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Annual Meeting Agenda November 2004


Where: KU Union, Biodiversity Research Center, & Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Hotel: SpringHill Suites Hotel, Lawrence
When: November 2-5, 2004 (Tues - Fri)
Local Arrangements: Lori Schlenker, 785 864-4540
Local Program: Jim Beach, 785 864-4645
Weather: Historical Current
Local Buzz: Lawrence Journal World
After Hours in Lawrence November 2-5
University Calendar for November


Monday, Nov 1

  • Arrivals from Airport
  • 8:00 PM Seek-Exec working dinner

Tuesday, Nov 2, Venue: KU Union and Biodiversity Research Center

  • 8:00 Coffee, tea, continental breakfast food in JAYHAWK room all morning)
  • 8:30 Opening Plenary: brief working group presentations and discussion of progress-to-date, expect about 20 minutes maximum for each working group (moderator: Jones)
    • Room: JAYHAWK (5th Floor, wireless)
      • Kepler (Jones)
      • SMS / KR (Bowers)
        • Williams, Villa/Krivov, Bowers, Ludaescher
      • Taxon (Kennedy)
        • Kennedy (TDWG exchange schema), Stewart (SEEK taxon database and services), Thau (GUIDs, KR)
      • BEAM (Pennington)

      • EOT (Romanello)
      • EcoGrid (Rajasekar)
      • Usability issues (Downey)
        • Downey (General Overview related to SEEK products and markets)
  • 12:30 PM Lunch (1 hour, Union Cafeteria, 2nd floor)
  • 1:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Coffee break mid-afternoon)
  • 5:00 Finish
  • 5:30 SEEK Demonstrations, Food & Wine Reception, Museum Explorations, & Election Results, Room: BRC Informatics Department, 6th floor Natural History Museum next to KU Union
    • Kepler (Jones)
    • Taxon Name Service (Stewart)
    • Ecogrid web interface (Tekell)
    • Open-demo time (all, in small clusters)
  • Dinner at leisure, Downtown

Wednesday, Nov 3, Venue: KU Union

  • 8:00 AM Coffee, tea, juice, pastries, etc. in hallway between PINE and WALNUT, 6th Floor)
  • 8:30 Breakout Sessions
    • AMS/Kepler, Room: Pine, 6th, wireless) (Jones)
    • Taxon, Room: Walnut (6th, wireless) (Beach)
    • Extra room for breakouts: Governors (5th)
  • 12:30 PM Lunch (1 hour, Union Cafeteria, 2nd floor)
  • 1:30 Breakout Sessions (mid-afternoon Coffee Break)
    • EcoGrid, Room: Pine (6th, wireless) (Rajasekar)
      • Grid Computing Polycom Teleconference, Room: Governors (with KU BRC Polycom Unit, wired Ethernet)
    • SMS, Room: Walnut (6th, wireless) (Ludaescher)
    • Extra breakout room: Governors (5th)
  • 5:00 Finish
  • 7:00 PM Group Banquet: Thai House, 700 block Massachusetts Street (east side), Downtown Lawrence (EtOH: out-of-pocket)

Thursday, Nov 4, Venue: Dole Institute of Politics, West Campus

  • 7:30 AM Individual car and shuttle transport from hotel to Dole Institute of Politics
  • 8:00 Coffee (free continental breakfast at hotel, breakfast bites at Dole Institute)
  • 8:30 Plenary, Room: SIMONS CONFERENCE ROOM, wireless (Vieglais et al.)
    • Application integration of Taxon group (see notes)
    • How does taxon stuff integrate with EcoGrid, SMS, KR, etc. to be useful to case studies?
  • 12:30 PM Lunch Catered by Union to Dole Institute
  • 1:30 Plenary, Room: SIMONS CONFERENCE ROOM, wireless (Pennington et al.)
  • 5:00 Finish, transit to downtown, then dinner at your Leisure, Downtown Lawrence
  • 7:00 Seek-Exec Dinner Meeting (No Leisure)

Friday, Nov 5, Venue: KU Union

  • 8:00 AM Coffee, tea, juice, bagels, etc, KANSAS room 6th Floor
  • 8:30 Kepler Breakout sessions
  • 12:30 PM Lunch (1 hour, Union Cafeteria, 2nd floor)
  • 1:00 Closing Plenary, Room: KANSAS (6th, wireless) (No afternoon coffee break)
  • 3:30 Adjournment
  • 5:30 and later, flights scheduled from Kansas City International


  • Elizabeth Blood, NSF, Confirmed
  • Mike Frame, USGS/NBII, Confirmed
  • Randy Butler, NCSA, Confirmed
  • John McGee, USC, Confirmed
  • Gwen Davis, Natureserve, Confirmed

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