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For the casual observer below you will find a sampling of the kinds of conferences and topics Geographers work on contained within the titles of presentations people give at conferences. In particular what Geographers in Davis do. Most belong to the Geography Graduate Group but some some International Agricultural Development, Transportation Technology and Policy,Community and Regional Development and other related fields of study.
April 12-16, 2011
Preliminary numbers - 11 confirmed by survey (25+ known by program)
April 29-May 1st, 2011
Preliminary numbers - 11 confirmed by survey
Carpooling - TBD
April 30 - May 2
|Who||When(Sat 5/1)||What||Abstract Title||Session Title||Roomshare||Carpooling|
|AlexMandel||TBA||Presenting||Impact of free bundled GIS software on education||TBD||Y||Y|
|MicheleTobias||Session 2B ‐ Hum. 412||Presenting||Do It Yourself Remote Sensing: Model Hot Air Balloon Remote Sensing of California's Beach Vegetation||TBD||Y||Y|
|Craig Beebe||Session 1B ‐ Hum. 412||Presenting||Gold Country: Exurbia and the Politics of Landscape in El Dorado County||TBD||Y||Y|
|Amber||Session 4B ‐ Hum. 412||Presenting||NA||NA||Y||Y|
|Romi||Sat. Morning||Poster||Bridging Traditions: Toward a Biogeocultural Iconography of California Ecological Landscapes||NA||N||N|
|Who||When||Room||What||Abstract Title||Session Title|
|Jahalel Lee Tuil||04/14/10 10:00||NA||Speaker||Capturing Remnant Woody Vegetation on the Valley Floor of Yolo County||Biogeography: Measuring Spatial Distribution|
|Ryan E. Galt||04/14/10 10:00||Washington Room 2 in the Marriott||Speaker||Adaptive and maladaptive coupling in Costa Rican vegetable production: explaining multi-scalar linkages between social and biophysical causes and outcomes in intensive agricultural systems||1252 Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Agricultural landscapes as coupled human-natural systems: Are there commonalities in coupling mechanisms?|
|Karen Beardsley||04/14/10 14:40||Calvert, Omni Shoreham||Speaker||An Analysis of Land Use Options for the Mbirikani Group Ranch in Kenya||People, Livestock and the Environment II|
|Kristin Reynolds||04/15/10 12:40||NA||Speaker||Urban Agricultural Revolution? Food Production and Politics in Alameda County, CA||"Multiple Geographies of Urban Agriculture in the Global North: Integrating Perspectives from Planning and Design, Ecology, Public Health, and Political Economy"|
|Erin Hestir||04/15/10 13:20||NA||Speaker||Turbidity declines and submerged aquatic vegetation expansion in a freshwater estuary|
|Tometi Koku Gbedema||04/16/10 12:40||Thomas Paine, Marriot Lobby Level||Panel Member||Fieldwork in African Setting I|
|Elena Aguaron-Fuente||04/18/10 15:30||NA||Speaker||Inventory and Forecast of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Reductions by the Sacramento 's Urban Forest||Urban Climate: Local, regional and global impacts - II|
|Margareta Lelea||4/17/10 4:40pm||McKinley, Marriott Mezzanine Level||Speaker||The Treaty of Trianon's 'Refugees': Ethnic Hungarians Along Romania's Western Border||Territory, Nationalism, and Homeland in Political Geography 2|
|Chris Benner||04/17/10 8:00||NA||Speaker||Race, Space and Youth Employment: Explaining youth job disparities in America's "Most Integrated City||The Organization of Work and Labor Markets in Cities|
Santa Ynez, CA
CGS May 1-3, 2009
|Who||When||What||Abstract Title||Session Title||Need Roomates||Need Carpool|
|AlexMandel||TBA||Presenting,Tabling for OSGeo||Spatialite: a new geospatial format and analysis tool||TBD||maybe 1||maybe 1|
|MicheleTobias||TBA||Presentation||Beach Builders: California Beach Plants as Potential Biogeomorphic Agents||TBD||N||N|
|Craig Beebe||N.A.||Attendee||I'd really just like to meet other geographers and hear and see what people are doing!||TBD||1st year Rental||I could drive or would be happy to carpool with someone else|
|Alison||NA||Conference Organizer||NA||NA||no||Room for 1, leaving thurs, returning sunday|
|Bayo||NA||Attendee||NA||NA||1st year Rental||Carpooling with Craig|
|Farshid||NA||Attendee||NA||NA||1st year Rental||Carpooling with Craig|
|Chelsea||NA||Attendee||NA||NA||1st year Rental||Carpooling with Craig|
|Josh||NA||Attendee||NA||NA||1st year Rental||Carpooling with Craig|
Sunday morning breakfast in Solvang at Paula's Pancake House, 9am
UCD Alumni welcome
The Belgian Cafe seems to get good reviews, but may not be real Danish food according to some sites.
