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Student Shop Managers Consortium (SSMC) is a community of practice for personnel in academic making environments and affiliates.

SSMC 2020 - Virtual Conference: Shop/Lab Safe Reopening

  • 21 Jul 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • ZOOM


Registration is closed


Please join us on Tuesday, July 21st from 12pm-4pm Central Time for a virtual conference on the Reopening shops and labs safely with the onset of COVID-19. We will feature some speakers and panel discussions focusing on what some schools are doing* to safely open their shops. 


12 noon CDT - Welcome
Amy Kavalewitz, SSMC President

  • Welcome
  • Housekeeping - format for the conference - Q&A, Chat functions
  • Announcements

12:10 pm CDT - PPE & Cleaning and disinfection
MODERATOR: Amy Kavalewitz, Rice University
  • James Titus - Texas A&M University
  • Alma Barolome - Tulane University
  • Michelle Edward Longway - Maryland Institute College of Art

1:25 pm CDT - Shop operation and university regulations
MODERATOR: Mohamed Haroun, Columbia University
  • Melissa Goldman - University of Virginia School of Architecture
  • Leigh Cole - School of the Art Institute Chicago
  • Eric Pulse - California Polytechnic State University

2:40 pm CDT - Training while physical distancing or virtually, communicating Covid guidelines
MODERATOR: Ashley Lamb, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Rachel Vroman and Chris Hansen - Harvard University
  • Steve Earp - Duke University
  • Raymond Krajci - Case Western

3:55 pm CDT Wrap-up
Steve Earp, SSMC Vice President
  • Closing Remarks
  • Reminders
  • Stay safe

This conference will occur using ZOOM video conferencing, with brief presentations or panel discussions preceding a group discussion about each topic.  A link to the conference will be sent out in a separate email before the conference. 

If you would like to submit some questions to be answered by our speakers and panelists, please submit them HERE!

*this conference is meant to showcase ideas, processes and procedures that some schools have come up with to reopen their shops as safely as possible.  This is in no way an instructional or how-to conference. 

SSMC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. USA