BEACON Congress 2017 Schedule - FINAL
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CONGRESS SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
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DAY 1: Wednesday, August 2DAY 2: Thursday, August 3DAY 3: Friday, August 4
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8:00-9:00Continental Breakfast: AtriumContinental Breakfast: AtriumContinental Breakfast: Atrium
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PLENARY: BallroomPLENARY: BallroomPLENARY: Ballroom
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9:00-9:10Opening Remarks from the DirectorOpening Remarks from the DirectorOpening Remarks from the Director
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9:10-10:10Keynote speaker: Marco Tomassini
Search Spaces of Hard Combinatorial Optimization Problems
Keynote speaker: Christina Burch
Genetic interactions and the evolutionary advantages of sex
Keynote speaker: Kristin Jenkins
Teaching Evolution as a 21st Century Skill
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Break AreaBreak AreaBreak Area
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10:10-10:30
Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
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10:30-12:00
Horizontal gene transfer in bacteria: Evolutionary origins, maintenance, and practical implications
(Alita Burmeister)
Contributed talks: Evolution of behaviorScientific Virtues Project RCR Session (click to sign up)Contributed talks:
Gene and genome evolution
Power Hour
(Maren Friesen)
Contributed talks:
Gene expression and regulation
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AtriumLocation TBAAtriumAtrium
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12:00-1:30LunchExecutive Committee MeetingLunchNetworking with Faculty lunchesLunchNetworking with Faculty lunches
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1:30-3:00Clickers, Twitters, MOOCs, and Apps! The current state of educational technologies and where we go from here
(Bryce Taylor)
Contributed talks: Computational methods in biologyBootcamp for Biology-based industrial collaborations (Betty Cheng and Jeffrey Barrick)Contributed talks:
Species interactions and coevolution
Build a Frame: Matching the scientific context to the audience
(Hans Hofmann and Tessa Solomon-Lane)
Contributed talks: Evolutionary computation
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3:00-3:30Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
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3:30-5:00Improv and Science Communication
(Joan Strassmann and Maren Friesen)
Contributed talks: Experimental evolutionScientific Virtues Project RCR Session (click to sign up)Contributed talks: Holobionts and symbiosisBridging the gap between STEM and public policy?
(Tessa Solomon-Lane and Hans Hofmann)
Using MABE (Modular Agent-Based Evolution)
(Cliff Bohm)
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AtriumAtrium
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Evening5:00-8:00
Reception and Poster Session
Dinner & Cash Bar
6:00
Dinner
6:00
Picnic at Patriarche Park
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Overview
Tuesday 8/1
Wednesday 8/2
Thursday 8/3
Friday 8/4
Link to full program
Posters
Networking with Faculty lunches