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AASC ANNUAL MEETING 2019

It will be here before you know it!  AASC’s 43rd Annual Meeting takes place at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa, located in Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of California’s wine country.  If you have a minute (or five) this video gives you a good overview of the Flamingo and the area.

Our hosts, the California State Climate Office, the Nevada State Climate Office and the Western Regional Climate Center have been working with the AASC Planning Committee to create what promises to be a great event!

Conference itinerary

  • Monday, 24 June, 6-8pm:  Registration and icebreaker reception (appetizers, cash bar)
  • Tuesday, 25 June, full day:  Meeting, featuring Dissertation Award Luncheon (dinner on own)
  • Wednesday, 26 June, full day:  Meeting, featuring AASC Banquet
  • Thursday, 27 June, half day:  Meeting concludes midday with option to tour local vineyard that afternoon (separate cost of ~$75 per person payable at site) 

Continental breakfast and break services included Tuesday through Friday.

Registration

Head on over to the registration page to register for the meeting.  Here are the costs and timelines:

                                                                                                 Member          Non-member

Early Bird (through Sun, 31 Mar 2019)             $300                    $340
Regular (through Fri, 14 Jun 2019)                     $325                     $365
Late (after Fri, 14 Jun and on-site)                      $425                     $465

Non-members may also apply for consideration for AASC membership on the registration page.

Lodging

We encourage you to make your lodging reservations with the Flamingo Resort as soon as possible.  AASC has secured a block of 60 rooms at $158 plus tax (matches 2019 federal per diem rate).  Ten premium rooms (executive and poolside suites) are also available at a reduced rate.

Use our Reservation Link to make reservations online at our reduced rate.  Please note:  The cutoff date for our reduced room rate is 23 May 2019.  Once our room block is full, and after the cutoff date, the reduced rate is not guaranteed and reservation requests will only be available on a rate and space available basis.  We encourage you to make your lodging reservations as soon as possible.

If you wish to make reservations outside the dates 23 to 28 June 2019, after the cutoff date, or if you have any special requests, you will need to call the Flamingo Resort directly at 707-545-8530 and reference our group (AASC Annual Meeting — American Association of State Climatologists).  The Flamingo Resort is also offering a reduced weekend rate, if you should wish to extend your stay the weekend before of after the Annual Meeting.

Travel

The Sonoma County Regional Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa has direct service to/from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.  This airport is located  approximately minutes from the Flamingo Resort.

Nearby major airports include San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK).  It is approximately 1.5 hours drive from either of these airports to the Flamingo Resort, provided you can avoid peak commuter hours.  The Bay Area tends to experience heavy traffic during typical commuter hours.

There is a shuttle service offered from SFO and OAK to Santa Rosa.  The “Park & Ride Santa Rosa” stop will get you within two miles of the Flamingo.  See Airport Express for schedules, fares and to make arrangements.

Another airport option is Sacramento (SMF).  It is approximately 2 hours drive to the Flamingo Resort.

Climate (the most important thing!)

Precipitation is not much of a worry for Santa Rosa in June with just 0.23” for the month on average.  The June mean temperature is 65.9 F, average maximum temperature is 80.1 F, and average minimum temperature is 51.7 F.

Points of Interest

There are more than 425 wineries in Sonoma County, many offer tastings on site at the winery or have tasting rooms in town. More information available at the Sonoma County Tourism website.

Fans of the Peanuts comic will enjoy visiting the Charles Shultz Museum in Santa Rosa.

There are many hiking opportunities in and around beaches, redwood forests, lakes, and meadows in Sonoma County and California State Parks.

The Flamingo is only 45 minutes away from the Sonoma Coast, where you can enjoy the rugged and beautiful northern California coastline.  The beaches are great for walking, kite flying, sandcastle building, but generally not swimming.  The ocean is generally rough and the water cold; wetsuit required.  Bodega Bay is a quaint fishing town with shops and restaurants (featuring seafood, of course).

 For those that like to jog, it appears there is a jogging path one can get on in front of the hotel that follows Santa Rosa Creek.

 We look forward to seeing you in Santa Rosa this June!
 

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