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8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Academic Retreat - An Affordable Opportunity

Plan an off-site retreat, bring your colleagues to Rocky and SAVE!

This is the perfect opportunity to roll your conference attendance funds into a very affordable academic group retreat experience in the spectacular setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains - during ski season!

Rocky registration rates are among the most reasonable in computational biology, the conference hotel accommodations are under $100 per night, and domestic travel fares are the lowest they have been in years.

For two years now,  school labs have combined the experience of attending Rocky for education and group activities on the slopes, at the hotel, and in Snowmass and Aspen Villages. Education and bonding were abundantly fun and memorable, and all left with a renewed sense of inspiration and collaboration. Rocky’10 offers academic retreats* the following group package benefits (3 available):

  • One free student registration
  • One free suite upgrade ($200 minimum savings)
  • Two free ski lift tickets per group or $100 food & beverage credit at the conference hotel
  • Special scheduling of flash presentations for all members of the group to ensure a full morning or afternoon can be spent outside the conference for a group activity if desired (activity not included)

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or a customized package for your academic group today!

*Academic retreats are defined as a minimum of 10 or more paid Rocky conference attendees from the same school, staying in the conference hotel a minimum of two nights (single or double occupancy), and utilizing at least 5 sleeping rooms per night. All academic retreat offers noted above must be secured by November 9.

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Registration Options

Updated Dec. 03, 2010
  • Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will open
    December 9 at 11:00 a.m.

  • Registration forms:
PLAN AN ACADEMIC RETREAT! Earn a Suite Upgrade AND Free Food or Ski Lift Tickets PLUS one additional student registration at no charge with paid attendance of 10 or more from one school! Click HERE for details.

EARLY REGISTRATION
Applicable dates:
9/1/2010 to 11/15/10

11/09/2010
(11:59 PM)
ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $460 $680
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$365 $585
Postdoc
(with letter from Advisor):
$220 $380
Students (with ID): $185 $285

  • To Go lunches available for purchase with registration
  • Please present Advisor letter and student ID upon check-in.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE! Non-members and those whose ISCB memberships have expired will be able to join ISCB through the online conference registration system and immediately receive the member discount for Rocky '10. You can either join when you register for the conference or do so separately in advance here: www.iscb.org/iscb-membership. In order to qualify for the member discount, your ISCB membership must be paid in full. Those preferring to register at the non-member rate will immediately be offered a free 12-month ISCB membership with their higher fee.

 

REGULAR REGISTRATION
Applicable dates:
11/16/10
11/10/10
to
12/09/2010
ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $535 $755
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$440 $660
Postdoc
(with letter from Advisor):
$295 $455
Students (with ID): $260 $360

  • To Go lunches available for purchase with registration
  • Please present Advisor letter and student ID upon check-in.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE! Non-members and those whose ISCB memberships have expired will be able to join ISCB through the online conference registration system and immediately receive the member discount for Rocky '10. You can either join when you register for the conference or do so separately in advance here: http://www.iscb.org/iscb-membership . In order to qualify for the member discount, your ISCB membership must be paid in full. Those preferring to register at the non-member rate will immediately be offered a free 12-month ISCB membership with their higher fee.

 

OTHER ITEMS:
To Go Lunches
Lunch is not included in the conference registration fee, but to-go lunches
can be ordered in advance of the conference (advance order only; cannot be
ordered on-site). Pre-ordered to-go lunches will be available for pick up at
noon on Thursday and Friday outside the meeting room. Lunches are $16 each.
  • Friday, December 10, Lunch:
    Vegetarian or Chicken Caesar Wrap sandwich, with sun chips, brownie, & bottled water or soda.
    Price: $16 each
  • Saturday, December 11, Lunch:
    Vegetable Chow Mein with apple, cookies, & bottled water or soda.
    Price: $16 each
Sold Out. Banquet tickets are no longer available.
Banquet Tickets (each)
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Il Poggio Restaurant
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event typically sells out, tickets should be purchased in advance with registration. Ticket may not be available on-site.
$45
Discount Ski Lift Tickets -
Radio frequency (RF) gate cards will be issued to all guests same as last year. . Please note there is a refundable $5 per ticket fee for the RF card; refunds will be given at the ticket counters. Tickets at Aspen ticket counter are $100 per day (non-group) on-site. Lift tickets purchased at advance Rocky group rate are non-refundable.
  • 1 day ticket/card $58
  • 2 day ticket/card $109
  • 3 day ticket/card $158
  • 4 day ticket/card $207
Rocky Mountain Regional Bioinformatics Group Membership
A $5 contribution to the Rocky Mountain Regional Bioinformatics Group
(RMRBG) is gratefully accepted. If you choose, this contribution this will enroll you as a member of this group, and place you on the group mailing list for networking opportunities and announcements about future Rocky conference.
$5

