California and the World Ocean '97
March 24-27, 1997
Town & Country Hotel San Diego, CA
The Town & Country Hotel offers a business center which includes copy service, fax service, computer access, typing, office equipment, shipping and packaging service, and office supplies. Check with the hotel for specific services, hours of operation, and service charges.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
Cancellations will be accepted if postmarked by March 10, 1997. A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after March 10, 1997.
The Town & Country Concierge can provide phone numbers for child care services. Prices average $6 per hour, with a typical two hour minimum. Some services also require a transportation fee. Contact the hotel at (619) 291-7131 for more information.
The California Shore & Beach Preservation Association, the West Coast Caucus of the Clean Water Network, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Task Force on New Opportunities for Coastal Planning and Engineering will all meet in San Diego during CWO '97. In addition, numerous workshops, tours and guest tours will be offered for conference attendees and guests. See the Conjunctive Events page for more information.
Check, money order or approved government or corporation purchase authorization in U.S. funds and payable to CWO '97 may be used for conference registration fees and activity tickets. Credit cards cannot be accepted.
The Poster Session, Opening Reception, Seafood Reception and all breaks will be held in the Exhibition Hall on the Lower Level. Conference registration includes admission to the Exhibition Hall. Non-conference attendees may register by March 10 for free admission to the Exhibition Hall (does not include receptions). All registrations for "exhibits only" will be processed and held for arrival at the CWO '97 registration desk in San Diego. Registration after March 10 for "exhibits only" will require a $10.00 registration fee.
GUESTS AND GUEST TOURS
Guests are welcome to attend CWO '97. The special guest rate of $25.00 includes admission to the Opening Reception, Opening Session and Exhibition Hall. Guest tours will be offered Monday through Friday through the destination management company, Enjoy California Enterprises. See the Guest Tours page for more information.
To ensure accommodations, use the Hotel Registration Form . Mail the form directly to the Town & Country Hotel at 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 or fax the form to (619) 291-3584. Or, you may call (800) 772-8527 if using a credit card. A block of rooms has been set aside at special convention rates for attendees. It is important that hotel reservations be made as soon as possible. Reservations must be made by March 1, 1997 to confirm both rate and availability. Rooms cannot be guaranteed after March 1, 1997. Be sure to specify that you are attending California and the World Ocean '97 when making reservations by phone.
A message board will be posted at the conference registration desk, where messages are received and posted during the CWO '97 registration hours. The direct CWO '97 telephone number is (619) 908-5040. While on the Town & Country Hotel property, you may dial extension 3185 from any house phone to reach the message center. These numbers are only valid March 24-27, 1997 and while the conference registration desk is open.
CWO '97 will offer a press room daily, open during conference registration hours. Credentialed media representatives should first check in at the CWO '97 conference registration desk. For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Chris Chrystal by phone at (916) 653-6560 or by electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The CWO '97 proceedings will contain approximately 3,000 pages of conference papers and will be available about four months following CWO '97. In expectation of generous conference support, we anticipate that the cost for these proceedings will be minimal. Order forms will be available at CWO '97 and through this web page in early April.
All attendees, including speakers and session chairs, are required to register. Advance registration by mail will not only speed up check-in time at the conference registration desk, but will also save you money. Attendees whose registration is received or postmarked by March 10, 1997 pay a lower fee. Registration after March 10, 1997 requires payment of the on-time registration fee. All registrations postmarked by March 10, 1997 will be confirmed by mail. Please present this confirmation to the registration desk at CWO '97. Registration confirmation can also be received by calling the Conference Registrar at (415) 341-2117. See the Conference Registration Form for more information. Conference check-in and on-site registration is scheduled as follows:
|Monday, March 24||7 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 25||7 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 26||7 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 27||7 a.m. - 12 noon|
SLIDE AND VIDEO PRESENTATIONS
For organizations with slide or video presentations, there will be two 40-person theaters set up in the Exhibition Hall. Presentations will be scheduled each day throughout the conference. For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact Maziar Movassaghi by phone at (916) 653-2216 or by electronic mail at Maziar@resources.ca.gov .
SPEAKERS AND SESSION CHAIRS
All speakers and session chairs are asked to visit the speakers' desk after registering. This check-in verifies arrival and also gives CWO '97 coordinators an opportunity to review all audio-visual arrangements, provide information about speakers' breakfasts, and to share details of last-minute changes. Speakers and session chairs are also invited to a continental breakfast at 7:00 a.m. on the day of their presentation or session. This informal breakfast provides an opportunity to meet other speakers and session chairs, and to discuss presentations and session formats. See the Schedule of Concurrent Sessions to determine the date and time of your session.
SPONSORS AND CO-SPONSORS
Conference sponsors have generously donated a minimum of $5,000 each to reduce conference registration fees and the cost to produce the post-conference proceedings. Co-sponsors have graciously provided in-kind services or some financial assistance to keep conference expenses to a minimum. The conference organizers would like to thank the more than 40 sponsors and co-sponsors which have helped make CWO '97 possible.
San Diego, at the southwestern corner of California, is easily accessible by car, plane or train. Amtrak has a station in downtown San Diego, while the San Diego International Airport is only 5 miles west of the Town & Country Hotel. Taxis, rental cars, shuttles and limousine services are available. For more information, contact the official CWO '97 travel management company, Travel Connoisseur, at (619) 234-5555 or (800) 887-5085.
All CWO '97 volunteers will meet to confer with conference organizers and verify or receive assignments. The volunteers' meeting will take place on:
Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Place: Town & Country Mission Foyer
WORKSHOPS AND FIELD TRIPS
Workshops and field trips related to ocean and coastal resources are being held for conference attendees on Monday, March 24 and Friday, March 28. From marine science curricula and resource planning to coastal lagoons and waste water treatment plants, there is something for everyone! See the Workshops and Field Trips page for more information.
Orville T. Magoon or Sheila Robertson
California and the World Ocean '97
P.O. Box 279, 21000 Butts Canyon Road
Middletown, CA 95461 U.S.A.
Telephone: (707) 987-0114 Fax: (707) 987-9351
Electronic mail: email@example.com
San Diego has a temperate climate, with an average daily temperature of 70¡F and occasional breeziness. We recommend informal business attire for the conference and a sweater or light jacket for indoors or cool evenings. Light showers or rain are always a possibility in March; an umbrella is advisable.
Last modified on: Wednesday, February 12, 1997
Document URL: http://ceres.ca.gov/ocean/GenInfo.html