THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 - FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

Time: See schedule
Location: YMCA Trout Lodge (do not use GPS to get there, see directions below)

The Danforth Center Scientific retreat will take place over three days and two nights at the YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO. Accommodations are provided by the Danforth Center. The retreat will focus on scientific presentations and ethics development and will provide an array of social opportunities for the staff. 

YMCA Trout Lodge is located in Potosi, MO and is 75 miles from from St. Louis. Carpooling to the retreat is recommended. 
Follow your GPS directions to Potosi* (using 21 South to 8 West) - continue on Hwy 8W through the town of Potosi for 10 more miles.  Turn right onto Highway AA.  The entrance to Trout Lodge is almost 3 miles down on the right. Lost? Call the Trout Lodge front desk at 573-438-2154.
*NOTE: use GPS only to get you to Potosi.  Depending on the gps device, you will be directed to a house further down Highway AA or the Boy Scout Camp at the south end of our lake.  Use the directions above after getting to Potosi.

I-270 to Tesson Ferry Road (Hwy 21)
Hwy 21 South for 18 miles
Left onto Hillsboro Rd/MO route B for 4 miles
Right onto Hwy 21 (south) for 29.3 miles
Right onto Hwy 8 (west) and go 10.7  miles to State Hwy AA
At Hwy AA, turn right and go 2 miles to arrive at YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood

Location Information: YMCA Trout Lodge

Cell phone service: There is an AT&T tower in the area and this is the only cell phone service provider that works.  Please give the front desk number (573) 438-2154 to those that might need to reach you.  The front desk will deliver messages to our group.

Fun things to do: More free time is incorporated into the schedule this year and there are numerous (both free and paid) activities offered at Trout Lodge which features a lake (boating and fishing), mud cave, tennis courts, paintball course, mini-golf course, and a ranch on the property.

Karaoke:  The golden microphone trophy is up for grabs again! The Danforth “Idol” karaoke competition will take place during social time (starting at 8:30 pm) on Wednesday.  For those labs/groups interested in preparing songs ahead of time, you can view the song list.

Scientific Retreat Agenda:

 Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:30-10:45 AM  Pickup materials and wristbands (Hillcrest Hall)
Poster drop-off (Lodge meeting room 6, 3rd floor)
10:45-11:05 AM Talk: Ru Zhang (Hillcrest Hall)
11:05-11:25 AM Talk: Jeff Berry (Hillcrest Hall)
11:25-11:45 AM Talk: Max Feldman (Hillcrest Hall)
11:45-NOON Travel from Hillcrest to Lodge
12:00-12:45 PM Lunch (arrive by 12:15), (Lodge dining hall)
12:45-1:00 PM Travel from Lodge to Hillcrest
1:00-1:20 PM Talk: Kun Huang (Hillcrest)
1:20-1:40 PM Talk: Shuaibing Yao (Hillcrest)
1:40-2:00 PM Talk: David Goad (Hillcrest)
2:00-3:30   Free time (Hillcrest)
3:30-6:00 PM   Poster session (Mallard)
3:30-4:45 PM  Check into rooms (last names M-Z) (Lobby)
4:45-6:00 PM  Check into rooms (last names A-L) (Lobby)
6:00-6:45 PM   Dinner (arrive by 6:15) (Lodge Dining Hall, 4th floor)
6:45-7:15 PM   Free time
7:15-7:30 PM   Travel from Lodge to Hillcrest
7:30-8:30 PM   Plenary speaker Allison J Miller (Hillcrest)
8:30-8:45 PM   Travel from Hillcrest to Lodge
8:45-Midnight  Karaoke, social time (Lodge-Mallard-2nd floor)
 Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00 AM-8:45 AM  Breakfast (must arrive by 8:15) (Lodge dining hall, 4th floor)
8:45-9:00 AM  Travel from Lodge to Hillcrest
9:00-10:00 AM  Plenary speaker Ruben Rellan-Alvarez (Hillcrest)
10:00-10:20 AM  Talk: Mao Li (Hillcrest)
10:20-10:40 AM  Talk: Getu Duguma (Hillcrest)
10:45-11:00 AM  Talk: Jiani Yang (Hillcrest)
11:00-11:15 AM  Travel from Hillcrest to Lodge
11:15-Noon  Checkout rooms/poster pickup in Mtg room 6 (Lodge)
12:00-12:45 PM  Lunch (arrive by 12:15) (Lodge Dining hall, 4th floor)
1:00-2:15 PM  Responsible Conduct in Research Session (Lodge-Mallard)
2:15-2:45 PM  Roundtable discussion
(interns do not need to attend this session)
2:45-3:00 PM Closing remarks, prize winners (Lodge-Mallard)
3:00 PM Departure or additional free time