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CfAO
Researchers & Educators Fall Retreat 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For CfAO Members and Researchers:

The CfAO Fall Retreat, will be held at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead, CA from Nov. 10th to 13th, 2005. It provides Center members and invitees a forum for sharing their current research results and activities, planning collaborations, and informal interactions. Topics on the formal agenda include: MEMs, Lasers, Extremely Large Telescopes, Vision Science and Instrumentation, Inquiry-based learning and mentoring, and CfAO after Year 10.

Final Draft AGENDA! (PDF)

DATE AND TIME:

  • Arrival: Thursday, 10 November:
    Room registration begins at 3 PM
    Put up posters
    Late afternoon wine/beer reception
    Dinner and the evening session
  • Departure: Sunday, 13 November after lunch

LOCATION & DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead
Click on 'Location' for directions and maps

REGISTRATION:
Registration is by invitation only. If you are invited to the Fall Retreat, you will receive an invitation via email to register.

AIRPORTS:
The closest airport is the Ontario Airport (ONT), a 90 minute drive from Lake Arrowhead. Southwest Airlines flies directly there from San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Buffalo, NY and Houston, TX. You can see their flights at the following web address:

http://tinyurl.com/9g7eo

An alternate Airport is the Orange County Airport (SNA), a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive from Lake Arrowhead.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO UCLA CONFERENCE CENTER
SHUTTLE SERVICE:

You can take the Super Shuttle to the UCLA Conference Center from the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) or the Ontario Airport. If possible, please book your shuttle with others, as the cost is much less with each person that travels on the Shuttle. For example, the cost is $94 each way for the first person from Ontario Airport to the UCLA Conference Center, and $9 for each person thereafter. You will need to make a reservation at:

http://www.supershuttle.com/

CAR RENTAL:
You may also drive to the UCLA Conference Center from the Airport. If possible, please schedule your flight so that you can share a ride. If you need assistance in finding a carpool partner, please email Cherilin at cherilin@ucolick.org for a list of other attendees in your area.

Yahoo (Travelocity): http://travel.yahoo.com/?qs=c
Orbitz: http://www.orbitz.com/App/DisplayCarSearch

The cost to rent an economy car runs about $25 per day at the Ontario Airport.

CAR INSURANCE FOR RENTAL CARS:

Car Rental Instructions for Non-University of California employees:
If you do not have personal insurance that covers car rentals, non-UC employees should accept Liability (LDW) and Collision (CDW) Damage Waiver insurance (ONLY) when renting a vehicle. Please note that car rental companies will offer you many different types of insurance, which you should decline. We can only reimburse for Liability and Collision insurance.


Car Rental Instructions for University of California academics and staff:

The University of California will not reimburse for added car insurance when you rent a car, so if you don't personally have insurance that covers car rentals, the University has negotiated car rental agreements (for UC staff & students only) with several car rental companies that include insurance. University agreements cover any damage sustained by
the rental vehicle and provide increased liability coverage. In order to be covered you must identify yourself as a University employee on University business and provide the applicable UC ID# found at the following web site.

http://www.ucop.edu/purchserv/access.php

Set the Commodity Type to Car Rental and leave keywords blank.
Car rental prices will vary with the UC car rental agreements.

POSTERS:
Poster registration is available through your personal registration web link.

Deadline:
11 October, 2005

ROOMS:
You will be assigned a room in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment.

Please Note: Due to the increased popularity of the retreat and the high demand for attendance, we will be utilizing pull out beds in some rooms and placing some guests three to an apartment. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

SPOUSES/PARTNERS:
We regret that there is no space for spouses/partners.

LATE ARRIVALS:
The Main Lodge of the UCLA Conference Center closes at Midnight.

IMPORTANT: Please email Cherilin at cherilin@ucolick.org and let her know if you will arrive after Midnight. Late arrivals need to be noted on the rooming list so that a key and conference map can be provided. If you have notified us about your late arrival, your key and conference map will be waiting for you in an envelope, located to the right of the Main Lodge front door, in a black mailbox.

If you have questions, please contact Paula at cfao@ucolick.org.

 

 

 

 

For Non-CfAO Members/Industrial Participants:


The Center for Adaptive Optics will hold its 6th annual Science and Technology Retreat from Thursday evening, November 10, through Sunday morning, November 13, 2005 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California. This year's program will feature a variety of sessions of potential interest to industry and government participants in the areas of astronomy, vision science and other applications of AO, including a plenary session on "Present and Future MEMS Development for AO" on Saturday morning, November 12.

If you would like to register, please email Paula <cfao@ucolick.org> There is no cost to attend this conference.


Logistical details are provided below for area lodging and transportation.

NOTE: Unfortunately, the CfAO Fall Retreat is so popular that all 130 rooms at the UCLA Conference Center have been filled by CfAO members. Only lunch will be provided on Saturday at the UCLA Conference Center for those staying off-site.

LOCATION & DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead
Click on 'Location' for directions and maps

AREA LODGING:
Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce


Lake Arrowhead Resort
Highly Recommended

About $149/night
Reservations: 909-336-2212

Saddleback Inn
15 units
$129-$217/night
909-336-3571

Grey Squirrel Inn
25 units
$59-$79/night
909-33-3602

Tree Top Lodge
27 units
$99/night

 

AIRPORTS:
The closest airport is the Ontario Airport (ONT), a 90 minute drive from Lake Arrowhead. Southwest Airlines flies directly there from San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Buffalo, NY and Houston, TX. You can see their flights at the following web address:

http://tinyurl.com/9g7eo

An alternate Airport is the Orange County Airport (SNA), a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive from Lake Arrowhead, or the Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO UCLA CONFERENCE CENTER
SHUTTLE SERVICE:

You can take the Super Shuttle to the UCLA Conference Center from the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) or the Ontario Airport. You will need to make a reservation at:
http://www.supershuttle.com/

CAR RENTAL:
You may also drive to the UCLA Conference Center from the Airport.

Yahoo (Travelocity): http://travel.yahoo.com/?qs=c
Orbitz: http://www.orbitz.com/App/DisplayCarSearch

The cost to rent an economy car runs about $25 per day at the Ontario Airport.

SCHEDULE:
The Fall Retreat Draft Agenda --click here!

If you have questions, please contact Paula at cfao@ucolick.org.

 

Last Modified: Jul 18, 2007 

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