94th Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 16 - 19, 2013


Note: All correspondence regarding this meeting should be addressed to AAAS, Pacific Division, Department of Biology, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520, or e-mail: aaaspd@sou.edu, or phone: 541-552-6869. Please do not attempt to correspond with anyone else regarding logistical issues unless you have a specific question for a session organizer or program chair.

CLICK HERE to download the University Residence Hall Application for housing. Either print the form and fill it out with pen or save the form to your hard drive and fill it out in Acrobat Reader.


      Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport

   On Campus
   Division Banquet



                                   Tonopah Hall

Housing on the University of Nevada Campus
A limited number of rooms on campus are available for this meeting. UNLV offers two different types of housing units, standard dorm rooms and Guest Suites. It is anticipated that all guests staying on campus will be housed in Tonopah Hall, which is quite near to the Student Union, where the majority of the meeting will take place.

The standard dorm rooms are typical dorm rooms (see “Standard Dorm Room” diagram). They are air-conditioned and come standard with two twin beds with a mattress pad, pillow and blanket for each, and two twin sheets, a pillowcase, a bath towel, and a washcloth per person. There is one bath mat per shared bathroom. Standard dorm rooms rent for $90 per person double or $180 single for the first three nights (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) with extra nights available on either side for an additional $30 per person per night double or $60 single per night. Parking is an additional $7 for up to a week. Should you desire to have internet access in your room, a one-time $10 fee will be charged at check-in. To sign up for one of these units, please download the housing registration form by clicking HERE.

The Guest Suites are actually two dorm rooms combined into one suite (see “Guest Suite” diagram). Each Guest Suite includes a queen-sized bed, resort style linen and drapery, a private bathroom, separate seating room, flat screen TV with high-definition cable, alarm clock, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and iron/ironing board. Also standard are free wired internet and local phone calls.

Guest Suites currently rent for $40 per night for up to 2 persons per suite. In order to reserve a Guest Suite, click HERE and follow the directions. If you are driving, be sure to request a parking pass at check-in. The cost is currently $3 per day or $7 for a week.

Please note that the only way to sign up for a Guest Suite is through the UNLV link (click HERE), and the only way to sign up for a standard dorm room is to download the Pacific Division Dorm Housing Registration form (click HERE), fill it out, and follow the directions on the form to sent it to the Pacific Division office.


Local Motels/Hotels
Las Vegas is renowned for its resort hotels. We have contracted with one hotel, the Hampton Inn near McCarran Airport, which has given us a special group rate (see following). If you would rather try one of the many other hotels in Las Vegas, we suggest you use a search engine such as http://www.lasvegas.com/hotels/on-the-strip/ to find the hotel of your dreams. Please be aware that many of the hotels charge a daily “resort fee” in addition to their daily rate. You can see if the hotel you choose has a resort fee and, if so, how much it is by going to this page: http://www.vegas.com/incl/resortfees.html.

 Hampton Inn Las Vegas Airport

Hampton Inn and Suites Las Vegas Airport
Address: 6575 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Telephone: 702-647-8000
Hotel web site: CLICK HERE
On-line reservations: CLICK HERE

Rate: $69/night + room tax for one to four persons in a room. Be sure to mention group code PDA if making the reservation over the telephone directly to the hotel.
Dates available: nights of 13 – 21 June 2013.
Reservation deadline: 17 May 2013. As available after this date.
Cancellation policy: 24 hours before scheduled arrival. After that, one night will be charged to the credit card guaranteeing the room.
Amenities: complimentary parking, hot breakfast, high speed wireless internet in rooms, airport shuttle, shuttle to UNLV Student Union as available, swimming pool, workout room. See website for additonal information.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Proximity to meeting: approximately 3.3 miles from UNLV


Food On Campus
The UNLV Student Union has a fairly extensive food court, which includes such establishments as Starbucks, Subway, Jamba Juice, Panda Express, and several others. Click HERE for more information about the Student Union facilities and its food court. Nearby, across from the Tonopah Hall ((location of the Conference Housing front desk) is the Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons where, for one price, you can eat to your fill. Breakfast is $7.75, lunch/brunch is $8.75, and dinner is $9.45. Additional dining on campus may be explored by clicking HERE. About a block away is an In ’N Out Burger and many other dining establishments.

Division Banquet (18 June, Tuesday)
The Division Banquet will be held in the Student Union on the UNLV campus. Students in competition for presentation awards are invited to be guests of the Division and attend the banquet at no charge. If you are in this category, be sure to check the appropriate box at the bottom of the first page of the
Advance Registration Form.

The evening will begin at 6:00p.m. with a reception that includes a cash bar for beer and wine. Dinner will be served at about 6:45 p.m. Following dinner will be the announcement of the student awards followed by the Presidential Lecture, given this year by Dr. Owen McDougal, President of the Pacific Division and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry, Boise State University, Boise, ID. The evening will culminate with a photograph of all of the award winners.

Banquet attendees have the choice of the following entrées:
Vegetarian offering (yet to be determined – chef's choice)
Grilled Salmon with dill butter
Roasted and seasoned Top Round of Beef

All entrées come with a mixed green salad with raisins and cranberries tossed with raspberry vinaigrette, broccolini, roasted red popatoes, rolls and butter, dessert plate of three mini desserts (eclair, cream puff and cookie), iced tea, iced water and, if requested, coffee.

Should details change as we approach the time of the banquet, every effort will be made to insure that the replacement is comparable to that which is listed here.

Be sure to select your choice of entrees when filling out the advance registration form. The deadline for ordering banquet tickets is 31 May 2013. Tickets may not be available on-site. Cost is $40 per person.


Requests for refunds must be in writing and must be received in the Pacific Division office no later than 15 May 2013. Requests can be made via USPS or e-mail (aaaspd@sou.edu). A handling fee of $15.00 will be applied. Refunds to credit cards will incur an additional 3.5% fee on the amount of the original charge to help cover the costs of the credit card fees imposed on the Pacific Division.




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