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Short Courses


Short Course proposals are due September 25, 2017.

Courses on topics within the general scope of the Conference will be offered on Sunday, April 8, and Tuesday afternoon, April 10. 

Proposals are to include a summary of course content, a draft of the agenda, the proposed length (4 or 8 hours), instructor biosketches, and a description of course materials. To submit a course for consideration, please complete the Short Course Proposal Form and return it to

Proposals will be evaluated, and the course Point-of-Contact (POC) will be notified of the results by October 31, 2017. If a course is selected, the POC will be sent information about scheduling and how course registrations will be handled. Course descriptions will be posted here in November 2017. 


Paid by Feb. 23, 2018

Paid after Feb. 23, 2018

Half-Day Course (4 Hours)



Full-Day Course (8 Hours)



Short Course Registration Terms & Conditions

Payment is required to confirm registration. The registration discounts will apply only to payments received by the specified dates. Checks will be accepted for registrations made through February 23, 2018. Beginning February 24, 2018, payment can be made only by major credit card. Purchase orders will not be accepted.


For Short Course registration cancellations received by February 23, 2018, the registration fee will be refunded less a $50 service fee. No refunds will be made after February 23, 2018, but paid no-shows will receive all materials covered by their registration fees. Substitutions for registrants will be accepted, preferably with advance notice. If Battelle cancels the Short Courses due to circumstances beyond Battelle’s reasonable control such as, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of war, government emergency, labor strikes, and/or unavailability of the event or exhibition facility, Battelle shall refund to attendee his/her previously paid registration fee(s) less a share of event cost incurred by Battelle. This refund shall be the attendee’s exclusive remedy and Battelle’s sole liability for cancellation of the event for reasons generally described in this paragraph.

No one under 18 years of age will be admitted to any Conference event unless registered as a student, valid student ID required at check-in.