Attending the Conference
How to participate
The Gordon conference organization handles applications for the conference. They encourage interested people to apply now. All participants should apply, even invited speakers, so you won't slip through any cracks. If you'd like to present a poster on your work, describe it on the application form. You can apply online, by mail to Gordon Research Conferences, University of Rhode Island, P. O. Box 984, West Kingston RI 02892-0984, by phone to (401)783 4011, by fax to (401)783 7644, or by email. You may check whether you've been accepted here. The GRC sends email notification to those accepted and provides instructions on how to register. One must register in order to attend.
Travel and site The GRC web site has extensive information about accomodations and travel information for the Connecticut College site, including charter bus to the conference.
Financial support We have applied for some funding for the conference. We are now figuring out how to best distribute this funding to help participants. Participants from Europe are invited to inquire with the European Commission, the French CNRS, the Deutsche Forschungemeinshaft, the British SERC etc. about the possibility of travel funds to attend the conference.
Those seeking support from the conference should Click the "yes" button at the bottom of the Gordon conference application form, where it asks... Are you interested in applying for support from any of these programs? In addition please say what you need and why in the bottom box, where it says In the box below, indicate your particular activities... The organizers encourage those from groups underrepresented in science and engineering to attend. Funding is earmarked for members of these groups. They also encourage postdocs and graduate students to participate. If you belong to one of these groups, please mention this on the form.
The Gordon conference organization charters a bus to the conference from Providence and Boston airports. You have to reserve the bus in advance by faxing a reservation form to the GRC details here .
6/10 update: You can bring a poster even if you didn't say so on your application. But please tell Paul McEuen by email about your plans so he will know what's happening. We invite participants to present their work in poster sessions to be organized in the afternoons. If you'd like to present a poster, mention it on the application form. Here's the GRC's info about posters and meeting rooms at the Connecticut College site. Many people want to present posters, so we have to restrict you to one poster per participant. We plan to have the posters on display throughout the conference. A time will be set aside for people to discuss their posters. Tentatively we plan to have these poster hours at 4 o'clock on Monday and Tuesday. Paul McEuen is in charge of the posters.
From the GRC organization.
If you are accepted, the next step is to register. The GRC will send you a personalized link to the GRC online registration site. When you complete the online registration, you become Registered.
For speakers and discussion leaders
The conference provides good audio-visual support. See GRC information for our site
for more information. This page notes that if you plan to use the digital projector, you have to bring your own laptop and a standard connector.
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