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12th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography

29 April-1 May 2013, Seattle, WA

SPONSORSHIP/ORGANIZERS
The 12th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Polar Meteorology and Oceanography Committee. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, 29 April – 1 May, 2013.


IMPORTANT DATES
Abstracts Deadline: 14 January, 2013
E-mail Acceptance letters to authors: early February
Pre-Registration Early Rate Deadline: 18 March, 2013
Last day to Pre-Register via fax: 1 April, 2013
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 22 March, 2013
No Registration Refund after: 22 April, 2013


ACCOMMODATIONS

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.  All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

We urge to book your hotel room at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel as revenue from sleeping rooms helps offset other meeting costs and is passed down to attendees in keeping registration rates to a minimum.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at the special rate of $171.25 single/double plus tax and a government per diem rate of $137 single/double plus tax for those who qualify.  Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.6%, and $2.00 per room, per night city assessment in effect at the time of check-in.
To book your room, please call 1-877-901-6632 and reference the American Meteorological Society room block or online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=9983211

These special rates will be available the three days before and after the conference based on availability. We urge you to make reservations early since space is limited. Reservations made after 22 March, 2013 are on a space available basis and the group rate is not guaranteed.



REGISTRATION
All attendees must register to attend the conference.  Registration may be completed online, via fax-in form, or on-site.  Links are available in the left-hand panel of this page. 

1) On-line Registration: This option is available to AMS Members and nonmembers who are paying by credit card or purchase order. You can register on-line through the conference. Be sure to register by 18 March, 2013 for the lowest rates.

2) Download the registration form from the conference website. Return the completed registration form by fax (617) 249-0272 or mail to: 12Polar Meeting, 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108.

3) On-site registration: The AMS registration desk at the Renaissance will be open for registration on Sunday, 28 April from 5–7pm, and Monday–Wednesday during the hours of the conference.
Conference Registration Rates:

Conference Registration Rates:

   

FULL-WEEK PACKAGE

ONE-DAY PACKAGE

 

ATTENDEE TYPE

 

Through 18 March

19 March-April 27

On-site

Through 18 March

19 March-April 27

On-site

AMS Full Member;
Program/Session Chair 

 

$415

$455

$475

$250

$290

$310

Non-member Speaker, Poster Presenter; AMS Associate Member; Cosponsoring Society Member

 

$455

$495

$515

$250

$290

$310

Non-Member

 

$505

$545

$565

$250

$290

$310

Retired Member

 

$190

$230

$250

$90

$130

$150

AMS Student Member

 

$165

$205

$225

$60

$100

$120

Student Non-Member

 

$195

$235

$255

$90

$130

$150


Getting There

Enterprise is the official rental car agency for this meeting and special rates are available. Advance reservations may be made on-line at Enterprise.com. Select “Corporate Account” then “Make a reservation”. Then you simply enter this account # 10AT034 and the first three letters of the account name (AME) or by calling Enterprise at 1-800-593-0505. When making a reservation, please mention the AMS Corporate account number.

From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) (15.2 miles)
1. Head south on Departures Dr 0.4 mi 2. Continue onto Airport Expressway 1.3 mi 3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto WA-518 E 1.5 mi 4. Take the exit on the left onto I-5 N toward Seattle 9.8 mi 5. Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St/​Madison St 0.5 mi 6. Follow signs for Dearborn Street/​Interstate 5 N 0.6 mi 7. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-5 N/​Vancouver B C/​Madison St/​Convention Center 0.2 mi 8. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Madison St/​Convention Pl and merge onto 7th Ave 0.3 mi 9. Turn left onto Madison St 413 ft.
From Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) (6.1 miles)
1. Head southeast on King County Airport Acrd toward Perimeter Rd S 440 ft. 2. Turn left onto Perimeter Rd S 98 ft 3. Take the 1st right onto S Othello St 125 ft. 4. Turn left onto Airport Way S 1.0 mi 5. Turn left onto 13th Ave S 207 ft. 6. Take the 1st right onto S Bailey St 0.2 mi 7. Take the Interstate 5 ramp to Interstate 90 0.3 mi 8. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-5 N/​Vancouver BC and merge onto I-5 N 2.8 mi 9. Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St/​Madison St 0.5 mi 10. Follow signs for Dearborn Street/​Interstate 5 N 0.6 mi 11. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-5 N/​Vancouver B C/​Madison St/​Convention Center 0.2 mi12. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Madison St/​Convention Pl and merge onto 7th Ave 0.3 mi 13. Turn left onto Madison St 413 ft.

Taxi from Seattle-Tacoma Airport
Fare average is $40.00 (one way). 

Taxi from Boeing Field/King County Airport
Fare average is $25.00 (one way).

Alternate Transportation from Seattle-Tacoma Airport
Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express; fee: 19 USD (one way); reservation required

Bus service, fee: 19.00 USD (one way)

Other Transportation
Bus Station
Seattle Greyhound Station   0.9 mile(s) SW

Subway Station
Pioneer Square Station   0.2 mile(s) W
University Street Station   0.3 mile(s) NW

Train Station
King Street Station   0.7 mile(s) SW

Parking

There is a $25 per night charge for on-site self-parking and a $38 charge for overnight valet parking. 

Please visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/seasm-renaissance-seattle-hotel/

SPECIAL NEEDS
It is our sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Attendees with special needs should call the AMS Meetings Department at 617-226-3971, 4–6 weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements. Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.





 

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