Hello all,

Registration is now open for the March 2011 GMOD Meeting (http://gmod.oicr.on.ca/wiki/March_2011_GMOD_Meeting). This meeting is part of GMOD Americas 2011, an event that includes a day of Satellite Meetings, a GMOD Course (ialready full), and for the first time, an "Introduction to GMOD" session the night before the meeting for GMOD newcomers. GMOD Americas 2011 events are being held at the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina, United States.

As with previous GMOD meetings, this meeting will have a mixture of project talks, component talks, and user talks. Our guest speaker is Dr. Eric Stone of North Carolina State University.  Dr. Stone will talk about his experience on the "Drosophila Genome Reference Panel," a project that is sequencing 192 lines.  See http://gmod.oicr.on.ca/wiki/March_2011_GMOD_Meeting#Agenda for more.

The agenda is driven by attendee suggestions, and you are encouraged to add your suggestions now (http://gmod.oicr.on.ca/wiki/March_2011_GMOD_Meeting#Agenda_Proposals). For examples of what happens at a GMOD meeting, see the writeup of the September 2010 GMOD Meeting (http://gmod.oicr.on.ca/wiki/September_2010_GMOD_Meeting), or any previous meeting. GMOD meetings are an excellent way to meet GMOD developers and users and to learn (and affect) what's coming in the project.

Registration for the March 2011 GMOD Meeting is
  $80 on or before February 18 <<<<=======
  $95 after February 18

Please register early, both to save money, and ensure a spot. You are also strongly encouraged to sign up for (or propose) a Satellite Meeting (more details to come). Details on transportation, suggested lodging, and other logistics are on the GMOD Americas 2011 page.

This meeting, and all GMOD Americas 2011 events, are jointly sponsored by NESCent and the Galaxy Project.