Ruth Angus, American Museum of Natural History/Flatiron Institute
Mijo Simunovic, Columbia University
Wednesday, September 28
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Asher J. Williams | Biosynthesis of conjugate vaccines against bacterial infections 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Shane Campbell-Staton | Evolution in the Age of Us: Mechanisms of adaptation to a human-modified world 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Clara Sousa-Silva | TBA 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM Sukrit Ranjan | Theoretical Underpinnings of the Search for Life on Exoplanets 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM Silvana Konermann | TBA 5:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES 5:30 PM DINNER
Group A – Out-of-town Participants
Hotel Accommodations for up to 2 nights
Reimbursement of Local Expenses
Group B – Local Participants
No funding provided besides hosted conference meals.
Group C – Remote Participants
A Zoom link will be provided.
For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, the James NoMad hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage; therefore, participants are encouraged to walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
Participants in Groups A who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of two nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
The James NoMad Hotel
22 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(between 28th and 29th Streets)
For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.
ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on the WHO’s site.
Reimbursement and Travel Policy
Any expenses not directly paid for by the Simons Foundation are subject to reimbursement based on the foundation’s travel policy. An email will be sent within a week following the conclusion of the meeting with further instructions on submitting your expenses via the foundation’s web-based expense reimbursement platform.
Receipts are required for any expenses over $50 USD and are due within 30 days of the conclusion of the meeting. Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Klein.