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Bio-Link Meeting

BIO-LINK Austin Meeting 2011

August 15th -August 19th

Austin, Texas

At this meeting , participants will learn new skills and techniques, examine and test exemplary curriculum models and course material, engage in dialogue about ethical, legal, and social issues in biotechnology and learn how to disseminate this information within their own regions. Fellows are expected to implement new strategies into their own programs, to lead regional staff development activities, and provide prompt response to follow-up surveys.

Bio-Link Conferences allow members and partners to share successes in teaching the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for student success in the rapidly changing biotechnology workplace. A highly qualified workforce is one of the major factors required for high tech industries like biotechnology to thrive. Bio-Link and its members are dedicated to these aims.

This year’s Bio-Link meeting will split between two days of high school focused labs and three days of College level labs, please look at the tentative agenda to see the days focus on what level of laboratory exercises.  

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please take advantage of a unique opportunity to connect with educators from across our region by choosing to sponsor one of the following conference needs: · Morning coffees or conference breaks · Friday or Saturday lunch · Promotional items: tote bags, pencils, T-shirts, note pads, etc. · Door prizes. Participants will appreciate your contribution and will be able to take home items representing your company.

Due to an unavoidable schedule conflict we have reschedule the Bio-Link meeting from May to August. 

Tentative Agenda - Tentative Agenda File

Do you have additional activities to suggest? please e-mail Steven Spurlock

Participation Form -Participation Form File

Hotel Information:
The hotel most convenient to Austin Community College is the Courtyard Austin in Roundrock.  The Holiday Inn Express is also located close to the college.  There are numerous other hotels in this area in addition to those listed below. 

We recommend staying at the Courtyard Austin Roundrock. 
Courtyard Austin Round Rock is located approximately 35 miles from the airport and 2.8 miles from campus.
2700 Hoppe Trail
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 255-5551 

Near the Campus:

La Quinta INN
2004 North I-35, Round Rock, TX (512) 255-6666
2.9 miles from campus

Holiday Inn Express
2340 North IH-35, Round Rock, TX (512) 733-2630
3.0 miles from campus

Hilton Garden Inn
2310 North IH35, Round Rock, TX (512) 341-8200
3.0 miles from campus

Best Western Executive Inn
1851 N I-H 35, Round Rock, TX (512) 255-3222
3.2 mi from campus

Wingate Hotel
1209 N I-35, Round Rock, TX (512) 341-7000
3.6 miles from campus

Conference Location:
The conference will be held at Austin Community College – Roundrock Campus 4400 College Park Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665All sessions are to be held in building 3000. 
Campus Map with directions:

Please let me know if I may provide any further information, the participation form should be filled out and emailed to or faxed to 512-223-5899.

Steven Spurlock
Science Lab Assistant III
Biotechnology Program
Austin Community College
3401 Webberville rd.
Austin, TX  78702
Phone: 512-223-5915
Fax: 512-223-5899

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