Thursday, February 23

Bus or shuttle transportation available from the Austin airport to campus, dinner, or to student residences (depending on a participant's arrival time).  Transportation to dinner and host residences provided by graduate students.  We'll be on the UT Austin campus, in the Gates Dell Complex (GDC), as well as in Austin around the campus.

         3:00-4:00 p.m. | Check-in | GDC Atrium
        Please allow time to complete GradFest registration

4:00-6:00 p.m. | Faculty/Student Reception | GDC Atrium
Guests and faculty members

6:30-9:00 p.m. | Dinner  | Sao Paulo's Restaurante
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students

Friday, February 24

Transportation to campus provided by graduate students. 

8:00-8:30 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast | GDC Atrium & GDC 6.302

8:30-9:10 a.m. | Welcome and Tour of the Gates Dell Complex (GDC)  | Bruce Porter | GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)

9:10-3:45 p.m. (ongoing) | Hospitality Suite Open | GDC North 5.202

9:20-10:05 a.m. | Research Area Presentations

3.516 - session speakers TBA 3.816 - session speakers TBA

10:05-10:50 | Research Area Meet & Greet (details TBA)

11:00-11:45 a.m. | Spotlight on New UTCS faculty (speakers TBA)

12:00-12:50 p.m. | Lunch with Faculty Members  | GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)

1:00-1:20 p.m. | Faculty Meetings (or break) 1
Each GradFest participant will have three Faculty Meetings

1:30-1:50 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 2

2:00-2:20 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 3

2:30-2:50 p.m.Faculty Meetings 4

       3:00-3:45 p.m. |  Research Area Meet and Greet (details TBA)

3:45-4:30 p.m. | Bull Session with GRACS (Graduate Representative Association of Computer Science) | GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)

4:30-5:15 p.m. | Campus tour

5:15-6:30 p.m. | TGIF (Dinner) | The Varsity Pizza & Pints
Monthly event for graduate students and faculty members sponsored by UTCS Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) Partners

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. | Friday Night in Austin, organized by GRACS
GradFest participants, hosts, and other graduate students

Saturday, February 25

Transportation to campus provided by graduate students. 

10:00-11:00 a.m. | Women's Coffee with Graduate Women in Computing (GWC) | Caffe Medici

11:00 a.m. (Optional) | Bike ride to Zilker Park, organized by GRACS
Registration required, availability of bikes is limited (or, bring your own bike)

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Brunch at Zilker Park, organized by GRACS
        GradFest participants, hosts, and other graduate students,
        Guests are Welcome with RSVP