Winter Retina Conference '96

greg maguire gmaguire at gsbs.gs.uth.tmc.edu
Tue Sep 5 16:45:45 EST 1995


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<title>WINTER RETINA CONFERENCE</title><h1>WINTER RETINA CONFERENCE '96</h1=
><h1>Physiology, Computation, and Neuromorphic Engineering for Vision</h1>

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<h2>16-20 January 1996</h2>

<h2>Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA</h2>

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<h2>First Anouncement and Call For Abstracts</h2>

In January 1996, the first annual Winter Retina Conference

will be held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.  The meeting will bring togethe=
r leaders in the field of neural

circuitry, computational modeling, and neuromorphic engineering in retinas,=
 including both vertebrate and invertebrates. The purpose of the Winter Ret=
ina Conference =


is to present the latest results in the fundamental aspects of retinal circ=
uitry in a

setting conducive to informal and rich interaction between the participants=
=2E The meeting is limited to 50

participants and participation is by application and acceptance

only. The conference will include daily lectures and demonstrations. SUN Ul=
tra-SPARC and Super-SPARC workstations will be available for demonstrations=
=2E

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<h2>Conference Site: Teton Village, Jackson Hole, Wyoming</h2>

Jackson Hole is a sun drenched, mountain-rimmed valley noted for its natura=
l, rugged beauty,

powder snow, and numerous ski slopes. Many other activities besides great d=
ownhill skiing are available, including: X-country skiing,

ice-skating, sleigh rides, fishing, hunting, hiking, hot spring soaking, an=
d horseback riding to name a few. Teton Village will =


be the host site for the conference. Restaurants, niteclubs, and shopping a=
bound here. Yellowstone =


and Grand Teton National Parks are a short drive away from the slopes. Mout=
ain climbing schools and guides

are available in the city.

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<h2>Conference Hotel:</h2> The Inn at Jackson Hole. A beautiful hotel at th=
e base of the ski slope (yep, ski-in and ski-out)

and in the midst of Teton Village. Everything you need is in walking distan=
ce of the hotel, including good restaurants

and shopping. Standard room (2 beds)- $80.00/ night; Deluxe room (kitchenet=
te)- $120.00/night; Loft suites- $150.00/night.

Reservations at 800-842-7666 or fax at 307-733-0844. Identify yourself as a=
n attendee to the Winter Retina Conference for these special rates. =


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<h2>Travel:</h2> Jackson Hole is served by American, United, and Delta Airl=
ines. A 5-10% discount, depending on class of service,

 is available on American Airlines, the official airline of the 1996 Winter=
 Retina Conference. We advise using American Airlines

because they provide the only jet service directly to Jackson Hole. To rece=
ive a 5-10% discount on American Airlines, please call

American Airlines Meeting Services desk at 1-800-433-1790, identify youself=
 as an attendee to the Winter Retina Conference, and

use American Airlines "star number S-0116HZ" to book your flight.

<hr>

<h2>FEE: Upon Acceptance a Registration Fee of $100 US</h2>Housing and trav=
el information

will be sent following acceptance.

<hr>

<h2>Application: Send a one page abstract and a short c.v. to either:</h2>

Winter Retina Conference,

<a href=3D"http://shi18.uth.tmc.edu/home.htm">Greg Maguire</a>,

Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy,

University of Texas,

6420 Lamar Fleming,

Houston, TX 77030, USA

<p>

<h2>OR</h2>

Winter Retina Conference,

William Beaudot,

Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA,

IC & Systems Research,

Dept. of Bio-Inspired Advanced Research,

Rue de la Maladiere 71,

Case postale 41

CH-2007 Neuchatel, Switzerland

<p>

<h2>OR</h2>

Winter Retina Conference

Andre'van Schaik

EPFL-MANTRA

Centre for Neuro-Mimetic Systems

INJ-035 Ecublens

CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

<p>

Information and abstracts may also be sent via email:gmaguire at gsbs.gs.uth.t=
mc.edu  =


<hr>

<h2> Confirmed Attendees</h2> Xavier Arreguit, CSEM, Switzerland; William B=
eaudot, CSEM, Switzerland; Buster Boahen, CalTech; Horacio Cantiello, Harva=
rd; Nicolas Franceschini, CNRS, Marseille; Jeanny Herault, Grenoble, France=
; Harvey Karten, UCSD; Kent Keyser, UCSD; Shih-Chii Liu, CalTech; Greg Magu=
ire, Texas; Misha Mahowald, Oxford; Steve Massey, Texas; Haluk Ogmen, Houst=
on; Peter Sterling, Pennsylvania; Andre van Schaik, Lausanne, Switzerland; =
Nick Strausfeld, Arizona; Frank Werblin, Berkeley; Sam Wu, Baylor.

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<h2><a href=3D"retreg.htm">Registration Form</a></h2>

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<h2>Organizing Committee:</h2>

William Beaudot, CSEM, Switzerland<br>

Harvey Karten, UCSD, USA<br>

Greg Maguire, Texas, USA<br>

Andre van Schaik, EPFL, Switzerland<br>




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