General Program

The Welcome Reception will take place in the Atrium at the Omni Hotel on Saturday evening, May 31, 6:30-8:30pm. The Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee.

The scientific sessions will be held in Jefferson Ballroom (Salon C) at the Omni Hotel and start Sunday morning, June 1, at 9am and end Wednesday, June 4, around noon. Coffee breaks are included in the registration fee.

The Conference Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday evening, June 3. We have been trying to find a special place to hold the Banquet and we have found it. The Conference Banquet will take place at the home of the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe, at Ash Lawn-Highland. In addition to its historical relevance this beautiful plantation offers a scenic view of green mountains and a glimpse of Monticello, the home of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia. The Conference Banquet as well as tours of former President Monroe's house are included in the registration fee. Buses leave from the Omni Hotel at 5:30pm. Tickets not reserved on the conference registration form must be ordered by May 20. If you previously reserved tickets and cannot attend the banquet, please inform the conference organizers as soon as possible.

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