Conference on the Harvard Campus
Last updated on May 6, 2013
URGENT: WHICH TWO BUS TOURS ARE YOU TAKING? Please reserve your two bus tours here. The tours are only available for those who registered for $360 or more and have booked a bus seat in advance. There is no such thing as a spontaneous tour. Or a "free child" or "free spouse." Also, children under 6-years old are not allowed. Upon paying your registration fee, you received an Eventbee receipt by email. This receipt will also serve as your bus ticket. If you want to take both tours, print two copies of the receipt, one for each bus driver.
The research presentations program is available here. There will be no breaks between research presentations since there will be more than enough time during the educational tours to get to know the other researchers.
Before coming to the conference print your own program - by date, venue (i.e, room) or type (i.e., track) after you click here - and bring it with you.
The conference presentations will run on 26, 28, 29 and 30 May.
Addresses You Need to Know and One You Should Ignore
Ignore the old conference address on Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our conference has moved since mid-April to the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, Massachusetts 02115. For directions to the Conference Center, click here. For parking facilities, click here. All the bus tours will depart from the parking lane outside the Conference Center.
On 26 May, the first day of the conference, we will use the Inn at Longwood Medical, 324 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, for the research presentations. The presentations will run from 3:30 to 8:00 pm. The Inn is across a side door of the Conference Center.
Educational Day Tours: Paying the registration fee is not enough...
DID YOU BOOK YOUR BUS SEATS? See above.
May 26 & 27: Bus tours to Plimoth Plantation
May 28 & 29: Bus tours to Maine & New Hampshire
9:30 am Departure from the conference center at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston.
FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION
Simplify your presentation for everyone to understand. Your audience is highly educated and curious but may have never visited your area of research before. A few technical terms may be too much when there is no meeting of minds. Think of your audience as an extremely intelligent group of freshmen. Tear up your technical notes and talk to them in a way that they can understand and satisfy their curiousity about your area of research. Get them excited about what you're doing. Watch a couple of presentations from TED to understand fully the importance of simplification in presenting a topic in a multidisciplinary setting.
There is no shortage of lodging in Boston, ranging from economical hostels to hotels. Please click here. However, in the absence of a rental car, it's imperative that the hotel you select is within reasonable access to public transport. To book hotel rooms adjacent to the conference center, click here. If interested in booking excess rooms, click here.
JOURNAL AND PROCEEDINGS
For your research to appear in our December journal or proceedings, please email your properly formatted manuscript/abstract to our new submissions address ManuscriptSubmission@gmail.com before July 10, 2013. Please make sure it's formatted according to this template. This review process will take months and we will contact you in December about the final outcome.
Several delegates kindly volunteered to chair. A list of the selected chairs and their chairing time slots is available here. Feel free to hand a 4- to 5-sentence biographic note about yourself to your session chair so that s/he may introduce you to the audience right before your presentation.
The chairs are entrusted to limit each oral presentation to 15 minutes. This is extended only if a speaker scheduled before or after a presentation is absent. In such a case, the absentee's 15 minutes are assigned to the adjoining speakers.
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