The Kickoff Conference at the Sacramento
Methodist Assembly will be held on October 25-26. Sacramento is located about
30 miles southeast of Cloudcroft and 80 miles west of Artesia (in the Sacramento mountains).
See their website for maps
Only one session will be held this year. For each student and teacher attending
the Kickoff, room and board will be provided for by the Supercomputing Challenge.
Attendance at the Kickoff is not required for participation in the Challenge.
Attendance at the Kickoff will be limited to 300 students.
Dr. Robin Bush, Associate
Professor, University of California, Irvine, in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
will be our Keynote Speaker. Learn more about her.
Look at her presentation
(8 megabyte pdf file).
The general schedule.
Here are the detailed schedules.
Rules of the Grounds while at the Sacramento
Here is the housing list.
Remember that you need to bring an Proposal
with you to the kickoff. See Proposal
hints. A Proposal template is to
be filled out for each team, unless they are following the
Check out the pictures from the Kickoff,
the GUTS pictures
from the Kickoff, and the school
pictures from the Kickoff. (Get them to your yearbook staff.)
To learn more about previous year's kickoffs, visit our archive