CSDMS 2010 meeting

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Community Surface Dynamic Modeling System Meeting 2010:
“Modeling for Environmental Change”
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San Antonio, Texas
October, 14-17th, 2010

(Note: Online registration is closed. Contact CSDMS directly for availability: csdms@colorado.edu)

Conference Purpose

The meeting will bring together CSDMS members to present scientific insights in the modeling of surface dynamics and environmental change; new advances in cyber-infrastructure (CSDMS Model-coupling Tool, HPC techniques); development and use of CSDMS models in education (short clinics on EKT products); and allow the CSDMS Working Groups and Focus Research Groups to strategize on the direction of CSDMS for the next 5 years (i.e., the CSDMS Strategic Plan and Renewal.)

CSDMS Meeting 2010: First Circular (posted May 20, 2010)
CSDMS Meeting 2010: Second Circular (posted August 14, 2010)
CSDMS Meeting 2010: Third Circular (posted August 16, 2010)

For daily schedule of keynotes, clinics, poster sessions, etc.:
CSDMS Meeting 2010: Daily Schedule (posted Sept. 23, 2010)

Participant Information

Important -- Clinic Sessions Requirements:
If you intend to participate in the hands-on part of a Clinic (run the CMT Modeling Tool on your laptop) and have already signed up for a BEACH account (Note: the deadline for this was September 15, 2010), please take the following actions in preparation for the meeting:

  1. Bring your user name and password to the meeting. We do not have access to this personal information.
  2. Go to this help link to ensure that your laptop can remotely connect to the CU system (access BEACH) through a vpn: (http://www.colorado.edu/cns/vpn/)
  3. Check your laptop’s requirements for running the CMT Modeling Tool (specific to its operating system) at this help link: (http://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/Help:Ccaffeine_GUI#Downloads)
  4. If you have questions after following the instructions on these help links, contact CSDMS at: csdms@colorado.edu.

To receive reimbursement for lodging, you must have been pre-approved by CSDMS. (Confirmed participants will have received an email with hotel confirmation numbers by September 24, 2010.) Please check your confirmation email to ensure that your check-in and check-out dates are correct. If you require any changes, please contact the hotel directly at Ph: +1-201-222-1234. (If you are canceling your attendance, an additional courtesy notice to CSDMS would be appreciated: csdms@colorado.edu)

Please book your tickets early to ensure you arrive by your hotel check-in date.

The San Antonio International Airport is 9 miles (15 minutes) from the meeting hotel. Approximate cost of a taxi is $25.00 (one-way) and shuttle is $18.00 (one-way).
Shuttle Information: [AAA Express: 210-444-2222; SA Trans Airport Shuttle: 210-281-9900; http://saairportshuttle.com]. Taxi Information: [Yellow/checker Cab: 210-222-2222; Concord Cab: 210-444-2222]

How to Mail Items to Hotel in Advance of Meeting:
If you would like to mail your poster or other items ahead of the meeting, please use this template for your mailing label:

Hyatt Regency San Antonio - Riverwalk
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Ph: 210-222-1234
(10/14/2010 LIVE OAK ROOM)
(BOX ___ of ___)

Poster and Banquet Count:
Your confirmation email lists whether you will have space reserved for a poster, and for the banquet.

Conference Schedule

The 4 day conference (October 14th-17th) is intended to be enjoyable for your spouse/partner as well. Our evening banquet is on October 16th and enough time is scheduled to enjoy lunch in one of the many nearby restaurants. An abundance of activities are available in or nearby San Antonio such as: a) McNay Art Museum, b) San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, c) Riverwalk, d) SeaWorld, e) Botanical Gardens, and f) Zoo, among others. Watch this 60 second video to learn more about what San Antonio has to offer.

Registration, Abstract submission and Travel Support

Within its budget, CSDMS intends to support the greatest number of its membership to attend this strategic planning meeting. Early registration by August 15th is required to both secure your space at the meeting and to ensure a discounted room rate at the meeting hotel: Hyatt Regency, San Antonio Riverwalk. Extended registration is open until August 22nd.Registrations to attend the meeting received after Aug 22nd will be accepted to Sept 7th on a waitlist status. For CSDMS financial support, we require your commitment to attend all of the sessions/days of the meeting.


Extended registration deadline is Aug 22nd.
Registrations to attend the meeting received after Aug 22nd will be considered if there is space available. Please contact CSDMS directly at: csdms@colorado.edu