Planning for OVPES 2017 is already underway. The conference will be taking place at the Conference Center of the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois on October 13th – 15th, 2017. The Center is located on the scenic grounds bordering Saint Mary’s Lake just 30 minutes north of Chicago and 37 minutes away from O’Hare. The Center offers a host of conference rooms with full technological amenities and nice communal areas for receptions and gatherings. If you have any questions concerning the upcoming conference, please contact the program chairs Douglas Yacek or Yoshi Nakazawa.