the topic matters, and then engage the audience in activities based learning to facilitate discussion between the audience and speakers.
Unicorn Sessions are interview-style sessions with two speakers.
Meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Sessions foster community engagement by encouraging speakers and attendees to break bread together. Yes, these sessions are actually for eating!
Main Stage panels will last 75 minutes and discuss big-picture national security issues. All conference attendees are encouraged to attend.
Like all #NatSecGirlSquad events, #NSGSCon is a child-welcoming space. Children are welcome to attend any session with their parent or caregiver, and child-centric programming will be available.
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