Gene Control in Development and Disease (X6)

joint with the meeting on Chromatin Architecture and Chromosome Organization (X5)

Scientific Organizers: Richard A. Young, Joanna Wysocka and Phillip A. Sharp


March 23—27, 2018

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 20, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2018 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-X6 "Gene Control in Development and Disease" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 28, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 28, 2017 until February 9, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 28, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 17, 2018 920.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 17, 2018 1120.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 17, 2018 695.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 17, 2018 895.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 28, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 20, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: November 28, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: December 20, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 28, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 695.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1120.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 895.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.

Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Not a skier? Whistler Resort offers a variety of activities for enjoyment during your stay. The Village offers shops, galleries, spas, fitness centers and many excellent restaurants.
Skiing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Skiing
  More Ski Information:

Ski Area Notes: 

Whistler Blackcomb is pleased to offer you great savings on Lift Tickets, Rentals and Snow School Programs. It is easy for you to pre-register and pre-purchase the products that you need through our Dedicated Reservation Call Centre and Customer Rental Link.

For Pre Booking/Rental/Ski School Instructions go to 2018 Whistler Pre Booking Info

For Lift Ticket Rates go to 2018 Whistler Lift Ticket

PLEASE NOTE ALL AMOUNTS ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS!

Equipment Rentals
For Best Pricing Please Book In Advance Save up to 25% by booking rentals online visit https://www.rentskis.com/#!/groups/keystonesymposia2018

Snow School
Adult Snow School Programs are 10% off during the conference. For more information regarding the Snow School programs and offers go to 2018 Whistler Snow School

Ski Area Website: www.whistlerblackcomb.com
Snowboarding Walking distance Whistler Blackcomb does allow snowboarding, with pricing the same as that for skiing. Equipment rental is available throughout the resort.
Snowshoeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Whistler is a great spot for snowshoeing. Equipment rentals and packages are available throughout the Village. For trails, rates and more information, go to Whistler Snowshoeing
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Cross country (nordic) skiing is one of Whistler's best kept - and most affordable! - secrets. No chairlift line ups here; just pure physical and mental fulfillment through majestic winter wonderland. Trail maps and rental equipment are available in sports shops throughout the village.
Cross Country Connection, 604-905-0071

Fitness Center Walking distance Whistler Core Fitness Centre, 604-905-7625
Library Walking distance Whistler Public Library, 604-935-8433
Movie Theaters Walking distance Village 8 Cinemas
Swimming Walking distance Car/Taxi required Each location at Whistler offers different amenities. Call the hotel directly for complete information.

Galleries Walking distance Whistler Resort has many options for browsing galleries.Tourism Whistler - Arts and Culture in Whistler
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted respectfully as neighbors since time immemorial. Having thrived on the bounty of the ocean, the rivers, and the land, the Nations live in close relationship with the natural world. Their cultures are grounded in rich, ancient traditions, and continue to grow and evolve in a modern world. The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation built the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) to preserve their cultures and share those cultures with others. For more information, visit: SLCC

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30-5:00pm. One hour guided tours start at 10 am and run every hour on the hour.

Keystone Symposia attendees have been extended a 25% discount on all admission rates when they present their conference badge.

Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Whistler Nightlife gives you all the information you need to find the best pub, bar, club, and other exciting nightlife.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Whistler Dining provides an extensive list of restaurants in the village at Whistler.
Market/Grocery Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Nesters Market & Pharmacy is located at 7019 Nesters Road, RR 7, and is a great full service market. Stock up on goodies for your room or condo! Nesters Market
Amounts are in Canadian dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.