EC T9 2008 Conference Proposal

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Published on March 12, 2008

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ISSC #26 Proposal Vancouver/Whistler in British Columbia, Canada:  ISSC #26 Proposal Vancouver/Whistler in British Columbia, Canada Jeff Joyce Whistler, Canada:  Whistler, Canada Vancouver, Canada:  Vancouver, Canada July 17-18 Site Visit:  July 17-18 Site Visit Visited 3 hotels in Vancouver and 2 hotels in Whistler Best options are Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Sheraton in Vancouver U.S. per diem rate Excellent facilities and strong indication of professional support for conference planning Fairmont Chateau Whistler:  Fairmont Chateau Whistler Sheraton Hotel, Vancouver:  Sheraton Hotel, Vancouver Recommendation:  Recommendation Split venue, 3 nights in Whistler followed by 2 nights in Vancouver Chartered bus transfers between Vancouver and Whistler 2nd option – entirely in Whistler 3rd option – entirely in Vancouver Split Venue Scenario:  Split Venue Scenario Most participants arrive Sunday All day reception (light refreshments) at Vancouver airport, with hourly departures to Whistler on a chartered bus “On board” conference registration while on the bus to Whistler Sunday evening arrivals stay at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel and transferred early Monday morning to Whistler Split Venue Scenario (2):  Split Venue Scenario (2) Monday and Tuesday – usual conference activities Wednesday morning – transfer by chartered bus to Sheraton Hotel in Vancouver Wednesday afternoon – usual conference activities Wednesday evening – offsite at Vancouver Aquarium Thursday and Friday – usual conference activities Transportation (1):  Transportation (1) Vancouver Intl. Airport is well served by most U.S. and overseas airlines, e.g., 6 hours direct from Washington DC 4.5 hours direct from Chicago and Dallas 3 hours direct from San Diego Airport reception with refreshments, charter buses to Whistler with “on route” conference registration Transportation (2):  Transportation (2) Whistler “Things to Do”:  Whistler “Things to Do” 50+ different mountain-related sports activities ranging from summertime glacier skiing to fly fishing Mountain resort village atmosphere Jack Nicklaus designed golf course 100+ shops and spas Vancouver “Things to Do”:  Vancouver “Things to Do” Many different attractions within walking distance, ranging from ocean swimming beaches to a renown Shakespearian festival Within 15-20 minute driving time, mountain hiking, ocean sailing, golf, salmon fishing Wednesday Evening Offsite:  Wednesday Evening Offsite Conference Team:  Conference Team Jeff Joyce, Chair Intend to build an international team including overseas representation May “outsource” some key responsibilities to established chapters with conference experience Will aim to have team fully identified by November 2006 Conference Theme:  Conference Theme “Developing the next generation of system safety professionals” Many current members will retire within 15 years; aim to attract some younger members to ensure sustainability Encourage contributions from graduate students, e.g., travel bursaries Additional Possibilities:  Additional Possibilities Post-conference Alaskan cruise departing from Vancouver Possibility of co-locating related meeting in the week prior or week after the ISSC #26 Pre- or Post-conference tours, e.g., visit to Vancouver Area Control Centre (ATC).

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