Celebrating the 2015 International Year of Soil - Understanding Soil's Resilience and Vulnerability

14-16 March 2016
14 March 2016 to 16 March 2016
Boulder, CO



Agenda - 3/11/16


The meeting will be held at:

Center Green Building 1
3080 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-497-2525


Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street
2280 Junction Place
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-442-0160
Rate: $149 + tax per night


If your travel is being funded thru UCAR, Melanie Russ will make your hotel reservation for you. If you are providing your own travel support, you can make your reservation online here. The cutoff for the group rate is Feb. 13th, so please make your reservations before then.



The NCAR shuttle will operate according to the following schedule:

March 14th

Depart hotel at 8:15 am and 8:40 am

March 15th

Depart hotel at 8:15 am and 8:40 am

March 16th

Depart hotel at 8:15 am and 8:40 am

Brian Jackson, a UCAR employee, will meet each group in the lobby prior to the shuttle departure. The shuttle holds 15 people, so there will likely be the need for 2 runs each morning as outlined above. The shuttle will make return trips to the hotel at the end of each day.





Green Ride

Green Ride offers one-way and roundtrip service between the airport and the Hyatt Place. Rates are $32 each way.

At the airport, their outbound Shuttles load on Level 5 (Main Level/ Baggage Claim Level), between Doors 507 and 509, Island 5, beneath the “Special Permit” signs. This is on the East (BLUE) side of the Terminal. Door 507 is next to baggage carousels #3. We encourage reservations for our outbound service. If you have a confirmed reservation, you may proceed directly to our loading area. We have a booth located inside the Terminal on Level 5 to provide walk-up ticketing or assist you in any capacity.



Federal attendees: A working lunch will be provided all 3 days. 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 $15 toward the lunch. The amount is calculated by using the specific meal portion of M&IE for Boulder, CO.

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 "Soils Workshop – March 14-16 2016 – 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. (Or you can give it to Melanie onsite during the meeting.)



Boulder is full of things to do and great restaurants. For more information about Boulder, please visit the Boulder CVB website.



In March, Boulder has historically had average highs of 54 degrees and average lows of 28 degrees. Snow is always possible in March, so we encourage you to pack layers. More information on Boulder's weather can be found here.