Venue and General Schedule
The 9th Ablation Workshop will be held on the campus of Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, Montana (www.montana.edu). A two-day open Workshop, with breakfasts and lunches provided, will begin Wednesday morning, August 30, and end at 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 31. A special ITAR Session will convene on Friday morning (nominally 8:00 am – 12:00 pm) for those attendees who are qualified to share ITAR-controlled information. A banquet has been organized for the evening of August 30 in the Museum of the Rockies. All Workshop events, with the exception for the Workshop banquet, will take place on the main (second) floor of the Strand Union Building. Open talks on August 30 and 31 will be presented in the Procrastinator Theater. Breakfast and lunch will be served on August 30 and 31 in Rooms 233 & 235, at no cost to the Workshop attendees. The special ITAR Session be held in Room 233.
Transportation and parking
The suggested hotels have free shuttle service to and from the Bozeman airport. In addition, the hotel shuttle may be available to take people to and from the MSU campus. Attendees who will be driving their own cars may park in an MSU parking lot. Parking is available for a fee in a new parking garage that is directly across the street to the south of the Strand Union Building. For those who do not wish to pay a fee, parking permits will be provided for the campus parking lots designated “SB”. Anyone desiring such a parking permit should e-mail the organizer (Tim Minton; firstname.lastname@example.org) and request that a parking permit be delivered to his/her hotel for pickup before the conference. While there are a number of SB parking lots around campus, the easiest lot in which to find parking is located directly to the south of the Brick Breeden Field House. See the parking map at the following link: http://www.montana.edu/parking/documents/ParkingMap.pdf.
A catered banquet will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday evening (August 30) in the Museum of the Rockies, which is located just to the south of the MSU campus within walking distance of the Strand Union Building. The cost of the banquet is $50 per attendee and includes all food, beer, wine, and admission to the museum.
Bozeman, Montana is located in southwest Montana on Interstate 90, within a 75 minute drive from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park and a 90 minute drive from the west entrance. The local airport is served mainly by United, Delta, and Alaska Airlines, and there is limited service by American and Frontier Airlines. There are ample opportunities for those interested in outdoor activities before or after the Workshop.