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The preliminary program has been announced!

 

Over 45 authors are participating in the Symposium, check out the complete list of participating authors.

 

Registration is open.  Register early for the best rates.

All meetings and events for the symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency at 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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