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2014 Annual Meeting

May 24 - 28, 2014            Albuquerque, New Mexico


The 2014 Annual Meeting was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 24-28. (450) participants presented 128 posters and 221 lectures within the newly renovated Albuquerque Convention Center. Thirty-one vendors participated in the Exhibit Show, beginning with the Opening Reception on Saturday and running through Tuesday evening.


Attendees traveled from 19 different counties with15% of the total participants coming from outside the USA. Young scientists (students and post-docs) represented 26% of the total meeting attendance with 47% of them receiving financial assistance via travel grants, poster prizes and/or lecture awards.


Twelve posters were selected for poster prizes, sponsored by the ACA and seven other groups. Ten students were selected to receive the Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award. Each was invited to give a lecture and was presented with a certificate and monetary award.


The meeting was financially sponsored by 20 organizations whose contributions were used to support young scientists, speakers and social events. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our meeting sponsors whose support sustains the high caliber of our meetings that our attendees have come to expect.


The ACA Council proudly announced the inaugural class of ACA Fellows at the Awards Banquet.


ACA would like to thank all those who made this year's meeting in Albuquerque possible. Kudos and thanks go to Christine Beavers and Peter Zwart, Program Chairs, Ilia Guzei, Poster Chair and the Poster Judges, Student Workers (the guys in red), Session Chairs and Invited Speakers for their diligent efforts to make this meeting a success. Special thanks to YSSIG Chair, Yulia Sevryugina, and her fellow Young Scientists for outstanding sessions and social events!


Check out Peter Mueller's FANTASTIC photos from the meeting:http://web.mit.edu/pmueller/www/ACA2014/





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