2002 Spring Meeting
Washington, DC
May 28-31 2002

(Tuesday through Friday)
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  Registration and Housing Information


Registration Information

Preregistration Deadline: 29 April 2002

To take advantage of preregistration rates, the registration form with payment must be received at AGU by 29 April 2002. After this date, registrations must include a $45.00 late fee. Registrations will be accepted at the AGU office only until 10 May 2002. After this date, individuals must register on-site.

Ordering of Spring Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts are available to customers who renew with membership or have subscriptions or can be purchased with meeting registration. Meeting registrants can purchase the Spring Meeting abstracts as a printed paper volume or as a CD-Rom.

If you paid for the 2002 abstract volume with your membership renewal, a printed version will be mailed to you as part of the regular subscription with Eos.

You can purchase a single copy of the abstracts for pickup at the meeting as a printed paper volume for $15 or as a CD-Rom version for $8. There is no advance shipping of the paper volume. CD-Rom orders will be shipped in advance if received by 29 March 2002. Only a limited quantity of volumes will be available to sell at the meeting so consider the pre-purchase option to guarantee your volume. There are no refunds for abstract volumes.

Telephone

Call the AGU Member Service Center at 1-800-966-2481 or +1-202-462-6900 (credit card payments only).

On-Site Registration Hours

On-site registration will be located in the lobby of the Washington Convention Center during the following hours:

Monday, 27 May
4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Tuesday, 28 May
7:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Wednesday, 29 May through Thursday, 30 May
8:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Friday, 31 May
8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Guest Registration

Guests or spouses not attending the scientific sessions may register at the meeting at no charge. A guest is a spouse, friend, or adult child (18 and over) who is not in a geophysical sciences related occupation or field. A coworker or an associate working in a related geophysical sciences field or studying geophysics in school may not use the Guest Registration category. Registered guests may go to the exhibits and attend and purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates.

Receipt

The preregistration receipt will be attached to your badge, which will be given to you at the time of registration.

Cancellations

Registration Rates

Before
29 April 2002
After
29 April 2002
Regular Member
(More than 1-Day)$ 275.00 $ 320.00
(1-Day)$ 137.50 $ 182.50
Student Member
(More than 1-Day)$ 137.50 $ 182.50
(1-Day)$ 68.50 $ 113.50
Undergraduate Member*
(More than 1-Day)$ 50.00 $ 70.00
(1-Day)$ 25.00 $ 35.00
Retired Senior Member**
(More than 1-Day)$ 137.50 $ 182.50
(1-Day)$ 68.50 $ 113.50
Nonmember
(More than 1-Day)$ 335.00 $ 380.00
(1-Day)$ 167.50 $ 212.50
Student Nonmember
(More than 1-Day)$ 167.50 $ 212.50
(1-Day)$ 83.50 $ 128.50

* Student ID required at the time of registration.
** Age 65 or older and retired from full-time employment

Cooperating Societies

Members of these cooperating societies may register at the 'member' rates.

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Hotel Accommodations

Housing Opening Date:
1 March 2002

AGU has blocked rooms at several properties in Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the Washington Convention Center. Rooms have been selected on the basis of location, availability, price, safety, and desirability.

Rooms are available in the following hotels. For all hotels listed, check-in time is 3:00 P.M. and checkout time is 12:00 P.M. Room rates do not include 14.5% state and local taxes.

1. Grand Hyatt Washington
Rates: $154 single, $178 double
1000 H St., N.W.
Tel: +1-202-582-1234
Located across from the convention center. Health club with indoor pool and hotel restaurants.

2. Washington Renaissance Hotel
Rates: $142 single/double (This is the correct rate; the $137 rate was a typographical error. We apologize for the confusion.)
999 9th St., N.W.
Tel: +1-202-898-9000
Located directly across from the convention center. Health and fitness center, indoor pool, sauna, and hotel restaurants.

3. Marriott Metro Center
Rates: $132 single/double
775 12th St., N.W.
Tel: +1-202-737-2200
Located 3.5 blocks from the convention center. Health club with indoor pool and hotel restaurants.

To Make Reservations
Housing Deadline: 29 April 2002

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the appointed Housing Bureau between 1 March and 29 April 2002. To receive the special meeting rates, be sure to make your reservation by 29 April 2002. After 29 April 2002, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only and rates are subject to change. Please note that rooms will be taken quickly, so we advise you to make your reservation early. Hotel rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please have at least two choices in mind when making your reservation. If the hotels you have selected are sold out, the Housing Bureau will assign you to a comparable hotel. Hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in based upon availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed. After 6 May 2002 contact the individual hotel directly.

Reservations can be made through the Housing Bureau by


In Washington, D.C., all hotels require a room reservation deposit of $150.00 US per room. Deposits are required for all reservations. Major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club) are accepted and will be charged by your assigned hotel. Credit Cards must be valid through June 2002 in order to be considered a valid deposit. Cash, purchase orders, and wire transfers are not accepted.

Confirmations The Housing Bureau will send you a confirmation. Please review it carefully for accuracy as this is the only confirmation you will receive. Room confirmation will only be sent to the primary person requesting the reservation. If you do not receive a confirmation via e-mail, fax, or mail within 14 days after sending the request, please contact the Housing Bureau toll-free at 1-800-492-7886 or +1-847-940-4211.

Changes/Cancellations/Refund Policy All reservation transactions must be made via the SM02 Housing Bureau from 1 March until 29 April. Cancellations received between 29 April and 72 hours of arrival will incur a $16.00 processing fee. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will result in the forfeiture of the entire deposit. Start calling the hotels directly on 6 May 2002.

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Housing at Catholic University of America

Housing Deadline: 19 April 2002 AGU has blocked rooms at the Catholic University of America (CUA) to offer a discount housing option for students and attendees from developing countries. Accommodations will be located in an air-conditioned dormitory. The room rates are $50 per night for a single room, or $86 per night for a double room. Room rates include breakfast and access to the Du Four Athletic Center.

Transportation to and from the Spring Meeting activities at the Washington Convention Center is an easy ride on Washington's Metrorail system. Depart from the Brookland-CUA station on the red line to the Gallery Place station. Round-trip fare is approximately $5.00.

To Make Reservations
Print the CUA housing form. Complete and return the form with full payment by 19 April 2002 to:

Spring Meeting CUA Housing
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: +1-202-328-0566 (credit card payments only)

Changes/Cancellations/Refund Policy Changes or cancellations must be made in writing directly to AGU. Cancellations for full refund must be made by 19 April 2002. Cancellations between 19 April 2002 and 3 May 2002 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after 3 May 2002. All changes must be made prior to 22 April 2002 and are subject to a $20 change fee. No changes will be made after 22 April 2002.

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Travel Services Information

Airline Discounts

Save money on your travel costs to Washington, D.C. on United Airlines!

United is offering a 10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fare or 5% discount off the lowest applicable fares, including First Class. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 60 days in advance of your travel date. Discounts also apply on United Express and Shuttle by United flights. Mileage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.

To obtain these special discount fares, you or your travel agent must call United's toll-free number, 1-800-521-4041 and refer to the Meeting ID Number 549TP. Dedicated reservationists are on duty seven days a week from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Travel Insurance Participants traveling from outside the United States may wish to purchase accident and medical insurance protection during their visit to Washington, D.C. Seabury and Smith, an association service organization, offers coverage through its Gateway USA program. Insurance must be purchased for a minimum of 15 days, up to a maximum of 60 days. Prices will vary depending upon the individual's age and choice of benefit package. For more information, contact Seabury and Smith at +1-202-457-6842.

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