The conference will take place
on the campus of the University of California, Davis from September 15-18, 2009.
Davis California (USA) is located approximately 75 miles (120 km) northeast of San Francisco.
This small university town is easily accessed via Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train or by car via Interstate 80. A major airport (Sacramento, airport code = SMF) is located nearby (approximately 30-45 minutes by car). Accommodations are available at several local hotels that are within walking distance to the conference site.
About the Conference Hall:
The conference lectures will be held in Warren and Leta Giedt Hall. This modern campus facility, constructed in 2007, holds two classrooms and three lecture theaters, including the 278-seat Ted and Rand Schaal Auditorium. Giedt Hall provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for students from across the campus. The 15,000 square-foot, $7.5 million building was made possible by a donation of $2.5 million from Warren Giedt, professor emeritus in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, and his late wife, Leta Giedt, and a second gift of $400,000 from alumnus and former geology lecturer Rand Schaal and his father, Ted Schaal. Giedt Hall is located immediately north of Kemper Hall of Engineering on Bioletti Way. See the Maps page for a map to the building.
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The weather in mid September is clear and dry with average daytime highs around 85 F (30 C) and nighttime lows near 55 F (13 C).
Davis has been voted one of the most "bicycle friendly" towns in the United States.
Art in Davis can be found both in private galleries and in public spaces.
An evening concert begins at the Mondavi performing arts center located on the UC-Davis campus.
Views of the picturesque campus grounds. Left: The autumn sky above a campus water tower. Right: The UC-Davis Arboretum garden holds over 4,000 kinds of trees and plants.
More information can be found on the City of Davis website and at the UC-Davis website.