2020 EPIC-N Conference Schedule

Below is the most recent draft of the schedule of events for the 2020 EPIC-Network Conference hosted by Indiana University, Bloomington.

Organizers overhauled session creation this year to curate an engaging conference for both community and university representatives.

Community representatives, no matter their experience, should look towards Monday’s afternoon events and Tuesday’s community visits. Experts from around the network will be leading activities to share best practice, host engaging discussion, and create networks of practitioners, all with community representatives in mind.

As the event approaches the following items will be published: curated track schedules, session abstracts will be linked to the titles, and links to session presenter bios will be added. Sign up for the EPIC-N mailing list using the “Join Mailing List” button at the right of this page to be notified when updates are published.

Sunday, April 5

6:30 PM
Joel Rogers, EPIC-Network; Jane Rogan, Indiana University

Monday, April 6

8:00 AM
Opening Remarks
Jane Rogan, Indiana University
9:30 AM
Adapting the EPIC Model to Institutional Context
Maria Dahmus, University of St. Thomas
(P; NU, EU)
Scoping Projects with Design Thinking and Root Cause Analysis to Inform Problem-Framing
Gavin Luter and Kelly Rupp, UW-Madison
(W; EU, EC)
EPIC-Network 101
Marc Scholssberg, Jessica Barlow, and Courtney Griesel, EPIC-Network
(P; NU, NC)
11:00 AM
Collaborating with Extension: How We Did It
Tiffany Reiss, Washington State University, Christina Sanders, Washington State University Extension
(P; EU)
Connecting Non-Sustainability Classes
to Sustainability Projects

Megan Banks, University of Oregon
(L; EU, EC)
Getting the Most Out of the Match I
Marc Scholssberg, Jessica Barlow, and Courtney Griesel, EPIC-Network
(L; NU, NC)
12:30 PM
Provost Lauren Robel, Indiana University
2:00 PM
From Rust to Sustainability
Branden Born, University of Washington,
and others.
(W; EU, EC)
Running on a Small Budget: Benefits of
Tiny EPIC-N Programs

Dan Fernandez, CSU-Monterey Bay
(W; EU, NU)
Getting the Most Out of the Match II
Marc Scholssberg, Jessica Barlow, and Courtney Griesel, EPIC-Network
(L; NU, NC)
3:30 PM
How to Roll with a Transit Agency
Megan Banks, University of Oregon; Tom Schwetz, Lane Transit District; Bob Hastings, TriMet
(P; EU, EC)
Engaging Students through External Grants and Internal Programs
Connie Frey Spurlock, SIU-Edwardsville
(W; EU, EC)
Just Start
Marc Scholssberg, Jessica Barlow, and Courtney Griesel, EPIC-Network
(W; NU, EU, NC)
5:00 PM
Pick and Choose
Q&A with Expert University LeadersQ&A with Expert Community LeadersBreak
6:30 PM
Pecha Kucha Presentations
Presenters TBA

Tuesday, April 7

8:00 AM
9:30 AM
Emily Pilloton, Girls Garage, University of California Berkeley
11:00 AM
TBAVisit Greene County
Jane Rogan, Indiana University
Solsberry and Bloomfield, Indiana. Return to IU at 4:45 PM.
Visit Orange County
Jacob Simpson, Indiana University Paoli and French Lick. Return to
IU at 4:45 PM.
12:30 PM
Networking Stop for lunch and panel discussion at the
historic Yoho General Store.
Enjoy lunch and a panel at Lost River
Market and Deli, the local food consumer cooperative.
2:00 PM
Report Writing Best Practices and Program Structure
Steve Russell, Arizona State University
(EU, NU, NC)
Travel to Solsberry and Bloomfield
while hearing from community
and university leaders talk about their EPIC projects.
A town of 3,600 set in the hills,
Paoli is the home to community
partners focused on improving public
health and strengthening the food system.
3:30 PM
Easy Policy Templates for High Road Development in our Communities
Joel Rogers, EPIC-Network
Continues at the Shawnee Theatre
and the Tulip Trestleā€”a transportation
engineering marvel tucked away in the forest. Site of multiple EPIC projects.
See other important EPIC project sites
and community destinations in French Lick.
6:30 PM
Award Presentation
8:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks, 2021 Conference Announcement, and Farewell

Reading the Schedule

Tracks are represented in columns. If only one item is listed in a row, all attendees will attend this session.

Session Format

Sessions will be 75 minutes in length. Conference organizers encouraged proposals to build highly engaging presentations. Please review the four types below:

Workshop – A session that focuses on learning by doing, allowing participants time to work individually or together.

Presentation – A session that has one presenter diving deeply into a certain subject. Audience engagement or activities are encouraged.

Panel – A session that highlights two or more individuals engage in an active dialogue about a specific subject with a moderator guiding the conversation. Those submitting a panel session can either participate as a panelist and/or moderate the session.

Pecha Kucha – A presentation format traditionally done at the EPIC-Network Conference. Historically these are done by program managers highlighting exciting individual projects. Learn more about this format here

SESSION TYPEPresentationWorkshopPecha KuchaPanel

Curated Tracks by Audience

Any attendee can attend any of the sessions offered at this conference. Organizers label sessions with the following code as suggestions. Review the linked abstracts once published to confirm which sessions are right for you!

TRACKNew University ProgramExisting University ProgramNew Community PartnerExisting Community Partner

Don’t see an audience track for you? Use the contact info below and EPIC-N staff will curate a personalized conference experience for you.

Curated Tracks by Session Content

On Monday, content is separated into three tracks to help attendees find the content most suited to their conference goals.

PURPOSEFor attendees considering adapting the model in a new way!For attendees wanting to get into the weeds! For newcomers to the model and partnership pairs

Questions about the Schedule?

Host and conference staff are ready to help. Email your questions to info@epicn.org or call 608-709-8644.