Blocked hotel rooms release next week!

Have you booked your lodging for MEEC yet? Blocked hotel rooms advertised on our website begin being released to the public 2/16/17 (at which point they may not be available to you at the advertised rate).

Of course there are plenty of other hotels in the area!


Tentative Schedule for MEEC 2017

Please use this tentative schedule to plan your travel arrangements. Individual presentation times will not be assigned until after registration has closed.

Friday March 17th
Time Activity  
6:30pm-8:30pm Check-in at registration table (location TBD)
Poster drop-off

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Pizza Mixer ($5 fee during registration, location TBD)
Saturday March 18th
Time Activity  
7:00am – 9:00am Check-in at registration table (Illini Union)
Poster drop-off


Plenary #1 – Jack Gilbert


Oral Presentation Sessions


Included with registration fee (Illini Union)


Oral Presentation Sessions
Professional Development Panels

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Poster Session (Illini Union)

Break for Dinner (There will be sign-up sheets for reservations at various restaurants at check-in)

Bar Crawl  
Sunday March 19th
Time Activity  
8:00am – 9:00am Check-in at registration table (Illini Union)


Plenary #2 – Corrie Moreau


Oral Presentation Sessions

Late Morning/Early Afternoon

Field Trips

Plenary Speakers!

We are pleased to announce our plenary speakers for MEEC 2017!

Dr. Jack Gilbert
Institute for Genomic and Systems Biology, Argonne National Laboratory
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago

Dr. Corrie Moreau
Department of Science and Education, Field Museum of Natural History
Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago