2019 Biennial Symposium
On behalf of the leadership at IES, I am excited to invite you to Portland, Oregon for our meeting from 9-13 July 2019. Portland is situated at the confluence of the Willamette (will-am-et) River as it flows north to join the Columbia River. Portland has 3 snowcapped volcanoes visible to the north and east, and a mountain range separating it from the Pacific Ocean to the west. Within a 90 minute drive, you can be hiking in the Columbia gorge (https://www.fs.usda.gov/crgnsa), walking on the Pacific beaches (https://traveloregon.com/places-to-go/regions/oregon-coast/- bring a wet suit if you plan to swim) or sipping pinot in the Willamette Valley (https://willamettewines.com/). Portland itself is highly walkable, but also has excellent public transportation. The meeting will be held at the Marriott, right along the Willamette River and park, in the center of the city. In between the fabulous talks and posters I hope you are able to catch up with colleagues while enjoying Powell’s Books, the Saturday Market, the Rose Garden, Chinese Garden and Japanese Gardens as well as the many public parks and wonderful restaurants. I look forward to welcoming you to my city in another month!
Allison Fryer Bruce Bochner
Scientific Program Co-Chair IES President