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The Society of Nematologists 50 th Annual Meeting - 2011 Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon Site of the First SON Meeting July 17-21, 2011.

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1 The Society of Nematologists 50 th Annual Meeting Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon Site of the First SON Meeting July 17-21, 2011

2 Oregon State University Oregon State University, established in 1858, is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Corvallis, Oregon. OSU is one of only six universities in the country to be a land, sea and space grant University and is one of only four universities in the Pacific Northwest to be designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University.

3 Getting to Corvallis Eugene Regional Airport is served by: 60 minutes from Corvallis -Alaska Airlines-Northwest Airlines -American West Airlines-SkyWest Airlines -Delta Air Lines-United Portland International Airport is served by 90 minutes from Corvallis -Alaska Airlines-Delta Air Lines -America West Airlines-Northwest Airlines -American Airlines-Southwest Airlines -Continental Airlines-United and United Express

4 Getting to Corvallis Shuttles and Rental Cars From Portland to Corvallis: Raz Transportation with Deluxe Motorcoaches that provide comfortable service for 40 to 57 passengers (special transportation can be arranged for SON 2011 attendees) HUT Shuttle: runs every 90 minutes from PDX to Hilton Garden Inn in Corvallis From Eugene to Corvallis: Omni Shuttle operates on demand

5 Where to stay in Corvallis The Hilton Garden Inn Headquarter Hotel Located on campus across from OSUs Conference Facilities with 156 rooms. Amenities include: high-speed internet access in every guest room, secure remote printing in the 24-hour business center, fitness center, pool and hot tub. Residence Halls on the OSU Campus Choose from Suite-Style or Quad-Style Residence Halls. There are also a number of Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Corvallis.

6 Meeting Facilities The SON scientific program will be held in the conference facilities on the campus of Oregon State University. These state-of-the-art conference facilities feature meeting and banquet space, as well as a local art gallery. All symposia and scientific workshops will be centrally located in the conference facilities.

7 Map of Campus LaSells Stewart Center & CH2M HILL Alumni Center Memorial Union Quad– Grassy area for Banquet… under tents if raining Residence Halls The Hilton Garden Inn (Headquarter Hotel) Gill Coliseum

8 Map of Campus Dixon Rec Center Pool, Hot tub, bike rentals, workout facility Monroe Avenue Restaurants, Bars, Coffee Shops

9 Weather Conditions July average high temperature is 80 degrees. Average low temperature is 55 degrees. Expect sunshine with a chance of rain.

10 Dining Hawaiian Mongolian Lebanese Japanese American Chinese Mexican Indian Corvallis offers a wide variety of unique local restaurants to satisfy your individual tastes Shuttle service will be available to the downtown area each evening.

11 Daytime Activities Marysville Golf Club 9-hole course located on the banks of the Marys River Trysting Tree Golf Club 18-hole championship golf course with driving range located in Corvallis Golf Courses and Driving Ranges in Corvallis

12 Daytime Activities Aquatic center Lap pool with 8 lanes, 25 yards 14 foot deep dive well 16 person hot tub Sun deck Rock Climbing 42 foot height Multi-piches, bouldering cave, hangboards and overhangs Other features include cardio rooms, weight room and indoor track Dixon Recreation Center on the OSU Campus

13 Daytime Activities Take time to discover the Corvallis wineries, as well as those of the Willamette Valley. Tyee Wine Cellars – Corvallis Harris Bridge Vineyards – Philomath – 10 minutes from Corvallis Springhill Cellars – Albany – 20 minutes from Corvallis Airlie Winery – Monmouth – 30 minutes from Corvallis Willamette Valley Vineyards – Turner – 45 minutes from Corvallis

14 Marys Peak 20 minutes from Corvallis The highest peak in the Coast Range Mountains offers a panoramic view from the summit and the coast's only alpine meadow. Parks and Hiking Trails With over 50 parks and hundreds of miles of running and bicycle paths, Corvallis is an outdoor lover's paradise. Daytime Activities

15 Around the Area The Oregon Coast has many different attractions… Explore the beauty at the beach. Oregon Coast Aquarium – Newport – 60 minutes from Corvallis Tide Pools – Lincoln City – 90 minutes from Corvallis Sea Lion Caves – Florence – 2 hours from Corvallis

16 Around the Area An attractive, mellow waterfall with a picnic area with hiking trails nearby. Alsea Falls 45 minutes from Corvallis

17 Around the Area Nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon's Cascade Mountains lies a temperate rain forest. While thousands visit the park every year, it is large enough for you to find quiet places to sit and watch for birds. Silver Creek Falls 2 hours from Corvallis

18 Make Plans to Attend! The city of Corvallis is excited to host the 50 th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nematologists. July 17-21, 2011

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