Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship RecipientsThomas R. Gawriluk
University of Kentucky, USA
Valerie A. Tornini
Duke University, USA
Keystone Symposia aims to advance life science discovery through exchange and dialogue among a diverse community of scientists participating in our high-quality research conferences throughout the world. In this spirit, all Keystone Symposia events are open to all, and the organization strives for an inclusive and welcoming environment. We highly value diversity of opinions and experiences at our conferences and in the scientific community. The participation of scientists from ALL countries and backgrounds is extremely important to our organization.
The recent White House Executive Order could potentially restrict the scientific diversity at Keystone Symposia conferences, thereby diminishing the excellence of our meetings, thwarting efforts toward inclusion of all attendees and discouraging collaboration among different scientific cultures that is vital to the advancement of science. At Keystone Symposia, we remain committed to these principles. We are therefore working on behalf of all those who wish to attend Keystone Symposia conferences to ensure that they receive the attention needed to facilitate their attendance within the boundaries of the law in this very fluid situation.
We are aware that this Executive Order, if reinstated, may impact not just scientists, students and postdoctoral
fellows who are nationals of the affected nations, and living in those countries, but also nationals of those
countries who are now working or studying elsewhere. Reinstatement may also result in changes in the visa
issuance process that could delay approval of visas required for nationals from certain countries who wish
to attend our conferences. Anyone affected who has submitted an abstract or registered for one of our upcoming
conferences but who may no longer be able to attend the conference due to the Executive Order should not hesitate
to contact our Attendee Services Department (+1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230;
email@example.com) for assistance.