October 11-12, 2022 | Arlington, VA

Informal Networking, Early Registration/Check-in, and Speakers' Presentation Tech Tests will be available on Monday, October 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11 (All times listed in EDT)

7:45 am - 8:30 am Informal Networking and Breakfast Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 am - 9:05 am

Welcome Remarks
NSF Leadership
Five Years of S&CC

David Corman (National Science Foundation)

Grand Ballroom
9:05 am - 10:25 am

From the Lab to Implementation: S&CC Success Stories

Moderator: David Corman (National Science Foundation)

Panelists: Panagiota Karava (Purdue University), Gary Hobbs (Black and White Investments, LLC), Branko Kerkez (Regents of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Tam Nguyen (University of Dayton), Hamed Tabkhi (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Jeri Guido (Central Piedmont Community College)

Grand Ballroom
10:25 am - 10:40 am Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:40 am - 11:55 am

The Role of Social Sciences in S&CC

Moderator: Michal Ziv-El (National Science Foundation)

Panelists: Vanessa Frias Martinez (University of Maryland, College Park), Kimberly Zarecor (Iowa State University, Haiyi Zhu (Carnegie Mellon University), Carl DiSalvo (Georgia Tech University)

Grand Ballroom
11:55 am - 12:15 pm Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
12:15 pm - 1:05 pm

Breakout Discussions

  • The Role of Social Sciences in S&CC (Grand Ballroom Salons H&C)
  • Strategies for Participatory Research with Communities (Grand Ballroom Salons J&K)
  • Iterative Evaluation as a Tool for Project Success (Grand Ballroom Salons A&B)
Grand Ballroom
1:05 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch Break and Networking Grand Ballroom Foyer
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Poster and Demo Session

Grand Ballroom (GFED)
& Skyview

2:45 pm - 3:50 pm

Smart & Connected Rural Communities

Moderator: Daan Liang (National Science Foundation)

Panelists: Asheesh Singh (Iowa State University), Corinne Valdivia (Missouri), Mariya Zheleva (SUNY at Albany), Andrew Margenot (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Ke Max Zhang (Cornell University), Kenneth Schlather (Cornell University)

Grand Ballroom
3:50 pm - 5:00 pm

International Partnerships in S&CC

Moderator: Vishal Sharma (National Science Foundation)

Panelists: Li Xiong (Emory University), Insup Lee (University of Pennsylvania), George Demiris (University of Pennsylvania), Shuza Binzaid (Prairie View A&M University), Wangda Zuo (Pennsylvania State University)

Grand Ballroom
5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Closing Remarks from NSF Grand Ballroom
5:10 pm  Evening Reception + Poster and Demo Session Grand Ballroom (GFED), Skyview, & Hallway

Wednesday, October 12

7:45 am - 8:30 am Informal Networking and Breakfast Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Remarks from NSF

Introducing the S&CC VO and Future Directions for the Program

Grand Ballroom
9:00 am - 9:50 am

Local Government Perspectives on Smart Communities and Emerging Technologies

Moderator: Kate Burns (MetroLab Network)

Santiago Garces (Chief Information Officer, City of Boston)
Ashley Hand (Director of Strategic Communications, Unified Government of Kansas City)

Grand Ballroom
9:50 am - 10:00 am Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:00 am - 11:05 am

Reimagining Communities in a Changing Climate

Moderator: Linda Bushnell (National Science Foundation)


Shelly Miller (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Kerry Kelly (University of Utah),
Katherine Lieberknecht (University of Texas at Austin), Frances Acuña (Go Austin!/Vamos Austin), Mikhail Chester (
Arizona State University),
Farshid Vahedifard (Mississippi State University)

Grand Ballroom
11:05 am - 12:05 pm Poster and Demo Session Grand Ballroom (GFED) & Skyview
12:05 pm - 12:50 pm Lunch and Networking Grand Ballroom Foyer
12:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Mini-Workshop: Planning Grants to IRG (Salons A&K) 

Vishal Sharma (National Science Foundation), David Corman (National Science Foundation),
Morgan Vigil-Hayes (Northern Arizona State University)
Pradeep Kurup (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Michelle Hummel (University of Texas at Arlington)

Mini-Workshop: Scaling, Sustaining, and Transferring Impact of S&CC Projects (Salons B,C, H & J)

Michal Ziv-El (National Science Foundation), Linda Bushnell (National Science Foundation),
Glenn Ricart (US Ignite)
Dan Work (Vanderbilt University)

Grand Ballroom


2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Reflections, Feedback, and Ask the NSF PDs Grand Ballroom
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Closing Remarks from NSF Grand Ballroom
3:00 pm Informal Networking Session Grand Ballroom Area