16th Annual CESM Workshop: Announcement

NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division is pleased to announce its 16th Annual CESM Workshop being held at The Village at Breckenridge from 20 - 23 June 2011. This year's workshop will be a combination of plenary presentations, special interest presentations by the CESM working groups, and a poster session for participants to highlight their work. We hope you'll join us this summer in Breckenridge. [agenda]

Poster Session

There will be a poster session once again this year. Please check the agenda and be available during that time for comments and questions regarding your poster. Posters will be available for viewing for the remainder of the workshop. Posters must fit in a 4' x 4' space. You may mount your poster with push pins that will be provided. You will have an opportunity to enter your title and authors in the on-line registration.

Travel Assistance

We have a limited number of funds to assist those who would not otherwise be able to attend the workshop. This usually includes ground transportation and lodging. Please request travel assistance in the on-line registration by registering in Phase I that opens on 28 March 2011. Those who have requested travel assistance will be notified of their status by the first of May.


The town of Breckenridge has a lot to offer - a beautiful mountain setting, variety of restaurants, shopping, golf, hiking, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, kayaking, hot air balloon rides, and several spas, to name just some of the highlights. We think you'll enjoy your free time.

The workshop will be held at The Village at Breckenridge. The majority of our sessions will be held in the Liftside Inn Building. Final locations will be available on the agenda closer to meeting time.

The Village at Breckenridge
535 South Park Avenue
P.O. Box 8329
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Front Desk: 970-453-5192
Fax: 970-453-5116

Lodging and Ground Transportation

Most participants will fly into Denver International Airport on 6/20/11 and fly out on 6/23/11.

Ground transportation between DIA and the workshop site will be available through Colorado Mountain Express. To make a reservation, please call 1.800.525.6363 and reference 'CESM' to receive our special conference rates.

Lodging will be provided by The Village at Breckenridge. To make a reservation, please call 1.888.525.1787 and reference Group Code BC8MJ2 to receive our special conference rates. Room rates are as follows:

Hotel Room $101
Liftside Suite $109
1B Condo $138
2B Condo $165
3B Condo $204
2B Chateaux $178
3B Chateaux $263
4B Chateaux $289

Participants who have requested travel assistance or whose travel is otherwise covered by CESM should not make travel arrangements until you have received confirmation of your acceptance to the workshop by email.


Please let us know asap about cancellations. Registration fees will not be refunded after May 27, 2011.


All information will be dispensed via the CESM Participant email list. We encourage you to sign yourself up on this list, so you don't miss anything. Sign up at: http://mailman.cgd.ucar.edu/mailman/listinfo/ccsm-participants.


We are not able to provide interpreters for international participants. Some participants may wish to bring their families along. We will do our best to accommodate these requests. Any special needs may also be indicated during the registration process.

CESM Project

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a fully-coupled, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.

CESM is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Administration of the CESM is maintained by the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).


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