American Polar Society Meeting 4-6 October 2000 Boulder, CO

Date: 
27 April 2000

More information about this conference is located at:
http://www-nsidc.colorado.edu/aps2000
Questions can be directed to the local coordinator:
Ms. Julie McKie, mckie@cires.colorado.edu
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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to inform you about a meeting of The American Polar
Society the will take place here in Boulder Colorado on October 4-6,
2000.

Join us at the University of Colorado in Boulder for the Bi-Annual meeting
of the American Polar Society. The meeting will be held in brand new
facilities on the University campus, with lodging at local hotels. Themes
for this year's meeting include:

Where Have All the Data Gone?
Many data sets were collected in the early years of Antarctic and
Arctic research. Where are these data? How important are they for
current research?

From Dog Sled to Satellite
Current data collection techniques are far different from those of
expeditions in the 1950s -- comparisons and contrasts in observing
systems, logistics support, history

Human Impacts on the Polar Environment
How has human presence influenced polar regions? Pollution events
and their cleanup, tourism, military operations, influences of
mid-latitude culture.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Papers are solicited which address the themes stated above
covering both polar regions. Oral and poster will be scheduled.
The submission deadline is May 1, 2000. Submit a title, with
optional abstract to:

Dr. Ernest E. Angino
Department of Geology
Lindley 120
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
E-mail: rockdoc@cjnetworks.com

Submissions will be notified by June 1, 2000 of acceptance.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

* Wednesday, October 4, 2000: Opening Icebreaker for all registrants at
7:00 PM at Norlin Library on Campus with access to Shackelton Exhibit
* Thursday, October 5, 2000: Morning and afternoon sessions; 7:00 PM
Awards Banquet at Regal Hotel
* Friday, October 6, 2000 Morning and afternoon sessions, adjournment

MEETING INFORMATION

Registration fee: $125 US (includes Awards Banquet)
A registration form will be made available on the web site by
June 1, 2000

Lodging:
A shuttle bus will be provided from and to the following hotels morning and
evening. Reservations must be made and guaranteed by individuals:

Best Western Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-449-3800
Fax: 303-402-9118
1-800-233-8469
Single $69/Double $79
Includes continental breakfast
Ask for the POLAR group rates when making a reservation

Best Western Golden Buff
1725 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-442-7450
Fax: 303-442-8788
1-800-999-BUFF
Single $64/Double $74
Ask for the APS group rates when making a reservation

Ramada Inn
800 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-443-4433
Fax: 303-443-0397
1-800-542-0304
Single$68/Double$68
Includes breakfast buffet in Oliver's Restaurant
Ask for the American Polar Society group rates when making a
reservation

Regal Harvest House Hotel
1345 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-443-3850
Fax: 303-443-1480
1-800-222-8888
Single$96/Double$96
Ask for the APS POLAR group rates when making a reservation

Other hotels are available in the Boulder area, but the meeting does not
have a room block with any other facilities, and the shuttle bus will serve
only those listed above. Reservations must be made by September 3 to receive
the listed rates.

FURTHER INFORMATION

All further information will be published as it is available at
http://www-nsidc.colorado.edu/aps2000
You may also contact the meeting coordinator

Dr. Ernest E. Angino
Department of Geology
Lindley 120
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
rockdoc@cjnetworks.com

Other information about the meeting may be obtained from the local
organizer:

Ms. Julie McKie
CIRES
University of Colorado
Campus Box 216
Boulder, CO 80309-0216
PHONE: 303-492-1595
FAX: 303-492-1149
mckie@cires.colorado.edu

Sincerely,
Rudolph (Rudy) J. Dichtl
ARCSS Data Manager
CIRES/NSIDC