[3dem] Fwd: GRC Locations (On Behalf of Nancy Gray GRC)

Marin van Heel marin.vanheel at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 31 11:29:16 PST 2017

Message from Nancy Gray (GRC)


Dear Henning, Ulrike, Stefan, Marin, Ross and members of the 3dem 
mailing list,

Thank you for your input, it is indeed a difficult situation.   I have scheduled a conference call with the GRC Board of Trustees Executive Committee and GRC Legal Counsel to address these concerns and will get back to you shortly.
Thanks for your support, patience and understanding.

Nancy Ryan Gray, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer
Gordon Research Conferences
512 Liberty Lane, West Kingston, RI 02892-1502
Phone: 401-360-1521 l Fax: 401-783-7644
Email: ngray at grc.org l  Web:  http://www.grc.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Smith, Phillip R. [mailto:smithp01 at nyumc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:36 AM
To: Marin van Heel <marin.vanheel at googlemail.com>
Cc: Henning Stahlberg <henning.stahlberg at unibas.ch>; Nancy Gray <ngray at grc.org>; Microscopy <Microscopy at microscopy.com>; 3dem <3dem at ncmir.ucsd.edu>; CCPEM at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: Re: [3dem] GRC Locations

Hi Everybody:

	The worst outcome for attendees is for those traveling from the US to a location outside and then being locked out when they want to get home.  Those outside already are home at least...

	This is a disgusting situation, but the best solution (IHO) that preserves the conference continuity is to keep it inside the US for now; at least that won’t generate "GRC orphans”.

	If necessary / desirable, if the situation persists, it might be possible to run parallel meeting site(s) in Europe and link them via Skype or some other technology.  This might be a good thing to know how to do in any case.

-Ross Smith

> On Jan 31, 2017, at 9:14 AM, Marin van Heel <marin.vanheel at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> There is no easy solution to this unnecessary problem: Leaving the GRC planning as is will preclude those from many Muslim countries from attending;
> Moving the 3D cryo-EM GRC to Mexico, Canada, or another Latin American country, will create problems for those who need to travel back to the US
> afterwards and could become locked out. Maybe the best solutions is to put the organization of the 3DEM GRC on halt until this
> unpleasant US Constitutional crisis has been resolved.
> Marin
> ===============================================================
> On 30/01/2017 20:08, Henning Stahlberg wrote:
>> Dear Nancy,
>> Science is open and international. The US is currently not, unfortunately.
>> Until that situation is resolved, may I ask you to consider moving the upcoming GRC conferences to openly accessible locations, such as international conference sites as in Cancun in Mexico or in other countries.
>> This would allow fair and equal access of scientist from all countries and religions to your conferences, and prevent a boycott movement from forming.
>> Your conferences in Europe and Asia are a great start.
>> With best wishes,
>> Henning Stahlberg.
>> Henning Stahlberg, PhD
>> Prof. for Structural Biology, C-CINA, Biozentrum, University Basel
>> Mattenstrasse 26 | D-BSSE | WRO-1058 | CH-4058 Basel | Switzerland
>> http://c-cina.org | Tel. +41-61-387 32 62
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