Paula's Pancake House appears to serve more Danish food and also has some decent reviews.
A comprehensive list or at least appears so of all dining options.
BrentLaabs has had good experiences with The Little Mermaid, or Mortensen's for pastries.
Carpooling is about the only feasible way to get there.
Enterprise Rental Car from Davis Fri-Mon at 1/2 price weekend special was $80+gas and tax (Standard or Full Size)
Train might be an option but would take a long time.
Flying into Santa Barbara is possible but expensive. LAX or Burbank are other options, but you'll have to drive about 2 hours north (if you manage to not hit traffic).
The Solvang/Santa Ynez is a bit of a travel hotspot so it's not super cheap.
Here's the "map link" CGS provided.
... ok, not so exotic, but perhaps fun nonetheless
"California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Conference"
Dates: January 17-19th, 2009
Submission Deadline: June 30th
AAG March 22-27, 2009
If you are planning to attend please fill out our survey. Your information will be added here from those results.
|Who||When||Where||What||Abstract Title||Session Title|
|Amber D. Manfree||3/22/2009 16:10:00||NA||NA||Modeling the effects of landscape BMPs on water quality in urban residential areas||Water Contamination|
|Ryan Edward Galt||3/23/2009 8:00:00||NA||NA||Farmers' bodies, consumers' bodies: considering environmental/bodily exposures and the strengths and limitations of environmentality in an unequal world||Paper session: Visceral Geographies I / Panel session: Geographic research in the new carbon economy: critical perspectives on our 'footprint'|
|Margareta Lelea||3/24/2009 13:00:00||NA||Speaker||Borderscapes: negotiating livelihood strategies in a post-socialist and neoliberal terrain||Work, the Labor Force, and Social Space|
|Jonathan K. London||3/24/2009 13:00:00||Riviera Monaco Tower, 24th Floor||Speaker||Regulatory Science Meets Street Science: The Case of Pesticide Monitoring and Regulation in California||Critical Geographies of Environmental Justice I|
|Stephen Brush||3/24/2009 13:40:00||Room - Skybox 208||co-author on paper by GGG alum (Laura Lewis) in a symposium organized by two GGG alums (Lewis and Chambers)||Abstract Title - Predicting factors that impact productivity within and outside geographic centers of crop origins||Session Title - Geographic Contributions to Agrobiodiversity Conservation I|
|Alexander Mandel||3/24/2009 15:10:00||NA||Panel Member,Exhibitor, Session Chair||NA||Free and Open Source Software solutions for Geographers II|
|Kraig Kraft||3/24/2009 17:40:00||NA||NA||Seed selection amongst chile farmers in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes: Implications for local seed systems and in-situ conservation||Geographic Contributions to Agrobiodiversity Conservation III|
|Karen Thorne||3/25/2009 15:10:00||NA||NA||Modeling the effects of projected sea-level rise on the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California and its endemic endangered species||Biogeography|
|Keir Keightley||3/25/2009 17:20:00||NA||NA||LiDAR use in biomass estimation (not word for word)||Applications in LiDAR Remote Sensing|
|Alyssa A Nelson||3/26/2009 8:00:00||NA||NA||Youth In Focus: Engaging Theory and Practice for Youth-Led Social Change||Participation, social justice and theory 1: short papers|
|Chris Benner||3/26/2009 8:00:00||NA||NA||Fractures and Fault Lines: Growth and Equity in California's Megaregions||Scale, Equity, and Organizing: New Pathways to Achieving Social Justice|
