HOW TO GET TO ASILOMAR
No matter where you're coming from, it's easy to get to Asilomar from area highways, as well as numerous airports. The Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is just 8 miles from Asilomar, while Mineta San Jose International (SJC) is 80 miles to the north, and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 110 miles to the north. The airports in San Jose and San Francisco are also served by the Monterey Airbus, an airport shuttle service that can bring travelers right to the door.
The Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system stops at the Monterey airport. The buses are clean and wheelchair accessible. The fare to Asilomar is $1.75 one way, and the total trip is about 30 minutes. Take any number Monterey-bound bus. Ask for a transfer when you board. Transfers are free. Tell the driver to announce the Monterey Transit Center, which is where you will disembark and transfer to the #1 Asilomar bus. There is rarely more than a 5-minute wait at the transfer point. The #1 bus will let you off at the front gate to the Asilomar Conference Grounds. MST buses also have room for two bicycles per bus. For more information, visit the Monterey-Salinas Transit website.
For more detailed driving directions, please visit www.visitasilomar.com/asilomar-conference-center-directions.aspx
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WHAT TO EXPECT
REGISTERING FOR THE SUMMER ASILOMAR CONFERENCE:
Following are two sections which discuss conference registration. This year it is necessary to fill out TWO registration forms for the Asilomar Retreat. Each registration form along with appropriate payment must be submitted separately, one for tuition fees, the other for room and board. Tuition fees are sent to A.R.E. HQ registrars; room and board fees are sent directly to Asilomar. Please read the information carefully to be sure to submit your registrations and payments appropriately.
ROOM AND BOARD:
Sign up for room and board - Download the Asilomar Housing Form. Fax your housing form directly to Asilomar at (831) 642-4262 to reserve your room. You may also mail your housing form. (Note: Telephone registrations are not accepted.) Rooms are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out by 11 a.m. Meals begin with dinner on the firstday and end with lunch on the last day. Children under 3 will eat from parent's plates at meals. Rates are per person and include lodging and meals.
If you have trouble downloading The Asilomar Housing Form, please contact Renee Branch at 757-457-7112 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that a form be faxed or sent to you via U.S. mail.
TO INSURE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS.
Asilomar must receive your housing form prior to May 25, 2012. Requests submitted after May 25, 2012, will be filledas space is available. If rooms are not available on the Asilomar campus after May 25, 2012, you may want to consider rooming off-grounds. See Off-Grounds Participation.
In addition to tuition fees, an off-grounds fee of $10.00 per day (or $40.00 for the entire conference) will be collected by the registrar from those living off-grounds and attending the conference. (Asilomar charges this fee for use of their facilities.) Meal tickets may be purchased from Asilomar if you would like to share meals with our group. Contact the A.R.E. HQ registrar for meal prices.
RETREAT TUITION FEES:
Tuition fees are submitted separately from room and board. Fill out the Tuition Registration Form and mail with your payment to A.R.E. HQ registrars at the address shown on the form. To take advantage of the early registration savings, submit your form and payment prior to the savings cutoff date of June 6, 2012.
Asilomar cancellations received by May 25 will be refunded the full amount, less $50 processing fee. NO REFUND FOR ROOMS cancelled after May 25 . Tuition refunds are available less a $35 processing fee prior to June 15th. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars; Canadian funds (check or cash) cannot be accepted.
WHAT TO BRING:
Summer at Asilomar can bring all kinds of weather. Bring comfortable clothing (layering is good), a jacket (or raincoat) in case of chilly evenings, and walking shoes. And do plan on enjoying the beach!
DONATIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
A scholarship fund based on donations enables the Retreat to offer limited scholarships to those needing financial aid. For information, contact the HQ Registrars. You are invited to donate to this fund and all donations are tax deductible.
Limited scholarships are available to those in need of financial aid. Contact the registrar to obtain a scholarship form. Applications are due by June 15, 2012.