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27th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air
March 20-23, 2017
Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, California

                                 General Information                               

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Brenna Lockwood, AEHS Foundation, 413-549-5170,
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Advance and on-site registration includes admission to all platform sessions, poster sessions, the exhibit area, welcome reception, socials, and coffee breaks. Workshops and lunches are NOT included in the full registration fee, but may be purchased separately on the conference registration form. The conference registration form is included in the program and is also available on our website. Full payment must accompany pre-registration. Noncompliance 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. Payment in full must be received in our office by March 6, 2017.

CANCELLATIONS received in writing by March 6, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $50.00 processing fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER March 6, 2017. You may substitute a conferee rather than cancel the registration entirely.

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS are eligible for complimentary registrations, according to respective guidelines (send via email to main contact). Employees of sponsoring and supporting organizations may register at the reduced rate of $375. You must clearly indicate on your registration form which sponsoring or supporting organization you are affiliated with in order to qualify for the reduced rate.

REGULATORY personnel: Employees of any State, County, Regional, Municipal, or Federal REGULATORY agency qualify for a registration rate of $95.00 - however you MUST PREREGISTER in order to receive this special rate. In addition, all workshops are FREE to regulatory personnel - please be sure to sign up to reserve your space. Enter REG-MSF in the "discount code" field at checkout (after clicking "register now").

WORKSHOPS
are not included in conference registration fee and must be purchased separately on the registration form. 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 may run simultaneously. Workshops are free to regulatory personnel - enter discount code REG-MSF in the "discount code" field at checkout.

POSTER SESSIONS
Posters may be viewed in the designated areas throughout the day on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd. Authors will be available for individual discussion at their posters from 3:00-6:00 pm, on their assigned day (see conference program.) Light hors d’oeuvres will accompany the poster sessions. 

EXHIBIT INFORMATION
An exhibition of relevant technologies and services will be in the exhibition hall on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and on Thursday, March 23rd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. A limited number of booths are available. View our exhibitor information page or call 413-549-5170 for more information.

LOCATION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
The conference will be held at the Mission Valley Marriott in San Diego, CA, just 10 minutes from San Diego International Airport. Delight in a world of sight-seeing pleasures--miles of white-sand, sunny beaches, charming Old Town, the Gaslamp District, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, U.S. Navy facilities, and Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel does not provide a shuttle, however many ground transportation options are available directly from the airport. Reservations are not necessary – simply cross the street upon exiting baggage claim at the airport. Shuttles are available for hire near the taxis and other ground transportation (shuttles are approximately $14.00 per person, one-way) www.supershuttle.com

PARKING
Onsite parking is available at the Marriott for the special “AEHS Rate” of $13.00 per day (Self Park). The same rates apply for overnight parking. Validation is not required – mention “AEHS” upon exiting the lot in order to get the reduced rate.
 
ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
The hotel has 17 floors and 350 guest rooms -- all with both Wireless and Wired Internet access. Marriott rewards members automatically receive complimentary internet access for the duration of their stay. If you are not already, you may become a rewards member at check in. For your dining pleasure, enjoy casual, all-day dining at the hotel's on site restaurant.

The Mission Valley Marriott
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: 619-692-3800 or 800-842-5329
Fax: 619-692-0769

Click here to make your room reservation online

Special conference rate: Single/Double ($174) per night, if reserved by February 26th, 2017. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. Please note the cut-off date of February 26th. Group rate is first come, first serve and is not guaranteed. Room block may fill prior to cut off date. Reservations may be made online or by calling the Marriott at 877-622-3056 and requesting the group rate for the “AEHS Foundation” Shoulder Dates: The group rate is available 3 days prior to, as well as 3 days after the conference dates. Please note, using the online reservation method may NOT permit the group rate before and after the conference. Please use the call-in method if booking shoulder dates.

Government Rate: use access code AEHSGOVT 
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