2012 WERA11 - NCERA221 Joint Meeting
at Oregon State University
Zac Reicher and I are proud to be co-chairing this year's joint meeting between WERA11 and NCERA221 on June 21-22, 2012 in Corvallis, Oregon. The meetings will take place on the campus of Oregon State University at the LaSells Stewart Center which is located across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn and Reser Stadium, home of the Oregon State Beavers football team. Corvallis sits in the heart of the Willamette Valley which serves as the grass seed capital of the world. On the afternoon of June 21st, we will have the unique opportunity to view the Oregon grass seed industry up close thanks to Dr. Leah Brilman and Seed Research of Oregon. We look forward to seeing everyone this summer and I hope that you will have the opportunity to extend your stay and enjoy the spectacular sites and wineries of Oregon.
- Rob Golembiewski
We are requesting volunteers to present 30 minute updates on an area of your research/teaching/extension program that could benefit the group as a whole. You can volunteer yourself and/or send suggestions to us about potential topics. If volunteering a talk, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 June.
Brief description (1-2 sentences)
Like last year, we will forego the oral state reports in favor of brief written reports. This year the co-chairman (Zac) will distribute these early in the meeting. Please complete the state report form and return it to email@example.com by 1 June.
The registration fee for the conference is $115.
Your registration fee includes:
Thursday, June 21st - continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, lunch, dinner, and all program materials
Friday, June 22nd - continental breakfast, morning break, and all program materials
To register online, please click here.
Cancellation requests need to be made in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT) Friday, June 1, 2012. Requests made on or before Friday, June 1, 2012 will receive a full refund of their registration minus a $35 administrative fee. Cancellations after 5:00pm on Friday, June 1, 2012 will not be granted a refund. Substitutions may be allowed.
Driving directions to the LaSells Stewart Center are available if you click here.
The LaSells Stewart Center features ample parking across the street in the Reser Stadium parking lot. The campus parking lots are pay lots from 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Parking permits are available from automated kiosks in the lots and from the Parking Services office in Adams Hall, located at 15th & Washington. The full-day (five-hours or more) price is $7, with the parking lot kiosks offering hourly parking passes at $1 per hourly increment for up to four hours. To purchase a parking pass online, please click here. More information available at OSU Parking Services.
If you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, parking is free in the hotel parking lot.
A select number of rooms are available at Oregon State University’s headquarter hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, at a special group rate of $104 per night. Be sure to make your reservation by May 30, 2102 to receive the group rate. Please click here to make your reservation online. If you prefer to call, be sure to mention to them you are with the 2012 WERA Meeting.
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
2500 SW Western Blvd
Corvallis, OR 97331
Toll Free: 888-666-8169
About Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis, Oregon is in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Home to Oregon State University, it is the quintessential college town. The wide streets, sheltered by ancient trees, masonry buildings and its location along the Willamette River make Corvallis a handsome city. This central location makes Corvallis an ideal place to stay as you explore other areas such as the Coast Range, nearby towns and wildlife areas.
The 500 acre Oregon State University campus is the state’s oldest institution of higher education, and the center of much of the town’s activities. Activities on the park-like campus include theater productions, concerts, films, art exhibits, and all types of college sports. There are bookstores, restaurants, craft boutiques and other shops along the edge of campus.
Running and biking are favorite pastimes in Corvallis. Bike lanes are included on most streets, and there are routes along the Willamette and Mary’s rivers. Trails for hiking or biking are available in Avery Park (15th Street and US 20), or in OSU’s Peavy Arboretum (8 miles north on Hwy 99W). Corvallis is also close to the Siuslaw National Forest, a 630,000 acre forest that includes the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There are campgrounds, hiking, picnic areas, fishing, hunting, and many more activities available in the national forest.
For more information about Oregon and the meeting location, please visit these links:
Corvallis Tourism – Visit Corvallis!
Oregon Tourism – Travel Oregon