Get ready for Eternacon 2019!
What Is Eternacon?
First hosted at Stanford University in 2015, Eternacon is a gathering of Eterna players, scientists, and developers. Originally only a dream among community members as a "Eterna Convention", the Eternacon was fully realized by tomoedachii and vineetkosaraju, who put together a plan that would allow for the first conference in 2015. In the past, the conference has included many different talks by participants about puzzle solving, scientific advancements, the community, and the future of Eterna as a whole, a tour of the lab, open discussion about the current state of eterna with the oppotrunity to make suggestions to the team, and the chance to get to know fellow Eterna players.
Donate to Eternacon
To make a donation to Eternacon to help pay for administrative costs and player support you can do so at the Stanford donation portal for Eterna. When making the donation specify in the special instructions that the donation is for Eternacon. If you wish to donate using other methods please contact an organizer.
As in prior years, we are actively seeking partnerships with commercial and other organizations to sponsor Eternacon each year to provide funding for facilities, materials, and player support. In return, organizations will be recognized as sponsors on promotional material and have the opportunity for a brief (~5 minute) presentation at the conference. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Resources From Past Eternacons
When: July 19-21, 2019
Where: Stanford University, room TBA
General Contact: email@example.com
Planning Comittee: Coordination through Slack, all welcome to participate! Please contact an organizer for access.
Planned Events (Schedule TBA):
- Ribosome design, including AMA with Jewett lab, Northwestern University
- Announcement of the first Eterna patents
- Official Player Representation/Organization
- New Scientific Initiatives
- Friday seminar by Dr David Hendrix on A deep recurrent neural network discovers complex biological rules to decipher RNA protein-coding potential
- Additional seminars & workshops by world-leading RNA scientists and Eterna players