2005 Rockefeller University Neuroscience Retreat
Rockefeller University 2005 Neuroscience Retreat
UPDATED May 12, 2005
Edith Macy Conference Center
Briarcliff Manor, New York
May 14-15, 2005
This year's neuroscience retreat will be held at the Edith Macy Conference Center which is located in Westchester County in the town of Briarcliff Manor, New York. The goal of the retreat is to provide a casual atmosphere for scientific and social interactions for the Rockefeller Neuroscience community.
Drs. Cori Bargmann and Stanislas Leibler will present plenary talks. Short talks by students and postdocs (15 minutes) will be mixed with longer talks (25 minutes) by Heads of Laboratories. A Saturday night poster session will be followed by a cocktail reception.
**NEW** Click here to see the final schedule of events.
We encourage students and postdocs to bring posters for the poster session/cocktail reception on Saturday night. Please email Leslie Vosshall as soon as possible if you will be bringing a poster so that a poster board can be reserved for you.
**NEW** RECREATION POSSIBILITIES AND POLICY ON ALCOHOL
The Edith Macy Conference Center has a swimming pool and hiking trails on the property available to all attendees. The Conference Center does not permit outside food or alcohol in the rooms. Any guests found drinking outside alcohol on the premises will be assessed a $750 service charge. We are making a cash bar available Saturday night from 6PM-9PM and 11PM-. The University is sponsoring an open bar during the Saturday night poster session from 9PM-11PM.
The University will provide round-trip bus transportation, leaving from the 66th Street and York Avenue gate at 9AM on Saturday May 14 and departing the conference center at 6:30PM on Sunday May 15. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. Three buses with a total capacity of 150 passengers have been chartered. You do not need to reserve a seat on the bus, but arrive early to make sure you get a spot.
If you wish to take the train, the closest station is Pleasantville, but you will need to arrange for taxi transportation from the station to the Edith Macy Conference Center.
**NEW** ** Rooming lists updated to reflect last-minute changes as of 12PM May 12, 2005
If your name is not on this list, you do not have a room! As of May 12, 2005 we have space for an additional 7 people. Contact Leslie Vosshallto be placed in a room.
**NEW** HOLs will attend the conference at the Edith Macy Conference Center but will be lodged nearby at Tarrytown House, 49 East Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY. (T) 914-591-8200. Check-in time at Tarrytown House is 4PM, so we suggest you bring your bags to the Edith Macy Conference Center and check into Tarrytown House only after the evening events. If you are not driving yourself, a car service will be available starting at 10PM and as late as 1AM to carry you and your bags to Tarrytown House. On Sunday, May 15 Breakfast will be served at Tarrytown House from 7AM-9AM and a shuttle bus will depart Tarrytown House for the Edith Macy Conference Center at 9:15AM.
**NEW** Directions from Edith Macy Conference Center to Tarrytown House: : Exit the Conference Center and turn right (west) onto Chappaqua Road. Turn right on Pleasantville Road and proceed until you intersect Route 9A. Take Route 9A South until you see the entrance to the Saw Mill Parkway. Merge onto the Saw Mill Parkway South. Get off exit 22 (Tarrytown/Rt. 119). At the end of the exit, make a right turn onto Rte. 119 West. Go to intersection of Rte. 119 and Rte. 9 and turn left onto Rte. 9 south. Go to the third traffic light (approx. 1 mile) and turn left onto East Sunnyside Lane. Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center is the Second Entrance on the left.
The University will cover transportation, lodging, and food expenses for all University affiliates, but other charges such as telephone and other incidentals will be collected in cash by the hotels directly. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate family members or guests at the Edith Macy Conference Center.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Leslie Vosshall-X7236 Leslie.Vosshall@mail.rockefeller.edu
On behalf of the Neuroscience Retreat Committee: