The following is a quick list of useful information for conference registrants.
Registration will begin on Friday, May 14th at 7:00 am and at 7:30 am on Saturday in the concourse area of the Inn and Conference Center.
2. Science Sessions
All science sessions will be held in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Inn and Conference Center. A detailed program can be found in your registration packet. Information on audio-visual support is addressed below.
There is a parking garage adjacent to the Inn and Conference Center. This is effectively the only nearby parking. If you are staying at the Center, parking will be handled through the hotel front desk. If you are driving to the meeting, tell the attendant on exiting that you are with the ALMA Workshop and display your Workshop name badge.
Do NOT park in the open parking lots located to the rear of the Center. These are University parking lots and you will be ticketed.
4. MealsCoffee and pastries will be available prior to the start of the morning sessions. Additional coffee services will be available at the morning and afternoon breaks. The coffee service will be located in the concourse area of the Conference Center just outside the conference room. Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be held each day in the Chesapeake Room across the main concourse from the auditorium.
The banquet will take place Friday evening in the same area as the lunches. This is included in the registration costs. Your name tag will serve as your ticket of admission. Guests are welcome to attend the banquet. Guest tickets can be purchased at the registration desk for $32.00, which includes wine with dinner. A vegetarian entree will be available at the banquet. Please inform someone at the registration desk and they will provide you with a ticket for this. Please give this ticket to your server at the banquet. In order to expedite this, we need to get an approximate count as soon as possible so please request your vegetarian ticket when you pick up your registration packet. There will also be vegetarian selections at the lunches.
Telephone calls and faxes should be directed to the Business Office of the Inn and Conference Center at 301-985-7652; Fax No. 301-985-7850. Incoming calls and messages should state the intended recipient is attending the astrophysics conference. Messages will be posted on a Message Board near the meeting registration area. There are pay telephones available at several locations in the Center. There is no telephone available at the registration desk.
If you are staying at the Inn and Conference Center and have a laptop computer, all lodging rooms have internet connections. Check with the Business Office (located to the left of the conference registration desk) for information on the location of other internet connections in the building. If it is more convenient, you can use the computer facilities at the Department of Astronomy; a 15-20 minute walk from the conference site. Check with persons at the registration desk for details.
Space available for posters is 4' x 4'. Poster boards will be installed on Friday morning allowing you to put up posters by the lunch break on Friday, May 14th. Details about the location of individual posters will be included with your registration materials. Push pins will be provided.
An overhead projector and an LCD projector will be available at all science sessions. It will be necessary to get your slides to the projectionist prior to the start of the session. There will also be a projector available to handle computer presentations. The model currently available is an SVGA 800 X 600 LCD projector. Please note that this will be in the audience and will need to be operated remotely from the stage. Please check at the registration desk for further details.
Those persons making plane connections on Saturday evening will have to check out of their hotel rooms in the morning. The hotels have arrangements for holding luggage until departure.
If it is necessary for you to bring your luggage to the Inn and Conference Center, they will be able to accommodate a limited amount of luggage there. You should check at the hotel front desk for details. While we do have space available to us for storage, it is usually not locked during the day and so provides little in the way of security.
9. Airport Shuttle Transportation
The following are some area airport shuttle services. Please contact them directly. They often require reservations and it is advised that you call 24 hours in advance.
SuperShuttle - 1-800-BLUE-VAN
Washington Flyer - 1-888-WASH-FLYModified on Tuesday, 17-Feb-2004 16:21:50 EST