Economics, Environment, and Sustainable Development

Questions & Answers

Question: Which airport should l use?
Answer:

John Wayne Orange County (SNA) airport is closest to the conference and hotel.

Los Angeles International (LAX) will have more flight options, expecially night arrivals and departures.

Question: Is ground transportation provided?
Answer:

Daily round trip motor coach shuttle between the hotel and the conference center is provided to all participants.  Shuttle service will bring you to the conference in the morning and return you to the hotel in the evening as shown on the agenda.

For airport transportation, if you arrive at John Wayne Orange County SNA airport, the Hyatt Newport Beach Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle between 6:00a.m. and 10:00p.m. The shuttle leaves the hotel every hour on the hour, picks up at the airport at approx 15 minutes past. The shuttle picks up outside the baggage claim area in the 'Ground Transportation' area.

Alternatively, there are taxis available outside the terminal and it is a short ride to the hotel and conference center.  Invited speakers can submit a receipt for reimbursement of this expense.

If you are an invited speaker and arrive at LAX, the Sackler travel coordinator should make ground transportation arrangements for you once you have confirmed your flight.

Question: What do the travel awards cover?
Answer:

There are a limited number of travel subsidy awards available for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers.  They are available on a first come basis by completed registration for the colloquium.

The awards DO NOT cover the registration fee and they DO NOT cover meals.

The awards support:
1.  Reimbursement up to $300 in transportation expenses for the meeting (parking, mileage, taxis, airfare, train fare)
2. One night in the conference hotel, billed directly to the NAS.  Awardees can opt to share a room with another awardee to combine awards to support two nights.  If you already know another awardee, please let the staff know you are sharing so that the hotel billing is set up correctly.  If you would like to be matched with another awardee, let the staff know once you have registered and received confirmation of travel award. 

Question: What is the cancellation policy?
Answer:

Registration Fee:
100% refund if cancelled by 12/20/17
50% refund if cancelled by  1/10/18

Hotel Reservation
must be cancelled 24 hours in advance.

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