Portland is beautifully situated at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. A modest-sized city (30th most populous in the U.S.), Portland is surrounded by breathtaking scenery in all directions: the famous Oregon coastline to the west, the Willamette Valley to the South, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River to the east, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Ranier to the north.
Portland is also famous for its environmental consciousness, sustainability, and livability. The downtown and suburbs are tightly integrated by an extensive light rail system; the downtown area is designed for maximum pedestrian friendliness. Outstanding parks are located throughout the city, including 5000+ acre Forest Park. Portland is well noted for its culinary scene, local beers and wines, and lively street culture.
In April, be prepared for a mix of weather from cool (~50F) and wet to warm (~70F) and sunny. Flowers will be in bloom but bring rain gear regardless. The Hilton is located downtown close to the Park Blocks, Pioneer Square, and the waterfront park. There are countless restaurants and pubs nearby. There is a wide array of activities and dining opportunities to enjoy during your stay in Portland (check out the Entertainment and Recreation Guide link).
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!
The printed abstract book is now available online. Limited copies will be on-hand at the registration desk.
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The flyer for the US-IALE 2011 Portland Symposium is now available.
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Abstract acceptance notification emails were sent December 29, 2010.