We are in the final stretch - it is getting really exciting!
Today I'd like to remind you, if you are registered for the conference, to add your name (by editing the appropriate wiki page) to one of the Friday Tours:
Coffee Cupping at Counter Culture Coffee
It's cold in the morning, and nothing helps better than the smell of fresh, hot coffee. And learning some science of coffee: from how it is grown to how it gets to the final consumer. If you are interested in this tour, sign up at this page and join us for Coffee Cupping at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham. It is really close to the hotel, so use the Radisson free shuttles. Locals: offer to give guests a ride.
Coffee Cupping starts at 9:45am and the address of Counter Culture Coffee for those who are driving is: 4911 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27713
As we do every year, we get your brain centers dedicated for science excitement stimulated with a choice of tours to local science museums and labs. All tours are 2-4pm on Friday, January 15th. Details about transportation will be posted on the wiki, but we always appreciate when locals offer to take out-of-town guests - it's easy to just swing by Radisson and ask.
The wiki page to sign up for Lab Tours is here - just add your name to one of them. The choices this year are:
NC Museum of Life + Science in Durham.
RTI International in RTP - This tour will likely include microscopy and use of nanotechnology.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
Duke Lemur Center in Durham.
These tours should get your sciency juices going so you will be totally ready and excited for the conference next day ;-)