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National Biological Honors Society

Western District-1 Regional Convention 2018

Deadlines, forms, and other information

Please direct all questions to Gregory DeKrey (


  1. March 2nd (Friday): Submission of a body count (students and faculty) that you estimate your chapter will be bringing to the meeting.
  2. March 30th (Friday): Submission of all Registration forms (one per chapter) and Author Data Sheets (one per presenter).

Registration and forms

The registration fee for the conference will be $60 for each attendee.  Registration fees can be paid by check (instructions on the registration form) or credit card by calling Elizabeth in the UNC biology office: 970-351-2921. 

Please make sure to complete the following forms and send them to us by the deadline (March 30):

Maps and directions

Maps of UNC, Greeley, and Colorado

Directions to UNC: The most direct route from almost anywhere is to take Interstate 25 to northern Colorado, then head east on U.S. Route 34, then turn left (north) on 11th Avenue in Greeley until you get to the UNC campus. 

Parking: The most convenient parking is located along 11th avenue between 23rd and 22nd streets (while traveling north).  No permits are required after 5:00 PM on Friday or over the weekend.  No overnight parking is allowed. This parking lot is directly across 11th avenue from Ross Hall where the meeting will be held.

Hotels near UNC campus

Days Inn Greeley
5630 West 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
(800) 329-1992

Holiday Inn Express Greeley
2563 W 29th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(877) 859-5095

Comfort Inn Greeley
2467 West 29th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 330-6380

Hampton Inn & Suites Greeley
2350 W 29th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(855) 271-3622

Fairfield Inn & Suites Greeley
2401 W 29th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 339-5030

Preliminary program

Friday evening, April 13

Ross Hall, Room 1010

  • 7:30-7:45 PM - Welcome reception and meal
  • 7:45-8:30 PM - Tour of the Museum
  • 8:30-9:30 PM - Keynote address: Dr. Nicholas Pullen, "What I like about Mast cells"

Saturday morning, April 14

Ross Hall

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Poster presentations (North wing foyer)
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Platform talks (Room 0060)

Saturday afternoon, April 14

  • 12:00 PM - Free time and field-trip options:
    1. Local brewery tour led by Dr. Robert Reinsvold
    2. Possible options for interpretive walks at Heil Valley Ranch, Pawnee Buttes, Soapstone Prairie, Long-Term Ecological Research Station, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, or Sylvan Dale Ranch (weather permitting)

Saturday evening, April 14

University Center Ballroom

  • 6:30 PM - Dinner
  • 7:30 PM - Awards ceremony
  • 8:30 PM - Keynote address

Sunday, April 15

  • 9:00 AM - Optional extended field-trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (weather permitting)