INFORMATION

This page provides general information regarding logistics, lodging, travel, conference locations to help you make your participation to NetSci 2019 a smooth and exciting experience.



Dates - May 27 - 31, 2019
Location -Burlington, Vermont USA
Hosts - The University of Vermont Complex Systems Center
Hashtag - #Netsci2019



  • About Burlington

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    Burlington Vermont is a world-renowned tourist destination, the symposium is located in the state’s largest city on beautiful Lake Champlain.

    With views across the lake to the Adirondacks in the west and the Green Mountains in the east, Burlington is a locus of year-round outdoor activities, and a vibrant local food and small farm movement.

    Activities such as hiking, biking (the Colchester Causeway, stretching nearly four miles out into Lake Champlain toward the islands north of Burlington is very rewarding), kayaking, and touring the countryside and the many nearby mountains (Stowe and the Von Trapp Family Lodge are just 45 minutes away, the magical Northeast Kingdom just a little further) are all great local activities. The magnificent Shelburne Farms estate and the remarkable Shelburne Museum would make for wonderful excursions in days adjacent to the conference.

    Burlington and the surrounding area are also home to many craft beer and hard cider breweries including Magic Hat, Switchback Brewery, and Citizen Cider, just to name a few.

    Burlington also oddly enough has a really wonderful and pleasant airport, here is a nice article from the Atlantic entitled, If You Thought a Profitable Newspaper Was Surprising, How About This: A Pleasant Airport.
  • Location, Maps & Wifi

    Location for NetSci 2019:
    University of Vermont Davis Center
    590 Main St, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA

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    Did you know? The Davis Center is the first student center in the U.S. to earn LEED Gold Certification.

    Campus Map:

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    Davis Center Map:
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    Wifi:
    Wifi is available throughout campus, instructions (for all guests):

    1. Select UVM Guest from available wifi networks.
    2. A sign in screen will pop up with two options: Sponsored Guests & Other Guests. Select Other Guests.
    3. A new sign in screen will pop up. Enter your phone number and click Text me a code.
    4. You will receive a text message with your code. Enter that code on the sign in screen.

    If participants do not have access to a phone while on campus, visit either the Davis Center Information Desk (4th Floor), Conference Registration Desk (Scarlet Oak Lounge) or University Heights North Front Desk and they can be provided with credentials for a sponsored guest account.
  • Lodging Options

    NetSci 2019 Room Blocks:

    Burlington in the summer is a popular tourist destination and we strongly encourage you to book lodging as early as possible.

    We have made room blocks for NetSci 2019 at the following local hotels.

    • University of Vermont Dormitories
      $88.42 Per person per night Single Occupancy with linen

      $62.91 Per person per night Double Occupancy with linen
      Booking in the dorms will be available in conjunction with NetSci 2019 registration.

      Dorm Rooms include:

      -Twin XL bed(s), desk and chair, and closet/wardrobe
      -Semi-private bathrooms (shared among 2-4 conference guests)
      -Sheets, pillow, blanket, and towels
      -Washers and dryers located in each residence hall. All laundry is self-service.
      -Access to bike racks outside the buildings, game room, and lounge.

    • Courtyard Burlington Harbor (downtown)
      $159.00 USD/night
      Booking Deadline: Friday, April 26th, 2019
      5 Cherry Street Burlington VT 05401

    • Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
      $124.95USD/night
      Booking Deadline: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
      1076 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
      How to Book: Call Best Western hotel reservations: 1-800-371-1125, refer to ‘NetSci 2019’


    Other Great Lodging Options:

    Hotel Vermont (a very nice hotel right by the lake) (1.2 miles from NetSci) [website]
    Hilton Garden Inn Downtown (hotel right by the lake) (0.9 miles from NetSci) [website]
    DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont (walking distance to the conference) (0.6 miles from NetSci) [website]
    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Burlington South (4.0 miles from NetSci) [website]
    Comfort Inn & Suites South Burlington (1.0 mile from NetSci) [website]
    Homewood Suites by Hilton Burlington (1.0 mile from NetSci) [website]
    Holiday Inn Burlington (0.9 miles from NetSci) [website]
    Trader Duke's Hotel (1.0 mile from NetSci) [website]
    AirBnB [website]
    Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO) [website]

