For those of you driving in, look for Innovative Technologies Complex at the corner of Vestal Parkway and Murray Hill Road, as part of the Binghamton University main campus. Do not go to downtown Binghamton. You can text me at 607 240 3834 if you need help.
We hope you’re all managing your travels with ease and joy and that you find your way to Binghamton in good spirits. We’ve spent the last couple-three days working on all the finishing touches for the conference. It is going to be EPIC! After some last minute cancellations, we’ve modified the program. You can find the updated version here: https://planetarynatures.wordpress.com/full-program-draft-subject-to-change/
Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!!
Diana, Jason, Christian
For those of you driving, the address is: 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902. This will take you to the main gate of Binghamton University where there is an information kiosk. The kiosk worker will tell you how to get to Rafuse dorm building. There is not a separate address for the dorm. There will be a dorm assistant on duty 24 hours.
If you will be taking a taxi, be aware that the taxi service in Binghamton is, well, less than what one might expect. There are often a couple of taxis at the bus depot. (But maybe not in the middle of the night?) There might be one waiting at the airport. I highly recommend that if you plan to take a taxi, call in advance to order a pick up. If you call when you arrive, it will be at least a 20 minute wait, and likely to be twice as long, especially at the airport. Or, you can fill out the shuttle form by noon on Monday (see previous post for link) and we’ll pick you up.
I can recommend Safe Taxi. (607) 760-6012. This is a one person operation and it is best to call in advance. You can let him know that you are willing to share a cab and split the costs with other participants. There is no discount, but it might make things easier and cheaper.
I cannot recommend a particular taxi company, this link will take you to some options: https://www.google.com/search?q=taxi+in+bighamton&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8.
For our international participants, we strongly recommend that if you need to change money, you do so before arriving in Binghamton. Any international airport will provide this service easier and cheaper than any of the banks at Binghamton.
Just a reminder, if you want to take advantage of our bus to and from the bus depot or airport, you need to fill out the form by Monday, July 6 at noon, eastern time. At that time the form will close and we will set our driver schedule. Do not assume that there will be room on the bus if you do not fill out the form. Of course, if there is room, you’re welcome to a seat. If there are less than five signed up for a particular time, we will use a car instead of a bus, and there will not be room for more. Please sign up if you want a ride! Again, this is LOCAL to and from Binghamton stations, not NYC.
See you in a few days!!
We are pleased to announce that World Society, Planetary Natures will have a literature table hosted and operated by our good friend Ramsey Kanaan of PM Press, http://www.pmpress.org. We invite and encourage you to bring copies your books to be sold at the literature table. Please contact Ramsey if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have reserved a small block of rooms at the Quality Inn and Suites at a reduced rate. This is for those of you who prefer a hotel to the dorms and will be paying for your room yourself. Mention the conference title, World Society, Planetary Natures, to access the reserved rooms at the reduced rate of $89.95 per night, not including taxes. If you have already reserved a room, you can call to make the switch. The hotel is across from campus and while it is possible to walk to the conference site, the route is not always pedestrian friendly. Thankfully, the hotel has shuttle to transport you back and forth from the conference events. https://www.choicehotels.com/new-york/vestal/quality-inn-hotels/ny413?source=gglocaljn