CAGI4 Logistics, Accommodation and Transportation

We welcome participants to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. We especially encourage abstracts that present methods which were used for predictions on the CAGI 4 challenges. 

Conference registration is now open. Regular registration will be accepted until March 10. There is a 10% discount on registration for ISCB members. Space in the conference is limited, therefore early registration is strongly advised.

Conference admission is open to all participants of the CAGI experiment, as well as sponsors. Participants are individuals who were predictors, assessors, data providers, CAGI advisory board or scientific council members, or CAGI organizers. Observers will also be accommodated, depending upon space availability and anticipated contributions to the meeting. (If an observer has registered and was not admitted, then the registration fee will be refunded in full.)

Fellowships are available to assist with the costs of some US citizen trainees (students and postdocs) through an NHGRI R13 award. The deadline for fellowship applications is 10 March 2016.

Important Dates

10 March 2016: Regular registration closes

10 March 2016: Deadline for fellowship applications

17 March 2016: Deadline for abstract submission

25-27 March 2016: CAGI 4 conference in San Francisco

Registration Fees

                       Participant        Participant, ISCB member        Observer        Observer, ISCB member

Regular         $550                   $495                                             $750               $675

Late               $700                   $630                                             $900               $810

Participant means predictor, assessor, data provider, board or council, or organizer.

Cancellation Policy

The registration fee will be refunded minus a $50.00 processing fee if the cancellation request is received before March 10. After March 10, we will not be able to refund registration fees.

Please note that the charges in your credit card statement will be from Eventbrite.

Location

The CAGI 4 meeting will be held at Genentech Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, California, USA on 25-27 March 2016. See below for transportation options.

Timing

The meeting will run all day on 25- 27 March 2016. An outline of the schedule with daily start and end times can be found below. All the events will take place at Genentech Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The program will be provided soon.

Transportation

The public transportation system (Muni and BART) is an effective and functional way to travel within San Francisco. The UCSF Mission Bay campus is best reached by Muni T-Third Street line, which stops at the UCSF Mission Bay Station located on Third Street near 16th Street. The meeting location, Genentech Hall, is within a short walking distance from the UCSF Mission Bay Station. There is a trip planner available for public transportation: http://tripplanner.transit.511.org/

For additional transportation directions and parking information, visit UCSF’s transportation page.

Accommodation

CAGI 4 participants must arrange their own accommodation. We will not have a room block and we advise exploring AirBNB for accommodation in addition to traditional hotels. San Francisco has plenty of options for hotels. Below, we have suggested a few for your convenience. When booking your hotel, we recommend that you make sure there is a Muni T-Third Street line station within a short walking distance, so that you can easily reach the conference location. There are limited hotel options within walking distance from the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Accommodation options in Oakland and the East Bay may be cheaper than in San Francisco and are connected to the conference site by public transportation.

Hotel Options

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Civic Center

50 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Website: http://www.hiccsf.com

Hotel Abri

127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Website: http://hotelabrisf.com/

Harbor Court Hotel

165 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Website: http://www.harborcourthotel.com/

Hotel Griffon

155 Steuart Street, San Francisco, California 94105

Website: http://www.hotelgriffon.com/