Donut Room, Outside, and Fire Alarm Photos

The Symposium has a nickname, "The Donut Conference" for a reason.  Many conferees take a break from the sessions by enjoying hundreds of donuts and several cups of coffee, as well as talking with other attendees.

This year, the weather was wonderful and many people took advantage of it by sitting outside between sessions.  It also allowed the opportunity to talk one on one with other scientists.

So much planning goes into making the conference a success, but there are always unexpected events.  On Thursday of the conference, a fire alarm went off in McPherson just before the afternoon sessions were supposed to start.  While waiting for the fire trucks to come, people gathered outside the building in clusters, eager to get inside and get started.  Fortunately, nobody was harmed and it may have been a false alarm.

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Last Updated July 22, 2004