The 2008 AASC Annual Meeting will be held from Monday evening, July 7th until midday Thursday, July 10,th 2008, at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont (more info). A block of rooms have been reserved for the AASC and are available until June 5th.
Quick links: Registration and Payment Options; Tentative Agenda
This year's meeting features the now-traditional dinner cruise . The Vermont version will take place aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III (more info) on Wednesday, July 9th.
Burlington is located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. The moderating influence of the Lake is particularly noticeable in the summer when hordes of Vermonters and visitors alike flock to the beaches along the lake, or take a stroll or bike ride along the several miles of picturesque Waterfront.
There is much to do in downtown Burlington and its environs, from the world famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop to the Vermont Teddy Bear Company just 10 minutes south of the city. Parking in public garages is free for the first two hours and only 75 cents per half hour thereafter. Burlington is centrally located just 90 miles south of Montreal, Quebec and about 3 hours away from Boston, MA.
Almost every major airline serves the Burlington International Airport,located just 5 minutes away from the meeting hotel. These include Continental, United, US Airways, Delta, Jet Blue, Northwest. Air Tran is scheduled to begin flights by mid-summer.
Registration & Reservations:
This year, meeting registration and lodging reservations are available online.You can now pay your AASC meeting and membership fees by credit card through a convenient PayPal shopping cart. You can also pay by check or PO, or at the annual meeting using a credit card, BUT you must register by June 5th so we can order meals and refreshments.
The draft schedule of the annual meeting is posted here.
Please indicate on your registration whether you would like to present a poster (during Monday evening's reception) or a state report or a partner's report.
Looking forward to seeing you this summer!
Paul Knight, AASC-President
Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, 2008 Host and Vermont State Climatologist