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International Gap Junction Conference 2013

Join us in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.
The city boasts rich historical flavor and architecture, world-class cuisine
and unspoiled beaches. Charleston is consistently ranked by Conde' Nast
as one of the "must see" destinations in the United States.

The meeting will be held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel.


Meeting Information
Hotel Reservations
Keynote Speakers
Program Committee
Organizers & Contact
    Oral Schedule
Oral Guidelines
Poster Guidelines
   Sunday Posters
   Tuesday Posters
Roundtable Summaries
About Charleston
About Francis Marion Hotel
Travel Information
   Airport Map
Social Events
   Opening Reception Map

Social Events

Cost of both Social Events are included in the registration fee for attendees.  For guests, the total cost is $200 for both events.

Saturday, July 13
An Evening at South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor

As you arrive, you will experience Charleston from an entirely different perspective. Gorgeous views abound at the South Carolina Aquarium-both inside and out.

Enjoy the Riverside Terrace as you take in magnificent views of the Charleston Harbor. Dine with
hundreds of aquatic guests beside our two-story Great Ocean Tank and celebrate amidst the
grandeur of the Great Hall.

If needed, transportation will be provided from the Francis Marion Hotel, beginning at 7:00 pm and return at approximately 9:30 - 10:00 pm. However, the venue is within easy walking distance of the hotel.

Wednesday, July 17
Beach Music, Dancing and Classic Low country Seafood Boil

We will enjoy a wonderful evening at the beach on Isle of Palms, SC.  Our venue is The Citadel Beach
House.  The Citadel's Colonel Robert R. McCormick Beach House opened its doors for the first time
on November 30, 1958.

The facility is named after the late Colonel McCormick, former publisher of the Chicago Tribune, whose
abiding interest in The Citadel was manifested in wonderfully generous and tangible forms. This interest
was a direct outgrowth of the warm relationship, started in World War I, between Colonel McCormick
and the late general Charles P. Summerall, president of The Citadel from 1931-1953, when they both
served with the famous First Division.

The original beach house was a beautiful two-story house that overlooked the Atlantic, and was built
behind the sand dunes on a tract of approximately five acres. On September 22, 1989, the devastating
hurricane Hugo swept through the east coast and left only pieces of the beloved structure. It was three
years before another beach club was opened, but today we have a structure with the same amenities
that the original beach house had but in a much more modern facility. 

Transportation will be provided from the Host Hotel, the Francis Marion, beginning at 5:45 pm.
The bus will depart the Francis Marion Hotel at 6:00 pm and return at approximately 9:30 - 10:00 pm.

For Additional Information or Questions related to the 2013 International Gap Junction Conference,
please email Odessa Ussery at or Courtney Irvin at