GMiS Summit

July 11 - 12, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The summit is a perfect time to discover the unique opportunities that the 31st Annual GMiS Conference and Great Minds in STEM have to offer your organization. The GMiS Summit convenes sponsors to select the HENAAC Award winners, finalize conference participation, engage with other sponsors, and learn about the latest programs taking place within GMiS.  The Summit also includes a meeting of the GMiS Board of Directors and a training for GmiS Conference Delegates.

Hotel Information:

Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 21, 2019

Summit Hotel Rate: $159 Single/Double Occupancy
                                  $209 Tower Rooms (Based on availability)

Hotel Reservation Link:

Disney Group Reservations Phone Team: (407) 939-4686

Key Activities Include:

Selection Committee
Each year, a committee comprised of conference sponsors, academicians, past honorees, and stakeholders come together to review the HENAAC Award nominations.  The committee requires the commitment of a full day of revision and scoring of candidates as well as thoughtful debate, discussion and dialogue. Rankings are tallied and then presented to the Selection Committee Chairs - Deans of the science and engineering schools from the universities serving as Academic Hosts - for final review and certification.

Conference Planning Committee
This committee has the opportunity to preview the GMiS Conference from start to finish.  It is a six to eight hour meeting where operations are reviewed and questions are asked and answered.  Because Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida is a new conference location, GMiS in conjunction with the hotel will conduct tours of the hotel and the facilities that will be available for use during the conference.  It is highly encouraged that sponsors send representatives to this event to begin working on individual conference space selection.

Special Meetings
This is an ideal time to schedule special meetings with GMiS staff members.  Large organizations like the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy have used the Summit to bring their multiple divisions together to share best practices and common goals for the conference in September.  Special meetings need to be requested at least 45 days in advance.

**Individuals being nominated for a HENAAC award are NOT eligible to participate at the Summit.