The conference is for gateway creators and users who want to connect with and learn from others like them.

We have a terrific schedule planned! (See "The conference at a glance" below for a big-picture overview.)

Gateways 2020 Video Highlights

Interactive Keynote on Championing Science with Dr. Roger Aines and Amy Aines

What does it take to convince a funder or a user of the value of your gateway? Co-authors Dr. Roger and Amy Aines will shed light on how to tailor your communication to overcome barriers to adoption. Bringing their combined perspective and insights from her four decades as a communications strategist and his as a geochemist and climate technologist, the Aines duo will illuminate the theory and practice of situational communication and why it takes more than the right words to influence others to act. During this keynote interview, they will share practical advice based on 11 principles from their instructive book Championing Science – Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers.

 

GitHub's Archive Program -- Cooler than you can imagine!

The GitHub Archive Program https://archiveprogram.github.com/ has the goal of preserving open source software for future generations, storing code safely in an Arctic vault. This amplifies the meaning of "code preservation" to a new level. In this closing interactive keynote, we will learn from Thomas Dohmke, VP of Strategic Programs at GitHub, about the Archive Program and explore what this fascinating program might imply for the future responsibilities and opportunities of gateways.

 

See all concurrent sessions on SGCI's YouTube Channel.

The conference at a glance

Here's an overview of the schedule, which includes about 3 hours of content each day, plus breaks. For the graphically inclined, a table of the schedule is below.

Tutorials and Workshops Track: Week of October 12-16

Each day from 

  • Eastern: 1:00pm-4:30pm with a break at 2:30pm ET
  • Central: 12:00pm-3:30pm with a break at 1:30pm CT
  • Mountain: 11:00am-2:30pm with a break at 12:30pm MT
  • Pacific: 10:00am-1:30pm with a break at 11:30pm PT

Main Conference Track: Week of October 19-23

Each day begins with a 1-hour plenary session at

  • Eastern: 1:00pm ET
  • Central: 12:00pm CT
  • Mountain: 11:00am MT
  • Pacific: 10:00am PT

Plenaries are followed by a 30-minute break: Use this time for stretching, grabbing a bite to eat, networking, browsing posters, or visiting sponsor “booths” — or all of the above! Note that concurrent session presenters may be setting up in your Zoom room during the break. You can easily carry on your conversation in QiqoChat using one of the many Social Spaces. Pick a “Coffee Table” location and hop into a Zoom meeting right there.

The rest of the day features two more sessions, such as Concurrent Sessions, Learning Labs, or Special Events, in 50- or 60-minute blocks with a 30-minute break in between. These two sessions resume at

  • Eastern: 2:30pm ET
  • Central:  1:30pm CT
  • Mountain: 12:30pm MT
  • Pacific: 11:30pm PT

and end each day no later than

  • Eastern: 5pm Eastern
  • Central: 4pm Central
  • Mountain: 3pm Mountain
  • Pacific: 2pm Pacific

 

Week of October 12–16: Tutorials & Workshops Track

Welcome/help desk opens 1 hour before sessions begin

Tutorials begin

  • Eastern: 1:00pm ET
  • Central: 12:00pm CT
  • Mountain: 11:00am MT
  • Pacific: 10:00am PT
Break (30 minutes)
  • Eastern: 2:30pm ET
  • Central: 1:30pm CT
  • Mountain: 12:30pm MT
  • Pacific: 11:30am PT

Tutorials end

  • Eastern: 4:30pm ET
  • Central: 3:30pm CT
  • Mountain: 2:30pm MT
  • Pacific: 1:30pm PT

Week of October 19–23: Main Conference Track

Welcome/help desk opens 1 hour before sessions begin

Plenaries begin

  • Eastern: 1:00pm ET
  • Central: 12:00pm CT
  • Mountain: 11:00am MT
  • Pacific: 10:00am PT
Break (30 minutes)
  • Eastern: 2:00pm ET
  • Central: 1:00pm CT
  • Mountain: 12:00pm MT
  • Pacific: 11:00am PT
Two additional sessions 
(50 or 60 minutes each),
 starting at 
  • Eastern: 2:30pm ET
  • Central: 1:30pm CT
  • Mountain: 12:30pm MT
  • Pacific: 11:30am PT

A 30-minute break is scheduled between the second and third session of each day.

Why attend?

Here are some comments from prior attendees...

"I appreciated the Gateways 2019 conference for the opportunity to finally meet with collaborators face-to-face. Building a science gateway involves partnerships from multiple institutions. Remote collaborations via email and web conferencing are effective, but there is no replacement for working shoulder-to-shoulder with colleagues to identify problems and make quick progress.”
Julien Chastang, Gateways 2019

"The time spent there listening to presentations and talking to people was so valuable for me (and also so much fun!).  I returned with lots of connections and possible interactions — nothing could be more vital for our work.”
Ann Christine Catlin, Gateways 2018

"Attending Gateways 2017 was on the top of my list for this year and the event was even better than I envisioned. It was great to see a welcoming community of like-minded people to learn about interesting projects, share thoughts, and make plans for the future. The organization of the event was one of the best I've ever attended.”
Enis Afgan,
Gateways 2017

 

Silver Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsor
Sustaining Sponsor
New Sponsor
Sustaining Sponsor
Sustaining Sponsor

 

Bronze Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsor
Sustaining Sponsor

New Sponsor
Sustaining Sponsor

In-kind Sponsors

Supporting Student Participation
at Gateways 2020
Providing Media Coverage
for Gateways 2020

This conference is brought to you by