AmericaView 2010 Fall Technical Meeting: 11-13 October

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Weather

Location (map

The AmericaView 2010 Meeting will be held at the Pyle Center, (floor maps) located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison near State Street and the Memorial Union, right on the shore of Lake Mendota. Home of the state capital, Madison is the second most populous city in the state of Wisconsin. The Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau has a comprehensive list of the all the well-known and not so well-known places and activities Madison has to offer.

Transportation

Air travel to Madison is to the Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). It has a useful webpage and mobile friendly version for flight status.

You are encouraged not to rent a car - parking on campus is very difficult. By contacting the front desk, all the hotels (with the exception of the Lowell Hall) provide free shuttle services for the airport, Pyle Center and campus as well as downtown restaurants. At the airport, you can use the hotel courtesy phone located at baggage claim's hotel information board to request a pick-up. Taxi service is also located at the end of the terminal next to baggage claim.

Accommodations

There are room blocks in numerous downtown hotels listed on the Accommodations page. Please make your reservations before 10 September to get the conference (federal) rate.

Registration

Online Registration is now closed. Onsite registration (Monday, Oct 11) is $150 cash and $40 cash for the field trip. The conference fee covers all breaks, lunches and the banquet. Special discounts apply to qualified students. Please contact Maria Vasys if you have questions.

Networking Social Events

With the emphasis on networking at this Fall Technical Meeting, there will be an informal gathering on Sunday evening at Porta Bella Restaurant and a Banquet at the Pyle Center's Alumni Lounge for Monday evening.

Abstracts

Only posters with properly submitted abstracts will be posted during the meeting. No last-minute posters will be displayed. Please submit all abstracts using the confirmation email to access the submission form.

The maximum area available for posters is 48 inches tall by 36 inches wide. Posters do not need to be that size, but must be within that range.

Field Trip

On Wednesday,13 October 8am - 5pm, the field trip will start with a visit to the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This will be followed by a guided tour of the geology of the Baraboo Sink and Devil's Lake State Park. Guidebook, lunch and transportation provided. Please visit the field trip link for additional information. The bus will drop people at the airport for early evening flights. We expect to return to Madison no later than 5pm and possibly earlier if necessary. Catching any 6pm or later flight should not be a problem. (The cost is $35 is paid online before 1 October, but will increase to $40 thereafter -- cash only).

Other Information

General

Greater Madison Convention & Visitor Bureau

Madison Magazine (restaurant guide, best of)

Sam's Picks

Our Rooftop Webcams: AOSS Dept Timelaps Movies    SSEC Timelaps Movies

Bicycling

Madison is a great biking city (try using the "bicycle" option in GoogleMaps) and has excellent country roads outside of town. Check out the maps here and the Madison Area Bike Map (pdf).

If you are looking to rent a bike on your visit just drop by Williamson Bikes and Fitness or call Budget Bicycle Center at 608.251.1663.

AmericaView 2010 Meeting Brochure

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