Before you arrive at the 2017 Meeting…

We are only a short time away from the start of the 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting. We hope you are as excited as we are for this year’s event and wanted to share some details to help make the experience a great one for everyone.

MOBILE APP AND ITINERARY PLANNER

The meeting is offering a mobile app which will provide speaker presentations, abstracts, networking opportunities, and more, all in the palm of your hand! Those who have preregistered should receive an email before you arrive with details on how to log in and download the app. Onsite registrants will be able to access the content once you register. In the meantime, you can use your desktop or laptop to make your plans by visiting our Itinerary Planner.

 

ONSITE REGISTRATION: Remember, if you didn’t register in advance, On Site Registration will be available at SIVB’s Registration Desk beginning on Saturday, June 10 at 7:00 am in the Ballroom C Foyer of the Raleigh Convention Center at 500 S. Salisbury Street. Check out the onsite registration rates.

As a reminder to all Students, Post Docs, and Research Technicians, attending the meeting (both pre-registered and those who are registering onsite). You will be required to present proof of your student, Post Doc or Research Technician status upon check in to receive the discounted rates. Proof of student status can be one (1) of the following: student ID, letter from your supervisor stating your current status, or current class schedule. Proof of Post Doctoral or Research Technician status would be a letter from your supervisor stating your current status as a post doc or research technician. If you do not bring this proof, you may be required to pay the regular registration rate to attend the meeting.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS! SIVB will be offering a number of symposia and workshops focusing on your professional growth. We encourage all students to participate in these events and sessions: Student Symposium: Persuasive Presentations Tips and Techniques for Public Speaking, Student Luncheon: Creating Winning Resumes and CVs, Student and Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competitions for both Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences, Student Non-Competitive Oral Presentation Session and the Student Poster Competition.

If you are still finalizing your plans, there are plenty of special events and workshops you can participate in as well. If you are looking for an educational experience, then look no further than the Flow Cytometry Workshop. Starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 10, this special session entitled “Grow with the Flow: Expand your Application in Biological Research with Flow Cytometry” will include both speaker presentations and a hands-on experience in the fields of Plant and Animal Flow Cytometry. The cost is $30 for the full-day workshop. Registration is limited. Please see the registration desk when you arrive to see if there is space availability in the session.

If social activities are more your style, then don’t forget to purchase your tickets to join us as we explore the North Carolina Museum of Science on June 13. There are a few spots left for this special dinner in the museum including private tours of the Museum’s Genomics and Microbiology Research Lab and hands on displays with native animals from the watershed!  The price for this special evening event is $95 and includes round trip transportation, tours, and dinner. You can purchase your spot when you check in at the registration desk in the Ballroom C Lobby, but only while supplies last.

ArboretumAre you staying late on Wednesday? While space for the tour of Research Triangle Park Industries has been sold out and is now wait-list only, there are a few spaces left on the tour of the highlights of North Carolina State University. This event provides you with tours of the special Phytotron Facility and Plant Transformation Lab plus a relaxing exploration of the JC Raulston Arboretum. a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Don’t forget your camera! This venue offers a variety of stunning visual opportunities. The cost of the tour is $35 and will include bus transportation, boxed lunch, tours and your visit to the Arboretum. Tickets are still available at the registration desk while supplies last.

SIVB is holding our 17th silent auction fundraiser at the meeting to support the SIVB and its Student Initiatives. If you have something special that you’d like to donate to support the SIVB, just email sivb@sivb.org to let us know what you are bringing and its approximate value. Then, bring it with you to the SIVB Registration Desk in the Ballroom C Lobby when you arrive on Saturday to check in and we will include your generous contribution. The Auction runs from Saturday night through Tuesday at 10:30 am. Find items as diverse and interesting as our members ranging in value from only a few dollars to priceless! Everyone can participate, so plan to bid often.

Weather in Raleigh is warm with highs in the mid to upper-80’s Fahrenheit (27-32 Celsius) the entire time of the meeting. For more details, please visit: http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/raleigh-nc/27601/june-weather/329823?monyr=6/1/2017.