CAGI Logistics, accommodation and transportation

We welcomed participants to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. We especially encouraged abstracts that present methods which were used for predictions on the CAGI 2012/2013 challenges.

Conference registration is now closed. Early registration with a reduced registration fee was accepted until May 31. There was an additional 10% discount on registration for ISCB members. The deadline for regular registration was June 21. Space in the conference was limited, therefore early registration was strongly advised.

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

Fellowships were available to assist with the costs of some US citizen trainees (students and postdocs) through an NHGRI R13 award. The deadline for fellowship applications (including abstract submission) was 31 May 2013.

Some important dates to keep in mind:
31 May 2013: Early registration closes
31 May 2013: Deadline for fellowship applications (including abstracts)
15 June 2013: Deadline for abstract submission (participants not requesting fellowships)
21 June 2013 : Regular registration closes
17-18 July 2013: CAGI 2013 conference in Berlin

Registration fees
Participant Participant, ISCB Member Observer Observer, ISCB Member
Early 550 490 700 630
Regular 650 585 800 720

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 June 21. After June 21, 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 meeting was held at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Ihnestrasse 63-73, Berlin, Germany. See below for transportation options.

Timing
The meeting ran all day on 17-18 July 2013. An outline of the schedule with daily start and end times can be found below. All the events will take place at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 17
9:00 am: Breakfast (provided)
10:00 am: Beginning of daily program
1:00 pm: Lunch (provided)
6:30 pm: End of daily program
6:30 pm: Reception (provided)
8:00 pm: Group dinner at Alter Krug (see details below)

Thursday, July 18
9:00 am: Breakfast (provided)
10:00 am: Beginning of daily program
12:45 pm: Lunch (provided)
6:30 pm: End of daily program

Group Dinner at Alter Krug
We have organized a group dinner at Alter Krug, a restaurant near the conference site. This is not included in the registration fees, but will be a good opportunity to have informal discussions with other meeting participants. The cost of the dinner is $50 (USD) and will include an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Tickets to the dinner must be purchased in advance and can be purchased through Eventbrite here . The deadline for purchasing tickets was 11:59 pm on Monday, July 15.

Transportation
Public transportation directions to the conference site from the ISMB headquaters hotel and a select few other ISMB hotels are given below.

From Hilton Berlin and Maritim Pro Arte Hotel: Walk to S1 Berlin Friedrichstrße station. Board S1 towards Berlin Wannsee. Get off at Berlin Sundgauer Staße station.
From Hoppegarten Hotel: Walk to S-Birkenstein station, board the S5 line towards S Spandau Bahnhof. At S Ostkreuz, switch to the S41 line (ringbahn S41, clockwise). At Heidelberger Platz, switch to the U-Bahn U3 line towards Krumme Lanke. Get off at Thielplatz station.
From Ellington Hotel: Walk to U Wittenbergplatz station. Board the U3 line towards Krumme Lanke. Get off at Thielplatz station.
From Abba Hotel: From U Uhlandstrasse station, board the U1 line towards Warschauer Str. At Wittenbergplatz station, transfer to the U3 line. Alternately, walk 15 min to U Kurfuerstendamm station and board the U3 line towards Krumme Lanke. Get off at Theilplatz station.

The CAGI venue can be reached from other hotels by public transportation. Take the U-Bahn U3 to Thielplatz (5 minute walk to the venue) or the S-Bahn S1 to Sundgauer Str (15 minute walk to the venue). The Berlin S- and U- Bahn maps can be found here. Note: Daily (6.50 EUR) and weekly (28 EUR) passes are recommended and can be purchased at ticket counters or ticket machines in S- and U-Bahn stations. You will need tickets that cover at least regions A and B, and passes must be validated before use. For more information, visit the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe website.

For additional public transportation directions and driving directions, visit the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics’ contact page.

Accomodation
The CAGI organizers arranged a hotel block for conference participants at the hotels listed below. Please use code CAGI when making accommodation arrangements at these hotels. CAGI participants may also wish to stay at one of the ISMB hotels.

Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin
Takustr. 39
14195 Berlin-Dahlem
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 - 55 77 97 0
Homepage: www.seminaris.de/berlin
Email: berlin@seminaris.de
Distance: 3,2 km / 1,7 miles
Contingent of 20 rooms until 15.06.2013, CODE: CAGI

Ravenna Hotel Berlin
Grunewaldstraße 8/9
12165 Berlin
Tel.:+49 (0)30-79 09 11 00
Homepage: www.ravenna~hotel.de
Email: info@ravenna-hotel.de
Distance: 3,7 km / 2,3 miles
Contingent of 30 rooms until 05.06.2013, CODE: CAGI

Hotel Landhaus Schlachtensee
Bogotastraße 9
14163 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 - 89 99 47 0
Homepage: www.hotel-landhaus-schlachtensee.de
Email: nissen@hotel-landhaus-schlachtensee.de
Distance: 3,6 km / 2,4 miles
Contingent of 10 rooms until 15.06.2013, CODE: CAGI

Hotel Am Wilden Eber***
Warnemünder Straße 19
14199 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 - 89 77 79 90
Homepage: www.hotel-am-wilden-eber.de
Email: nissen@hotel-am-wilden-eber.de
Distance: 3,4 km / 2,1 miles
Contingent of 8 rooms until 15.06.2013, CODE: CAGI