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PRISM - American Society for Engineering Education - 2006 Annual conference - June 18-21 FEBRUARY 2006 - VOLUME 15, NUMBER 6 - SPECIAL ISSUE: 2006 Annual conference
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GENERAL/HOUSING INFORMATION

Attire

Business-casual dress is recommended for all sessions. Dress for the picnic is casual or roaring ’20s chic. The annual awards reception and banquet are semi-formal; appropriate attire is expected.


Parking

Parking is available at the Hyatt Regency
0 to 1 hour $16.00
1hr - 6hrs $23.00
6hrs to 24 hrs   $36.00
Hotel Guests  $39.00 (Includes in / out Privileges)
West Tower Special   $16.00 (Mon-Fri, in by 9am - out by 7pm)
Please note that these rates are subject to change.

Getting Around Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority’s rapid transit trains are a great way to get around the city. Single ride fare on the train or bus is $1.50 for ages 12 and above. Transfers are only $0.30. Day passes are also available and include unlimited rides on trains or buses for the number of consecutive days that is purchased. Passes can be purchased online at www.transitchicago.com, at both O’Hare and Midway airports and at visitor information centers.


United – Official Airline of the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference and
Exposition

ASEE is pleased to announce United Airlines as the official airline of its 2006 Annual Conference and Exposition. United Airlines is offering special meeting fares for all conference attendees who use the Special Meeting Desk to book their reservations. Book early and take advantage of the promotional fares that give you the greatest savings! Earn a 2 percent to 10 percent discount off applicable fares, including first class. By purchasing your ticket at least 30 days in advance of your scheduled travel you will receive an additional 5 percent discount. This special offer applies to travel on domestic segments of all United Airlines, United Express, TED and United code share flights (UA*) operated by US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada. Simply call (or have your travel agent call) (800) 521-4041 and refer to Meeting ID Number 530IS.

International attendees will receive a 10 percent discount off the lowest applicable fare (including business class) or a 15 percent discount off the fully refundable, unrestricted coach fare when they call their local United Airlines reservation number and refer to Meeting ID Number 530IS. An additional 5 percent discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 60 days in advance of your travel dates. Discounts apply to United and Lufthansa flights.

Mileage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting. You or your travel agent should call today, as seats may be limited.


Hertz – Official Rental Car of the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition

ASEE is pleased to announce Hertz as the official rental car of its 2006 Annual Conference and Exposition. To take advantage of this special meeting rate on a rental car, please provide ASEE’s CV Number: CV# 03Q30001. You can make reservations through your travel agent, online at hertz.com or by calling Hertz directly:

  • In the U.S.: (800) 654-2240
  • In Canada (excluding Toronto): (800) 263-0600
  • In Toronto: (416) 620-9620
  • Other: (405) 749-4434

At the time of reservation, the ASEE meeting rate will be automatically compared with other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.


Airport Transportation

Airport Shuttle

O’Hare International Airport
Van service provided by Continental Airport Express costs $25.00 one way or $46.00 round trip to downtown. Continental Airport Express ticket counters are located across from the baggage claim area at O’Hare International Airport.

Midway Airport
Van service provided by Continental Airport Express costs $20.00 one way or $30.00 round trip to downtown. Continental Airport Express ticket counters are located across from the Southwest Airlines baggage claim area at Midway Airport. For more information on Continental Airport Express van service, call (773) 247-1200.

Taxicab
Estimated fares and travel time from the following airports to downtown are as follows:

Airport Approximate
Travel Time
Cost
O’Hare International Airport 30 minutes $40.00
Midway Airport 20-30 minutes $27.00-30.00

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

O’Hare International Airport
Chicago’s rapid transit train runs from O’Hare to downtown for $1.50 and takes approximately 40-45 minutes. Trains leave from inside the terminal on the lower level every five to 10 minutes during the days and evenings. Visit www.transitchicago.com for more information on the schedule and route information.

