It's Official: TONMOCON III in Monterey Bay

tonmo

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Still need to line a bunch of things up, but a few things are nailed:

Event: TONMOCON III

Date: June 19 - 21, 2009 (Fri - Sun)

Location: Monterey Bay, CA. Conference room and group rates for overnight stay at Monterey Bay Travelodge. Area visits are still being planned (e.g., Monterey Bay Aquarium).
http://www.montereybaytravelodge.com/

Group Rate: Call and mention TONMO.com, get room for $99 per night -- specify single bed or double bed, and smoking option

Presentations: June 20th (Sat) in banquet room (seats up to 105) - room opens 10:45am, presentations begin at 11am

Agenda, events, details to follow. Book it!

:cool: :squid: :octopus:
 

sorseress

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Great Tony! This is the earliest we've gotten the basics planned, isn't it? It should make it a lot easier for the membership to make plans. Will be calling to make reservations soon...just a question if any of the spawn want to share a room.
 

tonmo

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Sharon -- THANKS again for the tip on the venue. This will be excellent.
 

Jana

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Very exciting. School will be out then in Hillsboro, OR. Look forward to putting faces to names.:roflmao:
 

erich orser

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Well, despite the cardiac drama earlier, will definitely be there. I mean, heck, Monterey? I've loved that town since childhood. No way I'll miss an excuse to return there for a ceph-themed weekend with friends! Not sure if I want to do a lecture this time. I just don't want to do the same lecture every event, and might be too lazy/busy to write a new one about something else from the non-scientific perspective. Oh, wait, got a new idea. Let y'all know soon.
 

DWhatley

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cthulhu77;128401 said:
Shanlyn is now a fully fledged nurse!

YEA! Greg, with your track record over the last two years, she may need to reconsider and go back to school to become a medical doctor (or at least a nurse practitioner):tomato:
 

corw314

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Yes!!!! What a BD gift for Jess! Great timing once again! Just tried to book online and it's coming up booked for that weekend. Did we reserve? Should I put in a call? Is it possible to bunk with someone?
 

gjbarord

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Perfect timing. I will be getting back from the Galapagos a few days before the Monterey event. Look forward to seeing the old faces and meeting new ones.

Greg
 

tonmo

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corw314;128478 said:
Yes!!!! What a BD gift for Jess! Great timing once again! Just tried to book online and it's coming up booked for that weekend. Did we reserve? Should I put in a call? Is it possible to bunk with someone?
Yes, as stated, make the call and mention you want the TONMO.com group rate for that weekend. The rooms are held for us until May 19th (15 single bed, 15 double bed) -- if more are needed they'll deal with it based on availability.
 

DWhatley

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Reservations Booked

We found the on-line booking listed as sold out too and assumed TONMOCON III was responsible for the inability to book on-line :grin: so I called and "mentioned" TONMO and there were no problems with getting reservations. I got an unexpected bonus check that covered the cost so we confirmed our room. I failed to confirm the price though :hmm:. Neal's been busily looking around the Monterey area for stuff to do afterwards and to decide whether or not we want to fly into San Francisco and drive up then return for a few days in SF or to just spend the time in Monterey. All suggestions solicited (of course air fare may play an important role in which airport).
 

sorseress

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San Francisco has a massive number of things to do, depending on your interests, and certainly the Steinhart Aquarium is one you shouldn't miss. The Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur, Santa Cruz area has a lot too. There are some good vineyards in the Carmel Valley for some wine tasting. The Kelps beds right off shore in Carmel are usually good for some sea otter watching, and of course the drive down highway 1, the Pacific Coast highway is awesome. There are a couple of redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, and there are some good vineyards up in the S.C. mountains too. I'll try to get some more suggestions from my daughter. Carmel itself is charming, although maybe a bit too touristy. I'm sure I'll think of some more things too.
 

DWhatley

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I am hoping for a Thales Special at Steinhart and am really looking forward to seeing the manmade kelp forest and the Monterey Aquarium. I know SF has a great zoo but I have never been to the other coast so keep the cards and letter coming (keeping in mind that budget is also a major factor)
 

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