Logistics, Travel & Schedule

Linking Insights about How People Learn to Curricular Reform
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

October 30 - November 1, 2003


Schedule Overview:
The assembly will take place in Tyler Haynes Commons at the University of Richmond (http://www.richmond.edu/). Assembly registration is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The assembly begins at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30 and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1. Presenters are to arrive early for a pre-assembly luncheon and meeting from 12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

For additional schedule information, refer to the assembly agenda.

Lodging is available at:

Holiday Inn Richmond
Richmond I-64 & West Broad Street
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 1-804-285-9951

The special group rate is $65.00 per night/plus tax for a standard room. To receive the special group rate, please call the hotel at 804-285-9951 and request the Project Kaleidoscope room block. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Wednesday, October 10 (cut-off date). After the cut-off, rooms may no longer be available at the group rate.

Check-In Time:
3:00 PM; Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM; Parking: Complimentary

The hotel is 15 - 20 minutes from the airport and 10 - 15 minutes from the University of Richmond Campus.

Airport-Richmond International Airport:
Airlines: American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, U.S. Airways and United
Distance from Hotel: 15 minutes
Distance from Campus: 25 minutes

Airport ground transportation:
Taxis currently under contract to the airport are available curbside outside of Baggage Claim. Taxi to hotel: $20.00. Groome Transportation sedans are available curbside of Baggage Claim (804-222-7222)

For more airport information, go to: http://www.flyrichmond.com/

Train-Amtrak Train:
The Amtrak station is 3 miles from the hotel. Taxi to the hotel: $15.00.

Directions to University of Richmond and Campus Maps (link: http://www.richmond.edu/about/directions/)

Transportation before, during and after the Assembly:
Shuttle transportation will be provided between the Holiday Inn and the University of Richmond on a limited schedule. A pre-assembly shuttle will depart from the Holiday Inn for the University of Richmond at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30. Immediately following the conclusion of the assembly on Saturday, November 1, transportation from the University of Richmond to the Richmond Airport will be available.

What to Wear at the Assembly:
Dress is casual.

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 "no-shows" (no refunds will be given). Registrations are transferable within an institution.

Participant Questions/Comments?
Please contact Christina Shute, Project Kaleidoscope Event Coordinator at cshute@twcny.rr.com