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General Information

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Registration

San Mateo Marriott, Second Floor, just outside the Boardroom

Registration hours

Sunday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - noon

Ice Breaker

Sunday evening 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: First Floor, Lobby and Pool Courtyard

Casual dress

Poster Session / Reception

Monday 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: First Floor, Crystal Springs Room and Gazebo Courtyard

Business casual dress

Technical Exhibits

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Location: San Mateo Marriott, Second Floor, Bay Bridge Room

Exhibit hours

Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - noon

The Exhibit area will be closed during the Plenary Sessions from 8:00 - 9:50 am each day.

Climate and Clothing

The weather should be pleasant during the time of the conference. The average daytime temperature in San Mateo in September is 64 °F (18 °C). Business casual dress is acceptable for most of the technical sessions, daytime meetings and social functions. Business suit and cocktail attire is appropriate for the Tuesday evening banquet. Participants of the Technical Tour should take note of special instructions.

Hospitality Room

Spouses, guests of registrants, and others are invited to stop by the hospitality room for snacks and beverages. Directional signage will be placed near the conference registration table. The room will be open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday and Tuesday and until Noon on Wednesday.

Meals

Complimentary Continental Breakfast will be served in the Bay Bridge Room 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. daily.

Complimentary morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be served in the Bay Bridge Room.

Lunch tickets are necessary for the buffet lunch which will be served Monday and Tuesday in the Crystal Springs Room. Tickets were included in each “full registration” packet. Additional lunch tickets may be purchased at the conference registration desk. Lunch is on your own on Wednesday. Participants of the boat tour will receive lunch as part of the tour.

Dinner on Monday evening is on your own. Downtown San Mateo is about a mile away. Please check with the hotel front desk for further information.

A special Banquet will be held on Tuesday in the Golden Gate Ballroom. Guest speaker Chuck Seim will reflect on the significant changes he has seen in the field of bridge engineering over the past 50 years. A cash bar will be available at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7:00. Pre-registration is required for the banquet. Stop by the conference registration desk as early as possible if you did not pre-register but would like to attend the banquet. The cost is $60.

Spouse Tour

If sufficient interest exists, a shuttle bus will be arranged for transportation to Union Square, downtown San Francisco. It will depart the hotel Tuesday at 9:00 am and return around 3:00 pm. Please stop at the conference registration desk to sign up by Monday at 3:00 pm.

Technical Tour

Individuals who have pre-registered for the guided Boat Tour of San Francisco Bay Area bridges on Wednesday should be at the front door of the hotel at noon for a 12:15 pm bus departure. The ticket that was provided with your name badge holder at registration will give you admission to the bus, a buffet lunch at the beginning of the tour, and the boat. Since you will be on the water for approximately 5.5 hours, be sure to bring appropriate attire (e.g., warm clothing, rubber soled shoes) and sunscreen. It is estimated that buses will return to the hotel at approximately 7:30 p.m. The tour coordinator is Bob Tanaka.

Proceedings

Conference proceedings are included on a CD which is in the registration packet. The full technical paper associated with each oral presentation is included, as well as a synopsis paper of each poster presentation.

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