Frequently Asked Questions

Is there public Wi-Fi at The Jackson Laboratory and Highseas?

Yes, all events held at The Jackson Laboratory, including the Highseas Conference Center have access an open guest Wi-Fi network.

Can I get copies of the speaker’s presentations?

Most events will have an online site where speaker presentations will be posted as a PDF. To promote sustainability, we do not print notebooks. After registering for an educational program you will have password access to the website for at least 6 months.

What are the Poster size and Abstract Requirements for Poster Sessions?

The Poster boards size:

4ft Wide ( 121.92 centimeter wide) X 6ft Tall (182.88 centimeter Tall)

(Portrait design - NOT Landscape)

We will provide you with pushpins, and the boards are Velcro-friendly if you choose to bring your own Velcro.


Must fit on one side of an 8 ½ x 11" page with 1" margins. It should have a title and author line. The attending author's name must be underlined. Abstracts of your poster presentation should be submitted in a pdf file or Word document as an e-mail attachment to the course coordinator or uploaded to your course registration online form.

What to do if my flight is delay and past the check-in time to Highseas?

The Front Door is locked at all times and you will need to page JAX security. Security is available 24/7.

  • When you are standing at the front door of Highseas, look to the left
  • There is a security camera and silver buzzer button
  • Press the button and a security guard will ask you your name and will come down and let you into the building (this may take a few minutes).
  • Once in the door - your room key with room number / nametag are on the table in the lobby.

Do you prepare meals for special dietary needs or food allergies (vegetarian, or lactose intolerant for example)?

Yes, we can accommodate most dietary needs. Please state diet restrictions on your registration and payment form.

Am I responsible for making and paying for my own transportation arrangements?

Yes. All participant must make and pay for their own transportation arrangements.

What is appropriate attire for Courses/Conferences/Workshops?

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. Additionally, attire fully covering your legs is required (e.g., no shorts or capri pants). Lab coats, gloves, masks and eye protection will be provided.

What can I do while I’m visiting Bar Harbor on my free time?

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce contains a great deal of information about activities, services, events, weather, etc.

Acadia National Park contains over 120 miles of the most varied and beautiful hiking trails in the eastern United States. In addition, the Park maintains approximately 55 miles of gravel carriage roads for walking as well as bicycling. It is important to follow certain basic rules when hiking the trails of Acadia: Wear proper footgear. Bring water and a windbreaker because some of the mountain summits can be windy and cool, even on hot summer days. A flashlight, food, trail map, and raingear should also be part of a proper day pack contents.