  • Transportation
    Getting to Burlington:

    • By Air: Burlington International Airport is located 3.5 miles from the UVM campus.
    • By Bus: Greyhound, Vermont Transit Bus Lines and Megabus.
    • By Train: Amtrak travels to Essex Junction — just 15 minutes from campus.
    • From Montreal: 90 miles from Burlington (There is a very convenient bus that goes from Montreal Airport to Burlington Airport and flights for some participant may be cheaper flying into Montreal).
    • From Boston: 220 miles
    • From New York City: 290 miles
    • From Albany, NY: 145 miles

    Transportation in Burlington:

    Rideshare Apps:
    • Uber or Lyft are great options in Burlington and are quite reliable for trips around town or to and from the airport.

    Taxis:
    • Blazer Transportation Group - (802) 253-0013
    • S.D. Taxi - (802) 310-3029
    • M.B. Taxi - (802) 233-2560
    • Alpine Transportation - (802)-923-6323
    • K&A Taxi - (802) 343-6422
    • Future Taxi - (802)-999-0002
    • Route 2 Cab - (802) 363-7721
    • USA Taxi - (802) 660-4773
    • 89 Taxi - (802) 999-6724
    • Nation Cab - (802) 829-8836

    Local Bus:
    • Green Mountain Transit is Burlington's local bus system. From the airport: The Chittenden County Transportation Authority’s South Burlington Circulator route # 12 connects BTV with Burlington, South Burlington, and the University of Vermont.

    Local Shuttle From Downtown to UVM Campus:
    • ROUTE 11 College Street Shuttle. Click here for schedule

    Parking App:
    • ParkMobile is a nice little mobile app that allows you to pay for parking meters using your phone.
  • Weather in Burlington

    How to pack:

    The conference will be business casual, leaning more towards casual. Wear clothing that will be comfortable for you in a classroom style setting. The lecture halls will be air-conditioned. Wearing layers is always encouraged. The temperature should be fairly warm in Burlington this time of year but bring a light coat for evenings and a rain coat or umbrella for possible rain. It is always a good idea to bring good walking shoes.
  • Food Locations
    • On (or very near) Campus Dining

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      On Campus Dining in the UVM Davis Center

      • THE MARKET PLACE - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm • Fri 8am-2:30pm International-inspired entrees, sushi, Indian cuisine, salad toss and soups. Plus, Simple Servings meals made without the common allergens.
      • BRENNAN’S - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Sat 11am-11pm • Sun 3pm-11pm. Your local dining destination featuring breakfast all-day, local burgers, classic sandwiches, local salads, milkshakes & smoothies too!
      • NEW WORLD TORTILLA - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. A local favorite featuring burritos, tacos and specialty wraps
      • GREEN ROOF DELI - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Fri 10:30am-4pm. Soups and specialty sandwich featuring rustic breads, select deli meats, Vermont cheeses, seasonal produce and homemade spreads.
      • The DAIRY BARN - Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm • Fri 10am-4pm. Featuring smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables and local ingredients whenever possible. Plus, Wilcox Ice Cream made with UVM milk.

      On or Near Campus Dining:

      • A list of other on campus dining options can be found here
      • A number of local Food Trucks usually gather in front of the Old Mill Building around lunchtime
      • Pingala Cafe - Great vegan food very close to campus - 1 Mill St. Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Kampus Kitchen - deli sandwiches - 273 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 $
      • India House - Indian Food - 207 Colchester Ave Burlington, VT 05401 $
    • On Campus Food Truck Schedule
      • May 27, 2019
        COMING SOON
      • MAY 28, 2019
        COMING SOON
      • MAY 29, 2019
        COMING SOON
      • MAY 30, 2019
        COMING SOON
      • MAY 31, 2019
        COMING SOON
    • Off Campus Food Options
      Off Campus Dining:

      • El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina - Mexican Tacos - 189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • American Flatbread - Flatbread Pizza and great beer selection - 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, VT $$
      • Duino Duende - New American/ inside the same building is a really cool bar called the Lamp Shop - 10 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • ArtsRiot - American pub food and art gallery - 400 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Revolution Kitchen - Vegan and Vegetarian Food - 9 Center St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Four Corners of the Earth - Amazing Gourmet Sandwiches - 310 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 TH-S 12-10PM SU 12-6 M12-4PM. $$
      • Hen of the Wood - Farm to Table - 55 Cherry Street Burlington Vermont M-SU 5-10PM. Reservations suggested. $$$
      • Honey Road - Middle Eastern Cuisine - 156 Church St Burlington, VT 05401 M-SU 4-9PM. Reservations suggested. $$
      • Monarch & the Milkweed - Cocktails, Brunch and Bakery - M-SU 8AM-11PM. $$
      • Juniper Bar & Restaurant - American Cuisine - 41 Cherry St Burlington, VT 05401 M-SU 7AM-2PM 5-10PM. $$
      • Misery Loves Company - Cocktails and Farm to Table Cuisine. 46 Main St Winooski, VT 05404. T-F 3-10PM S 10AM-10PM SU 10SM-2PM. $$
      • The Great Northern - Gastropub/Cocktails - 716 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Henry's Diner - Classic American Diner - 155 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Visa Letters

    We will be providing visa letters for those who need them upon registration (you must register first). To request a letter or for questions please contact us by clicking the button below

  • Presenter Logistics

    • Parallel Session Speaker Logistics
      I hope you are excited to present a talk during the parallel sessions of NetSci 2019! Below you will find some important logistic that will help you during the planning process:

      Registration

      You can find out how to complete your registration by visiting our website.

      Deadline: The registration deadline for contributors is March 20th so make sure to register before that date to save your spot. Important Note: When you register you will be asked to enter your Easychair submission number so be sure to have that handy.

      If you cannot attend NetSci 2019 please let us know as soon as possible

      Talk Logistics and Schedule:

      Parallel session talks are precisely 15 minutes long (including time for questions), please make sure to time your talk prior to your presentation.

      A detailed parallel session schedule will be released shortly, please refer to this schedule to find room assignments and the latest schedule details.

      Conference Location: University of Vermont Davis Center, 590 Main St, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA

      Audio Visual Specs:

      • Projector Aspect Ratios: all are 16:10 (widescreen)
      • Each of these meeting rooms also have a PC computer in the space, however, we do have hookups (HDMI and VGA) to connect in a laptop
      • We have many Mac dongles, but do strongly recommend people bringing their own just in case!
      • Each of these rooms has the capabilities to play sound on a presentation/video.
      • Presentation remotes are available.
      • Portable whiteboards and/or flip chart paper (not the sticky kind) will be available in each room.
    • Lightning Session Speaker Logistics
      I hope you are excited to present a talk during the lightning session of NetSci 2019! Below you will find some important logistic that will help you during the planning process. You can also find this information on our website: http://bit.ly/NetSciLogistics

      Registration

      You can find out how to complete your registration by visiting our website.

      Deadline: The registration deadline for contributors is March 20th so make sure to register before that date to save your spot. Important Note: When you register you will be asked to enter your Easychair submission number so be sure to have that handy.

      If you cannot attend NetSci 2019 please let us know as soon as possible

      Talk Logistics and Schedule:

      lightning session talks are precisely 5 minutes long, please make sure to time your talk prior to your presentation. You must email us your talk slides before May 15, 2019 to juniper.lovato@uvm.edu.

      A detailed lightning session schedule will be released shortly, please refer to this schedule to find room assignments and the latest schedule details.

