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									     Self-authorship Theory Development and Assessment Across the Lifespan
                          Riva San Vitale, Switzerland
                                May 18-21, 2008
                              Conference Agenda

This working conference creates the context for a small, cross-disciplinary group of
invited scholars to engage in intense dialogue that advances theoretical understanding of
self-authorship development and its assessment from adolescence through mature
adulthood across cultural perspectives. Held at the Virginia Tech Center in Riva San
Vitale, the conference is supported by the Virginia Tech Institute of Society, Culture and
Environment, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the Office of
Outreach and International Affairs.

Sunday, May 18, 2008
Opening Session

5:00 pm                   Opening Reception----Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

6:30 pm – 6:45 pm         Welcome
                          Peggy S. Meszaros, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
                          University (USA)

6:45 – 7:45 pm            Panel Dialogue: Voices of Self-Authorship
                          Marcia Baxter Magolda, Miami University (Ohio) (USA)
                          Lisa M. Boes, Harvard University (USA)
                          With video featuring Robert Kegan, Harvard University (USA)

                          Video clips of various phases of the evolution of self-
                          authorship will be used as the basis for dialogue about key
                          theoretical concepts and cultural dynamics. This interactive
                          session is intended to establish a frame of reference for the
                          conference dialogue.

7:45-8:15 pm              Key Theoretical & Methodological Questions
                          Facilitator:
                          Anne Laughlin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
                          University (USA)

                          We will share key theoretical and methodological questions
                          participants generated prior to the conference and invite
                          additions to the list. Meeting in talking circles will enable
                          participants to discuss these questions in a small group and get
                          acquainted. The synthesis of questions will form the
                          foundation for dialogues during the conference.




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Monday, May 19, 2008
Theory Development

7:00 – 8:30 am         Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am         Conference Agenda Overview
                       Marcia Baxter Magolda, Miami University (Ohio) (USA)

                       Conference overview including objectives, guiding principles,
                       generating norms for our work together, and logistical details.

9:30 – 10:45 am        Talking Circles: Self-Authorship Across the Lifespan

                       Small groups organized around the age group studied (e.g.,
                       early adolescents, late adolescents, adults) will convene to
                       share their work, explore cultural dynamics, discuss issues they
                       are encountering in their current work, and the theoretical
                       questions posed Sunday night. Participants will have read each
                       other’s papers prior to this dialogue.

10:45 – 11:00 am       Break

11:00 – noon           Panel Led Dialogue: Self-Authorship Across the Lifespan
                       Coordinator:
                       Anne Laughlin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
                       University (USA)

                       One member of each talking circle will serve on this panel to
                       share the cutting edge issues/ideas from their circle with the
                       whole group.

Noon - 1:00 pm         Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm         Synthesis Session Self-Authorship Across the Lifespan
                       Facilitators:
                       Lisa M. Boes, Harvard University (USA)
                       Marcia Baxter Magolda, Miami University (Ohio) (USA)

                       Dialogue to integrate insights, integrate theoretical ideas across
                       the life span, and across cultural dynamics. Some of this time
                       might be spent back in the talking circle, particularly working
                       with “works in progress” that participants bring to share.

3:00 – 6:30 pm         Informal Conversations and Reflection Time

6:30 pm                Dinner



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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Developing Theory through Research Design & Methodology

7:00 – 8:30 am        Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am        Overview for the Day

9:15 – 10:45 am       Talking Circles: Approaches to Self-Authorship

                      Small groups organized around participants’ approaches to
                      studying self-authorship will convene to share their work,
                      issues they are encountering in their current work, and the
                      methodological questions posed Sunday night. This discussion
                      would include research design questions, methodology,
                      methods, and instruments. Participants will have read each
                      other’s papers prior to this dialogue.

10:45 – 11:00 am      Break

11:00 – noon          Panel Led Dialogue: Approaches to Self-Authorship
                      Facilitators:
                      Jane Pizzolato, University of Pittsburgh (USA)

                      One member of each talking circle will serve on this panel to
                      share the cutting edge issues/ideas from their circle to the
                      whole group.

Noon - 1:00 pm        Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm        Synthesis Session: Approaches to Self-Authorship
                      Facilitators:
                      Jane Pizzolato, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
                      Elizabeth Creamer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
                      University (USA)

                      Dialogue to integrate insights, integrate methodological and
                      design ideas across different approaches. Some of this time
                      might be spent back in the talking circle, particularly working
                      with “works in progress” that participants bring to share.

3:00 – 6:30 pm        Informal Conversations and Reflection Time

6:30 pm               Dinner




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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Product Conversation

7:00 – 8:30 am       Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am       Writing Plans
                     Facilitator:
                     Elizabeth Creamer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
                     University (USA)

                     Stylus Press has agreed to publish a book based on the
                     conference that would move theory and assessment of self-
                     authorship forward. The book would include selected original
                     manuscripts submitted for the conference and synthesis
                     discussions from the conference. Assess participants’ interest,
                     identify goals, sketch a focus, possible content, and timeline.

9:30 – 10:00 am      Collaborative Possibilities
                     Facilitator:
                     Peggy S. Meszaros, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
                     University (USA)

                     Dialogue to explore additional “products” we could construct
                     from this conference that would move theory and assessment
                     forward (e.g., books, collaborative papers, research proposals,
                     future research collaborations, applications of this work to
                     practice).

10:00 – 11:00 am     Talking Circles: Future Collaborations

                     Small groups convene organized around mutual interests to
                     discuss possible future research collaborations (proposals,
                     projects, practical applications) and make plans to collaborate.

11:00 – noon         Conference Synthesis
                     Peggy S. Meszaros, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
                     University (USA)

                     Small groups share possible collaboration plans. Synthesis of
                     the conference dialogue and future plans.

Noon – 1:00 pm       Lunch

1:00 pm              Checkout time at Villa Maderni




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