Evening events at Gateways 2017 continue the conversation, connections, and learning.

Dinner at Menlo Innovations

On Monday, October 23, from 5:15 to 7:30pm, the conference is hosting dinner for all those attending the tutorial day. This event will be held at Menlo Innovations, a local software design and development "factory" that uses eXtreme Programming and High-Tech Anthropology® to maximize project management agility and product quality. Brief tours will be offered throughout the evening for those who are interested. The unusual culture of Menlo Innovations has been documented in the book Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love, by co-founder Rich Sheridan. People come from all over the world to see Menlo's remarkable workplace.

Menlo Innovations
Offices at Liberty Square 
505 East Liberty, LL500 (Lower Level)
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 

Poster Session, Resource Expo, and Reception, plus a museum stroll

On Tuesday, October 24, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, we will gather for the Poster Session, Resource Expo, and Reception at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, which is across the street from our conference venue at the Michigan Union. While you're waiting for our event to begin (and while presenters are setting up), you can browse the museum galleries from 5:30 to 6:00pm. Anyone is welcome to present a poster as long as they submit an abstract by Friday, September 8. The Resource Expo is an opportunity to mingle and talk with resource providers, vendors, and other organizations relevant to science gateways. The reception will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a bar, and music. Mix it all together for a lively evening of conversation and learning. This event is included in the full conference registration and is also available to attend a la carte if you are only joining part of the conference.

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor 48109-1354

Phone: 734-764-0395 

Optional dinner gathering at Zingerman's Deli

On Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30pm, those who are staying in town until Thursday are welcome to join us for an Ann Arbor classic: Zingerman's Deli. Zingerman's is a true destination for visitors to Southeast Michigan. It is a pleasant 20-minute walk from the Michigan Union, though you'll have a couple of hours to enjoy Ann Arbor after the conference ends. The cost of dinner is not included in your registration; the deli offers not just sandwiches, soups, and salads, but also a cheese and meat counter, freshly baked breads and goodies, and a wide variety of specialty foods. Just so you're prepared, sandwiches range between $9-$19, but many are large enough to share. After you order your meal, we'll gather in a reserved space upstairs at the Zingerman's Next Door Coffeehouse, where they also sell coffee, baked desserts, gelato, and chocolate.

Zingerman's Deli
422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Phone: 734-663-3354