BCI Meeting 2016: Travel Information

Meeting/Travel Information

Who Should Attend

Physicians, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, systems and rehabilitation engineers, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, clinical rehabilitation specialists, BCI researchers and actual BCI users.

Visa Information

Conference attendees who need a visa to travel to the US for the meeting are encouraged to apply for a visa as soon as possible. Contact your local visa/immigration offices as soon as possible to schedule your meeting and to ensure you have all the appropriate documentation.  (You may be able to start this process online)
Those who need invitation letters to get a visa may contact KT Parker at vivaca@att.net.  Please include your physical mailing address in your request.   An official letter will be emailed to you in the form of a PDF document unless you specifically need and request a hard copy.   Should your immigration regulations require a hard copy, the physical address you provide in your email request should be an active address so the letter reaches you in a timely manner.

 

Meeting Place

The meeting will take place at the Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Peninsula, part of the California State Park System. The conference center which constitutes the largest collection of Arts and Crafts-style buildings in one location is a National Historic Landmark. Its facilities include a 650-seat auditorium, and venues to accommodate 15 simultaneous sessions. The Crocker Dining Hall is a spacious and welcoming gathering spot with high-beamed ceilings, stone pillars, hard wood floors and incomparable views of the forest and the dunes of Asilomar State Beach. Overnight lodging is available on the campus and has been reserved in anticipation of the meeting. The Center’s secluded and scenic location fosters intensive and productive interactions among meeting participants. Many scientific meetings occur at this unique and essentially ideal venue.

Asilomar Area Map

Asilomar Conference Grounds Map

Climate

The climate for the Monterrey Peninsula is traditionally cool.  You can anticipate mid-50  to low 60 degree F temperatures.  We will keep you posted as we get closer to meeting time.

Ground Transportation Information

Transportation is the responsibility of the participants and is not covered by the conference fee.

Travel Times:

Monterey Airport to Asilomar – approximately 25 minutes

San Francisco Airport to Asilomar – approximately 2.5 hours

San Jose Airport to Asilomar – approximately 1.5 hours

The Monterey Airbus provides transportation to and from all three airports. You must prearrange your travel. Go to http://www.montereyairbus.com for information on rates, schedules and to book your seat. (Click “Book” at the top of their website. Follow the directions under the “Arrival” section to arrange transport to and from the airport. Under the “Drop-off Location” pull down menu, be sure to click “Asilomar Conference Grounds”), please contact Monterey Airbus at 831-373-7777 with any ground transportation questions.

Accommodations

All participants will be housed on site and all meals for all attendees taken together on site so that there will be ample opportunity for informal discussions.

The BCI Meeting is organized by the BCI Society
Diamond Level Sponsors
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NIH Grant Award Number: R13DC015188

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