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WRIA Annual Meeting Information
January 2-5, 2017
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The Fess Parker A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
633 E. Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 1-(805) 564-4333
Hotel Website: »View Hotel Homepage»
Reservations Link: »WRIA Room Block Reservations»

Room Reservations and Rates
**NOTE**: Our room block is reserved through December 3, 2016, and you can reserve a room via the following link:

Click Here to Reserve Your WRIA 2017 Fess Parker Room!

More details regarding rooms are available on the hotel’s website. The group room rate of $179/night is available for Sunday, January 1st through Thursday, January 5th. Rooms can be reserved, based on availability, for Friday, December 30th and Saturday, December 31st at the rate of $239/night. Rooms will be available for Friday, January 6th & Saturday, January 7th at the group rate of $179/night based on availability.

The negotiated room rate includes the following:

  • Self-Parking for Overnight Guests (normally an additional $19 per day; valet parking will incur a charge)
  • Wireless In-Room Internet (normally an additional $12.95 per day)

If for some reason, you happen to book your reservation online elsewhere, or by phone without having to mention WRIA, please email Jackie Volkman Wise (jacqueline.wise@temple.edu) so that we can assure your booking will be counted towards our negotiated room block!

Travel Information
Maps, Transportation Options, and Driving Directions to the hotel may be found at https://www.fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com/about/map-and-directions/

Closest Airports:
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport – approximately 11 miles to the hotel (~ 15 minute drive)
  • Los Angeles Airport [LAX] – approximately 93 miles from the hotel (~ 2 hour drive)

Transportation Options between the Airport and Hotel:

  • From Santa Barbara Municipal Airport:
    • The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the Santa Barbara Airport from 5AM to 9PM. Call the hotel directly upon arrival to use this shuttle service.
    • Taxi (~ $35 one way)
  • From LAX:
    • Bus (~$60 one way)
    • Rental Car

If you decide that you will not be attending the meeting, please advise us as soon as possible so we can amend the program accordingly. Any accepted paper participants who have not registered by December 1 are assumed to be “no-shows,” and will be removed from the program.

Please consult the meeting program for the time and day of your presentation. Most presenters will have a maximum of 20 minutes to present their paper, so please ensure your presentation is within this time limit to have time for feedback.

Moderators are asked to strictly adhere to the time limit set for each presenter.
A laptop and PowerPoint will be available for your presentation. Please bring your presentation on a flash drive.  Have it ready for your moderator to “load up” before the beginning of your session!

Dorfman winners will be announced at the annual meeting. They must be available to present their paper, and are expected to be in attendance for the entire meeting.

The preliminary meeting program has been posted.

For more information regarding the WRIA Annual meeting, please visit our website at:  www.wria.org

Please note, this year’s meeting is running from Monday through Thursday!!!