Travel and Logistics Information
Where to go and what to do when you arrive at the University
- Check-in: You will check in at the Kauffman Academic Residential Center. The desk is open 24 hours a day. This campus map (Acrobat (PDF) 2MB Jun1 11) shows the location of the Kauffman Center. When you check in, you will receive your room key (lodging is in the Kauffman Center) plus instructions for how to connect to the campus wireless network.
- Parking: If you have a car, you may park in any "R" lot on campus. The R lots closest to the Kauffman Center are circled on the map linked above. If you have a car, please ask for a parking pass when you check in.
- Meals before Monday evening: The first meal provided at the workshop will be dinner on Monday evening. You are on your own for meals prior to this.
- Optional pre-workshop sessions: These sessions begin at 1:00, and you can consult the workshop program for the locations of sessions. All but the Google Earth session will take place in the Kauffman Center. The Google Earth session will take place in Architecture 116 (also on the map linked above). Please allow a few extra minutes to walk to over to the Architecture Building. If you have forgotten which sessions you signed up for, you can download the session assignment list (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 32kB Jun1 11).
- Main workshop kickoff: The main workshop kicks off in the Kauffman Great Hall at 5:30.
When to arrive will depend on whether you want to take part in the optional pre- and post-workshop sessions. Please see the workshop program for details on these optional sessions. Here is the basic timing:
- Optional workshops sessions: 1-5 pm, Monday June 6, 2011.
- Main workshop kickoff: 5:30 pm, Monday, June 6, 2011
- Main workshop over: after dinner on Wednesday, June 8, 2011
- Optional workshop sessions: 8:30 am-noon, Thursday, June 9, 2011
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The two major airports serving Lincoln are Lincoln Airport, LNK and the Omaha Airport, OMA (approximately an hour and a half from UNL). Train and bus service is also available.
Before making travel plans, please read the options below. Also, recognize that it may take an hour to get from the Lincoln Airport to the University (longer if you fly to Omaha) and that you may have to wait awhile for some modes of public transportation.
- If you do plan to attend the optional sessions on Monday afternoon: we strongly recommend that you schedule plane flights to arrive in Lincoln either on Sunday, June 5 or by 11 am on Monday, June 6 in order to allow enough time for travel from the airport to campus in time for the 1:00 afternoon sessions. If you arrive on Sunday, we will provide a room, but we will not provide meals until the workshop kickoff dinner on Monday night.
- If you do not plan to attend the optional sessions on Monday afternoon: we strongly recommended that you do not schedule plane flights to arrive in Lincoln any later than 3:15 pm on Monday in order to allow enough time for travel from the airport to campus in time for the opening session of the workshop.
For more information about transportation, including driving directions, see the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences site. Some of the shuttles are considerably cheaper if a second person is going to the same location. Also, sharing a taxi might be an inexpensive option if several share the ride. Once everyone has registered, we will provide information about other participants arriving at the same airport so you can contact each other to share rides.
Participants will be housed in double rooms in a wonderful academic/residential center called the Kauffman Center at the University of Nebraska. We have held a workshop there before, and it is a marvelous venue. Rooms are dorm-style and very nice, and the classrooms and meeting rooms that we will use are in the same building. Most of our workshop sessions will also be held in this building, which is a combined academic/residential facility.
Most meals will be buffet-style in the campus dining facilities. There will be vegetarian options at all meals. We will provide meals for workshop participants from dinner on June 6 through breakfast on June 9.
Finding Your Way Around Campus
We encourage you to print out a campus map (downloads as a PDF) and bring it with you to the workshop.
See first header at the top of the page.
Wireless Internet access will be available to all participants.
What to Wear
Dress for the workshop is casual. Lincoln has mild, average temperatures that range from 13 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high in June is 84 and the low is 61 (Source: Weather.com). The evenings are cool. The Kauffman Center is air conditioned, and temperatures may be cool. You might want to bring a sweater or light fleece.
Emergency Contact Information
We will post this information closer to the workshop.