RISA 2015 Annual Meeting

13-15 January 2015
13 January 2015 to 15 January 2015
Charleston, SC


Registration is closed


Final agenda - 1/9/15

Meeting Location

387 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403


A block of rooms is being held at the Francis Marion Hotel. The rate is $129 + tax per night. To make a reservation, please call the toll free number at 881-756-2121 and mention "RISA" in order to get the group rate. You can also make your group reservation online here. Please make your reservation by COB December 19th. After that time, reservations will only be accepted on a space and rate available basis. Please note that the hotel has a 1 week cancellation policy.

Transportation to the Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel is an easy 15-minute drive from the Charleston International Airport. Shuttle service can be arranged in advance for $30 per person. Current cab fare is approximately $25.00. For guests driving to the hotel, the City of Charleston parking garage is adjacent to the hotel with 314 parking spaces. Valet service is available at $21.00 per day plus tax, and self-parking is an option at $16.00 per day, cash only.

Networking Opportunity

There will be a networking opportunity on Wednesday, January 14th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at:

495 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Stars is within walking distance of the hotel. Please plan to join us!

Federal Meals

A working lunch will be provided Tuesday and Wednesday, 13-14 January. It is assumed that all meeting participants will participate in this unless you send an email to me at melanie@ucar.edu indicating that you will not attend. (Vegetarian options will be available.)

Federal attendees: Please note, UCAR cannot provide meals for Federal employees. This regulation comes from OMB and OMB circulars and Federal agency regulations. It is NOT a UCAR regulation but must be followed due to funding terms and conditions. Therefore, it is requested that Federal employees contribute $13 toward the lunch. The amount is calculated by using the specific meal portion of M&IE for Charleston, SC.

UCAR–supported Attendees: $13 will be deducted from your travel voucher for lunch. The amount deducted is calculated using the same data used for the Federal employees.

To make your payment:

  1. Proceed to https://www.fin.ucar.edu/epayment/startEpayments.do
  2. Under "Payment Select," click on "Other Items" and then from the drop-down menu, choose "RISA – 13-15 January 2015 – Charleston, SC – Meal Fees" and then click on the "Next" button.
  3. On the following screen, enter the amount and fill in your billing information. When you are ready, click on the "Start Process" button.
  4. You will receive an e-mail confirming your payment.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to "UCAR" and mail to: UCAR/JOSS, Attn: Melanie Russ, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307.