The CHRONOS workshop will be held in 3140 Agronomy Hall on the Iowa State University campus. It will begin at 8:30 am Tuesday, June 13, 2006 and end at 2:00 pm on Thursday June 15, 2006.


CHRONOS and SERC have funding from the National Science Foundation to cover the costs of the Workshop, but the grant is not large. We will cover the following participant costs: round-trip airfare, train, bus, or personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed) to Ames, Iowa; airport parking at your point of origin; and up to 3 nights lodging in Ames; and meals. Note that we do not have sufficient funds to cover car rentals, so if you choose to rent a car, the rental and parking costs will be your responsibility.

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the CHRONOS Workshop. Please save all receipts. We strongly encourage you to arrive on the evening of June 12 so you can be there for the very beginning of the workshop the following morning. Although Ames Municipal Airport is the closest to the workshop, it does not service commercial flights. The closest airport you can use is the Des Moines International Airport (DSM). Des Moines is about 35 miles (40 minutes) from Ames.

Transportation to and from the airport and hotel, and the hotel and University will be provided. After making your reservations, give us your arrival and departure times so we know when to pick you up. At 8am on workshop days, a shuttle will come to pick you up from the hotel lobby. If you prefer to walk or drive, see the following links for maps of the campus and of Agronomy Hall.


A block of rooms at the Baymont Inn and Suites has been reserved under CHRONOS. Contact them to reserve a room. The room and tax will be billed to us directly but you need to call the hotel to confirm the reservation with a credit card for incidentals.

Baymont Inn and Suites
2500 Elwood Drive
Ames, IA 50010
Tel: (515) 296 2500, Fax: (515) 296 2874

Located just minutes from Iowa State University, Baymont Inn and Suites-Ames is the place to stay when attending events at the University, Hilton Coliseum, Jack Trice Stadium, and Cy Stephens Auditorium. Relax at the Baymont Inn and Suites-Ames after a hard day at work or play. The sparkling indoor Pool is great for relaxing, the Fitness Center for energizing workouts, or if you prefer, an Espresso Cafe located in the hotel lobby. Awaiting you every morning is a newspaper and a delicious expanded Continental Breakfast including sausage and hard-boiled eggs. All public areas and new rooms come with free wireless Internet access. There is a guest Laundry Facility.

This hotel is adjacent to ISU Research Park, two miles southwest of downtown, with easy access to Highway 30 and I-35. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Sauer Danfoss, Iowa Cattleman's Association, and National Farmers Organization are close by. During your stay, visit Boone Scenic Valley Railroad and Reiman Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory. Don't miss out on the downtown spirit of the Main Street District. There is a variety of great eateries nearby, plus shopping at North Grand Mall.


To be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred reaching Ames, please complete the reimbursement form (Excel 50kB May22 06) with your personal details and attach all of your original itemized travel receipts. CHRONOS will be billed for accommodation - you will only be responsible for incidental expenses such as phone calls or room service.

After the completion of the trip, please mail the completed form and your original receipts to:

Cinzia Cervato
Iowa State University, Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
253 Science I
Ames, Iowa 50011-3212