The conference this year was highly successful. There were a total of 530 registrations for the August 17-19 conference in St. Cloud -  342 were for the full conference, with 417 people attending Wednesday, 474 on Thursday, and 376 Friday, with 305  people attending the annual awards banquet Thursday night. There were  21 vendors, and 27 posters for the packed sessions. Thanks to the very hard working Summer Institute Committee and all who worked to create this conference!