Genome Engineering: From Mechanisms to Therapies (B4)

Scientific Organizers: Andrew May, Rodolphe Barrangou and Knut Woltjen


February 19—23, 2019

Fairmont Empress Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by BlueRock Therapeutics, Editas Medicine and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 23, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 23, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 20, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 19, 2018 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-B4 "Genome Engineering: From Mechanisms to Therapies" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
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Before and On October 23, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
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After October 23, 2018 until January 8, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
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October 23, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 19, 2018 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 19, 2018 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 19, 2018 720.00 USD
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After December 19, 2018 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 23, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 20, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

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Scholarship Deadline: October 23, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: November 20, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 23, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 19, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

There are several hikes within a 45 minute drive of the hotel. Sooke has a beautiful park for k\hikes as well as Goldstream Provincial Park. There are many wineries and a loop that can be a whole days adventure The hotel concierge has maps.
Golfing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required With this climate and natural beauty, Victoria and its surrounding islands offer some of the best golf courses in Canada with breathtaking ocean and mountain views.
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Fairmont Empress Victoria: Golfing


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Arbutus Ridge Golf and Country Club
  Phone: (250) 743-5000
  Fax: (250) 743-5518
  Address: 3515 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0
  Email: info_arbutus@golfbc.com
  Website: http://www.golfbc.com/courses/arbutus_ridge
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


Olympic View Golf Club
  Phone (US and Canada): 1-800-446-5322
  Phone: (250) 474-3673
  Fax: (250) 474-4001
  Address: 643 Latoria Road, Victoria, BC, V9C 3A3
  Email: info_olympic@golfbc.com
  Website: www.olympicviewgolf.com
  Notes: Olympic View is located 35 minutes from downtown Victoria.
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required

Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Victoria area offers beautiful rugged, coastal hikes or mountainous, panoramic climbs. There is hiking for every level - from novice to seasoned experts.

Take a stroll through beautiful Butchart Gardens. More than 1 million plants are displayed throughout the course of a year, including 700 varieties of flowers.

View a good selection of old and contemporary totem poles at Thunderbird Park located only a short distance (0.15 miles) from the Fairmont Empress Victoria.

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Fairmont Empress Victoria: Hiking


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Thunderbird Park
  Phone: 250-953-2033
  Address: 675 Belleville St Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
  Website: https://www.tourismvictoria.com/see-do/activities-attractions/statues-landmarks/thunderbird-park
Walking distance

Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Victoria is one of Canada's most cycling-friendly cities with its beautiful scenery and temperate climate, making it a year-round cycling destination.
Fairmont Empress free bicycles - Bicycles are first come, first serve with a limited amount of bicycles onsite. Please inquire with our Concierge for details.
Rentals - Rentals are located in close proximity to the hotel including The Pedaler.
Boating Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Discover the beauty of Canada's West Coast from a sea kayak. Explore intricate shorelines while gliding past sandy beaches. Join a sea-kayaking course that ranges from a three-hour evening clinic to full-weekend adventures. For further details visit the Concierge Desk.

Ocean River Sports and Adventures
Victoria Kayak Tours and Rentals
Sightseeing Walking distance The Butchart Gardens is one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Throughout the seasons there is always something of interest in the various gardens: from the fragrant, winter blooming shrubs, to the fresh delights of spring, to the abundance of summer colour, to the grand finale of autumn. Visit the Butchart Gardens website for more information.

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Tennis courts are within a short walking distance from the hotel at Beacon Hill Park and are on a first come, first serve basis. Visit the Concierge Desk for directions.

Victoria is one of the world's best locations for viewing whale and marine life in the wild. The Orca Spirit whale watching vessel offers you a first-class marine adventure.

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Fairmont Empress Victoria: Other


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Orca Spirit Adventures
  Phone (US and Canada): (250) 383-8411
  Fax: (250) 383-4666
  Address: Coast Victoria, Harbourside Hotel, 146 Kingston St.
  Email: whales@orcaspirit.com
  Website: http://www.orcaspirit.com/
  Notes: Three hours in length, May to October. Spring and Summer are the ideal seasons to see our resident Ocra whales in all their glory. The Jaun de Fuca and Haro Straits are home to three resident orca (killer whale) pods, referred to as J, K, and L pods. Nearly 100 whales belong to these three pods, providing you ample opportunity to have your own close encounter of the deep. During the peak viewing months, our success rate for sighting orcas is often 100%. Our Spring & Summer Season Tour rates (Canadian funds) are as follows: Adult •$89.00 Youth (13-17) •$69.00 Child (12 and under) •$59.00 *all rates subject to 7% GST
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


Swimming Walking distance The Fairmont Empress Victoria has an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor whirlpool, and children's wading pool. Swimming facilities are free for registered hotel guests.
Fitness Center Walking distance The health club is equipped with multi-gym rowing machines, stair climbers, eliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and treadmills. The health club also has two saunas and two changing rooms for both men and women. Health Club access is complimentary to registered guests.
Movie Theaters Walking distance National Geographic IMAX Theatre
A 400 seat 2-D IMAX Theatre located in the Royal British Columbia Museum which is across the street from the Victoria Conference Centre. Open daily with the first show at 10am playing films on the hour until the last show daily at 7pm, or 8pm depending on what is playing. The theatre plays both 45 minute IMAX Feature films and full length Hollywood feature films with the 45 minute films rotating throughout the day and the Hollywood films in the evening. Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for more information.

Spa Walking distance Indulge yourself with one of the many spa treatments offered at Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Empress. Willow Stream Spa
Aquarium Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required At Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea will get you in touch with your ocean. Science explained, mysteries revealed. Visiting the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is not going to be a passive experience. Plan to become inspired!

Zoo Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Victoria Bug Zoo has over 30 species of insects and arachnids including live scorpions, tarantulas, beetles, and grasshoppers.

Hundreds of colorful butterflies and moths flutter freely through the Victoria Butterfly Garden's tropical greenhouse.

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Fairmont Empress Victoria: Zoo


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Victoria Bug
  Phone: (250) 384-2847
  Address: 631 Courtney Street
  Website: http://www.victoriabugzoo.ca/
Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


Victoria Butterfly Gardens
  Phone: (877) 722-0272
  Address: 1461 Benvenuto Avenue
  Website: https://www.butterflygardens.com/
  Notes: Mar 1-May 13 Daily 9:30am-4:30pm

Admission: Adult $8, Senior/Student $7, Child (5-12) $4.50, Children (under 5) Free
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Live Victoria has a complete list of live events going on in Victoria
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Since it opened in 1972, the Open Space gallery has kept people talking. Located right in downtown Victoria, the center is run by artists dedicated to presenting contemporary Canadian culture in new and unusual ways.

Madrona Gallery is a contemporary and historic fine art gallery located in the heart of Victoria. The gallery exhibits work from Canadian Masters such as Emily Carr, Members of the Group of Seven, J.W. Morrice, E. J Hughes and their contemporaries; art from established and emerging Canadian artists; additionally the gallery also exhibits a world-class collection of Inuit carvings, drawings and prints.

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Fairmont Empress Victoria: Galleries


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Madron Gallery
  Phone: 1 (250) 380 4660
  Address: 606 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J4
  Email: info@madronagallery.com
  Website: http://www.madronagallery.com/
  Notes: Hours: Tues-Sat. 10am-5:30pm Sun-Mon. 11am-5pm
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


Open Space
  Phone: (250) 383-8833
  Address: 510 Fort Street
  Website: https://www.tourismvictoria.com/open-space-contemporary-arts-society
Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required

Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of Victoria's premier attractions! Canada's most visited museum is dedicated to teaching about the land and people of coastal British Columbia.

Explore British Columbia's rich maritime history at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. There are 70 model ships, uniforms, weapons and artifacts that highlight the early fur trade, whaling industry, royal navy and ocean liner era.

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Fairmont Empress Victoria: Museums


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Royal BC Museum
  Phone: 1-250-356-7226
  Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
  Email: reception@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
  Website: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/
  Notes: MUSEUM ADMISSION Adult (19+) $26.95 Senior (65+) $18.95 Youth (6-18) $16.95 Student (19+ w/ ID) $18.95 Child (3-5) Free
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
  Phone: 250-385-4222
  Address: 634 Humboldt St. Victoria, B.C. V8W 1A4
  Email: info@mmbc.bc.ca
  Website: https://mmbc.bc.ca/
  Notes: RATES Adult – $10.00 Senior/Student – $8.00 Youth (12-17) – $5.00 Child (under 12) – Free WINTER HOURS Labour Day Weekend (September 4, 2018) – Victoria Day Weekend (May 19, 2019) Sunday | 10 AM – 5 PM Monday | CLOSED Tuesday | 10 AM – 5 PM Wednesday | 10 AM – 5 PM Thursday | 10 AM – 5 PM Friday | 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday | 10 AM – 5 PM
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


Downtown Victoria has excellent restaurants, bars, bakeries, coffee shops and teas house all within walking distance. The Fairmont sits in the limits of the historic downtown.
Dining Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Click here for local dining recommended by the Fairmont Empress
Coffee Shops Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required James Bay Coffee and Books offers great coffee, espresso, and is also an internet café. You will find used, and rare books on subjects including art, Canadiana, illustrated history and literature.
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Fairmont Empress Victoria: Coffee Shops


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

James Bay Coffee and Books
  Phone: (250) 386-4700
  Address: 143 Menzies St. Victoria BC V8v 2G4
  Website: https://www.jamesbaycoffeeandbooks.com/
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required

Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Click here for local pubs and nightlife recommended by the Fairmont Empress
Amounts are in Canadian dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.