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Conference Hotel

Updated Nov. 1, 2010

The Silvertree Hotel is located in Snowmass Village, thirty feet from the Snowmass Conference Center and is on the Snowmass Village Mall and Fanny Hill, which has more than fifty shops, boutiques, and restaurants and is the hub for many exciting activities. Fanny Hill offers direct access to ski lifts.

Transportation within Snowmass Village is easy and free, with frequent service at the Village Bus Stop. Buses to Aspen leave from the end of the mall.


THE SILVERTREE HOTEL HOUSING INFORMATION

PLAN AN ACADEMIC RETREAT! Earn a Suite Upgrade AND Free Food or Ski Lift Tickets PLUS one additional student registration at no charge with paid attendance of 10 or more from one school! Click HERE for details.

Group Room Rates - PLEASE NOTE: Group discount rates are available until November 15, 2010 November 9, 2010. Please call the hotel directly (1-800-525-9402) to inquire if rooms are still available at the discount rate.

  • Single/Double occupancy $92.00 per night. Extra person charge is $25 per person per night. Children under 12 stay free in parents' room. The hotel rates will be subject to all state, county and city taxes in effect at the time of the Rocky '10 meeting.
  • State tax is currently 12.8% and is subject to change.
  • Please mention the Rocky '10 conference to get the group rate

Reservation Information:

  • *****Click here for "On-line Hotel Reservations" Reference "Rocky10"*****
  • Phone: 1-800-525-9402
  • A one night deposit of the room rate will be due at the time of the reservation.
  • Cut-off date to receive reduced group rate is November 15, 2010 November 9, 2010. After this date, rooms, if available, are at prevailing rates.
  • Check-in is 4:00 pm, Check-out is 11:00 am

Web Site:
www.silvertreehotel.com
Phone: 970-923-3520
Guest Fax: 970-923-5192
Physical Address:
100 Elbert Lane
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615
Mailing Address:
PO Box 5009
Snowmass Village
Colorado 81615-5009


Complimentary shuttle available from Aspen Airport to Snowmass Village.

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

News

Updated Dec. 04, 2010

 

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Promotion

Updated Nov. 24, 2010
Description File type/link
Rocky '10
Promotional Flyer
.pdf

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Agenda at a Glance

Updated Nov. 17, 2010
go directly to: [Friday - December 10] [Saturday - December 11]

Thursday – December 9, 2010
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Keynote 1
Network as Biomarker for Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

Sol Efroni, PhD
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Oral Presentations 1 - 6
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break (15 minutes)
3:00 pm – 4:10 pm Oral Presentations 7 - 13
4:10 pm – 4:25 pm Break (15 minutes)
4:25 pm – 5:10 pm Keynote 2
Data and Analytics Transforming Healthcare for Smarter Healthcare & Life Science

Kirk E. Jordan, PhD
Emerging Solutions Executive & Associate Program Director
Computational Science
IBM T.J. Watson Research
5:10 pm – 6:20 pm Oral Presentations 14 - 20
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Banquet, Thursday, December 9, 2010
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Banquet
Location: Il Poggio Restaurant, Snowmass Village

Friday – December 10, 2010
9:00 am – 9:45 am Keynote 3
Interactive Chromatin Modeling: Towards a Computational Karyotype

Thomas C. Bishop, PhD
Center for Computational Science
Tulane University
9:45 am – 10:45 am Oral Presentations 21 - 26
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break (15 minutes)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Oral Presentations 27 - 32
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Keynote 4
Supporting Research and Analysis Across the Biomedical Literature Using Visual Analytics