Midway Airport
Chicago’s rapid transit train runs from Midway to downtown for $1.50 and takes approximately 30 minutes. Trains leave from a station connected to the east side of the airport. Go to www.transitchicago.com for more information on the schedule and route information.


Housing Information

Housing Reservations
For best availability and immediate confirmation of your hotel assignment, make your reservations online at www.asee.org/annual2006/. Faxed or mailed housing requests will take longer to process, and choice hotels may not be available. The ASEE Housing Office must receive all reservations on or before Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

To make a hotel reservation: JUST CLICK, FAX or MAIL!

ONLINE: www.asee.org/annual2006

FAX: (703) 205-0235

MAIL: ASEE Housing Office
C/O Expovision
3141 Fairview Park Drive, #550
Falls Church, VA 22042

For housing questions please call (703) 770-3916 or toll free (800) 860-5398 or e-mail asee06housing@expovision.com.

Confirmation
The ASEE Housing Office will e-mail, fax or mail a confirmation of your reservation within 72 hours of receipt of your request. This is the only confirmation you will receive: do NOT expect to receive a confirmation from the hotel.

Blocks of rooms may be reserved initially under one company name. A complete and final list of names must be submitted to the Housing Office on or before Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Housing assistance will be available after Wednesday, May 17, 2006, but availability is limited. At this time housing will not be available online and arrangements must be made directly with the ASEE Housing Office by calling (703) 770-3916 or calling toll-free at (800) 860-5398.

Online: To make your housing reservation online, visit http://asee.org/annual2006/. Reservations are made in real-time so that inventory will be deleted from the rooming block. You may also revisit the site and make necessary cancellations, date and name changes.

Room Deposits
All reservations for ASEE 2006 require a $175 or a $200 deposit. A room deposit of $175 is required at the Best Western Inn and the Hyatt Regency, and a $200 deposit is required at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago, Hotel 71 and Swissotel. Reservations cannot be processed without a deposit. Payment may be made by major credit card or check drawn on a U.S. bank made payable to the ASEE Housing Office. Your credit card will be charged immediately, and the deposit will appear on the hotel room account at check-in. All reservations are guaranteed for late arrival.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations and date or name changes must be received by Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Cancellations made after this date will result in the loss of one night’s room charge plus tax.

Hotels/Direct
Hotels cannot process reservation forms. Requests sent directly to hotels or to ASEE headquarters will be substantially delayed. If you need to make additional reservations, copies of the housing form are acceptable. Mail or fax your list with payment information.

Best Western Inn of Chicago
162 E. Ohio St.
Rates: Single/Double $135.00
Deposit: $175.00
Parking: No
Workout facilities: No
Within walking distance of
conference: Yes

Hyatt Regency Chicago – Headquarters Hotel
151 East Wacker Drive
Rates: Single/Double -$160.00
Deposit: $175.00
Parking: Yes (Valet)
Workout facilities: Yes

Hotel 71
71 East Wacker Drive
Rates: Single/Double $199.00
Deposit: $200.00
Parking: No
Workout facilities: No
Within walking distance of
conference: Yes

Fairmont Hotel Chicago
200 North Columbus Drive
Rates: Single/Double - $209.00
Deposit: $200.00
Parking: Yes (Valet)
Workout facilities: Yes
Within walking distance of
conference: Yes

Swissotel
323 East Wacker Drive
Rates: Single/Double $219.00
Deposit: $200.00
Parking: Yes (Valet)
Workout facilities: Yes
Within walking distance: Yes


For the most current program please visit www.asee.org/annual2006



 

CONFERENCE FEATURES
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Conference at a Glance
Conference Highlights
TECHNICAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
WORKSHOPS
PROFESSIONAL AND FAMILY TOURS
EXPOSITION
EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN (PDF: 370KB)
SPONSORSHIP
TICKETED SESSIONS
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
CHICAGO MAP (PDF:2,488KB)
GENERAL/HOUSING INFORMATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS/CONFERENCE STAFF
SESSION CODE GUIDE
HOTEL & CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORMS
2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition - June 18-21, 2006 - Chicago
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