News and Announcements

Everyone here at CIERA would like to thank all speakers and participants for making our inaugural conference a rousing success! In the coming days we will make pictures and speaker talks available, so please check back shortly.

If you have any questions, contact Will Farr at or any other member of the Scientific Organizing Committee

 Points of Interest | Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago Jazz Festival
September 1 - 4, 2011, Free Admission

If you are able to attend, also note that the world-renowned Chicago Jazz Festival runs from Sept 1 through 4. If it matches your schedule, we encourage you to consider extending your stay past the end of the conference to experience this Chicago institution.

 Important Information  |  Information for Visitors

Northwestern is very fortunate to reside in the beautiful lakeshore city of Evanston. However, we understand getting here can be confusing for first time visitors. Take a moment to view our visitor and travel information page. There you will find everything you need to reach and enjoy Evanston, ranging from weather forcasts and Northwestern's history, to directions whether you fly or drive.