NCRST - SEPP: May 2009 Memphis Workshop (Link To Results Page)
A workshop has been planned to bring together NCRST-SEPP research team members along with the Advisory Panel, practitioners, and experts to consider research directions and results, to identify areas of greatest need for delivering practical results to community of users, to define areas of highest benefits of project results, and to refine methods of describing and delivering benefits to user communities and practitioners. This workshop is planned for May 6-8, 2009 to be held in Memphis, TN.
Purpose: The purpose of the NCRST-SEPP workshop is to evaluate research tasks, activities, outcomes, and results of the NCRST-SEPP project, outline areas of greatest needs for the community of practitioners for corridor planning and environmental assessment processes, identify methods to highlight areas of highest benefit of the NCRST-SEPP project, review project outcomes and provide guidance for refining deliverables, and identify target opportunities to optimize the delivery of products to the user community.
Objectives: The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum that is ideal for engaging the research team, Adisory Panel, and colleagues to present the status of research project findings, engage community of practice experts in discussions of precedent projects/studies, conduct panel discussions and breakout sessions about community needs, how to address needs, highly relevant applications, and methods to optimize deliverables. The expected outcome of the workshop is a series of concise recommendations as to final steps to complete research tasks, develop final products that highlight results that address significant national needs, and identify optimal methods to deliver products to the community of users and practitioners.
Location: Mephis, TN
The Marriott Memphis Downtown – 1.888.557.8740
Room Block Code: Mississippi State U block
Negotiated Room Rate: $119 plus tax
Room Block Expiration: April 15, 2009
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Dates: May 6 - 8, 2009 -- Actual workshop activities begin the morning of the 7th. However, we will provide a breakfast at 7:30 and begin working session at 8:30, so arrival on the 6th in the afternoon or early evening is ideal. There will be a workshop icebreaker/reception and plans for a group dinner the evening of the 6th. For the evening of the 7th, there are plans for the group to go to the Rendezvous to enjoy Memphis Bar-B-Q at its best!
Nearest Airport: Memphis International Airport
Ground Transportation: No shuttle service to hotel. Taxi fare from Memphis Internation to the Marriott Memphis Downtown has been quoted at around $22.
Please Plan Your Arrival: Afternoon or early evening of May 6, 2009 so that you can participate in the Icebreaker/Reception and meet workshop participants!
Icebreaker/Reception: May 6th, 2009 - 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Marriott Memphis Downtown Hotel. Followed by a no-host dinner at a Memphis favorite dining spot!
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Begins: Thursday, May 7th, 2009, Continental Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30, Working Sessions from 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Friday Sessions: Continental Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30, Working Sessions from 8:30AM to Noon.
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