Hotel reservation deadline: 29 April
A large block of rooms is being held for the meeting at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721, USA.
Room rate: US$109 per night, plus tax (single/double/triple/quadruple occupancy).
Hotel amenities include the following:
- Complimentary airport shuttle and shuttle to Amtrak and bus station, 6 a.m.–9 p.m.;
- Complimentary shuttle for dining and shopping until 10 p.m.;
- Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet; and
- Complimentary parking for all hotel guests and meeting attendees.
A free shuttle is available that can take participants to other parts of the city for dining, shopping, and other activities, although this venue is within easy walking distance of great restaurants, pubs, live music, and AAA baseball. In fact, the Fresno Grizzlies, the flagship minor league team of the San Francisco Giants organization, will be playing games on each of the three evenings of the conference, as well as three consecutive days prior to the conference and the day after. Discount Fresno Grizzlies tickets will be available to meeting attendees.
The Radisson Hotel and Convention Center Fresno is about 10 minutes away from the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport (FAT), and a free shuttle will take you to the Radisson. Fresno is also reached by Amtrak. The Amtrak station is within walking distance of the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. The hotel is also easily reached by car via State Highway 99 by taking the Ventura Avenue exit eastbound. The Radisson Hotel and Conference Center is located on the NW corner of Ventura Ave. and M Street (see map).
Note to international travelers: Depending on the flight packages available, it can be much less expensive to book two connected round trips rather than a combination round trip package to Fresno-Yosemite International Airport. The best combinations are round-trip to Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) and then booking a separate round-trip ticket from LAX or SFO to Fresno. This tends to vary considerably depending on the time you book your ticket.
Fresno weather in late May is usually sunny and mild, with occasional hot spells. Weather on field trips will vary more because a wide range of elevations and microclimates will be traversed by the field trips, so participants should prepare according to additional guidance for each field trip.