Travel and Logistics Information
Workshop registration and check-in will be from 1:00-5:30 at the National Weather Center. You will need to bring your completed Medical Emergency Information Form (Acrobat (PDF) 5kB Jan13 04) in a sealed envelope when you arrive to check-in for the workshop. Hotel check-in is at the NCED Conference Center.
More information on accommodations and on-site logistics is given below.
Travel and Related Information
Arrival and Departure Information
The workshop will begin at 5:30 PM on Thursday evening, July 31 (an informal reception will begin at 5:00). Optional workshop events are offered during the mid-afternoon (beginning at 2:30. The workshop program will end after dinner on Saturday, August 2, with optional sessions on Sunday morning. These optional sessions, particularly those on Sunday morning, have been rated highly by participants in previous years, so we encourage you to attend them.
You are responsible for your travel to and from the workshop. See the workshop stipend page for information about stipends to help defray these costs.
Transportation by Air
The closest airport to the National Weather Center is the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, OK. It is located approximately 25 miles from the National Weather Center and approximately 27 miles from the NCED Conference Center. You are responsible for your transportation to and from the airport. After we have travel information for all participants, we will provide information about arrival times so participants arriving at the same time can coordinate transportation if they wish.
A shuttle from the Will Rogers World Airport to the NCED Conference Center is available for participants staying at the hotel. The cost one way is $25.00 and will be charged to your room. You will be responsible for paying for the shuttle along with any other incidentals. If you would like to utilize the NCED Conference Center shuttle please call the hotel's shuttle service at 800-682-4560 at least 48 hours in advance to make reservations for the shuttle. The NCED Conference Center suggests that you verify shuttle departure arrangements with the front desk 405-447-9000 no later than 7:00 a.m. the day prior to your departure.
Taxicabs, if shared, may be a reasonably priced alternative to the hotel shuttle. The taxi services below are posted on the airport's website and quoted the following approximate prices for transport from the Will Rogers World Airport to the NCED Conference Center.
Checker Cab/Yellow Cab
Approximate Cost: $40 ($1.00 additional charge per person for more than one passenger)
A-1 Taxi Service
Approximate Cost: $55-$60 ($1.00 additional charge per person for more than one passenger)
Transportation by Car
If you are traveling by car, we recommend utilizing Google Driving Directions or a similar search.
NCED Conference Center Address: 2801 East State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73071-1197
National Weather Center Address: 120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman, OK 73072
Accommodations and On-site Logistics
You will be staying at the NCED Conference Center which is located approximately two miles from the National Weather Center where most of our sessions will take place. Transportation will be provided between the National Weather Center and the NCED Conference Center. Please check the hotel's website for a list of amenities. The NCED Conference Center is a non-smoking facility. Check-in time is 3:00pm and checkout time is 12:00pm. The NCED Conference Center will attempt to accommodate early arrivals and/or late checkouts on a space available basis. Breakfast is included with your room.
If you are driving to the workshop the National Weather Center has visitor parking spots and parking is free. The NCED Conference Center also offers complimentary parking.
Meals will be provided. There will be various options, so you should be able to find food to fit your preferences. Vegetarian options are available. If you chose to eat other than the planned meals, you will be responsible for the costs.
The NCED Conference Center offers free high speed internet. There will also be internet access at the National Weather Center.
What to Bring
Dress will be casual during the workshop--be prepared for cool air-conditioned buildings and the hot and humid outdoors. We recommend bringing an umbrella in case of rain.
Emergency Contact Information
National Weather Center Phone: (405)325-3095
National Weather Center Security Desk: (405)325-1157
NCED Conference Center Front Desk: (405)447-9000