Member Testimonials about the Annual AMGDB Meeting
"I have found the discussions to be useful in the information that I can bring back regarding teaching modalities, tenure, salaries, start-up funds and a variety of other topics. I have made some good friends, valuable research contacts and several collaborations from these meetings."
"There is value in the interchange with fellow Chairs, meeting new Chairs, discussing important issues that we are all dealing with in our home institutions, and seeing how some have met challenges most of us encounter."
"The contacts I've made here have proved extremely valuable and I concur that they would not have been cemented nearly so well in a more conventional setting. Being locked up with all of you non-stop playing…and discussing scientific and other issues at formal sit-down meetings has allowed me to get to know surprisingly many of my colleagues on a very personal, unpretentious level, which has already led to collaborations on regional projects and solutions for potentially prickly personnel and political issues that some of them had already encountered in their own jobs. This process has made me much better at my job. Thank you! I hope that we don't lose sight of the value of joyfully and respectfully convening with others with similar values, problems and goals in an environment that stimulates close, personal interactions."
"…a great meeting where some of the most important networking and information-exchange takes place outside of the formal meeting…a pleasant and stimulating winter-break in a warm climate...."