The Summit occured on June 25-27, 2008 on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY.

Planning Schedule

Friday, 2008 May 2 Facilitators Submitted State-of-the-Art Working Paper (no more than 10 pages in length) and Corresponding Resources
Friday, 2008 May 16 Distributed State-of-the-Art Working Paper and Resources to Constituency Group Leaders/Members
Wednesday, 2008 Jun 25-27 Summit to Create a Cyber-Community to Advance Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals in STEM (DHH Cyber-Community)
2008, Jun 25 Facilitator's Pre-Summit Meeting (Half-Day Afternoon)
2008 Jun 26-27 Team Meetings, Draft Summary Report/Recommendations
Monday, 2008 Sept 15 Final Summary Report/Recommendations

Tentative Summit Schedule
The Summit was three working days in duration: a half-day pre-Summit meeting of facilitators, two full days of working team meetings, and a half-day post-Summit facilitator's meeting.

Pre-Summit Facilitator's Meeting - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 (afternoon) Summit plans, logistics, and unresolved issues were addressed in preparation for the two full day working team meetings.
Summit Day 1 - Thursday, June 26, 2008 (full day) After a brief welcome, each of the working groups met as a panel in the presence of all other Summit participants. The co-facilitators led discussions among the panel members using the white paper for that team as a catalyst for articulating the potential benefits and challenges of creating an on-line remote interpreting and captioning infrastructure for that constituency group. At the conclusion of the session, other participants were invited to comment (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM) Participants were then asked to breakout into their working groups (closed session) to refine and articulate the major issues and challenges associated with the development of the new on-line remote system from their respective constituency group (2:00 PM until completion).
Summit Day 2 - Friday, June 27, 2008 (full day) The facilitator and co-facilitator of each team presented their team's recommendations, in sequence, to the entire Summit gathering, with all members participating in discussions (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM). Concluding summary remarks were offered by the conference organizers and the next steps were presented to the Summit participants.