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This year's Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
(GECCO 2003) will be held in a culturally rich neighborhood
of Chicago, from 12-16 July. Come enjoy Chicago with us!
The neighborhood around the GECCO conference was the home turf
of Al Capone. Though this neighborhood is now safe and pleasant,
there are many reminders of Chicago's gangland era history.
The nearby Holy Name Cathedral still has bullet holes from the
assassination of Hymie Weiss. Capone staged the famous "Valentine's
day massacre", nearby at 2122 North Clark Street.
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Today Chicago is a great tourist town and family vacation destination.
Navy Pier, a short walk from the conference site, hosts a childrens'
museum, a Shakespeare Theater, a giant Ferris wheel, boat taxis,
lake and river cruises--and more. The Field Museum of Natural
History and the Art Institute of Chicago are easy to get to
via a five minute cab drive or a short trip on the "El",
Chicago's elevated mass transit system. Also available by public
transportation are the Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field (home
of the Chicago Cubs), and the Chicago Cultural Center.
Chicago's nearby "miracle mile" hosts extraordinary
shopping opportunities. And Oak Street Beach offers a cool dip
in beautiful Lake Michigan, or just the opportunity to soak
up some sun.
GECCO in Chicago promises much more than a world class scientific
event. It is a great opportunity for the whole family.
The conference site is easy to get to by public transportation
from either of two international airports, O'Hare Airport or
Midway International Airport.
register soon. GECCO pre-registration deadline is 20 June,
and the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, where the conference will be
held, will not hold rooms past this date. To register, please
go to www.isgec.org/GECCO-2003/registration.html.
To make hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly
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