41st Annual Maize Genetics Conference

Vogel, Julie M. Julie.M.Vogel at usa.dupont.com
Tue Dec 15 18:14:08 EST 1998


MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:
41st ANNUAL MAIZE GENETICS CONFERENCE
March 11-14, 1999
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (USA)

The 41st Annual Maize Genetics Conference is scheduled for March 11-14,
1999, to be held at the Grand Geneva Resort, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
(USA). This is the same venue as was used for last year's conference.
We invite one and all to attend, even those studying other plant
systems!

Featured Speakers:  Pat Schnable, Susan Wessler, Phil Benfey, Richard
Jorgensen.

Workshops:	Genomics Approaches to Maize and Cereal Research
					(J. Vogel & C. Weil, organizers)
				Technology Transfer and Licensing
					(A. Kriz, organizer)

The US Postal mailings have just been sent out to all who have address
profiles in MaizeDB and/or who have attended the conference in recent
previous years.  These mailings contain all pertinent information:
	-Room Reservation forms,
	-Meeting Registration forms,
	-Abstract Submission and Short talk request forms,
	-Student Funding Assistance forms,
	-Ground Transportation options/driving directions.
This information also now has been desposited verbatim
onto the 1999 meeting webpage, accessible from the Cooperator's page
listed on the maizeDB homepage.  The direct link is
http://www.agron.missouri.edu/Coop/Conf/1999.html

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
	FEB. 5, 1999	ABSTRACTS, REQUESTS FOR SHORT TALKS
						MEETING PRE-REGISTRATION
						REQUESTS FOR STUDENT
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
	FEB. 18, 1999	ROOM RESERVATIONS AT GRAND GENEVA LODGE


IMPORTANT AND NEW FEATURES OF NOTE FOR THIS YEAR (all are explained in
the mailed documents -- also available for download from the web):

-A graduated meeting registration fee structure: the fee is waived for
all students and retirees.  Academic and government attendees (lab
heads, PIs, postdocs, techs) have a lower fee than industry attendees.
Fees are lower for all paying attendees if you pre-register vs. on-site
register.

-Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards will be accepted for meeting
registration fee payments.

-This year is a transition year for Abstracts, which are to be submitted
by everyone in 3 ways (hardcopy, emailed attachment, and maizeDB webpage
entry).  This enables us to fully troubleshoot electronic abstract book
assembly in preparation for a planned all-electronic method next year,
while still having a hardcopy as a backup.

For questions or further information, contact this year's co-chairs,
Julie Vogel (julie.m.vogel at usa.dupont.com) or Cliff Weil
(cweil at uidaho.edu).






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