Berkeley — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Outside of Brown's (the picnic tables between Li Ka Shing, Morgan Hall, and Mulford Hall)
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am

Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss how we can continue to build our researcher community!

LBL – Bargaining Lunch @ LBL Cafeteria
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm

Join for a brown bag lunch to discuss building a more inclusive, accessible, equitable, and diverse research community.

Dessert items will be provided!

Davis Membership Meeting – Postdoc Fellowships @ Physics 432
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in the process of applying for a fellowship or just thinking about applying for one? Confused or uncertain about the ins and outs of doing so? At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss best practices for applications. And your colleagues are often the best resource for demystifying the process so we’ll also hear from Postdocs about their experiences with fellowship applications.

Lunch will be provided!

Davis – Spring Barbecue @ Emma's house
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the season, socialize and discuss ways we can further strengthen our researcher community. Food and some drinks will be provided but feel free to BYOB (and snacks). There’ll be corn hole, bocce and a sign-making station for the March for Science the following week! Partners, family, friends are welcome to join.

San Francisco – Researcher Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
May 2 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly First Thursday researcher happy hour! All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow researchers. Get to know new folks and bring out your labmates too!

Hope to see you there!

Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 101
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Davis – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Life Sciences 3002
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bargaining officially begins on May 14 at UCLA for the first-ever contract for Academic Researchers! At this month’s meeting we’ll discuss AR experiences with promotion, what works and doesn’t work about current procedures, and brainstorm ways that we can negotiate a more fair and transparent process. Anyone who is interested in this topic should please come and share your ideas.

Lunch will be provided!

Irvine – Researcher Coffee hour @ Seating area next to Biological Sciences 3 (building 519)
May 9 @ 4:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow Postdocs and Researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss how we can continue to build our researcher community!

Berkeley & LBL — Postdoc Power Happy Hour 🍻👊 @ Postdoc Union Office
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

What will it take for Postdocs to win a great contract in 2020? An engaged community of thousands of Postdocs working together! If you’re interested in learning more about how we can build Postdoc power to better collectively advocate for and make progress on the issues we care about, we invite you to join our “Building Postdoc Power” skill building happy hour.

In 90 minutes, we will:

  • Practice communication skills and get comfortable talking with colleagues about our Union and our upcoming contract negotiations
  • Strategize about how Postdocs can participate throughout the bargaining process to win big improvements in 2020
  • Learn leadership skills to help grow our community of engaged Postdocs and build Postdoc power
  • Enjoy pizza and beverages and meet fellow Postdocs!


If you have questions, please contact Carly at We hope you’ll join us!

San Francisco (Mission Bay) – Researcher Coffee Hour ☕🍪 @ Sandler Hall Courtyard
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop by for coffee and cookies and meet your fellow researchers on campus!