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Announcements (Updated August 8, 2011)
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The American Arachnological Society 2011 meetings will be held on the campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon on July 8-12, 2011.
Arrival, registration, and a welcome reception will take place on July 8, and talks and poster sessions will take place July 9-11 at Lewis & Clark College. The meeting banquet will be held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (on the waterfront in Portland) on July 11. An optional field trip to the Oregon coast will take place July 12.
Lewis & Clark College is located in Portland, Oregon. It is a gorgeous campus - built on and around an estate developed in the 1920s, and has been voted among the most beautiful college campuses of America. The campus is 5 miles south of downtown Portland and a 25-30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Click here for a Campus Map. A state park is located adjacent to the campus, Tryon Creek State Park.
Accommodations & Food
Accommodations will be primarily in the dormitories located on the Lewis & Clark campus. Families are welcome to stay in the dorms as well. Daily rates are: $24/person for a double room; $27/person for a single room. All dorms use shared bathrooms. (You might consider bringing a bathrobe.) There are also apartments on campus, with 4 separate bedrooms and a single shared bathroom. Apartment daily rates are $40/person.Special Events
Participants staying on campus are required to pay in advance for three meals a day. The Bon Appetit cafeteria is in the same building where talks will take place and is very close to the dormitories. The food is excellent with an emphasis on locally grown seasonal produce. The total cost for food is $30.50/day. There are no restaurants within walking distance. Accompanying persons staying on campus are required to pay for breakfast only, but have the option to purchase more meals. The Lewis & Clark campus is in a residential area and there are no hotels within walking distance to campus.
Participants staying off campus are required to pay for lunches and for two dinners on campus, with the option to purchase more meals. The fees for two dinners cover food and drinks made available at the Mixer and the BrewFest (see below).
The meeting Banquet will be held on July 11 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). We will be in an outdoor courtyard overlooking the waterfront of the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The Banquet cost includes free access to exhibits at OMSI. (Note: the charge for dinner at Lewis & Clark for July 11 (Monday evening of the banquet) is going toward the social mixer dinner on Friday evening). We will provide shuttle transportation to OMSI with options for early departure times for those who want to see the museum and late return times for those who want to spend time in downtown Portland.
While Portland is renown for public transportation, the Lewis & Clark campus is unfortunately off the grid of super easy access. The drive from downtown is only ~10 minutes, while buses take ~ 1 hr because of awkward connections. The Lewis & Clark campus is a 25-30 minute drive to the Portland Airport. We will provide shuttles for people who arrive on July 8 and leave on July 12 or 13.
If you want easy access to downtown Portland during the meetings we recommend renting a car. Parking on campus is free in the summer.
An alternative is that Lewis & Clark has 2 U CarShare cars available for rental by the hour.
We will be providing shuttle service to downtown Portland for the banquet at OMSI (see above). We will also be providing shuttle service for a Student Night Out in Downtown Portland on Saturday July 9 after the BrewFest.
An all-day field trip will take place on Tuesday July 12. We will have a bus to take us to the Oregon Coast, which will make stops along the way for collecting arachnids, followed by dinner on the Oregon coast.
How to Register
Registration is now closed.Registration Deadline!
The deadline for on-time registration was Friday May 27. The final day for late registration was Friday June 3. Payments to complete the registration process received after June 3 will have a $25 late fee added to them. Time slots for oral presentations are now full, only poster presentations will be accepted.
Special Thanks to Portland State University for hosting this web site and Sergey Ovchinnikov for creating the logo and website.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING YOU IN PORTLAND!
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