[Coral-List] Information on U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting, March 3, Washington, DC

Alissa Barron Alissa.Barron at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 4 20:13:43 EST 2005

Please distributed to interested parties, and apologies for

13th Biannual U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting
Washington, DC
March 3, 2005

The next meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF)
will be held March 3, 2005 in Washington, DC at the main
Department of the Interior building, 1849 C Street, NW.

For meeting agenda, meeting registration and other
information please go to www.coralreef.gov and click on
"News and Announcements." Updated, detailed agendas will be
posted the week of February 7.

The USCRTF meeting is open to the public, and exhibit space
is available. Meeting attendees are requested to register.
Registration is required for exhibits. Please see below for
more information on exhibits, lodging etc.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the brand new Beacon
Hotel and Corporate Quarters on Rhode Island Avenue between
16th and 17th Streets, 2 blocks east of Connecticut Avenue
FEBRUARY 7. The rate is the current Federal per diem for
Washington of $153. per night.

If reservations are to be made by individual call-in please
instruct your attendees to call reservations directly at
(202) 296-2100 or Toll Free at (800) 821-4367 no later than
Monday, February 7th, 2005 and identify themselves as
attending US Coral Reef Task  Force Meeting.

There is a 72-hour cancellation policy on all reservations.
"No Shows" will be charged one (1) night's room and tax.
All reservations must be guaranteed by either valid credit
card or one night's deposit.  The hotel cannot accept "6PM
hold" reservations for group blocks.

An extra person charge of $20.00 will apply for each
additional adult (more than one) staying in the same room
with existing bedding.  All rates are subject to Washington,
DC tax of 14.5% per night. [Note - if you have a Tax Exempt
status, please provide this information at check-in.]

Exhibit space is available at no charge on a first come,
first served basis. Exhibits will be on display in the main
auditorium of the Interior building for the duration of the
March 3 meeting. More details will be provided to those who
register at www.coralreef.gov (click on "News and
Announcements") and indicate in the "special needs" section
they would like to exhibit.

This meeting is being hosted by the Dept of the Interior.

Contact Randy Bowman at Randal_Bowman at ios.doi.gov.

Alissa Barron
Communication and Outreach Coordinator
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

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