With a recent grant from the Elsevier New Scholars Program, we are launching childcare services to parents who will be attending the Evolution conference and a new mentoring program available to all members of SSB, SSE and ASN. We have received funding to support these new programs for the Evolution conferences from 2009 to 2011. We encourage all members to take advantage of these opportunities, which are detailed below. If you have any questions about either of these two programs, please contact Leah Larkin or Heidi Meudt.
Professional childcare services will be available on-site at the conference. Attendees who wish to use the childcare services should sign up on the online meeting registration form indicating the number of children and their ages. Childcare will be available from 8-5 pm on each day of the conference; options will also be available for evening events.
Please indicate your interest in the online registration form, and we will contact you regarding prices and details. A subsidy is available to help offset the cost of childcare services at the conference for a limited number of graduate students, postdocs and early-career parents. Please indicate your interest in applying for the subsidy, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.