Registration and Hotel Information

68th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
Wichita, Kansas
May 16-21, 2009
Hyatt Regency Wichita

General Information

Online Registration

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Location

The 68th Annual International Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in Wichita, Kansas.

Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Wichita
400 West Waterman
Wichita, Kansas, USA 67202
Phone: 1-316-293-1234
Fax: 1-316-293-1200

http://wichita.hyatt.com

Be sure to mention the SAWE when reserving a room to ensure that you receive the appropriate rate of $130.00 per night plus 13.3% tax (total cost $147.29 per night).  High-speed internet is available in all guest rooms.

A credit card is required for reservations, and the card must be valid through the check-out date. A room will not be confirmed unless a confirmation number is provided to you by the hotel. Reservations must be received on or before April 24, 2009. If reservations are not made by this date, you will not be permitted to use the special SAWE rate. In addition, the special SAWE rate is good for 3 days prior and after the conference.

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Hotel reservations are not included in conference registration and must be booked separately.

Transportation to/from the Airport

The nearest airport is Wichita Mid-Continent airport (ICT).  It is not necessary to rent a vehicle at the airport to get from the airport to the hotel, and you will not need a vehicle during the conference unless you expect to venture away from the hotel on your own.

Complimentary van shuttle service is available from Mid-Continent airport to the hotel. Please use the direct phone at the baggage claim area. Van should be there within 10-15 minutes. Guests may collect bags from flight while waiting. The shuttle’s hours of operation are: 5:30am - 12 midnight. Taxi costs approximately $8.50.

Conference Registration

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Conference registration is required for all those who wish to attend the conference technical sessions or training and who wish to receive conference credentials. Advance registration is advised and offers special discounted rates. Registration fees for 2009 are as follows:

3 Day - Members * $525
1 Day - Members $200
3 Day - Retired Members & Students $30
1 Day - Retired Members & Students $10

*G/I Luncheon is included in registration fee

 

A late fee of $50 will be charged for those who do not register prior to the May 1, 2009 deadline.

Training Registration

Each Full-Day Class $300
Each Half-Day Class $150
Each Vendor Class $20

* Prices do not include required conference registration fee.

 

Students must pay a full conference registration for the day of the class (Monday to Wednesday) and the weekend classes require at least a one-day conference registration. SAWE membership is required for all students.

Registration must be completed by April 24, 2009 to ensure your seat in the class but advance registration is not required if space remains after the aforementioned registration date. Class sizes are limited, and enrollment is subject to availability. SAWE reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if registration does not meet the minimum requirements for student interaction.

Non-Member Fees

A $100 fee will be charged to non-members who wish to attend the conference. SAWE suggests that you instead purchase a membership at $50, which includes the $5 enrollment fee, or purchase a membership with the SAWE Handbook on CD for $75. Membership is $45 annually.

Social Events

Reservations for special/social events should be made at time of conference registration. Space is limited and is subject to availability. Payment must be received upon request of event registration and will not be confirmed until payment is received. All event registration information will be retained by the Social Events Chairs and may be verified at time of conference check-in if desired. All social events are detailed in this announcement, and prices are listed below.

Hotel Events:

Saturday - Board of Directors Lunch $25
Sunday - Welcome Reception $35
Tuesday - Government/Industry Lunch* $35
Wednesday - Awards Banquet $65

* Government/Industry Lunch included with full 3-day registration.

 

Tours:

Sunday Event – Kansas Cosmosphere $35
Monday Event – Karg Art Glass and Ulrich Museum of Art $40
Monday Event – Exploration Place $65
Tuesday Event – Trolley Tour $30
Wednesday Event – Botanica $40
Thursday Event – Big Dog Motorcycles Tour $20

 

Other Information

Wichita’s average low is 54 F and high is 77 F for the conference time frame. Rain is always a possibility.  Please bring appropriate attire if you plan to venture out into the city; a light coat and an umbrella are advised.  Walking shoes will be preferred for the social events, and some classes and tours require special footwear.

Inquiries

Inquiries about SAWE should be made to the Executive Director.

Ron Fox
Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.
5734 Lucia Walk
Long Beach, CA 90803-4015 USA
Phone: 562-596-2873
Fax : 562-596-2874

For inquiries about the 2009 Conference please use the conference Contact Form.