Initial Publication Date: January 19, 2018

Participant Information

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous. Our shared expectations are:

  • we will participate fully in the entire morning workshop for which we registered
  • we will participate fully in any mini-workshop we attend
  • we will move between contributed sessions at the completion of presentations
  • we will be courteous and respectful of others
  • we will aim to allow all to have an opportunity to participate in discussions

Before the Rendezvous

As you prepare for the Rendezvous, take a moment to look over this information

Arriving at the Rendezvous

  • Information about ground transportation to and from the airport can be found on the Kansas City International Airport Ground Transportation website. Group shuttles are available, though many require prior reservations.
  • Visit KU Parking and Transit for information on parking at KU, including parking regulations, parking tickets, and visitor and event parking. Parking Services offers free parking during the summer in the green lots. The closest green lots are lot #72 and lot #110. Please refer to the Rendezvous map for reference. For questions about parking you can contact parking services directly at or (785) 864-7275. For accessibility questions related to parking, please visit the ADA/Accessibility and Medical Permits page.
  • Registration check in/name badge pickup (you must check in before attending any events, please leave time to check in and walk to your first event)

During the Rendezvous

On Campus Locations

Most events will take place on the University of Kansas campus, many in the Earth, Energy, & Environment Center, Student Union, and nearby buildings (click map, right, to enlarge or download the KU Map (Acrobat (PDF) 734kB May8 18)). Also see this close up of the EEEC building layout.

Code of Conduct at the Rendezvous

NAGT meetings and events foster the exchange of ideas, through open and respectful dialogues at oral and poster sessions, workshops, field trips, short courses, mentorships and other NAGT-supported programs. NAGT promotes, provides, expects and endorses a professional and respectful atmosphere and values a diversity of views and opinions. NAGT's Events Code of Conduct Policy (Acrobat (PDF) 58kB Dec5 18) is important to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative environment for all people.

Connecting to WiFi

Wifi will be available on campus. Visit the KU Informational Technology web page for more information.

Dining in Lawrence

The University of Kansas campus and surrounding area are filled with a wide range of cuisine at an affordable price. Check out the EER Dining in Lawrence page, Food & Drink of Downtown Lawrence page, Open Table, or the Lawrence Menus page for more information. There are also a number of dining options available in the KU Student Union if you want to grab a quick bite to eat or meet with colleagues and friends.

Working Groups

Many groups will capitalize on being together at the Rendezvous to move their own research forward. If you are interested in organizing a working group at the Rendezvous. The deadline for working group proposals has passed.

Evening Events

Continue networking with colleagues and friends at the variety of evening events and gathering spots.

Connect Via Social Media

Message Board
New to the Rendezvous and looking for lunch/dinner companions? Trying to share rides to and from the airport? Do you want to follow up with folks following discussions started in your workshop or poster session? Use our digital message board to continue the conversations and networking.

If you know of something that you think other participants should know about, just send a tweet to @nagtgeo and include the hashtag #EarthER18. We'll be gathering all those tweets together on a page so that we can all benefit in near-real time.

The Rendezvous will also be sharing images and posts of interesting things happening via the NAGT Facebook page. Go "Like" us so you'll get these updates as well!

After the Rendezvous

Staying in the area after the Rendezvous? Lawrence and the surrounding area provide opportunities for fun and relaxation. Check out these sites for event calendars, restaurant recommendations, maps, tours, etc.

In Lawrence:

Outside of Lawrence/Kansas City:

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