About the Area

Welcome to the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State!

Cornell University 

Cornell University


This vibrant university is nestled in Ithaca, NY. The university's agricultural initiatives have been a driving force since its inception in 1865. Today, its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the most well-known and respected colleges in the nation.





Hope Lake Lodge & Conference Center


Hope Lake Lodge & Conference Center
The 2014 SOSS event will be located at the Hope Lake Lodge and Conference Center in Cortland, NY. Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, the lodge will serve as our "home base" during the symposium. Equipped with dining facilities, meeting rooms, and spectacular views, Hope Lake is sure to make for a great setting for our presentations and discussions.


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