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Out of state visitors will be especially interested in [http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=bbq&find_loc=College+Station%2C+TX&ns=1 BBQ] and [http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=bbq&find_loc=College+Station%2C+TX&ns=1#find_desc=mexican Tex-Mex/Mexican] options. Notable places
 
Out of state visitors will be especially interested in [http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=bbq&find_loc=College+Station%2C+TX&ns=1 BBQ] and [http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=bbq&find_loc=College+Station%2C+TX&ns=1#find_desc=mexican Tex-Mex/Mexican] options. Notable places
* {http://chickenoilco.com Chicken Oil Co.} ask for the Death Burger (jalepenos and Tabasco - yum Yum YUM - only the Brave should apply
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* [http://chickenoilco.com Chicken Oil Co.] ask for the Death Burger (jalepenos and Tabasco - yum Yum YUM - only the Brave should apply
 
* [http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/travel/photos/20130308-texas-bbq-posse-s-picks-no.-6-fargos-pit-bbq-bryan.ece Fargo's] is the top rated BBQ in town.
 
* [http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/travel/photos/20130308-texas-bbq-posse-s-picks-no.-6-fargos-pit-bbq-bryan.ece Fargo's] is the top rated BBQ in town.
 
* [http://freebirds.com Freebirds World Burrito] is now a national chain, but got its start in Santa Barbara and College Station.  Military pilots doing training at Easterwood were known to grab burritos in their flight suits.
 
* [http://freebirds.com Freebirds World Burrito] is now a national chain, but got its start in Santa Barbara and College Station.  Military pilots doing training at Easterwood were known to grab burritos in their flight suits.

Revision as of 00:30, 5 March 2014

Dates

March 16-17, 2014 (followed by the SAB meeting on March 18)

Agenda

Meeting Info

Venue

The meeting will be held in the room 129 in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Complex on the campus of Texas A&M University

Lodging

Hyatt Place - College Station 1100 University Drive E. College Station, TX 77840

We have been able to get a block of 30 rooms at $132.00 plus 15.75% tax for the period 3/15/14 through 3/17/2014. These rooms will be held until February 15, 2014. You must book your own room. This hotel also has a shuttle that goes to and from Easterwood Airport, College Station and to the meeting location and restaurants in the area.


When booking by phone

You can call 1-888-591-1234 and use the group code GOCO to book.

When booking online

You can follow the web link below:

http://collegestation.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-GOCO

This link will take you directly to the booking page and have the discount pre-loaded for you.

Reservation Due Date

You have until the agreed Saturday, February 15, at 11:59pm to book your reservations under this discounted group block.

There are several hotels near this hotel if you do not want to book with the Hyatt Place or the reserved rooms are taken.

Hawthorn Suites

1010 University Dr. East
College Station, TX 77840
979-695-9500

Homewood Suites

950 University Dr. East
College Station, TX 77840
979-846-0400

Residence Inn by Marriott

720 University Dr. East
College Station, TX 77840
979-268-2200

Hilton College Station

801 University Dr. East
College Station, TX 77840
979-979-693-7500

Airports

  • College Station Easterwood Airport (CLL):

Served by United/Continental to IAH and American to DFW.

91-102 miles from College Station, depending on the route taken. Traffic can be bad in Houston.

102 miles from College Station. Served by a variety of airlines. Probably the preferred airport if you fly Southwest. American has some direct flights to the Bay Area.

Ground Transportation

Ground Shuttle is a shuttle service that goes between College Station and IAH. I know people who have used this and think it's pretty good.

There will be shuttle service to the airport and the meeting from the Hyatt Place.

Registration

Please fill out the table below by clicking Edit Table and add row. Be sure to save to the page in addition to saving the row!!

The registration fee will be $100, which includes the cost of the group dinner on Sunday night. Payment can be made by check or credit card at the meeting.

Remote Attendees

Conference Dinner

Local Information

Restaurants

Yelp for College Station

There are many restaurants that are a short walking distance from the hotels. Closer to campus, the Northgate area has the highest concentration of student-centric bars, but there are also some notable restaurants.

Out of state visitors will be especially interested in BBQ and Tex-Mex/Mexican options. Notable places

  • Chicken Oil Co. ask for the Death Burger (jalepenos and Tabasco - yum Yum YUM - only the Brave should apply
  • Fargo's is the top rated BBQ in town.
  • Freebirds World Burrito is now a national chain, but got its start in Santa Barbara and College Station. Military pilots doing training at Easterwood were known to grab burritos in their flight suits.

Weather

The average weather for March 16: typically varies from 54°F to 70°F and is rarely below 41°F or above 81°F. There is often a chance of rain.

Maps

Things to do

College Station is centrally located between North Zulch and Old Dime Box, TX. It's a great place to live, but not the most exciting place to visit.

in Bryan/College Station

there are some interesting things, mostly on campus:

  • Memorial Student Center
  • Display of more than 3,000 cattle brands from every county in Texas brands in the Kleberg Animal Science building
  • The George HW Bush Presidential Library

Further away

Houston has big city museums, shopping etc.

In the general direction of Houston

E of College Station, Huntsville State Park is one option for a possible birding outing.

Austin is ~90 miles W of College Station. There's a lot to do in Austin, but of note: SXSW is the week before the GO meeting

Attendees

We're going to try a TableEdit table for the registration info!

Name Organization Nights Required Airport Hotel Name Remote Attending Conference Dinner Dietary constraints

Jim Hu

PortEco/EcoliWiki

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

Y

Lactose intolerant

Paul Sternberg

Caltech-WormBase

3

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Moni Munoz-Torres

BBOP, LBL

5

IAH - Houston Intercontinental

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Jennifer Smith

Rat Genome Database

2

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Ruth Lovering

UCL annotation team

4

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Kimberly Van Auken

WormBase - Caltech

5

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Vegetarian

Tom Hayman

Rat Genome Database

2

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Rachael Huntley

UniProt

4

CLL - College Station

N

Y

Vegetarian

Jane Lomax

EMBL-EBI

4

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Heiko Dietze

BBOP, LBL

5

IAH - Houston Intercontinental

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Mary Dolan

MGI, JAX

4

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Harold Drabkin

MGI, JAX

4

IAH - Houston Intercontinental

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Tanya Berardini

TAIR

5

IAH - Houston Intercontinental

Hyatt Place

N

Y

David Hill

MGI, JAX

5

IAH - Houston Intercontinental

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Doug Howe

ZFIN

3

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Karen Christie

MGI, JAX

n/a

Y

N

Rama

Stanford University

3

IAH - Houston Intercontinental

Hyatt Place

Y

Vegan

Selina Dwight

Stanford University

4

AUS Austin

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Petra Fey

dictyBase

3

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Vegetarian

Peter D'Eustachio

NYU - Reactome

3

IAH - Houston Intercontinental

Hilton College Station

N

Y

Suzi Lewis

Lactose intolerant

Paola Roncaglia

EMBL-EBI

3

CLL - College Station

Hyatt Place

N

Y

Valerie Wood

PomBase

CLL - College Station

N

Y

Suzi Aleksander

PortEco/EcoliWiki

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

Shabnam Eslamfam

Texas A&M/OMP

n/a

n/a

n/a

N