Meeting Organizers

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena - Chair
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dmitri Petrov - Co-Chair
Stanford University

Matthew Hahn
Indiana University

Hopi Hoekstra
Harvard University

Lauren M. McIntyre
University of Florida

Matt Rockman
New York University

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General Information

REAL ID Act

Note: Beginning January 22, 2018, travelers boarding domestic commercial flights within the United States and its territories will be required to present IDs compliant with the REAL ID Act at all Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoints. If a state-issued ID (driver’s license, state ID) does not comply with the REAL ID Act, an alternate form of identification will be required by the TSA in order to board a domestic flight.

States and territories that have requests for extension that are currently under review include American Samoa, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, and the Northern Mariana Islands. IDs from these states and territories will be accepted for boarding commercial aircraft until January 22, 2018 unless an extension is granted. All other states or territories not listed have been either deemed compliant or granted an extension through October 10, 2018.

To check the status of your state’s compliance with the REAL ID Act, please visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id.

Accessibility

GSA is committed to assisting attendees with special needs. If you have accessibility questions or requests please e-mail sbrown@genetics-gsa.org. If you have difficulty in walking long distances, consider renting a scooter from Scoot Around. They will deliver your scooter to your hotel and pick it up when you no longer need it. For more details, visit www.scootaround.com or call (888) 441-7575.

Code of Conduct

GSA expects attendees and exhibitors to respect each other, GSA staff, and hotel staff, and to behave in a courteous fashion. Attendees should adhere to common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other attendee, GSA staff, or hotel staff will not be tolerated. When at the meeting, immediately report any incidents in which you feel a meeting attendee is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner at the meeting registration desk or to Suzy Brown at sbrown@genetics-gsa.org. Please contact: society@genetics-gsa.org if you need to file a formal complaint.

Childcare

Little Chicks Hourly Child Care
601 North Whitney Way & 5003 University Avenue Madison, WI 53705
https://universitykids.org/
Office: 608-233-9970
Reservation Line: 608-233-7373

With a reservation, Little Chicks is available to watch your child(ren) while you attend the conference. There is a one-time $25 registration fee that will be waived if you mention you will be attending the PEQG Conference. Please contact Little Chicks directly to make reservations.

Fees:

$13/hour for ages 6 weeks - 1.5 years
$12/hour for ages 1.5 - 3 years
$11/hour for ages 3 and over
Minimum charge of 2 hours.

There will also be a lactation room at the hotel that is accessible with a key obtained at the hotel front desk.

Internet

[conference specific]

Social Media/Photo/Video Policy

Live tweeting of presentations is allowed unless the speaker explicitly opts out by stating so at the start of his or her talk. Taking or sharing photos or videos of posters is permitted only with the presenter’s consent during the assigned poster session. Taking photos of posters while the presenter is not present is strictly prohibited. By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials.

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