Please read this entirely before you register for the 2018 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium and reserve lodging.
If you have any questions, please contact the AAUS office for clarification.
The 2018 AAUS symposium will be held October 9-13 at the
Granlibakken Resort at Lake Tahoe, California. Events at the
Granlibakken are managed a little differently than previous symposium
sites. This bulletin serves to make registrants aware of these changes before
registration/lodging reservation. All events, other than the diving
workshops and bubblebreaker, will be held onsite at the Granlibakken.
Transportation to/from Granlibakken provided for offsite events.
Meals: ALL conference registrants must pay a $60/day meal plan to Granlibakken.
This covers breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. You cannot opt out
of this meal plan. For onsite guests, this meal plan will be charged
with your lodging but will be itemized on your receipt at check out.
If you choose to stay offsite, you will be charged $60/day for everyday
you are onsite for workshops or meetings as you will have access to
breakfast, lunch and dinner on those days; this charge will appear on
your registration bill with AAUS.
Lodging: There are multiple lodging options
available onsite at Granlibakken. Please decide which lodging option
you prefer and the group of people you would like to share with (see
townhouses) BEFORE you reserve lodging. Note: All units at
Granlibakken are privately owned therefore furnishings may differ
between units. NOTE: If you choose to bring a guest/spouse who
will not be attending the meeting but is staying onsite, please contact
the AAUS office.
1. Pavillion: Dorm style, 2-3 sets of bunk beds
per room. 1 shared bathroom. Can indicate preferred roommates, however
if the room is not full, other registrants will be randomly assigned.
Send the AAUS office preferred rooming list before registering.
2. Standard Room: Includes Standard Room (Hotel-style room with private bath, varying bed types) and Townhouses. Townhouses come in 1 (1 bedroom with loft and common area), 2, 3, and 4 bedroom arrangements. Four bedroom townhouses SOLD OUT!
Each bedroom is essentially its own hotel room (private, lockable
entrance and separate bathroom). The bedrooms surround a common area
that includes a living room and kitchen. Can indicate preferred
housemates, however, if the townhouse is not full, other registrants
will be randomly assigned to the house. Send the AAUS office your
preferred housing list before registering. Indicate on registration
site in the special requests box whether you prefer a hotel room in the
main building or a room within a townhouse. Prices are the same for
Single Occupancy - $135/night/pp
Double Occupancy (shared bedroom)- $76/night/pp
3. Deluxe Room: Includes Lodge Room (Larger Hotel-style room. Private bath, varying bed types) and Studio
(Studio apartment-style. Private bath, small kitchen). Indicate
preference on registration site in the special requests box. Prices are
the same for each.
Single Occupancy - $184/night/pp
Double Occupancy - $102/night/pp
Follow the link to reserve your Granlibakken lodging
Please note that the prices listed on the Granlibakken site INCLUDE your
$60/day meal plan. This cost will be divided out on your receipt upon
Group ID: AAUS
Offsite Lodging –. If you choose to stay offsite,
you will be charged $60/day for every day you are onsite for workshops
or meetings. You will have access to breakfast, lunch and dinner on
those days. This charge will appear on your registration bill with
AAUS. As of March 2018, off-site lodging rates in nearby Tahoe City
ranged from $113/night (America’s Best Value Inn) to $220/night
(PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn). AAUS will NOT be providing transportation
to/from off-site lodging.
For comparison purposes, our lodging rates for the previous
meetings were $171 (2012), $159 (2013), $109 (2014), $165 (2015), $149
(2016) and $139 (2017).
Transportation – Reno, NV (RNO) is the closest
airport (approx. 40 min drive). Granlibakken offers shuttle services
to/from RNO at a rate of $49/pp each way with 2 or more riders, or a
rate of $98 for a single rider. An alternative airport is Sacramento, CA
(SMF, approx. 2hrs).