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The 39thAnnual Conference & Trade Show

Albuquerque, NM
July 30th - August 3rd, 2012

Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. It is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. Albuquerque, a stop on Route 66, is known for its desert conditions, high elevation, and its relatively low humidity… And it is the site for the 39th Annual NAOSMM Conference and Trade Show.

Get energized and recharged at the NAOSMM Conference and Trade Show!
  • Two full days of education and professional development
    • The educational seminars and roundtable discussions will help you perform your job more efficiently, economically and safely.
    • Discuss current topics in regulations facing the Scientific Materials Manager
    • Round Table discussions will can help solve a dilemma you are facing today
  • Two half days exclusively for trade show and vendor interaction
    • The exclusive time set aside for the trade show allows you to interact with sales representatives and see new products and innovations.
    • Find new vendors and develop and enhance more meaningful relationships with current vendors
    • The vendor representatives at the trade show value your feedback to improve their products and services.
    • Quality time with vendors can save you and your company time and money
    • Interact with other NAOSMM members and find out what vendors they value and why.
  • Network with peers in academia, research and industry
    • NAOSMM is a welcoming group whose members are eager to network and learn from each other as well as our invited speakers.
    • The camaraderie with peers is a priceless benefit and has drawn many members back to conferences year after year.
    • Receptions and evening activities provide opportunity for continued networking and learning with peers and vendors
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact MaryAnn Stoll, conference host, at stolmary@isu.edu or call MaryAnn at 208-232-0168.

Conference & Trade Show Hotel

The Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

To make reservations go to the exclusive NAOSMM conference attenders website:
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=5487445

Choose ATTENDEE for type of guest, enter the check-in/check-out dates, click the search button. In addition to the first two choices at the conference rate of $129/night you will find other room options for an additional fee. Internet is complimentary in the guest rooms.

On-line reservations are preferred but reservations can also be made by calling: 888-421-1442.

The deadline for the conference rate of $129/night is June 24th 2012, so don’t miss that deadline!

Transportation to Albuquerque and The Hyatt Regency

The airport code for the Albuquerque airport is ABQ.

The hotel is a 10 minute cab ride from the airport; expect fares of $18 - $22. Within six weeks of the conference, NAOSMM will arrange an on-line bulletin board for those who wish to share a taxi from the airport to the hotel. Transportation can also be pre-arranged with Sunport Shuttle at http://sunportshuttle.com/

Parking rates at the hotel for overnight guests are $5/day.

Tours

Join us for the tours and do a little networking at the same time.

The Sunday bus tour (cost: $25) will take us to some of Albuquerque's highlights. Click here for details. On Friday tour we will visit Los Alamos via the Jemez Mountain Trail and enjoy scenic views as we travel back through Pueblos and the outskirts of Santa Fe all for just $65. More information here.

Helpful Information for First Time Attendees

Money Savers

First time attendees should be aware that there are ways to reduce the cost of the conference. Travel grants are available but you must apply by April 20. Click here for critera and application

The Hospitality Committee coordinates a room-share program. Contact Mary Toth, maryhag@bgsu.edu, if you are interested.

Dress Code

Dress code is business casual for the daytime conference events and trade show. For evening events dress appropriately for the venue – we have attended ball games, museums, comedy clubs, riverboat cruises, etc. so watch for these details.

The Thursday banquet is a dress up occasion for your “Sunday best”; men in suit and tie and women in dressy attire (formal evening wear is not necessary) For the Sunday and Friday optional tours, shorts and sandals are acceptable. You can view pictures from the past conferences on our website: http://www.naosmm.org/confer/minnie/photos/index.html

Food

Many meals are provided throughout the week. Information will be posted as the conference draws closer. For those with special dietary needs, please provide your requirements when you register for the conference so the catering service can meet your needs. If any evening events are hosted outside the hotel, this information will be passed along as well. Coffee makers are available in the hotel rooms.

Business Cards

Remember to bring at least 100 business cards. You will need these for the trade show and networking.

Companions

For those of you who are bringing family or other companions, there are many things to do and see in Albuquerque while you are busy at the conference. We do not plan companion trips but NAOSMM will provide a message board for companions looking to connect. Of course, Albuquerque would be a great location to add some pre or post-conference vacation time. Following are a few of the highlights in the immediate area.

The charming Old-Town district houses centuries-old adobe buildings, cool and intimate bars and neighborhood saloons, traditional shops that sell Indian-made jewelry and fashions, and is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir of your visit to Albuquerque.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a must-see for anyone considering a trek through New Mexico and the purchase of Indian pottery or arts and crafts. This center gives an introduction to each Pueblo and provides an interesting look into their histories. The IPCC also has an art wing with the finest examples of Pueblo art, a gift shop and retail gallery. You can be assured of the 'real thing' here.

Also make sure to go downtown to Central Avenue. A revitalized section of town, the most amazing authentic Mexican cuisine is here, as well as a plethora of chic shops, antique malls and the pulse of Albuquerque.

Take a trip up Sandia Peak. A tram takes regular trips to the summit, where you can dine any time of year, or ski during the winter IF enough snow falls. Kids absolutely love the thrill of the tram and will also enjoy the Albuquerque BioPark.

The BioPark has a zoo, aquarium and botanic gardens all in one area and on one ticket for a one-day adventure.

Albuquerque also has Cliff's Amusement Park, a more family-friendly park than many of the larger venues of this type. A toddler-friendly water park is included.