(j3.2006) Proposal from Pasadena Hilton for meeting at Caltech in August 08

Van Snyder van.snyder
Thu Oct 11 14:34:12 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 22:27 -0400, Dan Nagle wrote:
> Hello,
> Van Snyder wrote:
> > If we vote next month to have a meeting in Pasadena in Aug 08, we can
> > always change our mind if the Hilton doesn't offer us a good enough
> > contract.
> I'm certainly happy to see a contract.  But this does appear
> to be a high cost alternative.  A quick estimate is double
> the lodging cost.  That pretty well eliminates any possibility
> of me having a car in Pasadena.  The hotel says the bus
> only serves within two miles of the hotel, but I suppose
> if that covers JPL, that's close enough.

It doesn't cover JPL, but it does cover Caltech, where we have been
offered meeting rooms gratis.  Holding a meeting at JPL would be a
nightmare.  Caltech is much closer to the Hilton than GMU is to the

The Pasadena ARTS bus fare is $0.50, or $0.25 for old farts.

> And we do have the meeting in Japan in November, directly following
> the August meeting.  Without trying to guess the final lodging costs
> there, the airfare is likely a killer.

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