|Tometi Koku Gbedema||3/26/2009 10:10:00||NA||Speaker||Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Heritage Tourism in Local Communities-The Cases of Elmina and Keta in Ghana||NA|
|Patsy E. Owens||3/26/2008 13:00:00||North Hall N101||Speaker||Mapping Teen Places: A process of evolution||Advancing Methodology in Youth Geographies|
|Michele M Tobias||3/26/2009 14:00:00||NA||NA||California Beach Plant Biogeomorphology||Biogeography Specialty Group Ph.D. Student Paper Presentation Competition|
|Kurt Richter||3/27/2009 8:40:00||NA||NA||Fueling an Ethanol Plant in a Diverse Agricultural Geography||6122 Issues in Natural Power Sources|
|Dave Clark||No Response||NA||NA||NA||NA|
$250+ roundtrip (Southwest does have lower fares at about $200 roundtrip if you book at just the right time)
Group Rate from STA Travel ?
7-8 people per van
60.81/day + $0.22-0.27/mile (486.48 + 378.00)
600 miles one way, 1400 estimate with side trips
10 hour drive each way
Total Estimate: 864.48/8 people = 108.06 each
PLUS GAS, right? —AlyssaNelson
Just talked to Alex. He says the cost per mile includes gas. Apparently the Fleet Services vehicles come with a fleet card for us to purchase gas. —StaceyEllis
Bonus: we can apply for club funds to help defray the cost, anyone is welcome as long as you've registered for the AAG and have a place to stay when we get there.
Renting a car - from a typical car rental shop
4-5 people in an intermediate car. Plus gas (25mpg, 1500 mile round trip, $2.50 per gallon = $150) - Does not include optional insurance
Avis: March 21-29 @ 10:00am-10:00am = $230.29 (with gas $380.29)
4 people = $95.07 each, 5 people = $76.06 each
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: March 21-30 (closed Sunday) @ 9:00am-9:00am = $265.68 (with gas $415.68)
4 people = $103.92 each, 5 people = $83.14 each
Budget Rent A Car: March 21-29 @ 9:00am-9:00am = $248.04 (with gas $398.04)
4 people = $99.51 each, 5 people = $79.61 each
Using a personal car - for instance, Stacey's
4-5 people (4 comfortably, 5 max)
30 mpg over 1400 mile trip = 46 gallons of gas ($92 @ $2 per gallon - adjust accordingly)
Owner/driver takes the wear and tear of the car, all other passengers pay toward gas
Strip Monorail - Conference at Sahara Stop, $5 single, $12 day, $28 3-day
Local Bus - $3 one way on the Duece line that runs the strip, runs every 8-17 minutes depending on time of day.
Conference Hotel is the The Riviera Hotel 2901 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA Tel: +1-800-634-3420 or +1-702-734-5110
Mardi Gras Inn Best Western - $67-$101/night+
Embassy Suites Convention Center - $122.55/night (AAA rate on 2 bd/suite)
Embassy Suites UNLV - $169/night
CircusCircus - across the street $30-70/night
Sahara - less than 1 mile $30-$70/night
Stratoshphere - less than 1 mile
Check http://www.sidestep.com for rates - the Sahara was listed for $28 bucks Su-Wed
Something with a suite but more importantly including a kitchen.
Residence Inn - $209/night : Across the street (less than 1/2 mi almost direct)
It's Vegas, buffet of course
Suite options above include microwave, stove top and in some cases oven.
Hotels often charge so where can we get some free access.
Write your name in here if you're going to the AAG. Indicate if you want to be in on group rooms/travel Plans.
Most booking is about to happen (Feb 21) so if you haven't said anything yet your out of the group travel plans
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See 2008 travels