American Society for Virology

30th Annual Meeting
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis campus
July 16–20, 2011

The American Society for Virology invites you to participate in the 30th Annual Meeting, being hosted and held at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The American Society for Virology (ASV) was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves the use of clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The Society sponsors an annual meeting, designed to promote discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology.


  • ASV Welcome Presentation—7/16/11
  • ASV 2011 Walking Map
  • Meeting Updates Sheet—all participants will receive this handout at registration.
  • Supershuttle is offering a discount for ASV 2011 participants. View the Supershuttle coupon.
  • Online pre-registration is now closed. Registrations will be collected on-site at the meeting. We recommend that you bring a completed copy of the registration form to the registration desk. If you have questions, please contact us at
  • The Radisson Hotel has filled to capacity.
  • The residence halls have filled to capacity.
  • The Holiday Inn Metrodome has filled to capacity. 
  • Participant residence hall assigments—we will send e-mail communications to all residence hall participants, with hall assignments in early July.

Updated Documents

Important 2011 Deadlines

July 1, 2011

  • Deadline for Medical Virology Club Luncheon reservations
  • Deadline for Plant Virology Club Luncheon reservations
  • Deadline for ASV 2011 online registration; (on-site registration thereafter)

July 15, 2011

  • On-site registration opens at 4:00 pm at the Radisson University Hotel.

Meeting Site

Founded in 1851 as the state’s land-grant institution, the University of Minnesota is one of the state’s greatest assets and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. Located in the heart of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area, the campus is minutes from downtown Minneapolis. The Twin Cities campus is situated along the banks of the Mississippi River and on the rolling hills of Saint Paul. The Twin Cities are located in the state of Minnesota, proud of its many lakes, including the great Lake Superior; the mighty Mississippi River, whose origin is located in northern Minnesota and travels throughout the state, gracing the state’s rich landscape; and diverse cultures, industry and history. The cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul offer a wealth of attractions to visitors. The cities are home to world-class museums, an array of theaters, concert halls, diverse restaurants, exciting sporting events, and the Mall of America.

Recently, Minneapolis has welcomed several outstanding new buildings for the arts and learning including the Guthrie Theater, additions to the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minneapolis Central Library, as well as the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.

Local Organization

The local organizer of ASV 2011 is Dr. Louis Mansky, Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota.