UMBC 2005: Research-rich learning environments

Seminar Logistics

Leadership in Building Research-rich STEM Learning Environments
University of Maryland Baltimore County
& the Marriott Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Baltimore, Maryland
October 7 - 9, 2005


Registration Information
The Seminar registration fee is $350 per person and the registration deadline is Friday, September 9, 2005. The registration fee includes event materials, admission to all sessions, and meals and breaks throughout the weekend. Participants or their institutions pay the cost of travel and lodging.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing (letter, fax or email) by Friday, September 23, 2005 to avoid penalty. Cancellations after that date will be charged the full registration fee.

To register:

  • Download and complete the Team Registration Form.
  • Submit a one-page statement that articulates what "success" would look like for your institution as it endeavors to create or strengthen a research-rich learning environment (PKAL LI teams need NOT submit a statement)


Event Hotel
Marriott Baltimore-Washington International Airport
1743 West Nursery Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21240

Reservations: 800-228-9290 or 410-859-8300

Reduced Seminar Rates: Single $129 | Double $129, plus tax
Seminar Rate Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2005
Reservation Code: Project Kaleidoscope

The conference rate is available through September 13 as space allows. We encourage you to make hotel reservations as soon as possible. Once the Project Kaleidoscope room block is sold out, the discounted rate may no longer apply.

Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 12:00 pm
Complimentary onsite parking
24 hour complimentary airport shuttle service (BWI Airport only)
Wireless HSIA available in all guest rooms and in the public areas

Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Distance from hotel: 1 mile; Distance from campus: 7 miles

Ground transportation:
Shuttle: Marriott Baltimore/Washington International Airport - complimentary

Curb-side taxi:
Estimated taxi fare: 5 USD (one way)

Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles

Driving Directions from Airport:
Customized directions to the hotel are available on the hotel website.

Transportation during the seminar
Bus transportation will be provided throughout the seminar, on a limited schedule, between the hotel, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the Baltimore Aquarium (Saturday evening). The hotel provides complimentary shuttle transportation between to/from the BWI Airport.

Parking at UMBC: available at UMBC in the Hilltop Road Lot. If you are driving to the seminar, please write to: We need to give UMBC an estimate on the number of parking spots needed for this meeting.

Directions to UMBC and Campus Map:

If you have questions, please e-mail us at