The format of this year’s conference differs slightly from past conferences. Each day will begin with a keynote address delivered to all participants by a high-profile speaker. Following the keynote, participants will then attend shorter sessions in five themed tracks:


Each track session will be one hour in duration with 30 minutes for open discussion in between sessions. Sessions can take the form of papers, visual demonstrations, panel discussions, or any format which is suitable to the material being discussed. There will be four sessions on Monday and four sessions on Tuesday, for a total of 40 in all. Attendees are encouraged to move freely between tracks to sessions which interest them.


We expect over 250 attendees in all. Catered lunches will be provided on Monday and Tuesday at the conference location. In addition, there will be an opening reception on the evening of Sunday, October 7, an Anniversary Gala on Monday evening with dining and dancing, and a closing reception after the last session on Tuesday afternoon.