2008 PKAL Roundtable

Application, Fees & Cancellation Procedures

Application Deadline (extended): February 1, 2008

2008 PKAL Roundtable on the Future Undergraduate STEM Learning Environment
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
- near the Washington Dulles International Airport -
Chantilly, Virginia
February 29 - March 2, 2008

Application Process

The 2008 PKAL Roundtable on the Future Undergraduate STEM Learning Environment is designed as a conversation engaging academics and design professionals about emerging best practices (what works) in shaping spaces that serve 21st century students and science most creatively and cost-effectively, over the long-term. Sessions will address issues of import to all with responsibility for and experience with asking critical questions about the 21st century undergraduate STEM learning environment—persons dealing with issues ranging from curricular and pedagogical change to those captured under the broad umbrella of ‘sustainability. As with past facilities planning workshops, this Roundtable will be of value to campuses at all stages in the process of considering new spaces for science; however, teams from campuses wrestling with how to accommodate contemporary pedagogies, how to foster campus-wide discussions about the institutional future are also welcome. Individuals and teams from both campuses and from design professional firms are invited to apply to attend. (Note that teams of academics and design professionals can submit a session abstract.)

Teams will be selected from applications received by Friday, February 1, 2008 (extended deadline). Applications received after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.


Applications are to be submitted electronically; click here to access the online form. Information requested on the online application form follows:

  1. Contact information for team members.

  2. For academics: A one-page description of your current activities and/or anticipated efforts on your campus that focus on one or more of the three Roundtable themes.

    For design professionals: A one-page description of your current activities that focus on one or more of the three Roundtable themes.

    Please note which theme/s you are addressing in your description.

  3. For academics: A brief ‘vision’ statement of the future undergraduate STEM learning environment that would serve your circumstances and context.

    For design professionals: A brief description of the characteristics of the physical undergraduate STEM learning environment that would serve students, science and society well, into the future.

  4. Brief description of each member of the proposed team and a one paragraph explanation of the appropriateness of the team.

  5. One resource that you/your team recommends as a resource for the Roundtable, with citation and a brief annotation about why.

Teams will be given preference, however individual participants will be accepted as observers, subject to available space. Observers should follow the application procedure outlined above.

Roundtable Fees & Cancellation Policy

The application fee for the event is $450.00 per person. The fee includes meals and event materials. Participants will be invoiced after the event. Project Kaleidoscope accepts payment by check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). Participants are responsible for the cost of lodging and travel.

Event cancellations must be made in writing to Project Kaleidoscope at applications@pkal.org. Full refunds will be provided to those who cancel by 5:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 21. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Full event fees will be charged for "no-shows" (no refunds will be given). Registrations are transferable within an institution..


Please call at 202-232-1300 or write to applications@pkal.org