The next Light and Color in Nature scientific conference will be held on the campus of the College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine on the United States’ east coast.  Dates for this meeting will be 15-18 July 2019 (Monday-Thursday). 

Arrivals and registration will start on Sunday afternoon (14 July 2019), with departures from campus housing required by Saturday morning (20 July).  Housing for 36 persons is available on campus in dormitory rooms; Bar Harbor has a wide range of hotel and motel lodgings, but you must book these as early as possible.  The College’s large lecture hall (Gates Center), which has a digital sound system & projectors, will be ours to use from 0800-2100 EDT on Monday-Wednesday.

During the week of 15-18 July, we’ll have coffee breaks at the lecture hall, plus an off-campus lobster dinner on Thursday evening (latter is at modest extra cost).  Campus housing, dining, and the lecture hall are all within a short walk of one another.  COA will also let attendees purchase individual meals.

An optional “excursion day” will be Thursday (18 July), when no sessions will be scheduled.  Adjacent Acadia National Park offers a wide range of hiking & biking trails and nature programs, both within the park itself and on nearby inland and coastal waters.  Optional activities for Thursday include a morning cruise on a windjammer, an afternoon bus tour of the park, complete with spectacular mountain views, followed in the evening by a banquet at the Bar Harbor Inn. 

Standard talks will be allotted 20 minutes each, followed by a five-minute question period.  Joseph Shaw and Montana State University (MSU) have kindly agreed to act as institutional sponsor for the conference, and MSU will process payments for registration and the optional on-campus lodging/meal plans.

Organizing committee:

Raymond Lee (conference chair):  U. S. Naval Academy, USA

Joseph Shaw:  Montana State University, USA

Charles Adler:  Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, USA

Stanley D. Gedzelman:  (emeritus) City College of New York, USA

Robert Greenler:  (emeritus) University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA

Javier Hernández-Andrés:  University of Granada, Spain

Philip Laven:  United Kingdom

David Lynch:  Thule Scientific, USA

Michael Vollmer:  University of Applied Sciences in Brandenburg, Germany