SGCI webinars bring together community members across the globe.

Our monthly webinars highlight examples of gateways, tools, and best practices.

SGCI hosts a webinar series on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific (1 hour long). We feature a rotating selection of topics including tool and technology demos, best practices, and gateway showcases. These webinars are recorded for future viewing and are posted in our archive.

We announce each webinar several weeks ahead through our newsletter and on this website.

Webinars will be at the same connection coordinates for future months so that you can add the series to your calendar.

Webinar Archive

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Upcoming Webinar Dates

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Special Edition Webinar: How SGCI Helped Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment (CERA) Gateway Meet Their Goals

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 1 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Presented by Jason Fleming, ASGS Technology Manager, Seahorse Coastal Consulting, LLC

During a critical event like an impending or active tropical storm, emergency managers, weather forecasters, and GIS specialists seek visualizations and geographic data to evaluate the impact of this storm. The Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment (CERA) science gateway provides real-time decision support through their storm surge mapper and storm surge model. The CERA team participated in the second Science Gateway Bootcamp offered by the SGCI Incubator. Join us for a presentation from the CERA team, Jason Fleming and Carola Kaiser. They will present their experience with the Bootcamp and how the Bootcamp led them down a path to work with usability consultants from SGCI's Incubator service area.

Your Audience Comes First: The Key to Communication and Engagement

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 1 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific
(Note: One week early to avoid Supercomputing18. Great opportunity to think about improving your presentations!)

Presented by Elyse Aurbach, Public Engagement Lead, Office of Academic Innovation, University of Michigan

Join us for a special reprise of the Gateways 2017 Keynote! This presentation will be particularly useful for people presenting at conferences or to stakeholder communities.

Connecting people through scientific or engineering gateways requires effective communication. All gateway users – researchers, educators, public audiences – must understand the purpose, utility, and significance of the gateway if it is to be successful. Therefore, establishing effective communication practices to explain the project becomes critical to developing the gateway and ensuring its longevity. Fortunately, communication skills can be learned and practiced by anyone. Developing communication efforts with goals that align with those of the target audience, using storytelling to convey clear messages, and using appropriate language and visual elements are all key skills of a successful communication strategy. Putting these skills into practice can maximize the utility and benefits of your gateway for all parties involved.

Authorizing Access to Science Gateway Resources

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Presented by Jim Basney of NCSA & Trusted CI, Marlon Pierce of Indiana University & SGCI, and Tom Barton of the University of Chicago & Internet2

Data use agreements, controlled-access data sets, and restricted-access scientific instruments are just a few examples of authorization challenges faced by science gateways. There are many options for authenticating science gateway users, but fewer options for implementing complex authorization policies after users log on. The three panelists for this webinar will present their perspectives and experiences with authorization solutions applicable to science gateways.