Frequently asked questions
Last updated 1 April, 2009. Have a question we don't answer here? E-mail Darrell Keim
The conference and presentations
- I need to book my tickets; what can you tell me about this year's schedule? The basic meeting format will be very similar to that of last year (still available online), with society-specific meeting slots being rotated between years.
- When does registration begin? Online registration for participants and exhibitors is now open.
- When are abstracts due? Abstracts will not be required for this conference. However, if you want to present a paper during the concurrent or poster sessions, we need your name and the paper's title by 5 April - you'll be able to submit this as part of the registration process.
- When will symposia topics be announced? Symposia will be posted as part of the complete program schedule. Unfortunately, that cannot be posted until the close of registration for contributed talks in April.
- What's the menu for the formal banquet? The banquet has a great menu! Enjoy 4oz beef tenderloin, 5oz filet of salmon, garlic mashed potatoes, desert and a drink. Vegetarians can choose stuffed portabello mushrooms. Cost of this meal is $35 for students and $45 for others. You can purchase a ticket as part of registration.
- What grants or awards are available to offset the cost of attendance? Although Evolution 2009 does not directly offer any financial assistance, student travel awards are available through ASN.
- How do I amend my current registration? To update or change your current registration (in a way that doesn't require a refund), visit the link provided in your confirmation e-mail. This is where you will use your e-mail and password to sign in. If you would like to amend financial options, please contact the registration coordinator.
Moscow and the University of Idaho
- How do I get to Moscow? Moscow is conveniently reachable by plane or auto. We're served by three airports: Spokane International, Pullman-Moscow, and Lewiston-Nez Perce County. More information, including bus schedules from the Spokane airport to Moscow, is on our travel page.
- Does Moscow have mass transit? Most of Moscow is within walking distance of campus. However, there is an in-town bus service running Monday through Friday.
- The University of Idaho is a residential campus adjacent to historic downtowm Moscow, Idaho.
- We are consistently recognized among the "top national, doctoral-granting universities" by U.S. News & World Report
- We are a national research institution with world-class labs and facilities, but have only about one-third as many students as most national universities - which means students and faculty actually get to use those resources from day one.
- Outside Magazine lists us in its top 30 "great universities to hit the books and the backcountry." Moscow is a hub of outdoor adventures.
- We're ranked in the top third of Intel's "100 Most Unwired College Campuses in the U.S."
- The UI website lists other points of pride.
Housing and food
- Where do I stay? Conference attendees have the option of reasonably-priced on campus housing or a variety of hotels in Moscow and nearby (~10km) Pullman, Washington. See the accommodations page for more information.
- What are the dining options? Attendees can choose from a range of on-campus meal plans as part of online registration (we recommend this option as the most convenient given the conference schedule), and downtown Moscow has a wide variety of dining options [PDF].
- How do I split the cost of housing with other attendee(s)? The best way to share the cost of housing with a roommate is to arrange a transaction between individuals. If this is not possible, each person should purchase a single night of the unit and put the appropriate name(s) of your roommate(s) in the proper field. After registration is completed, make sure to contact the registration coordinator to make note of the arrangement.