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AAU Senior Research Officers 2018 Meeting

Online registration is now open for the AAU 2018 Senior Research Officers Meeting to be held at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA from March 11-13, 2018.

Meeting Information
The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th and will end at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13th. The dress code for the meeting and functions is business casual (no ties please!). Laguna Beach’s average daytime temperature in March is 68°F; the average evening temperature is 47°F. All meal functions will be outdoors with an oceanfront view.

We know that sometimes SROs have to leave early and cannot stay for the whole meeting. However, we would like to have a good group of SROs in attendance so we strongly encourage participants to stay for the Tuesday morning session and open forum.

SRO 2019 Meeting: Please help us pick a location for the 2019 SRO annual meeting by completing the following survey by using the link below.

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Meeting Agenda
To view the draft agenda, please click on the link below:

Senior Research Officers Meeting 2018 Draft Agenda (updated 1/31/18)

We will update this link as changes are made to the agenda.  A final copy of the agenda will be provided in your registration packet at the meeting. Note: All outside speakers listed on the preliminary agenda are confirmed to attend this year’s meeting.

Registration Information
To register for the SRO 2018 Meeting please click on the link below. If you are unable to attend, please select, "No, I am unable to attend" from the drop-down menu. We would like a response from all members on your attendance status. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation by email.

Senior Research Officers 2018 Meeting Registration Form

Meeting registration will be open until Wednesday, February 28th at 5:00 PM [EST]. After that date, this link will be unavailable.

Meeting Cancellation and Refund Policy
Registrations for this meeting may be cancelled without penalty by 5:00 PM [EST] on Monday, March 5, 2018. Please submit your cancellation requests to Raquel McKeveny at No refunds will be given for cancellations made after March 5th.

Hotel Accommodations and Travel Information
Location: Surf & Sand Resort (Map and Directions)
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-4477 Ÿ Fax: (949) 494-2897

Hotel Room Reservation Information
$298 per night (excluding taxes)
To make reservations use the following link: Click Here to Reserve Your Stay at the Surf and Sand Resort or call 855-231-1321 and refer to the AAUSenior Research Officers when placing the reservation. The hotel requires a deposit of one night’s lodging, plus tax with each individual reservation. A 72-hour room cancellation prior to scheduled arrival is required in order to refund any individual room deposits received. Hotel room cancellations are responsibility of the registrant/guest.

***Cutoff date for conference room rate is Wednesday, February 7, 2018. After that date rooms are based on availability and room rate is not guaranteed. Hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and checkout time is 12:00 p.m.

Travel Information
John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) is located approximately 15 miles from the hotel. Estimated taxi fare: $55.00 (one way)

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is located approximately 33 miles from the hotel. Estimated taxi fare: $90.00 (one way)

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is located approximately 53 miles from the hotel. Estimated taxi fare: $140.00 (one way)

Other Ground Transportation
Super Shuttle: 800-258-3826
Prime Time Shuttle: 800-733-8267

**Waived for AAU SRO Meeting attendees**

Registration Inquiries
If you have any additional questions about registering for the meeting or experience difficulty with registering online, please contact Raquel McKeveny at 202-408-7500 or via email at