Carsten Görg, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Oral Presentations 33 - 38
5:45 pm – 8:00 pm Reception and Poster Session
Snowmass Conference Center (across street from Silvertree)
Sinclair Room

Saturday – December 11, 2010
9:00 am – 9:45 am Keynote 5
New Approaches for Comparing Biological Trees and Networks


Shawn Gomez, PhD
University of NC-Chapel Hill
9:45 am – 10:35 am Oral Presentations 39 - 43
10:35 am – 12:00 pm Poster Session
Snowmass Conference Center (across street from Silvertree)
Sinclair Room
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oral Presentations 44 - 49
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Keynote 6
Thinking, Measuring, Calculating, and Diagnosing: From Platform to New Ideas about Biology

Larry Gold, MD, PhD
CEO and Chairman of the Board, SomaLogic, Inc.
Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
5:45 pm Rocky '10 Closing Comments

return to: [Thursday - December 9 ] [Friday - December 10]

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Announcements:
Platinum Sponsor:
Gold Sponsor:
Sponsor:

Welcome to Rocky '10!

Welcome to the eighth annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, a meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The organizers hope that you enjoy the program, and find the conference a productive opportunity to meet researchers, students and industrial users of bioinformatics technology.

The Rocky series began eight years ago as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and medical libraries from around the world. The meeting is a chance to get to know your colleagues near and far, seek collaborative opportunities, and find synergies that can drive our field forward.

We hope you enjoy the science, the company, and the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Welcome!

Larry Hunter
Rocky '10 Conference Chair


Rocky '09 Comments

  • 100% of the delegates found the conference met or exceeded their expectations
  • 100% of the delegates found the conference was fair/good value
  • 90% of the delegates said they would attend again
  • This was my first time attending the meeting. I was very dubious about the 10 minute talks. I was completely wrong. The talks were great. The conference was very well organized.
  • Really, really enjoyed the keynotes this year - great mix, great speakers.
  • As always, wonderful meeting in a great location. It is an excellent mix of different areas of science and a great way to meet new people. See you next year too.
  • As a student who was originally trained in the biological sciences, it was simply delightful to meet many computational biologists, statisticians and computer scientists who are actively designing the tools on which I rely very heavily to do my work. I received good feedback, suggestions, and advice on how to move my current project forward. The suggestions on how to publish my data were also quite welcomed and I am most grateful. I look forward to attending the conference next year and hopefully doing so with novel data. Thank you.
  • This has been a great conference. I look forward to attending next year.

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Sponsor Opportunities

A key part of the success of this event is the financial support and active involvement of our industry sponsors. This is a great opportunity to meet the key individuals in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from around the world, and gain international exposure to your products or services through the ISCB marketing efforts.

Please take a moment to review the opportunities below. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 352-665-1763 to sponsor this event.


Platinum: $10,000

  • Sponsor of Conference Banquet
  • Prominent logo placement on website
  • Keynote speaker time slot
  • Display space 8' wide x 6' deep
  • Three conference registrations
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company brochure in delegate bags
  • Recognition from the podium

Gold: $5,000

  • Sponsor of Conference Poster Session
  • Two conference registrations
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company one-page flyer in delegate bags

Silver: $3,000

  • Sponsor of Conference Refreshment break
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company one-page flyer in delegate bags


Other Sponsorship Opportunities:


Display Table: $500

  • Display space 8' wide x 6' deep
  • Company name on printed materials

Delegate Bags: $1500

  • Company name on bags
  • Company name on printed materials
  • Company promotional brochure in delegate bags

Keynote Speaker: $1,000

  • Sponsor one of our invited speakers by helping with their expenses
  • Company name on keynote slide
  • Keynote speaker introduction
  • Company flyer in delegate bags

Delegate Lanyards: $500

  • Company name on lanyards
  • Company name on printed materials

Conference Program Book: $1000

  • Company logo on booklets as sponsor

Student Travel Scholarship: $550

  • Help support a student attendance and hotel room
  • Company name on printed materials


Customized Sponsorship:


Other customized sponsorship opportunities may be available.
To discuss opportunities please contact

Rocky Conference Coordinator
Stephanie Hagstrom
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
352-665-1763

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