The Midwest Drosophila Conference is being held in Allerton, IL on October 3-4, 2008.
Click here to download the 2008 Program (PDF).
Location: the idyllic Allerton Park & Retreat Center
Schedule for Conference: Talks will begin at 12:30 PM October 3 with check-in and registration, and end at 2:00 PM on October 4.
Plan to arrive at Allerton Park & Retreat Center by 1:30 PM on Friday, October 3. Directions are available on the Allerton website:
Talks will begin at 1:45 PM on Friday. There will be a mix of 30-minute and 20-minute talks grouped into four sessions. Check the
schedule for the amount of time you are allotted and plan your presentation to allow 3-5 minutes for questions following your
talk. Bring your talk on a flash drive or CD and there will be a computer available to display your slides. The talks will wrap up
at 12:30 on Saturday, followed by lunch.
There is still an opportunity to give a brief presentation (The Goal: two minutes and a single slide) during the Data Blast on
Friday evening. I am particularly interested in presentations on tools and resources common to Drosophila researchers in
disparate fields. If you have a particular method you have perfected, a web resource where you are the "go-to person" or any
other trick where you are the expert, let me know to include you in this session. You can also give a prelude to your
poster, give a brief synopsis of your research, or advertise a position in your lab.
The poster session will be held on Friday evening accompanied by a cash bar. Display boards for the posters have the dimensions
of 4' x 4'.
Overnight accommodations at Allerton Park & Retreat Center are full. Offsite participants are still welcome. If you would like
to participate, email Bryant McAllister.
Accomodations are available in nearby Monticello at these locations:
Foster Inn (A block of rooms reserved by B. McAllister for "Fly Meeting")
Allerton Center links:
Let me know if you have any questions. See you soon!
Map and Directions: http://www.continuinged.uiuc.edu/oce-sites/allerton/directions.cfm
Hotel Website: http://www.continuinged.uiuc.edu/oce-sites/allerton/Conferences.cfm
- Bryant McAllister