The McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 8th International Symposium program will feature workshops and plenary sessions focusing on ongoing research and how the 35 partner universities of the McDonnell Academy can engage in the collaborative efforts of “forces reshaping the world.”

Workshops and events will be available to view by expanding the day-by-day schedules below. Program information is subject to change as the schedule is developed and confirmed. Please check back regularly for updates.

All workshops and sessions will be held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis unless otherwise noted.

October 8

All workshops and sessions will be held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis unless otherwise noted.

Schedule and details are subject to change. Check back often for updates.

8:00 AM
Check-in and early registration opens
Visiting attendees accommodated at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel are invited to check-in early and receive symposium materials.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
McDonnell Academy Alumni Workshop & Lunch
Private event – by invitation only

4:00 PM
Opening Keynote
Chancellor Andrew Martin
Washington University in St. Louis
Emerson Auditorium | Knight-Bauer Hall

4:30 – 6:00 PM
Opening Plenary Session
“Big Data for Good”
Emerson Auditorium | Knight-Bauer Hall

6:00 PM
Welcome Reception for All Attendees
Frick Forum | Knight-Bauer Hall

October 9

All sessions will be held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis unless otherwise noted.

Schedule and details are subject to change. Check back often for updates.

7:00 AM
Registration & guest services
Limited Symposium staff will be available to assist visiting attendees accommodated at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel throughout the day.

8:00 AM
Breakfast, Registration & Guest services
Symposium staff will be available to assist all guests on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Workshop Sessions

Workshop Session times and venues will be available to view as details are finalized.

2:30 – 5:00 PM
Plenary Session II & 3MT® Competition
“Access to Opportunity”
Clark-Fox Forum | Hillman Hall

6:00 – 8:00 PM
McDonnell Academy 15th Anniversary Alumni Reception
Private event – by invitation only

October 10

All workshops and sessions will be held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis unless otherwise noted.

Schedule and details are subject to change. Check back often for updates.

8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Workshop Sessions

Workshop Session times and venues will be available to view as details are finalized.

2:30 – 4:00 PM
3MT® Student Competition
Clark-Fox Forum | Hillman Hall

4:30 – 6:00 PM
Plenary Session III
“How to Save Our Planet”
Clark-Fox Forum | Hillman Hall

7:30 PM
Symposium Gala Dinner for All Attendees
St. Louis Gateway Arch