McNair Scholars Research Conference

Logistics

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

FIU mascot with face maskAt FIU, we believe that keeping our community healthy and well is a shared responsibility. The best way to support this goal is by practicing responsible behaviors. Everyone who visits one of our campuses or academic locations must follow all on-campus safety protocols, which include practicing physical distancing, washing hands frequently, and observing safety guidelines in offices, classrooms, public spaces, housing, and laboratories. Additionally, it is strongly advised that individuals on campus wear a face covering while indoors.

All conference attendees will also need to complete a daily self-screening through FIU’s Panthers Protecting Panthers (P3) platform. Each morning, conference attendees will receive an email with a link to a series of screening questions that all faculty, staff, students, and visitors must answer before coming to our campuses or academic locations.

For additional information regarding current FIU safety protocols, please visit our university’s repopulation website.

LODGING INFORMATION

InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral, Florida, 33172
Phone: (305) 468-1400
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Room rate: $125/night
The tax rate assessed to all rooms will be at 13% per room per night. When budgeting your hotel expenses, please add this to the room rate for each night.

Click here to book your rooms.
Room reservations must be confirmed by October 22, 2021 in order to guarantee the conference rate.

InterContinental at Doral Miami hotel

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As Miami’s first and only public research university, FIU is a Top 50 public universityphoto of Miami skyline that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. High research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 260,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Land Acknowledgment

Florida International University acknowledges that our institution is located on the ancestral homelands of sovereign Native nations, including the Tequesta, the Calusa, and today, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians, the Elders past and present, by fully recognizing Indigenous sovereignty as well as the historical and contemporary relationship between Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. It is within our responsibility as an academic institution to uphold knowledge about the history of FIU with the original stewards of this land that we live, learn, and work on. We encourage our university community to read and learn about ways to support our local Indigenous communities in their efforts to preserve Seminole and Miccosukee land rights, cultural practices, and aid them in the conservation of our environment.

Consistent with our University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, FIU is working towards creating an academic environment that is inclusive of Indigenous students, faculty, and staff who have often been rendered invisible due to structural discriminatory practices. At FIU, we hold ourselves accountable to serving local, regional and worldwide Indigenous communities through academic policy-oriented research, education, partnerships, community service, as well as enrollment initiatives, to overcome the effects of Indigenous exclusion and erasure in our own academic institution. It is our hope that acknowledging the land helps us to better understand that harm has been done and to address the legacies of violence in our communities in order to create a pathway to true healing.