Gibbs or Bust J. Willard Gibbs

The Thirtieth Annual
Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics

Touch of Nature Conference Center
Carbondale, Illinois
September 24-27, 2016

Lodging and Travel

Folding Funnel Many groups will drive to Gibbs, and maps and driving instructions to Touch of Nature can be found on the Venue Page. The closest airport is the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), which is serviced by American, Southwest, Delta, and United, in addition to several other domestic carriers. Rental cars are available at the airport.

Ride Sharing Website

Once again we have created a Ride Share Website. This site is available for participants to request rides to and from the airport, as well as to advertise their willingness to offer rides. More instructions are found at the website above.

Hotels and Lodging

We expect that most participants will stay on site, either in the cabins, dorms, or in Little Grasssy Lodge. More information about lodging at Touch of Nature is available on their website. Your housing preference will be specified during the registration process, but first-time visitors should note that most trainees will be assigned to a cabin.

Lodging expenses are paid on site and are a function of the accommodations. In general, these costs are much lower than most meetings. See the registration form for details, but typical housing costs are $12-40 per night.

There are a variety of alternative housing options available for participants wishing to stay elsewhere. An incomplete list of several hotels in and around Carbondale is given below.

Giant City Lodge
Reservations are taken as early as Dec 1st the previous year.
(618) 457-4921
460 Giant City Lodge Road
Makanda, IL 62958
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Makanda Inn
(618) 697-7929 855 Old Lower Cobden Road
Makanda, IL 62958
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The Train Inn
(618) 549-1717
406 East SToker Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Shawnee Hill Bed & Breakfast
(618) 893-2211
290 Water Valley Road
Cobden, IL
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Quality Inn
(618) 549-4244
1415 E Main St
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Best Inns of America
(618) 529-4801
1345 E Main St
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Days Inn
(618) 457-3347
801 E Main St
Carbondale, IL 62901

Ramada Inn
(618) 351-6611
801 N Giant City Rd
Carbondale, IL 62901

Motel 6
(618) 457-5566
700 E Main St
Carbondale, IL 62901

Super 8 Motel (618) 457-8822
1180 E Main St
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Important Dates

July 1 Applications Due
July 22 Notification of Application Acceptance
Aug. 12 Final Abstracts and Registration Due
(No refunds after this date.)
Sept. 24-27 Conference Dates

News and Updates

Another Successful Year
With this year's conference over, please remember to fill out your survey and let us know your opinion about the meeting. The conference photo will be placed on the Gibbs Society website.

Gibbs Society Board