NAME Modeling and Data Assimiliation R&D Meeting

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NAME Modeling and Data Assimiliation R&D Meeting
6 Jun 2003
College Park, MD

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The NAME Workshop will be held at the Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, located at 3501 University Boulevard East in Adelphi, Maryland  20783. The conference date is June 6, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Room Rates

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Inn and Conference Center.  Please contact the hotel directly at (301) 985-7303 or 1-800-727-8622. When making reservations refer to the  "UCAR" group code. The cost for the sleeping room is $119.00/single room plus tax. The Inn and Conference Center is located at 3501 University Boulevard East, Adelphi, Maryland  20783.  It is highly advised that hotel reservations be made by May 15, 2003. After this date, you will not be guaranteed of getting a sleeping room or the negotiated rate.

Cancellation Charges

All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card (American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa). The hotel will not hold any reservations unless guaranteed by one of the above methods. If you are required to cancel your reservation for any reason, you must cancel your reservation directly with the Inn and Conference Center. To avoid cancellation charges please contact the hotel at least 72 hours prior to your arrival date.

NOTE:  UCAR-supported participants' room charges will be direct-billed to UCAR.  Participants will be responsible for any incidental charges they may make.

 

Arrival & Departure Information

Check-in time at the Inn and Conference Center is 3:00 p.m. and checkout time is 12:00 Noon. 

Parking

The cost for parking is included.  When you enter the parking garage take a ticket.  At the end of the meeting tell the attendant your group name, "UCAR".
 

MEALS:

A Continental Breakfast, Mid-moring Break and Afternoon Break will be provided.  Additionally, you will receive a ticket for lunch at the Inn and Conference Center Cafeteria on site.

 

AIRPORTS:

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is located approximately 25 miles north of the university. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes. Ground transportation to College Park is available by van or taxi.

*       Airport Connection provides van service for about $18.00 (discounts for more than one person traveling together). Call 1-800-284-6066 or stop at their location at the airport. 

*       Taxi service costs approximately $35.00.

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, Virginia, and about 15 miles from College Park. Travel can be slow through downtown Washington, D.C. during rush hours; approximate driving time is 40 minutes.

 

*       You can take the Metrorail from Reagan airport to College Park. Take the free Shuttle UM bus to Stamp Student Union or take a taxi from the station (cost about $2).

*       Taxi service directly from the airport is approximately $40.00.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located near Herndon, Virginia, and is about 35 miles from College Park. Driving time is approximately one hour.

 

*       Taxi service costs approximately $55.00.

*       Bus service is available to take you to the West Falls Church Metrorail station.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Baltimore and Points North

*       I-95 South to Exit 27, follow signs to U.S. Route 1 South.

*       Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn right onto Campus Drive or continue to the next right for our campus visitor center.

From Points South

*       I-95 North to Exit 25 and U.S. 1 South.

*       Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn right onto Campus Drive or continue to the next right for our campus visitor center.

From Bowie/Annapolis Areas and Points East

*       U.S. 50 to the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) North.

*       Exit Beltway at Exit 25 and U.S. 1 South; go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn right onto Campus Drive or continue to the next right for our campus visitor center.

From West

*       I-495 North to Exit 25.

*       Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn right onto Campus Drive or continue to the next right for our campus visitor center.

From Washington, D.C.

*       Take 16th St. north to Georgia Ave. North (U.S. 97).

*       Go about 1/4 mile to Capital Beltway (I-495) East.

*       Get off at Exit 25 and U.S. 1 South; continue 2 miles on U.S. Route 1 and turn right onto Campus Drive or continue to the next right for our campus visitor center.