17th Annual CESM Workshop: Announcement

NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division is pleased to announce its 17th Annual CESM Workshop being held at The Village at Breckenridge from 18 - 21 June 2012. 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.


Working group co-chairs will select talks and posters from the submitted list of presentations. The talks will be chosen based on the goals and program of each particular working group session.

Because the space that we have available for the poster session is finite, we cannot guarantee that a presentation will be granted. If you are chosen to present a poster, please check the agenda, and be available during the poster session for comments and questions. Posters will be available for viewing for the remainder of the workshop. Posters must fit a 4' x 4' space. Push pins will be provided for you.

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 26 March 2012. Those who have requested travel assistance will be notified of their status by 1 May 2012.


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 18 June 2012 and fly out on 21 June 2012.

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 BC2MB7 to receive our special conference rates. Room rates are as follows:

Hotel Room $106
Liftside Suite $114
1B $143
2B $169
3B $209
4B $295

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 31 May 2012.


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.

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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