Lodging, Travel and Schedule

Taking Advantage of New Opportunities for Environmental Sciences
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
September 19 - 21, 2003


Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 5, 2003

Assembly Schedule Overview:

This schedule overview is provided to help coordinate travel schedules. For an expanded agenda, please refer to the agenda posted on the PKAL Web Site at http://www.pkal.org/template2.cfm?c_id=640

Friday, September 19, 2003
12:00 - 3:00 pm Registration at Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
12:00 - 2:00 pm Luncheon Meeting for Assembly Leaders/Presenters
3:00 - 8:30 pm Assembly in Session at Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
Saturday, September 20, 2003
7:45 am Birds-of-a-Feather Breakfast at Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
8:45 am Shuttle Departs from Hilton for University of Portland
9:00 - 6:00 pm Assembly in Session at University of Portland
6:00 pm Shuttle Departs from University of Portland for Bridgeport Brewing Company
6:30 pm Evening at Bridgeport Brewing Company (early shuttle provided back to hotel; alternative transportation after shuttle (trolley; taxi)
Sunday, September 21, 2003
7:15 am Breakfast Discussions at Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
8:15 am Shuttle Departs from Hilton for University of Portland
12:45 pm Shuttle Departs from University of Portland for Portland Airport

Assembly Housing:

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 Southwest Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204-1296
Phone: 503-226-1611; Fax: 503-220-2565

Reservation Information:
Single and double guest rooms are available at the Hilton Portland at $94.00 per night/plus tax. To receive the group rate, call 1-800-HILTONS and request the "Project Kaleidoscope" rate. Rooms may be reserved on-line at the Hilton Portland Web Site at: http://www.portland.hilton.com. The group convention code is PJK. This code will be needed to secure the group rate on-line. The reservation cut-off is Friday, September 5, 2003. After the cut-off, rooms will be released back to the hotel for general sale at regular rates. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or advance payment.

Hotel Check-in: 4:00 p.m.; Hotel Check-out: 12:00 p.m. Daily parking: $18.00; Valet Parking: $21.00. All guests arriving before 4:00 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available. The hotel concierge can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.


The Portland International Airport (PDX) is serviced by 16 regularly scheduled and charted international and domestic airlines. For more information, go to: http://www.flypdx.com

The Max Light Rail provides quick (10 minutes) and easy transportation between the airport and downtown Portland and is only one block from the hotel.

Transportation between the hotel and the University of Portland will be provided throughout the assembly. In addition, a post-assembly shuttle will provide transportation from the campus directly to the Portland International Airport. It will depart shortly after the conclusion of the assembly on Sunday at 12:45 p.m.

Ground Travel Maps, Directions and Parking Information:
For Hilton Portland and Executive Towers, go to: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/directions.jhtml?ctyhocn=PDXPHHH For University of Portland, to: http://www.up.edu/up_sub.asp?ctnt=451&mnu=70&chl=450&lvl=1

City of Portland Information: http://www.travelportland.com

What to Wear at the Assembly

Dress is casual.

Emergency Phone Number at the University of Portland

503- 943-7171*
* Note: Assembly will be at University of Portland on Saturday during the day and Sunday morning.

Assembly Fees & Cancellation Policy

Project Kaleidoscope accepts registration fees by check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Payments may be submitted with the application and will be processed upon acceptance to the assembly. If not received with the application, Project Kaleidoscope will invoice applicants. The assembly fee includes assembly materials and all meals and breaks (upon the start of the assembly).

Assembly cancellations must be made in writing to Project Kaleidoscope at pkal@pkal.org. In order to receive a full refund, assembly cancellations must be made at least seven days before the first day of the assembly. Cancellations received after this date will receive a 50% refund of payment. Full assembly fees will be charged for Ano-shows@ (no refunds will be given). Registrations are transferable within an institution.

Participant Questions/Comments?

Please contact Project Kaleidoscope: 202-232-1300 (phone) or pkal@pkal.org (email)