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Westin Crystal City

Arlington, VA (Washington, DC)

1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Arlington, VA 22202

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The annual FALCON conference is the premiere event for 1994 (Tribal Colleges & Universities) land-grant administrators, extension directors, faculty, researchers and students. The conference provides training, professional development and networking opportunities among the 1994s and with their strategic partners, including USDA NIFA, other federal agencies, the 1862 and 1890 land grants, and the nonprofit sector. As always, there is a strong focus on student presentation and career development.

This year's conference will be held at the Westin Crystal City in Arlington, DC, which is in our nation's capital and close to our federal partners. The conference will start with pre-conference workshops on Friday, November 3, 2017, and will conclude on Monday, November 6, 2017.

We are excited to announce two pre-conference workshops on Friday afternoon, November 3, 2017. Participation in a pre-conference workshop requires a $50 fee for each workshop paid in advance to cover transportation and logistical costs. Please note that you may attend both workshops as time allows. The workshops being offered are:

1. Learning Genetics with an Indigenous perspective: Tribal Colleges Consortium on Genomics Training: Join the movement and give your voice to the new Tribal Colleges Consortium on Genomics Training (TCCGT). TCCGT aims to create a network of tribal colleges and universities dedicated to expanding training and grant opportunities in genomics for Tribal College faculty, to increasing recruitment and preparation of Tribal College students interested in genomics, to enhance genomics curricula at TCUs, and incorporating genomics in the context of traditional views. Over coffee, cookies, and snacks, we want to hear how we should best implement this new consortium and how to measure success. Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin hotel. Capacity: 60.

2. Tour of the National Museum of American Indians Cultural Resource Center: The Cultural Resources Center (CRC), the second of three facilities comprising the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, is home to the extensive collections and research programs of the museum. Opened in 1999, the CRC, located just outside of Washington, D.C., in Suitland, Maryland, provides state-of-the-art resources and facilities for the proper conservation, protection, handling, cataloging, research, and study of the museum's collections, library holdings, and photo and paper archives. The CRC also serves as a hub for the museum's technology, information resources, and Web development, and as a production center for the museum's public facilities on the Mall and in New York City. Time: Depart Hotel at 12:00 p.m.; Return to hotel at 3:00 p.m. Capacity 24.

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