Navigating the Conference

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Conference Facilities

Bond Life Sciences Center The majority of events and sessions will be held in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center whose mission is to become the intellectual focus for interdisciplinary research in the life sciences on the MU campus by integrating the strengths of multiple disciplines. The award-winning design by the BNIM architectural firm includes state-of-the-art laboratories, shared meeting areas and public spaces providing unmatched opportunities for interdisciplinary biomedical science and agricultural biotechnology research. Driving directions

The banquet will be held at the Reynolds Alumni Center and the Monday lunch will be held at the Memorial Student Union, both on campus.

Missouri UnionThe University of Missouri Campus Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in many unique settings. All-you-care-to-eat dining locations include fresh salad bars, delicious entrees, deli sandwiches and much more. Across campus, you will find numerous coffee houses, convenience stores and retail cafes. Lunch cards will be provided for all conference attendees to purchase their own lunch to a certain value from either a campus restaurant or a dining hall. All the facilities are also available on a walk up basis for dinner and breakfast with payment by cash or credit card.

Campus maps of all facilities, as well as the dining locations, will be available at check-in.

Exercise equipment and activitiesRegistered attendees may also use the award-winning MU Recreation Complex for the cost of $20.00 for the week. Payment by credit card can be made directly at the time of use. Renovated in 2005, this facility boasts 100 cardio machines, indoor running track, indoor and outdoor fields and courts, weight room and 3 swimming pools.


For those staying on campus in the Discovery Residence Hall, a parking permit may be requested onsite at the residence hall upon check-in for $12.00 for the week.

Parking permits are for use in the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure, the closest parking garage to the conference site.

Parking at the hotels is free. If you would like to park on campus, then you may request a parking permit when you register for the conference. A weekly commuter parking permit is $12.00. If you are staying for the MU/NI Tutorial from July 28- August 2 you will need to purchase a second parking permit.

If you decide you need a parking permit after registering, please email: Pre-ordered parking permits will be available at the registration desk at Bond Life Sciences Center on Sunday, July 21. Note that parking permits are not required on weekends.

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