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The SSMC Conference is designed to bring Student Shop managers and directors together to discuss important safety issues and concerns in student shops across the nation. This year’s theme is “Making Making Safe for All.” SSMC 2019 will offer presentations, a vendor symposium, and the opportunity to network with student shop peers from colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Conference Audience

Faculty, staff and students who oversee, utilize or consult with academic making environments such as machine shops, wood shops, sculpture studios, theater shops, and makerspaces. EHS and Risk Management personnel with making environment oversight responsibilities.

Conference Goal

Continue development of a professional community that brings together personnel from student shops and making spaces from a broad array of post-secondary educational institutions and disciplines to share case-studies and discuss common challenges such as: safety, training, inclusion, technology, finances, and equipment.

Conference Focus

The focus of this year’s conference will center around the work of three standing committees in the Student Shop Managers Consortium: Health & Safety + Risk Management, Diversity & Inclusion, and Standard Operating Procedures. Over three days each committee will present its work to date while leading a panel discussion of identified major issues and seeking the input of attendees. Small group breakout sessions will afford the opportunity for discussion of panel topics and those additional topics raised by attendees. Further review of these discussions by the whole conference will focus on setting goals for further work by each committee in accordance with the mission of the SSMC.

Conference Location

Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center
Yale University
391 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale University - Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.

New Haven, Connecticut - enjoys exquisite physical attributes: its shoreline perch, rugged outcroppings, and other natural wonders, as well as an historic commitment in this city to preserve these celebrated features and their accessibility. New Haven is also a resourceful, diverse, creative and resilient community full of talented people, and venerable institutions, with a notable legacy of innovative, outspoken, and thoughtful expression.

Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center at Yale University is conveniently located on Yale’s New Haven campus. The building, designed by the firm of Robert A. M. Stern, former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, is LEED Gold certified and conforms to benchmarks set by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Accomodations

Residential College: Yale’s residential colleges foster a community atmosphere in a friendly, supportive environment. 68) single occupancy rooms in one of Yale’s newest residential colleges on Prospect Street will be available to conference attendees. These rooms are within suites with shared baths on each floor. Each single room has air conditioning, access to a fitness center, lounge space, laundry room and courtyard. Residential College rooms can be reserved through the conference registration portal.

SINGLE $86.10/day
Linen Pack $28.00
A linen pack is available for those staying on campus for a fee of $28.00 and includes a fitted sheet, bed sheet, pillowcase, and towels.

Courtyard Marriott: We have arranged for a block of rooms at the local downtown Courtyard Marriott at Yale. To book the discounted rate, please click here: Book your group rate for Student Shop Managers Conference

Transportation

Transportation to and from the Greenberg Conference Center and the Courtyard Marriott and College Housing will be provided. Both lodging sites are within a reasonable walking distance to the center.

Tweed-New Haven Airport - http://www.flytweed.com/

Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport is a public airport located three miles southeast of downtown New Haven, in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The airport is partly located in the City of New Haven, which owns the airport, and partly in the town of East Haven.

155 Burr St, New Haven, CT 06512

Bradley International Airport - https://bradleyairport.com/

Bradley International Airport is a civil/military airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, United States. Owned and operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, it is the second-largest airport in New England. The airport is about halfway between Hartford and Springfield.

Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096


Connecticut Limo - Shuttle Vans between Bradley Airport and New Haven.

NYC to New Haven - MTA Metro Northtrains on the New Haven Line depart New York City's Grand Central Terminal at least every hour on the hour from 07:00 am until after midnight on weekdays, with extra trains put on during the peak morning and evening commuting hours. Trains run at least every two hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

The trip from New York City's Grand Central Terminal to New Haven takes 1-3/4 hours.

Check out an overview of the
2019 Conference
HERE

Registration: $525

Registration deadline: Closed

Please contact Rorie at Yale if you would like to still attend. 

If space available, registration after June 25, 2019 will be $525.


PROGRAM

(tentative)

TUESDAY, July 9

8:00am 

Registration Desk Open

8:00am

Continental Breakfast

9:00am 

Greeting & Overview

9:15am 

Yale Presentation

10:00am

EHS Committee Presentation

10:30am

Break 

10:45am

EHS Panel Discussion

11:45am

Group Discussion  / EHS panel / Questions for Breakouts

12:30pm

Lunch – Social Time - Vendor Time

1:30pm

Breakout small group discussion

2:30pm

Small group presentation/Discussion

3:30pm

Vendor Time

4:45pm

Wrap Up



Evening

Dinner on your own and in small groups

Wednesday, July 10

8:00am

Registration Desk Open

8:00am

Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Greeting & Overview

9:15am

SSMC Business

10:00am

Diversity Committee Presentation

10:30am

Break /Vendor Time/ Set Up for Panel Discussion

11:30am

Diversity Panel Discussion/Group Discussion/ Questions for Breakouts

12:30pm 

Lunch – Social Time - Vendor Time

1:30pm

Breakout small group discussion

2:15pm

Small group presentation/Discussion

3:00pm

Vendor Time/Shop Tours 1


Architecture    - Drama    - CEID    - Wright Lab

4:30pm

Vendor Time/Shop Tours 2


Architecture    - Drama    - CEID    - Wright Lab

6:00pm

Dinner Reception


THURSDAY, July 11

8:00am 

Continental Breakfast

9:00am

SOP Committee Presentation

9:30am

SOP Panel Discussion

10:30am

Break

10:45am

SOP Open Discussion

11:30am

Wrap Up - Look Ahead



SPONSORSHIP

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference

CLICK HERE!

Inquiries

Conference information will be posted in the spring. If you have general questions about SSMC you may direct them info@myssmc.org






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