I’m going to the Autumn Immunology Conference in Chicago this weekend. It’s a fairly small, but well-organized and friendly, conference that’s within an easy 3-hour drive,1 and it gives me a chance to meet other immunologists from the area. 2 I went last year and enjoyed it.

One of my students will be presenting; it’s really earlier in the project than I’m really enthusiastic about a presentation for, but the AIC really encourages grad student presentations, and I think students should give as many talks as much as possible, so it’s a good opportunity for him.

Should be a good time.


  1. Plus an hour or two of sitting motionless in Chicago traffic[]
  2. “The area” being the Midwest, I guess, which is a pretty large area.[]