REMINDER: 1999 Maize Genetics Conference

Vogel, Julie M. Julie.M.Vogel at usa.dupont.com
Wed Jan 27 01:25:15 EST 1999


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

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
FEB. 5, 1999	ABSTRACTS, REQUESTS FOR SHORT TALKS
					  (send to Cliff Weil)
					MEETING PRE-REGISTRATION
					REQUESTS FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE
					  (send both to Julie Vogel)

FEB. 18, 1999	ROOM RESERVATIONS AT GRAND GENEVA LODGE.
					*Phone reservations are accepted
(800-558-3417).
					*Identify yourself as part of
the Maize Genetics Group.
					*You must know who your
roomate(s) are before registering.
					*Find a roomate by posting a
request at maize at net.bio.net

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)

US Postal mailings were sent out in Nov.98 to all MNL Cooperators 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 for GG, 
	-Meeting Registration forms, 
	-Abstract Submission and Short talk request forms, 
	-Student Funding Assistance forms, 
	-Ground Transportation options/driving directions.  

All this information (and downloadable forms) also have 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 AND NEW FEATURES OF NOTE FOR THIS YEAR (all are explained in
the mailing documents):

-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.  
NOTE: INDUSTRY POSTDOCS MAY REGISTER USING THE ACADEMIC FEE AMOUNT
($40).

-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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