2022 Simons Society of Fellows Alumni Symposium

Date & Time

Conference Organizers:
Ruth Angus, American Museum of Natural History/Flatiron Institute
Mijo Simunovic, Columbia University

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    Wednesday, September 28

    9:30 AMAsher J. Williams | Biosynthesis of conjugate vaccines against bacterial infections
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMShane Campbell-Staton | Evolution in the Age of Us: Mechanisms of adaptation to a human-modified world
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMClara Sousa-Silva | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMSukrit Ranjan | Theoretical Underpinnings of the Search for Life on Exoplanets
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMSilvana Konermann | TBA
    5:30 PMDINNER
  • Accommodationsplus--large

    Group A – Out-of-town Participants
    Economy Airfare
    Hotel Accommodations for up to 2 nights
    Reimbursement of Local Expenses

    Group B – Local Participants
    No funding provided besides hosted conference meals.

    Group C – Remote Participants
    A Zoom link will be provided.

    Personal Car
    For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, the James NoMad hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage; therefore, participants are encouraged to walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.

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    Participants in Groups A who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of two nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    The James NoMad Hotel
    22 E 29th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 28th and 29th Streets)

    For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.

  • COVID-19 Policyplus--large

    ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on the WHO’s site.

  • Reimbursement and Travel Policyplus--large

    Any expenses not directly paid for by the Simons Foundation are subject to reimbursement based on the foundation’s travel policy. An email will be sent within a week following the conclusion of the meeting with further instructions on submitting your expenses via the foundation’s web-based expense reimbursement platform.
    Receipts are required for any expenses over $50 USD and are due within 30 days of the conclusion of the meeting. Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Klein.

  • Contactsplus--large

    Registration and Travel Assistance
    Ovation Travel Group
    (917) 408-8384 (24-Hours)

    Meeting Questions and Assistance
    Emily Klein
    Event Coordinator, MPS, Simons Foundation
    (646) 751-1262

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