Ninth Annual CCSM Workshop
Eldorado Hotel
Santa Fe, New Mexico
7 to 9 July 2004

Logistical Information

Date: 7-9 July 2004 (Wednesday through Friday; workshop adjourns Friday at 1 p.m.)

Schedule:
Location: Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Event Name: NCAR/CCSM Workshop, 1-800-955-4455. The room block cut-off date is Tuesday, 1 June 2004.

Registration: Online Registration (Deadline to request travel funds is Friday, 23 April 2004.)

Agenda: FINAL Ninth Annual CCSM Workshop Agenda



Air Travel for CCSM Workshop

NCAR's travel agency, Boulder Travel, is available to help with your airline reservations. Boulder Travel has negotiated with United Airlines for an airfare discount from 5% to 10% for the CCSM Workshop. The discount does not apply to United's codeshare partners. Please contact Jean Ann Goldsberry at jeananng@bouldertravel.com. There is an agent fee of $30 per ticket.

You can fly into the Santa Fe airport, which is small. The only airline carrier is Great Lakes Aviation (http://www.greatlakesav.com/) with United and Frontier as codeshare partners.

You can fly into the Albuquerque airport, which has many airline carriers (http://www.cabq.gov/airport/flights.html) and then take a shuttle or rent a car for the 1 hour drive to Santa Fe. Car rental information can be found at http://www.cabq.gov/airport/rentals.html.

Ground Transportation

If you fly into Albuquerque, there are two shuttle companies that provide service to hotels in Santa Fe:
-- Sandia Shuttle (1-888-775-5696 or online at http://www.sandiashuttle.com) at $23 per person each way, $46 round trip or $43 per person round trip pre-paid with credit card; and
-- Santa Fe Shuttle (1-888-833-2300) at $21 per person each way and $38 round-trip.

BOULDER/DENVER/FT. COLLINS ATTENDEES PLEASE NOTE: NCAR will possibly contract with People's Choice for a 55-passenger bus or buses that will leave NCAR's Mesa Lab on Tuesday, 6 July 2004, in the morning to arrive at the Eldorado Hotel in the afternoon. The bus will return on Friday, 9 July 2004, leaving the Eldorado Hotel at approximately 1:30 p.m. If you or your guests are interested in riding the bus, please contact Lydia Shiver at lydia@ucar.edu.

Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY or by 1 June 2004 latest!)

We have secured a group rate at the Eldorado Hotel, 309 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is located a few blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza area (see map). You can expect luxurious accommodations and personal service, in-room terry cloth robes, extended room service hours, valet parking, a unique rooftop swimming pool and whirlpool, and a fully-equipped exercise room, sauna, and professional masseuse. The Eldorado Hotel meets the fire and life safety requirements of the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates:

King and Double Size Hotel Room -- single $99.00; double $109.00
Casa Pueblo Inn w/kitchenette, gas fireplace, continental breakfast, all hotel facilities, located a few blocks from hotel -- single $99.00; double $109.00
Zona Rosa 1 Bedroom Condo w/full kitchens and fireplaces, all hotel facilities, located a few blocks from hotel -- $224.25
Zona Rosa 2 Bedroom Condo w/full kitchens and fireplaces, all hotel facilities, located a few blocks from hotel -- $314.25
Zona Rosa 3 Bedroom Condo w/full kitchens and fireplaces, all hotel facilities, located a few blocks from hotel -- $366.75

Check out the Eldorado Hotel website for movies and virtual tours of the hotel and its facilities. Also, view the hotel's services and amenities.

Further information about the Eldorado Hotel:
-- These rates are available from Saturday, 3 July 2004, through Sunday, 11 July 2004, based on availability.
-- Maximum guestroom occupancy is two adults; there is a $20 per night charge for each additional adult.
-- There is no charge for children under the age of 18.
-- The tax rate is 12.6875% ($12.56 per night on $99 room).
-- Valet parking for hotel guests is $10 per 24-hour period.
-- Valet parking for attendees not staying at the hotel will be charged a daily parking fee ($10) subject to parking availability.
-- Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:30 a.m. -- T1 Internet connections are available in each hotel room at a rate of approximately $10 per day.

Reservations: 1-800-955-4455
Event Name: NCAR/CCSM Workshop (to get these group rates)
Make Reservation by: 1 June 2004
Cancellation Policy: You must cancel more than 72-hours prior to your original arrival date or you will be charged 1 night plus tax.

Continental Breakfasts, Breaks, Lunches, Reception, and Poster Session

Continental breakfast will be available each morning. There will be a break each morning and each afternoon. Lunches are on your own. The reception will be at the Palace of the Governors, a short walk from the Eldorado Hotel, on Wednesday evening. The Poster Session will be held throughout the days of the workshop.


Registration

The workshop is open, and anyone interested in attending the workshop must complete the online registration form. All participants MUST register. Limited travel funds may be available, and the registration form must indicate details of financial requirements needed and information on current CCSM work or planned future work. All requests for travel funding must be received via online registration by close of business Friday, 23 April 2004.

Programs for Adults and Children

Santa Fe Destinations, located at the Eldorado Hotel, is putting together fun programs for adults and children during the workshop. Please check back for further information.

Recreation, Restaurants, and Shopping

The Eldorado Hotel is located within walking distance to many restaurants and shopping venues. For information about Santa Fe, go to www.santafe.org and www.eldoradohotel.com/santafesite.html.

The Santa Fe Opera 2004 Season will be going on during the workshop. For information about the opera, please go to their website at www.santafeopera.org.

Contact

Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:

Lydia Shiver
NCAR/Community Climate System Model Program Office
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
E-mail: lydia@ucar.edu
Phone: 303-497-1320
Fax: 303-497-1370