Frequently Asked Questions


Below are frequently asked questions by course participants. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the event planner for the event that you are interested in attending.


Is WiFi Available At Events?

Yes, there is an open guest Wi-Fi network at all events held at The Jackson Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, and at Highseas Conference Center.


What Materials Are Provided for Course Participants?

Course participants will have access to a canvas site from approximately a week before the course until six months after the course. The Canvas website will contain additional lodging and transportation information, the most recent course schedule, a directory of faculty and participants, daily evaluations of course content, and additional links to Jackson Laboratory education resources. Most speakers will provide a PDF copy of their presentation after their talk, which will be posted on the Canvas site by the event planner.


What is the Poster Board Size for Poster Sessions?

If you are participating in a poster session, the event planner will reach out via email several weeks before the course with specifics. Unless otherwise noted, our poster boards are:

46" wide x 70" tall - Vertically Oriented

We will provide pushpins and poster boards. Participants are responsible for printing their own posters.

If you are attending an event in Farmington, Connecticut, we recommend either of the FedEx Office Print & Ship Centers in and around Farmington. If you would like to have your poster shipped directly to the lab, please contact the event planner who can provide you with more details.

If you are attending an event in Bar Harbor, Maine, we recommend Will Mitchell with Acadia Print Services. Other local print options are very limited. If you would like to like to have your poster shipped directly to the lab, please contact the event planner who can provide you with more details.


Can Restricted Diets be Accommodated?

We can accommodate most diets, for example: vegetarian, lactose-intolerant, gluten-free, or vegan. We cannot accommodate all food preferences or dislikes. Please list necessary diet restrictions on your registration form.


Does the Jackson Laboratory Cover Participant Travel Costs?

No, all participants are responsible for their own transportation arrangements.


What is the Dress Code at The Jackson Laboratory?

Attire at The Jackson Laboratory is very casual (e.g., jeans, khakis). People often wear layers as the temperature tends to be much cooler in the morning than in the afternoon. If you are participating in a hands-on workshop, closed toe and closed heel shoes are required in addition to attire that fully covers your legs. Lab coats, gloves, masks and eye protection will be provided.


What Can I do While Visiting Bar Harbor?

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce contains information about local activities, services and events.

Acadia National Park has 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads for walking and bicycling. Refer to the Acadia National Park website for additional information and rules and regulations. We suggest participants bring appropriate footwear for hiking, a water bottle, layered clothing, a windbreaker, and rain gear. Several places in town sell outdoor equipment, apparel, and park maps.