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Housing Deadline: 5 November 2002

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Hotel Accommodations

AGU has reserved a block of rooms at a wide selection of hotels in downtown San Francisco, near the Moscone Center, that will suit a variety of budgets and tastes. While many of the hotels are within walking distance of the Moscone Center, limited round-trip shuttle service from several hotels to the Moscone Center will be provided for your convenience. Shuttle schedules will be posted in the hotel lobbies and at the Moscone Center.

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. After 5 November reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only, and rates are subject to change. Rooms fill up quickly, so we advise you to make your reservations early.

Deposit Information: Hotel reservations cannot be processed or confirmed by Convention Management Resources (CMR) without providing credit card deposit information for hotel billing in the amount of $125 or a deposit check made payable to CMR, not payable to the hotel or AGU, in the amount of $125 per room, $300 per suite. IMPORTANT: CMR will forward all individual credit card deposit information to the hotel for processing in the amount of $125 prior to guest arrival. Check deposits will appear as a credit on the individual's guest hotel folio.

Making Hotel Reservations

Telephone Reservations:
Hours: 6:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. (PDT)
Tel: 800-450-5185 (within U.S. and Canada); +1-415-979-2261 (international)

Mail or Fax Reservations: To make a reservation by mail or fax, print the housing form and mail or fax with deposit to the AGU Fall Meeting Housing Bureau at the following address:

AGU 2002 Fall Meeting Housing, c/o CMR
33 New Montgomery, Suite 1420
San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Fax: +1-415-979-2260


Within 72 hours of requesting a hotel, you will receive confirmation of the housing reservation by mail or fax. Any reservation change or cancellation will prompt the system to generate a new confirmation notice. Please carefully review the information on your confirmation notice for accuracy and bring it with you to San Francisco. NOTE: You will not receive a confirmation from the hotel.

Changes, Cancellations, and Refund Policies

All changes, cancellations, and requests for refunds must be received by CMR 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid forfeiture of your hotel deposit. Hotels have been selected on the basis of location, availability, price, safety, and desirability.

List of Hotels

Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle service will be provided Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 7:30-9:30 A.M. and 4:30-6:00 P.M. to and from all hotels, except the Marriott and Argent hotels. Schedules and pickup locations will be posted in all hotel lobbies and the Moscone Center. Taxis are also available and are reasonably priced.

Travel Information

Airline Discounts

Save money on your domestic travel costs to San Francisco on United Airlines! You will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including first class, or a 10% discount off midweek coach fares purchased 7 days in advance. If purchasing at least 60 days in advance of the travel dates, you receive an additional 5% discount off the already discounted or special fare.

To obtain these special discount fares, you or your travel agent must contact United's Convention Sales Department at the number listed below and also provide the Meeting ID number:

United Airlines Convention Sales
7:00 A.M. - 12:00 midnight (EDT)
Meeting ID #549TP

Travel Insurance

Participants traveling from outside the United States may wish to purchase accident and medical insurance protection during their visit to San Francisco. 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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