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2013 Maize Genetics Hotel and Travel Information:

Conference Hotel:

Pheasant Run Resort

Hotel Reservations:

Before proceeding to the Pheasant Run Maize Meeting Reservation link, you must make roommate arrangements if you plan to share a room. The Pheasant Run web site will require the name and contact information of each occupant, and one person's credit card. The card number is for purposes of reservation only and will not be charged until the conference (at checkout), although Pheasant Run's terms and conditions apply. Distributing credit card costs among occupants of a shared room will be sorted out at the front desk when you arrive at the hotel.

At the Pheasant Run website, please remember to select a check-out date of March 17, and choose the appropriate Maize Room package for the number of people in your room.

When booking your hotel room please pay careful attention to the check-in and check-out dates. Please make sure they are the within the dates of the conference March 14 - March 17, 2013. If you select dates outside this range you may get an error "Currently, there are no rooms available for the requested date." This does not mean rooms are unavailable. If you want to arrive earlier or extend your stay after the meeting, you will need to do the reservations for 3/14/2013 - 3/17/2013 and then followup by e-mail to: [email protected] explaining which dates you actually want to check-in or check-out.

Pheasant Run Maize Meeting Reservation site

If you are unable to book your stay online, please call 1-800-474-3272.

Package Breakdown:

Government Attendees Breakdown


The deadline for hotel reservations will be February 15, 2013.


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Roommate Bulletin Board:

If you need to locate a roommate, please do so before submitting your lodging registration. A roommate link is located here:

Find a roommate.

International Attendees:

Those international attendees who require letters of invitation to facilitate visa processing may contact the meeting Chair, Phil Becraft.

To travel to this conference, you may need to obtain a non-immigrant visitor's (or other) visa, usually from a US embassy in your home country. Please determine specific requirements for your country. Relevant information may be found at US government web sites:

Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 14 Mar 2013
End Date 17 Mar 2013

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 4 Jan 2013
Registration Site 31 Jan 2013
Financial Aid 31 Jan 2013
Talk Submission 4 Feb 2013
Poster 13 Feb 2013
Housing 15 Feb 2013

News & Information
Jan 18: Pioneer, a sponsor of the 2013 Maize Genetics Conference, announces that the 2013 ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred Graduate Student Fellowship competition is now accepting applications.
Dec 7: Maize Meeting registration, abstract submission, and lodging reservation links are now available!
July 20: MaGNET (Maize Genetics Network Enhancement via Travel) Award for 2013 has been announced.


The iPlant Collaborative is offering a workshop in their cyberinfrastructure to manage and analyze large datasets, immediately before the Maize Meeting from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

MaizeGDB is offering hour long "How to" tutorials immediately before the Maize Meeting at 4:00 and 5:00pm on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Can't make a workshop on Thursday. Contact the following to schedule a meeting during a poster session at MGC 2013:

      iPlant: Uwe Hilgert
      MaizeGDB: Lisa Harper

New! Please contact the conference chair if you would like to host a workshop.

Meeting Organizers
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