21st GLOBE Annual Meeting Reg and Accommodations

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21st GLOBE Annual Meeting -- New Haven, Connecticut, USA
30 July - 03 August 2017

"Coastal Resilience in Urban Environments"


Draft Agenda (update 29 June 2017)


Registration and Accommodations



Due to having reached capacity for the outdoor sites where the protocol training for adults will take place, as well as having reached capacity for the number of students and adults permitted on the Outer Island field experience, registration is is now closed.   
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Registration Fees:

Registration fees are $275USD for adults and $225USD for K-12 students until 05 July. After 05 July, the registration increases by $100USD.  

Registration fees include the following:
Sunday, 30 July – Opening Networking Event
Monday, 31 July – Light Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch, Poster Session Reception
Tuesday, 01 August – Light Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch, (Dinner ON YOUR OWN.) 
Wednesday, 02 August – Light Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch
NEW  Wednesday, 02 August – Night at the Yale Peabody Museum Event (heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages)
Thursday, 03 August – Light Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch, Closing Networking Event
Friday, 04 August – Light Breakfast, Depart
Transportation to meeting events and meeting-related activities (provided from/to the conference hotel)
All meeting materials

The student (K-12) registration fee of $225USD includes everything listed above plus the Student Research experience (more information below).  Teachers and/or adults attending with students will pay a registration fee of $275USD, which will include everything listed above plus the Student Research experience. Teachers or other adults can participate in the Student Research Experience only if attending the conference with students. 

The deadline to register is 5 July.  Registrations accepted after this date (midnight Mountain Time) will incur a $100USD late fee.  

Once registered, if you cancel for any reason on or before 1 July 2017, you will be refunded your total registration cost.  Cancellations on or after 2 July 2017 for any reason you will be refunded at 50% of the registration cost.  Cancellations on or after 20 July 2017 are NOT eligible for a refund. 

Ground Transportation:

The closest airport to the conference facility is Tweed New Haven Airport. Please also check Hartford Bradley Airport and compare the cost for ground transportation (shuttles or taxis) to see which is the best option. For ground transportation options:  https://booking.jayride.com

For travelers along the East Coast, Amtrak has trains into New Haven. The station in New Haven is less than one mile from the Omni Hotel. 

For international travelers, flying into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), or other airports in New York area and then taking a train to New Haven may be the best option. Train information is available here.  Ground transportation is also provided by:  https://booking.jayride.com



A room block has been set up at the Omni New Haven hotel in New Haven, Connecticut.

Room Block Name:  21st GLOBE Annual Meeting

Omni New Haven
155 Temple Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
United States

Rates are:

  • Single/Double = $169USD + tax
  • Triple = $179USD + tax
  • Quad = $189USD + tax

For online bookings, click here.   The deadline to reserve a room on this room block is 5 July.  Rooms requested after this date will be at the discretion of the hotel and group pricing cannot be guaranteed.  

Student Research Experience:

This year’s Student Research Experience will be different than in past years. Students will not have an offsite overnight experience, but will instead go on a daytime excursion to Outer Island. Students will possibly have late nights on the Southern campus with the graduate/undergraduate student team. This information will be updated as the agenda is completed.

For additional detailed information about Outer Island, click here.

Student registration fee is $225 USD and Adult Registration is $275 USD.  This includes registration for the Annual Meeting and the Student Research Experience. There is a limit of 30 students for the Student Research Experience.

Please Note: As of today (June 27, 2017), we have reached the 30-student limit for the daytime excursion portion of the Student Research Experience. Students can still register for the Annual Meeting but will be unable to participate in this one-day excursion. Alternative activities will be planned on the SCSU campus for those unable to participate in the excursion. If vacancies occur and spots become available, new student paid registrants will be notified. 

If you have already registered for the meeting (and you have paid the registration fee) you will receive notification of your acceptance to participate in the excursion.

Please contact Katy Lackey (lackey@ucar.edu) or Dawn Wright (dwright@ucar.edu) with questions.


Omni Hotel Lobby
Omni Hotel Lobby

5th Student Research and GLOBE  Community Exhibition:

The 5th Student Research and GLOBE Community Exhibition will take place during the poster session of the GLOBE Annual Meeting on Monday, 31 July from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Omni Hotel. Students and community members are welcome to submit an abstract and present a poster during the poster session.  If you are presenting a poster or PowerPoint during this time, please provide the following information.  (It is vital to provide ALL information requested.)

  1. GLOBE School Name (or GLOBE community member name and affiliation)
  2. Country
  3. Presentation Title
  4. Presentation Abstract (100-word description, in English)
  5. Student Name(s) (if applicable)
  6. Teacher Name(s) (if applicable)
  7. Type of presentation (poster or PowerPoint)

Please provide this information via email to education@globe.gov by 01 June 2017 to be considered for inclusion in the full program and to reserve presentation space (poster or table).

Students or community members presenting a poster will be provided a poster board surface (48 inches tall by 72 inches wide) (122 cm tall by 183 cm wide) and push pins.  Students or community members presenting a PowerPoint presentation will be provided a table and access to one power strip.  All posters will remain in place throughout the week (Monday through Thursday) for viewing during the breakfast hour each morning at the Omni Hotel.


Registration fee for exhibitors is $550USD and includes one meeting registration plus one six-foot draped table and two chairs.  The fee for an additional exhibitor registration with the same company is $275USD.  Exhibitors may begin setting up on Monday, 31 July during the morning plenary and remain in place through tear down in the morning of Thursday, 03 August. Exhibitor door prizes or other conference incentives may be given away at the GLOBE Annual Meeting closing networking event on Thursday, 03 August. The Exhibitors will be located on the Southern Campus, where the meetings will be held. Please contact:

c/o Dr. Scott M. Graves
Dept of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences
Jennings Hall #343
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515

What to Expect:

Download this document to help you prepare for the Annual Meeting.

Please remember to pack appropriate clothing for these outdoor experiences (including a light rain jacket and sturdy shoes). 

Protocol Sessions:

We will have two protocol sessions for the adult attendees that will allow you to get hands-on experience with the GLOBE protocols and to work with experienced trainers on best practices and tips for completing the protocols as well as time to practice the GLOBE Data Entry app and the GLOBE Observer.  (Remember to download apps before coming to the meeting).  

For additional detailed information about the field study sites where the protocol sessions will take place:


Cove River

SCSU Campus

Liability Forms:

As part of the registration process, you are required to complete, sign, and return several liability forms. If you have registered but have not returned the forms, please do so now. Once you arrive at the Annual Meeting, if you have not completed the signed forms, your registration process will be significantly delayed. You will be unable to receive your meeting materials until this task is complete.  The forms are available under the "Terms and Conditions" in the registration page.  Please download and sign the forms and email Dawn Wright or fax to 1-303-497-2638.


Due to having reached capacity for the outdoor sites where the protocol training for adults will take place, as well as having reached capacity for the number of students and adults permitted on the Outer Island field experience, registration is now closed.  
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.