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|AIC Volume 4, Number 7|
Welcome to AIC 2011!
It's Incredible, but AIC 2011 is only days away!
The AIC Board of Directors extends our warmest welcome on the eve of this 8th Annual get-together! This special edition of the Scintillion provides some pertinent information that we believe you'll find useful. So, please take a moment and give it a quick review.
In the meantime, we hope your journey to San Jose is safe and uneventful! We know you have other choices for your time this weekend and we sincerely appreciate that you chose to spend it with us!
Registration Opens Thursday Night
General registration opens Thursday night, November 3, at 6:30PM until 8:00PM for all attendees (including Sponsors and Vendors).
Be sure to register at the Registration Desk, just outside the entrance to the main conference venue (the Santa Clara Convention Center). You'll receive your name badge, welcome packet, a special gift from both Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Magazine and a chance to enter our Sunday morning raffle of (really!!!) fabulous prizes!
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Operates Thursday and Sunday
This year, the Advanced Imaging Conference wants to begin making your meeting experience memorable as soon as your plane lands!
Just, look for our shuttle bus at each of the main San Jose International Airport terminals and hop on board for a relaxing ride to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Our shuttle will be make pick-ups every 45 minutes at each terminal between 4:00PM and 9:00PM, this Thursday, November 3.
Pick up will be available at the Courtesy Shuttle Bus Stop, outside Baggage Claim for each terminal.
We're also offering a free shuttle bus back to the airport on Sunday, November 6, after the conference has ended. Our shuttle will drop you off at either terminal every 45 minutes between 12:00noon and 3:00PM. The shuttle will depart from outside the hotel's main entrance on a first come, first serve basis.
The first shuttle departure on Sunday is at 11:00AM.
The AIC is seeking a photographer who is willing to take candid shots during the conference. These images will become part of our permanent conference archive and will be used in future promotions.
If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ken Crawford prior to the conference for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Attendee Parking
Both local attendees and those driving to San Jose may park for free at the parking facility adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Hotel during the conference.
Weekend Sessions Begin Friday Evening
The Weekend Conference sessions begin Friday evening, this year, shortly following the Friday night Dinner (included in your Weekend Session registration fee). The meeting's opener starts at 8:00PM this Friday and will include updates regarding the weekend's activities, short presentations by the conference Sponsors and a tribute to last year's Pleiades Award winner.
Protect Your Valuables
Please be cautious with your valuables while attending the conference. The AIC cannot (and will not) take responsibility for loss or damage to your possessions during the meeting. For example, we do not recommend you bring valuable equipment (such as lap top computers) into the conference venue or workshop rooms. If you do, we recommend you keep it in hand at all times.
AIC Offers Out of this World Meals for the Gastronomically Inclined
It's been said that the true path to the stars invariably passes through the kitchen. The Advanced Imaging Conference understands this and has always placed an emphasis on making sure our attendees are well fed- this year is no exception!
2011 Advanced Imaging Conference Menu
Please refer to the agenda for meal times. All meals are included with your registration fee.
Plated meals will be prepared for vegetarians. Please ask your server.
35 Exhibitors Confirmed- a new record!
In past years, many have offered exclusive discounts to AIC conferees during the meeting- hopefully, many will do the same this year, too. The AIC encourages you to patronize these fine establishments, especially between sessions. This year, the Product Showcase will be open during the Friday afternoon workshops for those who want to shop.
Here' a list of current exhibitors:
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