Helping the international community
adopt and maintain environmentally sound & sustainable practices.

32nd Annual International Conference on 
Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy

October 17-20, 2016
Amherst, Massachusetts
 
                   GENERAL INFORMATION                   

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Brenna Lockwood, AEHS Foundation, 413-549-5170
brenna@aehsfoundation.org 
 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration for the conference begins in July. Advance and on-site registration includes admission to all platform sessions, poster sessions, socials, the exhibit area, and coffee breaks. Workshops and lunches are NOT included in the registration fee, but may be purchased separately on the conference registration form. Registrations received after September 30, 2016, will be charged a $75 late fee. Full payment, including those pre-registrations secured by purchase order must be remitted on or before the first day of the conference. Non-compliance will result in a $25.00 processing fee for any resulting billings. Phone-in registrations will not be accepted.

PURCHASE ORDERS will be accepted from institutions and agencies during pre-registration only. Late registration (after September 30th) and on-site registration requires full payment at the time of registration.

CANCELLATIONS on or before September 30, 2016, will receive a full refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after September 30th, however you may substitute a conferee rather than cancel the registration entirely.

WORKSHOPS (Not included in conference registration)
Early registration is encouraged as space is limited and materials must be prepared in advance. Please check the workshop schedule carefully when selecting workshops - same day workshops run simultaneously. Workshops are free to state, federal, and municipal regulatory personnel. Enter discount code REG-MSF at checkout.

POSTER SESSIONS
Posters may be viewed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Authors will be available at their posters for individual discussion on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 18th and 19th from 3-6 pm.

EXHIBIT INFORMATION
An exhibition of relevant technologies and services will be featured Tuesday, October 18, from 9:00am - 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 19, from 9:00am - 7:00pm, and Thursday, October 20, from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  A limited number of booths are available. See exhibitor information for details or contact Brenna Lockwood at 413-549-5170 or brenna@aehsfoundation.org.

LOCATION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
The conference will take place in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley.

Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
One Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Amherst is served by major airlines through Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (about 1 hour by car) and Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts (about 2 hours by car). Rental car, train, and bus service are available from both airports.

There are two companies that provide shuttle service to and from the airports, Amtrak, and bus stations to the University of Massachusetts:

(800) 908-2829 or (413) 586-1120
 
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
call (800) 872-8752 or (413) 253-1350

DIRECTIONS TO UMASS

  From the North  
Route 91 south to exit 25 – At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection – turn right onto routes 5 & 10 South – go 1 mile, then left onto Route 116 South, then 8 miles to UMass exit – Left at the end to the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.

  From the South  
Route 91 North to exit 19 (Northampton / Amherst) – Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at the lights) – 1 mile to UMass exit – Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.

  From the East    
Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to exit 19 (Northampton / Amherst) – Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at the lights) – 1 mile to UMass exit – Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.

  From the West    
Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to exit 19 (Northampton / Amherst) – Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at the lights) – 1 mile to UMass exit – Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.


Getting to the Campus Center Parking Garage…
From Massachusetts Avenue (after exiting from Route 116)
At the second set of lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue  - Boyden Gymnasium is on the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts Avenues -  At the next set of lights turn right onto Campus Center Way and proceed up Campus Center Way - The entrance to the Campus Center Parking garage is at the top of the hill on the right.

Getting to the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center…
From the Parking Garage- As you enter the garage proceed down the ramp and park on level 2.  An enclosed entrance way leads directly from level 2 onto the Campus Center Concourse (Level 2).  As you enter the Concourse you will see informational signs directing you to the Conference Registration.  If you are a hotel guest and are looking for the Campus Center Hotel Lobby, proceed to the left, and walk past the University Store; the elevators are on the right.  The Hotel Lobby is on the third floor.


ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
Registrants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. We recommend making reservations early. Area hotel information is provided below.

HOTEL UMASS: A room block has been secured at Hotel UMass at the Campus Center. The rate is $140.00 per night. For those attendees wishing to stay at Hotel UMass, where the conference will be held, telephone the hotel directly at 877-822-2110 or (413) 549-6000 and mention group code SOILSC. Or make your reservation online  (www.hotelumass.com) using group code SOILSC (enter in PROMO field). The cut-off date for Hotel UMass is September 16, 2016. Rates and reservations are not guaranteed after this date.

Other local hotels:

Courtyard Marriott
(413) 256-5454    
Econo Lodge
(413) 584-7077    
Hampton Inn   (413) 586-4851   
Holiday Inn Express
(413) 582-0002    
Howard Johnson 
(413) 586-0114    
Lord Jeffery Inn  
(413) 256-8100
Norwottuck Inn
(413) 587-9866   
Comfort Inn   
(413) 584-9816 

 
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