WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 - THURSDAY, MAY 318, 2018

Time: See schedule
Location: YMCA Trout Lodge (do not use GPS to get there, see directions below)

The Danforth Center Scientific retreat will take place over three days and two nights at the YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO. Accommodations are provided by the Danforth Center. The retreat will focus on scientific presentations and ethics development and will provide an array of social opportunities for the staff. 

YMCA Trout Lodge is located in Potosi, MO and is 75 miles from from St. Louis. Carpooling to the retreat is recommended. 

Follow your GPS directions to Potosi* (using 21 South to 8 West) - continue on Hwy 8W through the town of Potosi for 10 more miles.  Turn right onto Highway AA.  The entrance to Trout Lodge is almost 3 miles down on the right. Lost? Call the Trout Lodge front desk at 573-438-2154.
*NOTE: use GPS only to get you to Potosi.  Depending on the gps device, you will be directed to a house further down Highway AA or the Boy Scout Camp at the south end of our lake.  Use the directions above after getting to Potosi.

I-270 to Tesson Ferry Road (Hwy 21)
Hwy 21 South for 18 miles
Left onto Hillsboro Rd/MO route B for 4 miles
Right onto Hwy 21 (south) for 29.3 miles
Right onto Hwy 8 (west) and go 10.7  miles to State Hwy AA
At Hwy AA, turn right and go 2 miles to arrive at YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood

Location Information: YMCA Trout Lodge

Intern Carpooling: Drivers needed! Check with each other to arrange carpooling.  Those that drive other people to the retreat can be reimbursed for mileage to cover gas/wear and tear.
Use this google doc to sign up if you need a ride or if you can give someone a ride!
You can also check with your lab/mentor for a ride.

Cell phone service: There is an AT&T tower in the area and this is the only cell phone service provider that works.  Please give the front desk number (573) 438-2154 to those that might need to reach you.  The front desk will deliver messages to our group.

Fun things to do: More free time is incorporated into the schedule this year and there are numerous (both free and paid) activities offered at Trout Lodge which features a lake (boating and fishing), mud cave, tennis courts, paintball course, mini-golf course, and a ranch on the property.

Karaoke:  The golden microphone trophy is up for grabs again! The Danforth “Idol” karaoke competition will take place during social time (starting at 8:30 pm) on Wednesday.  For those labs/groups interested in preparing songs ahead of time, you can view the song list.

Scientific Retreat Agenda:

 Wednesday, May 30, 2018
9:30-10:30 AM   Arrival, poster drop off-Mallard 3rd floor
10:45-11:05 AM  Talk #1: Xingguo Zhang (meeting in Hillcrest Hall)
11:05-11:25 AM  Talk #2: Qi Wang
11:25-11:45 AM  Talk #3: Bala Krishna Venkata
11:45-NOON  Travel to Lodge
12:00-12:45 PM  Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM  POSTER SESSION-Mallard
3:00-5:00 PM  FREE TIME

 Check into rooms (registration table, Lodge Lobby) any time    before 5:00 PM

  Pontoon rides:  3:15, 3:45, 4:15 (first come, first served)
5:00-5:20 PM  Talk #4: Yunqing Yu
5:20-5:40 PM  Talk #5: Mon-Ray Shao
5:40-6:00 PM  Talk #6: Alexandra Asaro
6:00-6:15 PM   Travel to lodge
6:15-7:00 PM  Dinner
7:00-7:15 PM  Travel to Hillcrest
7:15-8:15 PM   Plenary talk #1: Lucia Strader
8:15-8:30 PM   Travel to lodge
8:30-11:30 PM   Karaoke/social time-Mallard
 Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:00-8:45 AM  Breakfast
8:45-9:00 AM  Travel to Hillcrest
9:00-10:00 AM  Plenary talk #2: Luca Comai
10:00-10:20 AM  Talk #7: Laura Klein
10:20-10:40 AM  Talk #8: Dianyi Liu
10:45-11:00 AM  Talk #9: Will McHargue
11:00-11:15 AM  Travel to Lodge
 Formal checkout of rooms at the front desk is only necessary if you have extra charges on your room.

Poster pick up (meeting room 6 - 3rd floor)

12:00-12:45 PM  Lunch
1:00-2:15 PM  RCR session-Mallard
2:15-2:50 PM  Roundtable discussion-Mallard (optional for interns)
2:50-3:00 PM  Closing remakrs and prize winners
3:15 PM   Departure/additional free time