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Bellevue College is pleased to host NWBIO 2014 from May 2-4.

Directions to Bellevue College:
Bellevue College is located at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA.

From Seattle
Follow I-90 eastbound. Take exit 11A and follow the signs to 156th Ave. S.E. The ramp will merge you onto So. 150th heading North. Proceed through the first stoplight (S.E. Eastgate Way) and get in the left lane. At the second stoplight ( S.E.28 th St.) turn left into BC's main entrance. Proceed to the traffic circle, turn to the right, then head straight onto the road east of the parking garage (don’t follow the road when it bends left, to the West). The Visitor/Daily Metered Parking area is on the fifth floor of the garage, accessible by entering on the fourth floor and proceeding upwards to the top floor. Alternatively, there are additional Visitor/Daily Metered Parking areas located near the North and South Entrances.

From Issaquah
Take I-90 westbound to Exit 11. After exiting, follow the signs for 156th Ave. SE. At the stoplight, turn left onto Eastgate Way. Move into the right lane and turn right at 150th Ave. SE. Get in the left lane and proceed up the hill. At the stoplight (S.E.28th St.) turn left into BC's main entrance. Proceed to the traffic circle, turn to the right, then head straight onto the road east of the parking garage (don’t follow the road when it bends left, to the West). The Visitor/Daily Metered Parking area is on the fifth floor of the garage, accessible by entering on the fourth floor and proceeding upwards to the top floor. Alternatively, there are additional Visitor/Daily Metered Parking areas located near the North and South Entrances.

Area Map and Campus Map.

Lodging:

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Embassy Suites in Bellevue. Reservation information can be found here - http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/S/SEABLES-NWB-20140430/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

Rate includes complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast. Limited breakfast will be available on campus in the mornings.

For questions about lodging, contact embassy suites directly or contact Melody Gold.


Registration:

Registration Form

Registration information will be added soon. For registration questions, contact Allison Kang.


Conference Schedule:

A pdf version can be found here.

Friday May 2nd:

5-6 pm Registration Embassy Suites
6pm meet and greet light Dinner

Saturday May 3rd:

8-8:30 Registration and breakfast S Building level 200
8:40 – 9:30 Workshops S building
9:40-10:30 Workshops S building
10:40 – 11:30 Workshop S building
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch, View PULSE posters, Visit vendors tables S building

12:30 - Field trips
Twin Falls – Mike Hanson / Supreetha
Theo Chocolate – Annalissa/ Kathy
Wine/Brew tour – Jason / Dennis
Canoe the slough- Sue

5:30-6:30 Social hour and raffle prizes Embassy Suites
6:30-7:30 Dinner Embassy Suites
7:30 Guest Speaker Embassy Suites

Sunday May 4th:

9- 10 Light breakfast and
NW Bio Business meeting S building
9-noon Pulse meeting S201 conference room


Speakers:

Friday Evening: Instead of a speaker, we will host a meet and greet with biology related games (and prizes).

Saturday Evening: The keynote will be given by Silvia Casadei, PhD from University of Washington in the Medical Genetics laboratory of Prof. Mary-Claire King. The presentation is titled, “Genomic advances in breast cancer research”. View Dr. Casadei's biosketch here.


Workshops/Presentations:

View the workshop schedule here. For information or additions, please contact Liz Thomas.


Field Trips:

    POTENTIAL FIELD TRIPS:

    Twin Falls hike in Ollalie State Park: This area receives more than 230 centimeters of rain each year; twice as much as Seattle, 56 kilometers to the west. The hike follows along the South Fork Snoqualmie River which squeezes through a narrow rocky gorge, tumbles over a set of stairstep falls, then plunges over a 46-meter rock wall creating the Lower Twin Falls. As we walk this scenic trail through a patch of old growth forest, we will identify native plants. Come prepared for the weather: rain and mud are likely and cold temperatures are possible. This two mile round-trip walk will take about three hours with an elevation gain of only 153 meters.

    Woodinville Winery, Distillery and Brewery Tour: Join us for a leisurely exploration of Woodinville wine country, including wineries, breweries and distilleries.  Take a winery and distillery tour to learn how local wine, whiskey and vodka are made. 

    Canoe the Slough: Weather permitting we will canoe Mercer Slough, a large wetland area exposed by the construction of the Ship Canal Bridge. The slough includes functioning blueberry orchards and a large natural area with many wetland species. If rain prevents canoing, we will take a short walk through the slough. There may be opportunities to see otters, birds, snakes and native plants. Come prepared for the weather.

    Theo Chocolate: This one hour tour of the Theo Chocolate Factory will include a look at how the cocoa fruit is transformed into chocolate. In the first half hour we'll learn the mechanism of transformation, and social and environmental issues relating to cocoa and cocoa farmers. The second half hour is a guided tour of the facility. For information about the factory visit www.theochocolate.com/factory-tour.


Contacts

Feel free to contact us for more general information!
To get faster attention, please use NWBIO in the subject line of your email. 

S. Roshni Tewari