      Conference Location: University of Vermont Davis Center, 590 Main St, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA

      Audio Visual Specs:

      • Projector Aspect Ratios: all are 16:10 (widescreen)
      • We will be playing all lightning talks from a NetSci organizer computer
      • Each of the presentation rooms has the capabilities to play sound on a presentation/video.
      • PowerPoint remotes are available.
    • Poster Session Presenter Logistics
      I hope you are excited to present a poster at NetSci 2019! Below you will find some important logistics that will help you during the

      planning process:

      There will be two formal poster sessions (with drinks and snacks) at NetSci, they are scheduled for May 29th from 4:15-5:30pm and May 30th from 5:30-6:45pm. You will be expected to remain at your poster during your assigned time period.

      Registration

      You can find out how to complete your registration by visiting our website.

      Deadline: The registration deadline for contributors is March 20th so make sure to register before that date to save your spot.

      Important Note: When you register you will be asked to enter your Easychair submission number, so be sure to have that handy!

      If you cannot attend NetSci 2019 please let us know as soon as possible.

      Poster Award

      We will be selecting one poster prize winner during the conference, which will be awarded to a poster presenter who submits their own work. This award will be judged during the conference itself and announced on the final day of the conference. This award will be given to a poster presenter who is the first or sole author of the work, and will be judged by a committee at the conference. No special application for this award will be required.

      Poster Size

      Your poster size should not exceed 3’x5’ (or roughly 0.9m in height and 1.5m in width. Please design and orient your poster horizontally. We have no requirements about materials (i.e., fabric, paper, or vinyl). It is expected that you will print and transport your own poster.

      Poster Number and Location

      Posters will be placed in the Mansfield Dining Room, the Olin Atrium, and Brennan's Pub Dining Room and Stage. Each board will be numbered and labeled. You will receive your poster number assignment prior to arriving. Please make sure to review the poster schedule to find the time and location of your poster presentation.

      Poster Set-up and Tear-Down

      Set-up: Please bring your poster to set-up/hang between 7:30-8:30 am on the morning of your poster presentation, (before the morning keynote begins) or between 12:45-2:00 pm (during the lunch break). All posters must be mounted by 2 p.m. on the day of your presentation. Push pins will be available on-site for you to mount your poster.

      Tear Down: Poster must be removed at the end of each poster session. Posters remaining after each session will be discarded.

      Poster Presentation Schedule

      Coming Soon!
    • Booth Exhibitor Logistics
      Additional Details Coming Soon!

      Sponsors who will be presenting a booth during the poster session will need to set up their materials with ample time before the start of the poster sessions (recommended: 30 minutes prior to the start of each session). The sessions will be held on on May 29: 16:15 - 17:30 and May 30: 17:30 - 18:45. We will be sending along booth logistics and room assignments shortly. If you have any trouble the day of please visit the registration table for assistance.

  • Slack Workspace
    We have created a Slack workspace so that NetSci 2019 participants can connect before and during the conference, to plan fun after hours meetups, coordinate housing/carpooling, introduce yourself to folks, and network! The invitation to this space will be provided after your register.

  • Swag with a purpose
    We want to make sure that NetSci's 2019 conference does not create undue waste. We will be providing thermal bottles and we strongly encourage participants to use them during the conference as opposed to disposable cups and plastic bottles.

    • Our NetSci Thermal Water Bottles: we will be providing thermal water bottles that can hold hot and cold liquids. Please try to use these at the coffee and water stations to avoid waste. Note: Our bottles are stainless steel, BPA free, hand wash recommended, and not microwave friendly.






FUN THINGS

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    Vermont City Marathon & Relay - May 26th
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    ArtsRiot Truck Stop - an awesome local Friday evening event that features the best food trucks and libations in Burlington!
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    Shelburne Farms - Beautiful working farm and museum
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    Causeway Bike-ride - a bike path that actually goes into Lake Champlain, which ends in a bike ferry and is amazing.
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    Stowe - Mountain Resort and Ski Lodge
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    Church Street Marketplace - shopping and dining
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    Sailing Center - Rent a boat and take a nice ride through Lake Champlain
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    Burlington Farmers' Market - grab some amazing local produce and goods from our amazing farmers market