For conference attendees new to VIVO, there are a number of opportunities to connect with colleagues, friends, and collaborators at the VIVO Conference!
New attendees are encouraged to attend the several networking opportunities at the VIVO conference. The poolside welcome reception on Wednesday, Poster Session on Thursday, 30-minute breaks and 2-hour lunches are great ways to meet people and make connections.
Due to overwhelming popularity from last year's conference, we are pleased to offer Lightning Round Talks and Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions at the 2012 VIVO Conference. The BoF sessions offer extended time to facilitate more meaningful conversations, and we encourage you to share some of your work at the Lightning Round Talks. Lightning Rounds and BoF will be held in the breakout rooms on Thursday and Friday from 12 - 1 p.m. These are "first come, first serve" conference activities, and sign up sheets will be available at the conference registration desk.
Lightning Round Talks
We welcome conference attendees to give a fast-paced short presentation (5 minutes max) on a topic that is complimentary to the many themes surrounding the 2012 VIVO Conference. Lightning Round Talks will be held in the Raphael breakout room.
Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions
Three rooms are dedicated to BoF Sessions at this year's conference: Michelangelo, Alhambra, Escorial. These informal discussions focus on topics of interest decided upon by conference attendees.
Some highlights from the formal program that are of special interest to people new to VIVO: