A Note About RMIHC 2021
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on in-person events on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, the 2021 RMIHC will take place virtually rather than in-person. Participants and registered audience members will receive further information about the logistics of the conference; the below information is relevant only to our in-person conferences, which we hope we will be able to resume in the fall of 2022.
Each panel will be composed of no more than four graduate student presenters, plus a graduate student commentator and a faculty chair. The chair will introduce the presenters and their papers and will moderate the question and answer period. Chairs are also responsible for keeping the panels running on time and will, if necessary, cut short presentations that have run over their time limits. Commentators will read the papers in advance and will present their remarks after the paper presentations. Then the session will be opened up for questions and discussion with the audience. Each panel will last approximately 1.25 hours, so each presentation should last no more than 15 minutes. Full written papers must not exceed 10 pages in length, but the paper for the oral presentation must not exceed 8 pages in order to fit in the 15 minutes.
There is free wi-fi available on campus ("UCB Guest"). We will also have laptops available in each conference room; you may upload your presentation using a flashdrive if you prefer not to use your own laptop.
CU is a large campus and it can be a challenge for visitors to orient themselves. We will have maps available upon your arrival, but in the meantime, feel free to familiarize yourself with the campus by using this online map: https://www.colorado.edu/map/.
Conference activities will be held in three places on campus (for those unfamiliar with the University of Boulder, click on the following links to bring up google map data of any of the buildings). Friday's Reception will be in the Aspen Rooms on the second floor of the University Memorial Center (referred to as the UMC on campus). The panel presentations will be in Hellems Arts and Sciences on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evenings dinner and keynote presentation will be in the Flatirons Room on the third floor of the Center for Community (frequently referred to as the C4C on campus).
Conditions in Colorado
The weather in Boulder is often variable, and the temperature can drop thirty degrees over the course of the day. Bringing a light jacket for the evenings is advisable. Additionally, Boulder is located at an altitude of 5,430 feet. The change in altitude can make many people dizzy or nauseated; drink plenty of water to mediate the effects.