NIDIS Engaging Preparedness Communities (EPC) Working Group Meeting

NIDIS Engaging Preparedness Communities (EPC) Working Group Meeting
April 28-29, 2016
28 Apr 2016 to 29 Apr 2016
Lincoln, Nebraska


GENERAL INFORMATION


UPDATES
4/11/16 - Information on Lincoln's Haymarket neighborhood
4/19/16 - Draft agenda
4/22/16 - Draft agenda

 


 

DRAFT AGENDA (UPDATED 4/22/16)
Please click here to view/download the meeting draft agenda.


REGISTRATION

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MEETING VENUE
The Meeting will start Thursday morning, April 28, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Lincoln. 

Embassy Suites - Downtown Lincoln
1040 P Street
Lincoln, NE  68508
Website
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The workshop will conclude around 12:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, April 29, 2016. 

 

HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
A block of 21 guest rooms is currently being held for our group at the special, discounted rate of $89 plus 16.74% tax ($103.90) per night for the nights of April 27-28, 2016.  To make your hotel reservation, please email your arrival and departure dates to Brian Jackson at UCAR.

NOTE:  If you are planning to also attend the NIDIS Working Group Coordination Meeting at the Embassy Suites on April 26-27, please include these dates in your message to Brian.

The cut-off date for making your reservation is Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  Reservation requests made after the cut-off will be on a space- and rate-available basis only.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

 

TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO LINCOLN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
The Embassy Suites offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Lincoln Airport. In the baggage claim area, proceed to the Guest Assistance counter.  Someone there can call the Embassy Suites shuttle for you. Or, you may call the hotel directly to request the shuttle:  402-474-1111.  The Lincoln Airport is served by several taxi companies;  the average fare is approximately $25.00 one way.  The drive to the hotel from the airport takes approximately 10 minutes.

 

TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO EPPLEY AIRFIELD IN OMAHA
Any attendees flying into Omaha's Eppley Airfield are encouraged to book a seat on the Omalink shuttle to the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Lincoln.  The approximate fare is $45.00 one-way, and the trip will take roughly about an hour.  To make a reservation on Omalink, please click here.  Omalink can also pick you up at the Embassy Suites for your return trip to Eppley Airfield.

 

PARKING AT THE HOTEL
 $9.00 - Overnight self-parking

 $9.00 - Maximum Day guest parking (for those not staying at hotel);  $1.00/hour after the first hour

$17.00 - Valet parking

 

MEALS
The Embassy Suites offers complimentary cooked-to-order hot breakfast.  In addition, a morning and an afternoon coffee break with snacks as well as a working lunch will be provided both days.

NOTE:  Federal attendees and those on federal travel orders - Please note that NOAA regulations prohibit UCAR from providing meals to federal employees, except NSF employees. Therefore, it is requested that federal employees contribute $12.00 per day for lunch;  this amount is the lunch portion of the FY2016 GSA CONUS M&IE for Lincoln. 

Please note that UCAR accepts Visa and MasterCard only; see PAYMENT INFORMATION below.
Also, please note that some US government credit cards and travel credit cards have restrictions placed on them by your agency regarding which merchant ID number categories they may be used for.  Such restrictions may prohibit you from paying online, due to UCAR's merchant ID number category, which is "educational establishment."

 

INFORMATION ON THE HAYMARKET AREA OF LINCOLN
For information on the Haymarker area of downtown Lincoln, pleas click here.


PAYMENT  INFORMATION
It is now possible to pay UCAR via the Internet!  Please note that UCAR accepts only Visa and MasterCard:

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 "NIDIS EPC WG Meeting, April 28-29, 2016 - Meal Fee," and then click on the "Next" button.

3. On the following screen, enter the amount (12) 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 and the amount paid.

It is also possible to pay by check on the day of the event.  Please make your check payable to "UCAR," and bring it with you to the meeting.  If you prefer to pay by check in advance, please mail your check to Brian Jackson UCAR-JOSS, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307.


QUESTIONS
If you have questions about the meeting, please contact:

Tonya Bernadt
tbernadt5_at_unl.edu
402-472-2712