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General Conference Information

Living with Animals 4: Some we love, some we hate, some we eat, some we need

Co-organized by Robert W. Mitchell, Radhika N. Makecha, & Michał Piotr Pręgowski
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 21-23 March 2019

Location: Perkins Conference Center, 4436 Kit Carson Drive, Richmond, KY 40475. Perkins is distinctive, as it is attached to a round Planetarium.

Conference within the conference:
Living with Horses, co-organized by Gala Argent & Angela Hofstetter

Special Session:
Living with Insects

Conference overview
Each day begins with a keynote speaker in the main hall of the Perkins Center, and follows with two tracks that run concurrently on either side of the main hall. (There is also a keynote in the middle of the Friday sessions.) Thursday evening will have a keynote speaker in O’Donnell Hall in the Whitlock Building, an easy walk from the Case Hall food center, where the shuttle will drop you after Thursday’s events in Perkins. You can purchase food from chain restaurants in the basement, or from a variety of food options on the second floor.
Coffee breaks and food: Most food and drink are served in the AB Hallway outside room AB: Breakfast foods, snacks and coffee/tea/water are available throughout the day. On Thursday, we will have a vegan and vegetarian lunch buffet of Middle Eastern food from Babylon restaurant. On Saturday, the vegan and vegetarian lunch buffet during the Poster and Meet the Artist Period will be served in the main (entrance) lobby. On Friday, lunch can be obtained across the street from Perkins Conference Center, at the Stratton Café in the Stratton Building, and dinner prior to the keynote can be obtained at the Case Hall (shuttle buses will take you there). All of these places will have vegan and vegetarian options. The conference dinner is on Friday night at Masala Restaurant, which features a buffet of all types of Indian food.

Book displays: Throughout the conference in Room 2011 there are books displayed. Several university presses have generously provided books for your perusal (as well as order sheets), and some conference participants will be displaying their books as well. In addition, you can purchase for only $25 the Co-Existence art book edited by Julia Schlosser celebrating the artists and artworks from the 2017 conference (cash or check only). This represents an ~30% reduction in price.

Optional excursions:

  • Saturday has an optional (pre-paid) trip to Berea, including dinner at Boone Tavern.
  • Sunday has an optional (pre-paid) trip to the Salato Wildlife Center and the Buffalo Trace Distillery, with a lunch (that you purchase) at the Sage Garden Café, all in Frankfort, Kentucky.

NOTE: Buffet lunches (Thursday and Saturday) and the conference dinner (Friday) are included in registration fee.
Parking is free at the Perkins Conference Center. It is a short walk to the entrance of the building.

NOTE: Do not park on the street or in the parking lot across the street from the Perkins building, as you may be towed.

Shuttle: The shuttle service will pick up at the conference hotels in the morning starting around 8am until 9:30am, will return people to their conference hotels after the conference events, and will take you to conference events (as described above). There will be no shuttle service after the morning pickup until the end of the conference each day.

Posters can be put up on Thursday. Posters can be attached to a 3 feet x 4 feet poster board on an easel. Pushpins will be provided.

Presentations: Some time before your talk, please go to the room you are going to be giving your talk to download your presentation or explain how you plan to proceed. A tech person should be able to help you if there are problems. Talks (other than hour-long keynotes) will be 20 minutes long, presumably 15 minutes for the presentation, and 5 minutes for questions. If you wish to arrange your 20 minutes differently (e.g., 18 minutes for presentation, 2 minutes for questions, or 20 minutes with no questions), speak with your session moderator before your session. After 20 minutes, your talk will end.

Some Panels have organized their session differently.

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