The early registration deadline for the 2011 Galaxy Community
been extended by a week, from April 24 to May 1. The conference is
held in Lunteren, the Netherlands, 25-26 May, with a special
to Galaxy" session on the evening of May 24.
That's the good news. The bad news is that online registration has
taken offline, starting today, until April 26 or 27. We took this
because of unexpectedly high demand for conference centre hotel rooms
24 and 26. We still have ample rooms for the night of May 25,* but we
now sold out on the other nights*. We are working with the conference
centre to increase our room allotment on May 24 and 26. We are
of getting more rooms on May 26, but we are not as hopeful about
additional rooms for May 24.
We will reopen registration next Tuesday or Wednesday and post an
the room situation, including alternatives, at that time.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for your patience,
The 2011 Galaxy Community Conference registration site is now back
See http://galaxy.psu.edu/gcc2011/Register.html for details. Early
registration ends May 1.
*May 24 Lodging:*
As expected, we *were not able* to secure additional hotel rooms at
conference centre for May 24, the evening before the meeting. We
people who need a room on May 24 to stay in Amsterdam that night, and
take the train to Lunteren the next morning. There is ample time to
before the 9:30am start of the meeting on the 25th. We regret the
inconvenience that this will cause for people who will not be able to
at the conference centre on May 24.
*May 25 and 26 Lodging:
*We *were able* to reserve additional rooms for the night of May 26.
have about 35 open hotel rooms reserved at the conference center on
nights of May 25 and May 26 (the night after the meeting). *
However, we expect the rooms for May 25 to sell out, possibly in
the May 1 early registration deadline. If you are planning on staying
the conference centre, we strongly recommend that you register as soon
possible. *Once those rooms are full, the whole centre will be full.*
Thank you all for your patience while we worked on this. I apologize
and regret any inconvenience this has caused. As always, please let
if you have any questions.
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 11:12 PM, Dave Clements