What is "Convo with Cantwell"?

This monthly live fireside chat is designed to improve communications campus wide and answer your questions about the university's research and innovation enterprise.

As senior vice president for research and innovation, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell leads the office of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII). aWe are a service unit responsible for expanding the university's capacity for knowledge creation and discovery; integrating efforts by faculty, students, staff, and executive leaders to move inventions and technologies to the marketplace; increasing the university's connectivity with external collaborators; spearheading industry and public partnerships; and increasing total research funding.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Convo with Cantwell and to hearing from you. Open communications are very important.

If you registered for the previous Convo With Cantwell, you are approved for the entire webinar series and do not have to register again. Note that you must use the link and password sent to you in your original confirmation email to join.

REGISTER HERE if this will be your first Convo with Cantwell webinar. Note that you must use your official University of Arizona email address to be approved. Sign-in details, including a password, will be emailed to you after your registration is processed.

*Future dates and times listed on the registration page are subject to change.

Prior to the event, you may email your questions to research@arizona.edu. Once logged in, all questions must be submitted via the webinar Q&A.


If you have already registered and have been approved for the Convo with Cantwell webinar series, you should have received a confirmation email from research@arizona.edu (no-reply@zoom.us) containing your specific login information. The subject line should be: "Convo with Cantwell Confirmation." You will need to use the information from that email to join the webinar.

For information on how members of the University of Arizona community can register for upcoming meetings, please email research@arizona.edu.

Past Episodes

Episode 4
Air Date:
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Topic: Mental health in the time of COVID-19

At her July 9 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, SVP for Research & Innovation, will host a panel discussion on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in our community. In addition to our panel of experts, Dr. Cantwell will be joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Senior Director Lori Schultz.

Episode 3
Air Date:
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Episode 2
Air Date:
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Episode 1
Air Date:
Monday, March 23, 2020