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What to Expect & Bring


We are excited about your interest in Keystone Symposia. We think the combination of excellent science and beautiful locations make our meetings memorable in more ways than one! Provided below is a list of items that may make your travels more comfortable.


Always check your television weather channel or for updates. Great way to really know what to expect and what to pack! Items to bring include:

  • Footwear suitable for snow (if applicable)
  • Winter coat (if applicable)
  • Gloves (if applicable)
  • Hat (if applicable)
  • Warm socks (if applicable)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Water bottle (dehydration can be a factor)
  • Clothing that will layer easily
  • Aspirin
  • Medications
  • Backpack (for outdoor activity)
  • Passport (make a Xerox copy of passport face page)
  • Visa (make a Xerox copy of visa)
  • Credit card (copy down number and numbers to call if lost)
  • Proof of insurance if planning to rent a car
  • Driver's license
  • Emergency contact information
  • Remember airline restrictions on carry-ons
  • Airline ticket
  • Ground transportation confirmation
  • Poster abstract for presenters
  • ID on bags
  • Snacks for the flight
  • Chargers, power converters and attachments for cell phones and computers

  • Travel Tips & Links
  • Weather:
  • Visit the High Country Healthcare website or consult your physician for more detailed precautions about altitude sickness. (if applicable)
  • Check out the website for the location to which you are traveling.
  • The meetings are casual in dress (khakis, jeans, casual shirts, sweaters). Be prepared for the climate to which you are traveling.
  • If participating in winter activities, please remember the proper attire such as ski pants, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.
  • Most restaurants, activities and transportation will take credit or debit cards but it may be difficult to find a bank to exchange money. Refer to currency exchange information provided under the "Activities and Services" of the location to which you are traveling.

  • This is a great opportunity for you to get to know the area. See the local concierge for information on recreation options, or ideas on restaurants and shopping.
  • Registration typically begins at 4pm and continues until 8pm.
  • Information about the program, poster sessions, activities, restaurants and shopping will be available on the Keystone Symposia message board.
  • Generally, there is a welcome mixer from 6-8pm. Check the current program.

  • Each meeting has a distinct agenda and all meals/refreshments that are provided are listed in the individual meeting agenda.*
  • Updated programs, speaker abstracts, poster abstracts, local dining and activities are available on our website.
  • All conferees, speakers and organizers must wear their name badge for entrance into all functions. Badges will be checked to gain attendance into the meeting.

* Meeting agendas are subject to change


  • If you are calling from outside the US or Canada, you must dial Country Code (+1) and then the 10-digit number.
  • If you are calling from within the US or Canada, you can use 800 numbers for free from coin-operated phones.
  • Check if the hotel room has charges for calls.
  • No recording devices of any sort are allowed at any meeting function including plenary, posters or workshops!
  • Cell phones should be turned to "silent" or "off" modes during talks.
  • As always we encourage your feedback before, during and after the meeting. We have found this to be the best way for us to continually serve your needs.

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