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      Important information for the JINA-CEE Workshop and Symposium participants:


      1. Please bring the appropriate dongle for your laptop. Also, have a pdf file ready in case other forms give trouble. Speakers permitting, the pdf files of talks will be posted on the symposium website to meet requests of those who could not come to these meetings.


      2. Foreign Exchange: Use the exchange facility at the airport in Columbus, OH, as banks in Athens require advance notice.


      3. If you're using GoBus from the airport at Columbus, OH, the drop-off and pick-up point to the OU Inn (< 10 minute walk) is

      Ohio University
      Lower Baker Center, Oxbow Trail,
      Athens, OH 45701

      whereas that to the Holiday Inn Express (< 5 minute walk) is

      Athens Community Center
      701 East State Street
      Athens, OH 45701

      Ask the driver for directions to your destination.


      4. Alternative transportation from and to the airport in Columbus, OH:

      (a) Rental car-pool via Doodle set up by Craig Heinke, and
      (b) Taxi, shuttle & limousine services which are expensive (check rates at the addresses below). We generally use the Athens Airport Express but there are a couple of other options:

      Athens Airport Express & GoTo Cab

      Athens Airport Shuttle

      Tabs Taxi and Airport Service

      Be sure to have your pick-up times arranged in advance.


      5. Parking: On-campus free parking has been arranged at the Walter Field House parking lot which is close to Walter Hall (on the other side of the road) where the meetings will take place. Participants do not need a parking permit. Look for event parking signs at the intersection of Richland Avenue and S Shafer St. Do not park elsewhere unless you wish to receive a hefty parking ticket.


      6. Wi-fi acccess: To access the internet, follow directions provided in your information packet.


      7. Transportation to symposium dinner: To avoid parking problems at the symposium dinner site (171 Longview Heights Road, Athens, Ohio 45701), all participants will be transported to and fro using departmental vans. Please do not use your own cars. The pick-up and drop-off points are Walter Hall, OU Inn, and the Holiday Inn Express.


      More if needed later