July 12-16, 2003. Chicago, Illinois, USA

About Chicago

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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.

For more of this sort of history, see

www.crimelibrary.com/gangsters_outlaws/mob_bosses/moran/chicago_4.html and www.crimelibrary.com/capone/caponesaint.htm

Today Chicago is a great tourist town and family vacation destination. Navy Pier, a short walk from the conference site, hosts a children’s' 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.

Please 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 at www.holidayinnchicago.com.

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