Scientists Like to Play

Linda Hrycaz, director of operations for the Keystone Symposia in Silverthorne, Colo., helps set up about 40 scientific symposia a year, most of them in conference centers set in the Rocky Mountains. For her, “the biggest piece is the ambience of a resort setting.”

Why? Even scientists like to play. Despite the technical nature of the events Keystone arranges (the subject is molecular and cellular biology; attendees range from researchers to clinicians), “a lot of people like to combi

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