2013 Bar Harbor Logistics
The Fall 2013 GO Consortium meeting will be held October 4-6, in Bar Harbor, ME. On the 3rd, we are considering scheduling a few small working-group sessions. Communication about this meeting will be done via the GO-list. If you are not registered for the GO-list please do so. GO mailing list subscription
The meeting will be held in the Bar Harbor Club. The primary meeting hotel, Harborside Hotel, is next door to the Bar Harbor Club; both located in downtown Bar Harbor.
Harborside Hotel (downtown BHB, next to meeting venue) for rooms (set aside for 3 nights, Thu, Fri Sat)
- Two double bed $239.
- Premium King $209.
- Deluxe King $229.
- Premium King $229.
Online registration code: GOC13; otherwise call 1-800-288-5033
Please book your rooms when you register so we know we have enough rooms.
Bangor International Airport - This is the nearest airport that is served by USAirways and Delta airlines. See shuttle service below. We hope to co-ordinate shuttle service.
Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport - This is the closest airport. However, only small planes from Boston fly to it (Cape Air, Penn Air). These flights come in from Terminal C (Jet Blue, United).
Bar Harbor Shuttle LLC - Bar Harbor Shuttle LLC is located in Bar Harbor and makes at least 4 round-trip runs to Bangor on a daily basis between June and October. They are not usually able to provide a departure from Bangor any earlier than 11:30 (but call to be sure). Bangor to Bar Harbor costs $40 one say and they offer discounted rates for round-trip tickets and Group Rates for 3 or more on the same reservation. Phone: 207-479-5911
At Your Service Taxi - operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round and accepts most major credit cards and reservations. Great for local transit around Bar Harbor. Will also pick up/drop off at Bangor Airport; cost one way is $95. Phone: 207-288-9222
Bar Harbor Coastal Cab - charges a flat rate for rides. When you call, they tell you exactly how much it is from where you are to where you want to go. Does local transit around Bar Harbor, and also does taxi tours of the island or Acadia NP. Will also pick up/drop off at Bangor Airport; cost one way is between $90-100, depending on time of year. Phone: 207-288-1222
Please fill in the Attendees table below.
- Registration fee TBD
Remote attendees please register on the table.
For audio and visual we will be using GoToMeeting. An invite will be sent to the GO list and you will need to download the software to join the meeting.
Judy Blake (Judith.Blake at jax.org); Harold Drabkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Two Cats (breakfast & lunch)
- Cafe This Way (breakfast & dinner)
- Geddys Check out downtown Bar Harbor on the Geddy Cam!
- Side Street Cafe
- Macay's Public House
- Thirsty Whale Tavern
- Galyn's Restaurant
- Chart Room Restaurant
- Reel Pizza (dinner while you watch a movie)
- Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes (traditional Maine lobster bakes, a mile out of town)
- Jack Russells Steakhouse
Averages for October: 59°F high, 42°F Low
- Whale Watching tours
- Oli's Trolley island tour
- Mary Todd windjammer cruises
- Mt Desert Oceanarium
- Acadia National Park
- Coastal Kayaking Tour
- Bike rental/tours
- Brewery tour/tasting
- Movie theatre with pizzaria (eat while you watch)
- more ideas
|Name||Organization||Nights required for accommodation (Oct 3,4,5)||Airport (BGR or BHB) and ETA (for coordinating shuttles)||Remote attendee? (Y/N)||Attending conference dinner?||Dietary requirements|
|Suzi Lewis||LBL, Berkeley||Oct 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Paul Thomas||USC||Oct 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Seth Carbon||BBOP||@Cromwell||10/2 BHB @8:05 PM||N||Y||None|
|Judy Blake||JAX, MGI||local||N||Y||None|
|Harold Drabkin||JAX, MGI||local||N||Y||None|
|David Hill||JAX, MGI||local||N||Y||None|
|Tanya Berardini||TAIR||local||N||Y||No Restrictions|
|Karen Christie||JAX, MGI||NA||N||Y||None|
|Li Ni||JAX, MGI||NA||N||Y||None|
|Mary Dolan||JAX, MGI||NA||N||Y||None|
|Heiko Dietze||BBOP||Oct (2?,) 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Dmitry Sitnikov||JAX, MGI||NA||N||Y||None|
|Rachael Huntley||UniProt, EBI||Oct (2?) 3-5||N||Y||Ovo-Lacto vegetarian|
|Claire O'Donovan||UniProt, EBI||Oct 3-5||N||Y||Gluten Free|
|Maria Martin||UniProt, EBI||Oct 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Paul Sternberg||Caltech, WormBase||Oct 3-5||N||Y||1 lobster/week|
|Doug Howe||U. Oregon, ZFIN||Oct 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Tony Sawford||UniProt, EBI||Oct 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Rolf Apweiler||EBI||Oct 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Helen Parkinson||EBI||Oct 3-5||N||Y||No shellfish|
|Pascale Gaudet||SIB||Oct 3-5||N||Y||None|
|Kimberly Van Auken||WormBase||October 2-5||N||Y||Ovo-lacto veg (Paul can have my lobster)|
|Huaiyu Mi||USC||Oct 2-5||N||Y||None|
|Jane Lomax||EBI||Oct 2-4||BHB 4pm||N||Y||None|
|Paola Roncaglia||EBI||Oct 2-5||N||Y||None|
|Chris Mungall||LBL||Oct 2-5||N||Y||Veggie (but will eat lobster)|
|Susan Tweedie||FlyBase/EBI||Oct 2-5||N||Y||None|