Newport News, VA, USA
The next HEPiX meeting will be held at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility ("Jefferson Lab") in Newport News, Virginia, USA, on October 6-8, 1997. The meeting schedule is tentatively set for two and a half days (Monday, Oct. 6 - noon Wed, Oct. 8).
Possible agenda topics include:
E-mail offers of contributions (normally lasting 30 min.) to Alan Silverman.
Please see the Program Agenda.
The current registration list.
The meetings will be held in CEBAF Center (Building 12 at Jefferson Lab), rooms L102/L104. Plans are underway to provide both internet facilities for participants as well as projection facilities.
Registration and Banquet Dinner
The registration fee will be $125 and will include a continental breakfast (Mon-Wed), morning and afternoon breaks, two lunch tickets (Monday and Tuesday), and a Monday evening banquet aboard the American Rover schooner ship for a tour of the Hampton Roads harbor, including transportation to and from the ship, reception and dinner on board. The registration fee can be paid in advance or at the registration desk on the first day of the conference. The cost for a companion on the Monday banquet/boat excursion will be $35.
Accommodations and Travel
Accommodations are available at the SURA Residence Facility on the lab's campus as well as at several nearby hotels. Those wishing to stay at the Residence Facility should make their arrangements as soon as possible (registration is available via email to the Residence Facility).
Participants can fly into either the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (about 3 miles from the laboratory) or to the Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk, Virginia (approximately 40 min. travel time by car). Rental cars are available at both airports. You can easily do without a car if you arrive to the Newport News airport and do not plan to tour on your own. Dinner locations are available within walking distance for Tuesday evening.
Things to See and Do
The Hampton Roads area, which includes Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, has a great many attractions to offer. The Williamsburg Colonial Restoration, the Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield, Busch Gardens amusement park, the Virginia Air and Space Museum, Nautilus Maritime Museum, and Virginia Beach are just a few of the many historical sites and amusements in the area. In addition, Washington D.C. is approximately a 3 hours drive to the North, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina are about a 2 hours drive to the South.
The local hosts for HEPiX/Jefferson Lab are Rita Chambers and Sandy Philpott (757-269-7152, firstname.lastname@example.org). You can email to either one for any further information or assistance you need in registering, making your travel plans, or other information you need regarding the HEPiX meeting in October, 1997.