Conference Chair
Jane Moore


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July 1:
Deadline for all presenters to register

July 16:
Final day of Early Registration


Hotel and Travel Information

Doubletree Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California, United States 95110
Phone: + 1-408-453-4000
Toll Free, Reservations Only: 1-888-
Fax: +1- 1-408-437-2898

Hotel Rates: $132 USD per night, single occupancy, plus applicable taxes, currently 10.25%. Each additional person is $20, up to four total persons per room. The group rates may be available 3 days before and 3 days after the conference dates, based on availability.

Cut-off Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 5:00PM Pacific Time
Group Meeting Code: MERLOT International Conference (use this when making hotel reservations by telephone)


Reservations: To receive the discounted rate, you may call 1-800-HILTONS and request the group code above. Reservations can also be made by clicking on the special Doubletree San Jose / MERLOT International Conference reservation link above and completing your reservations online. (NOTE: Be sure that the code MER shows in the Group/Convention Code box.)

Air and Ground Transportation:  The hotel is less than a half-mile away from the San Jose International Airport. The airport is serviced by the following airlines: Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Horizon, JetBlue, Mexicana, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways.

Attendees may also want to consider flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is approximately 45 minutes (35 miles) from SFO. This airport is much larger than the San Jose Airport, with more than forty airlines offering flights daily.

Shuttle service: The Doubletree Hotel San Jose offers a complimentary on-demand shuttle to and from San Jose International Airport from 5:00AM to 12:00 midnight daily. When you arrive in baggage claim, call the hotel at 408-453-4000 to be picked up.

Shuttle service to the Doubletree Hotel from SFO is approximately $40 - $45 each way. For more information regarding shuttle service providers, visit the Ground Transportation page on the SFO website.

Taxi Service:
Taxi rides cost approximately $15 USD from the San Jose Airport to the Doubletree Hotel San Jose. Travelers can access the on-demand taxis outside of Terminal A and Terminal C at San Jose International Airport.

Taxi service from San Francisco International Airport is approximately $120 each way. For more information regarding shuttle service providers, visit the Taxi Information page on the SFO website.

Special Needs: We are committed to making conference activities accessible and enjoyable for all. If you have any type of special need, such as a physical disability or dietary requirements, please indicate your need in the ADA Requirements area on the registration form. All meals at the conference will include vegetarian selections.

Area Attractions
For more information about the area around the Doubletree San Jose, you can visit the following sites: - San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau - San Jose Restaurants - About San Jose - The Tech Museum of Innovation