Chicago Area Ant Lab Meeting 2013

The Moreau Lab is proud to host the

Chicago Area Ant Lab Meeting 2013

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

If you plan to attend you MUST complete the survey at this link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3XW9C8S 

Every individual participant must complete the online survey above if you are planning to join us.  This is necessary for planning, parking, and dinner reservations.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Corrie Moreau (cmoreau@fieldmuseum.org).  You are welcome to bring friends/family to visit the public museum for free while we are meeting and they do not need to fill out the survey above.

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Itinerary for the day:second annual chicago

10:30am: Arrive at Field Museum
10:30am – 12:00am: Tour the collections and visit a few public museum exhibits
12:00am – 1:00pm: Lunch at the museum
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Presentations and networking/socializing
After the meeting: Dinner nearby for those that can stay

Our lab will provide snacks and drinks.

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Presentations

To insure that the presentation are “short” and everyone will be able to present some of their recent research we will again follow the Pecha Kucha model often used in the design world:

About Pecha Kucha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha
http://www.pecha-kucha.org/what
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/15-09/st_pechakucha

Pecha Kucha (pronouced pe-­chak-­cha) gets its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”.  The format is a simple presentation format where you usually show 20 images/slides, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images.  We will shorten our talks even a bit more, to 15 slides that advance after 20 seconds each which means everyone has exactly 5 minutes to share our work, ideas, problems, whatever.

Below I am attaching a “template” Pecha Kucha powerpoint presentation following the 15 slides x 20 second format.  If you would like to participate, you MUST use this template and insert your images/text accordingly.  One thing to keep in mind is that it is a good idea to practice your talk in presentation mode a couple of times to get the timing of your script down.  The slides seem to advance faster when you haven’t prepared!

PechaKucha_15X20.ppt

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Driving Directions to Field Museum

From the City, north of the Museum
Take Lake Shore Drive (US-41) south past Grant Park. Continue south until the 18th Street exit. Turn left on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn left onto McFetridge Drive (the 3rd stop sign) when the museum is ahead and to your left. The West Lot is on your right just past the Museum.

From the City, south of the Museum
Take Lake Shore Drive (US-41) north. Continue on Lake Shore Drive until the 18th Street exit. Turn right on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn left onto McFetridge Drive (the 3rd stop sign) when the museum is ahead and to your left. The West Lot is on your right just past the Museum.

From the City, west of the Museum and the Western Suburbs
Take the Eisenhower Expressway, I-290 east. Continue through the city on Congress Parkway until you reach Buckingham Fountain. Turn right onto Columbus Drive. Columbus Drive merges into Lake Shore Drive (US-41) immediately south of the museum, just about at the 18th Street exit. Take that exit and turn left onto 18th Street, continuing as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn left onto McFetridge Drive (the 3rd stop sign) when the museum is ahead and to your left. The West Lot is on your right just past the Museum.

From Wisconsin and the Northern Suburbs
Take I-94 to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90/94. Continue through the city. Take the Roosevelt Road exit and turn left at the second light, onto Roosevelt Road. Continue east on Roosevelt Road. The second light after crossing Michigan Avenue is Columbus Drive. Turn right on Columbus Drive. Columbus Drive merges into Lake Shore Drive (US-41) immediately south of the museum, just about at the 18th Street exit. Take that exit and turn left onto 18th Street, continuing as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn left onto McFetridge Drive (the 3rd stop sign) when the museum is ahead and to your left. The West Lot is on your right just past the Museum.

From O’Hare and the Northwest Suburbs
Use I-90 east to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90/94 east heading towards Chicago. Continue through the city. Take the Roosevelt Road exit and turn left at the second light onto Roosevelt Road. Continue east on Roosevelt Road. The second light after crossing Michigan Avenue is Columbus Drive. Turn right on Columbus Drive. Columbus Drive merges into Lake Shore Drive (US-41) immediately south of the museum, just about at the 18th Street exit. Take that exit and turn left onto 18th Street, continuing as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn left onto McFetridge Drive (the 3rd stop sign) when the museum is ahead and to your left. The West Lot is on your right just past the Museum.

From Indiana, Michigan and the South and Southeast Suburbs
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-90/94 north to the 103rd Street exit. Continue East on 103rd Street to Stony Island Avenue. Turn left on Stony Island Avenue and continue north to Lake Shore Drive (US- 41). Continue north on Lake Shore Drive to the 18th Street exit. Turn right onto 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn left onto McFetridge Drive (the 3rd stop sign) when the museum is ahead and to your left. The West Lot is on your right just past the Museum.

From Southwest Suburbs
Take I-55 to the exit for Lake Shore Drive North (US-41). Continue north in the right lane on Lake Shore Drive to the 18th Street exit (the first exit). Turn right onto 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn left onto McFetridge Drive (the 3rd stop sign) when the museum is ahead and to your left. The West Lot is on your right just past the Museum.

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Chicago Resources

Restaurants near the Field Museum:

- Ma & I  – Thai Dining
- Zapatista – Mexican Cantina
- Eleven City Diner – Jewish Deli and American Diner

Hotels near the Field Museum:

- Best Western Grant Park
- Chicago’s Essex Inn
- Hilton Chicago
- Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

Getting around Chicago:

- Chicago CTA – buses and trains to get around the city
- Divvy Bike Share – thousands of bikes around the city
- Zipcar – car share

Things to do around Chicago:

- Architecture Boat Tour – buy tickets online ahead of time since it often sells out; You will learn a lot about the history of the city and they serve beverages (including beer and cocktails) on the boat.
- Millennium Park in the Loop (downtown) is a great outdoor public space with the famous “bean” sculpture (the real name is Cloud Gate and is a great place for photos of you with the Chicago skyline) and the spitting fountains.  It is right next to the Art Institute (next point below), so make it a two-for-one and see both.  There is also an outdoor theater in the park designed by Frank Gehry where there are free concerts and a cool bridge to Grant Park, which was also designed by Frank Gehry.
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Have a drink on the 96th floor on a clear day at the Signature Lounge in the John Hancock Building for great views (875 N. Michigan Ave)
- Second City sketch comedy show
- Buddy Guy’s Legends – a great place for blues (the cover entrance fees can be high sometimes depending on the act)
- Field Museum of Natural History and the museum campus (which also includes the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium).

 

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