Fall Retreat

The annual IBiS retreat is held over two days in September at a retreat center overlooking Lake Michigan. The retreat features a fun mix of science and social activities and serves many purposes. For the incoming students, it provides a wonderful introduction to the other students, the faculty, and the exciting research opportunities in the IBiS program. For the continuing students, the retreat fosters inter-lab and interdisciplinary connections between students and faculty who don't normally interact. The retreat also provides the continuing graduate students an opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers. The retreat is an enjoyable and productive experience for everyone. 

The retreat is typically scheduled for the first Thursday and Friday after Labor Day.

2017 IBiS Retreat

In 2017, the retreat will be held September 7-8 at Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center in Zion, IL. 

Click here to register.  The registration deadline is August 25th.