SOCIAL ACTIVITIES The ISMB 2005 Conference will hosts a number of social events that allow delegates to relax and have some fun!
ISCB Ice Breaker Navigation Event: Saturday, June 25: 5:30-7:30pm

Discover Detroit’s Belle Isle during the ISCB 4th Annual Navigation/Orienteering Event, an outdoor social activity open to all ISMB05 delegates and family members.

Departure: Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. – from the motor lobby of the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

Register: on-line

About: This conference ice breaker will take place on 704-acre Belle Isle, an island park in the Detroit River. You and your orienteering team will have one hour to find control locations using a map and (optionally) a compass. For the nerdly amongst you, this is the NP-complete Prize Collecting Traveling Salesman problem, which has a respectable and fascinating literature, and may have applications in bioinformatics.

This is a fun activity for all, and you can approach it as a gentle walk in the park with your family, or a chance to compete against your colleagues. All ages are welcome. An adult must accompany children under 18.

Belle Isle Information:
Belle Isle also has a swimming beach, a nature zoo, an aquarium, a "mega playground", and other attractions. It is located 3 miles from the conference center.

Things to bring: a compass (optional), walking or hiking shoes, appropriate outdoor gear for the weather.

Cost: USD$13 for Adults/USD$5 for children 12 and under
Cost includes transportation to and from Belle Island, light snack and refreshment.

Gala Dinner – The Detroit Princess Riverboat Cruise: Tuesday, June 28: 6:30-10:30pm

Join your colleagues for a fun filled evening aboard the Detroit Princess Riverboat. The Gala dinner is open to all ISMB 05 delegates and family members.

This elegant dinner cruise boat comes equipped with dance floors and bars on each of its 4 decks. The cruise on the Detroit River offers grand views of the Detroit and Windsor (Canada) skylines.
This sure to be memorable event will start even before you board the Princess, as guests will be greeted by a Dixie Band right at the entrance. The Princess offers many entertainment options while you hop on board. In addition to the scenic ride, you will be able to sample Michigan themed food from the buffet, and choose from 3 entertainment options:

Deck 1: Musical Revue
The Detroit Princess’ Signature Musical Revue show is custom designed to feature music of the Roaring 20’s and the sentimental 30’s & 40’s. It also takes us back to the bobby sox days of the 50’s & 60’s highlighting the bop & be-bop sounds of that era. The performance concludes with a musical tribute to Detroit’s own great Motown music of the 60’s.

Deck 2: Disc Jockey
A DJ will be ready to take your requests for some serious dancing!

Deck 3: Jazz/Easy Listening
For those of you who would like some quiet time on the boat and enjoy conversation.
For more information on the Detroit Princess Riverboat:

Location: The Detroit Princess Riverboat will depart from Heart Plaza at 7:00pm. Volunteers will be available at the Winter Garden Entrance of the Renaissance Center to guide delegates to Heart Plaza.

Things to bring: In accordance with Homeland Security policies ALL guests must provide proper valid identification upon boarding The Detroit Princess.

Acceptable Identification: Primary identification is government issued with a photo, for example, a valid state or provincial driver’s license, a valid passport, Canadian Citizenship card, military identification, official government identification or age of majority card. (NOTE: ALL PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION MUST HAVE A PICTURE AND SIGNATURE ATTACHED).

Cost: $75 per ticket

To purchase tickets for the dinner cruise if you previously registered contact: