The Myxomycete Blitz and Symposium will take place in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, at the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center, from July 25-27, 2016. The symposium will take place on July 25 and the field collecting trips will occur on July 26 & 27.
"This event will consist of a day of talks and roundtable discussions followed by two days of field collecting (high elevation and low elevation). All skill levels are welcome - we should have a good mix."
- Dr. Adam Rollins (LMU), Event Coordinator
Registration for this event can be completed by visiting the following site http://goo.gl/forms/sFMxNlO3w4Ru8e252 . The registration deadline is June 24, 2016. There are two registration categories (1) Regular $60.00 USD and (2) Student/Post-doc $45.00 USD. The cost of registration covers two boxed-lunches, transportation for the two field trips, and the use of the conference room.
Discounted lodging has been arranged at the River Terrace Resort and Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN. There are two options (1) double queen, traditional view - $71.00/night and (2) double queen, river view - $93.00/night. The group code is 61-166. Anyone interested in sharing a room in order to cut down on costs should let us know so that we can look at possible options.
If flying, you will book your flights through McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). Plan to arrive on July 24 and depart on July 28. We will run two shuttles (1pm and 7pm) on July 24 to pick up arriving guests.
If you indicate on your registration form that you would like to give a presentation during the symposium someone will contact you with additional information.
If you have any questions contact Adam Rollins ( email@example.com ) of Lincoln Memorial University or Steve Stephenson ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) of the University of Arkansas.
Please be sure to share with anyone you think might be interested. We hope to see you in Gatlinburg this July.