[VanBUG] Re: VanBUG Holiday Social and Lightning Talks – Dec 12th 2014‏


Please note that the registration deadline for the Lightning Talk is Dec 10th 2014 (rather than Dec 1st). My apology for the transcription error.


On Nov 28, 2014, at 11:35 AM, William Hsiao wrote:

Dear all,

The Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group is hosting a holiday party with lightning talks and free food/drinks afterwards.

Date: Friday Dec 12th, 2014
Time: 5pm – 9pm (schedule below)
Place: BC Cancer Research Center at 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
For More information: http://www.vanbug.org/2014/vanbug-2014-holiday-party/

Lightning talks: We are inviting members of the Vancouver bioinformatics community to give max. 3 minute lightning talks of a non-commercial nature about their research or development work. There will be cash prizes for the best talks as voted by the audience ($60 / $30 / $20 for first / second / third places). The goal is to encourage an exchange of ideas and foster collaboration among community members.
To register for the lightning talks, please go to http://www.vanbug.org/2014/vanbug-2014-holiday-party/. All that is needed for now is a title and a max. 30-word abstract. Spaces are limited! The deadline for registration is 10 December 2014. We will contact you after the registration deadline for additional logistics.

Holiday Social: Immediately following the talks at 6:30pm, the VanBUG will host a holiday party with free food (not just pizza) and drinks (all drinks will be free). RSVP required so we can estimate the amount of food. VanBUG events are open to all so please invite your non-bioinformatics friends who may be interested in bioinformatic collaborations to join us! Please RSVP by Dec 10th at http://www.vanbug.org/2014/vanbug-2014-holiday-party/. It’s a great opportunity to hangout with your bioinformatics buddies and meet new people.

Schedule for the Night:
5:00: Lightning talk speakers to provide slides for loading on the presentation computer
5:30: Lightning talk session
6:30: Food and drinks
7:30: Announcement of prize winners
9:00: Event ends

William Hsiao
on behalf of VanBUG Organization Team:

Cedric Chauve (Department of Mathematics, SFU)
Rodrigo Goya (Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre & Centre for High-Throughput Biology, UBC)
William Hsiao (BCCDC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory)
Kieran O’Neill (BC Cancer Agency)
Raunak Shrestha (Collin’s Lab, Vancouver Prostate Centre)
Shing Hei Zhan (Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre)

VanBUG is generously sponsored by the CIHR Bioinformatics Training Program, BCCDC Foundation, PIMS, PROOF Centre, GenomeBC, and the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops. We thank our major sponsor CIHR Bioinformatics Training Program and welcome a new major sponsor, the BCCDC Foundation.

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