CARMA by the Bay: Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2011, UC - Berkeley

Link to the First CARMA Science Symposium


    1.    To discuss recent science results from CARMA
    2.    To discuss technical developments (present and future) on CARMA
    3.    To discuss future observing programs with CARMA

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION (deadline: January 28)
The conference will take place in the Ballroom at:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA  94704

Phone: (510) 845-7300
Toll Free: (866) 466-9199
Fax: (510) 845-7320

We have a room block at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, which will cost $139/night for either single or double occupancy, and should be able to accommodate reservations up to 3 days before/after the conference.  Government rate is $114/night for anyone who has a government I.D.  If you have any questions about whether you qualify, please contact the hotel.  If you want to share a room, please be sure to ask for 2 beds.
Please register for rooms using this link
If you would like to stay a couple of days before or after the conference, please call the hotel and say you are with the "CARMA Symposium Group"

The symposium agenda can be found here
The abstract book can be downloaded here

List of Attendees

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (deadline: January 5)

Presentations are welcome on (1) scientific results from CARMA; (2) technical developments (present and future) on CARMA; (3) CARMA data reduction and analysis; and (4) Observing campaigns with CARMA in the ALMA era.  We especially seek talks to describe large, comprehensive observing programs that can be carried out with existing capabilities or can be enabled with technical improvements in the array (e.g., increased bandwidth, focal plane arrays.)

Your title and/or abstract should make clear which category your presentation falls into.  Please specify if you would like a talk or a poster.   We will try to accommodate all talk requests, but due to time constraints some may be assigned to the poster session instead.  Posters are limited to a size of 3'Wx4'H".

Please submit an abstract for a poster or talk this link
Abstract submission deadline is
January 5.
We still have room for last-minute posters if you were unable to submit an abstract and would still like to present some material.  Just follow the same link.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT (deadline: January 28)
Registration deadline is January 28.
If you missed the registration deadline but would still like to register, please email us.

The intended audience is current and prospective CARMA users, both within and outside of the consortium.  The registration fee is $150/person.  This includes the cost of the banquet, four coffee breaks, one working lunch, the meeting space, setup and cleanup costs, and all service charges associated with the hotel.

Additional banquet tickets are available for $50/person, please follow the link above.

Arriving from SFO:
BART: Board the BART in the International terminal toward Pittsburg/Bay Point and transfer to the Richmond line at 19th Street Oakland Station.  The transfer is timed, meaning that the Richmond-bound train (which stops in Berkeley) should be waiting on the other side of the platform.  Get off the BART at the Downtown Berkeley station.  Hotel Shattuck is located directly outside the west Allston Way BART exit.  This is the least expensive option.
SuperShuttle and Bayporter Express also run to/from the airports to downtown Berkeley and cost about $40 per leg.
Driving directions

Arriving from OAK:
BART: Take the AirBart shuttle ($3, exact change) to the Coliseum BART station.  Get on the Richmond line, which takes you directly to Downtown Berkeley.
Supershuttle and Bayporter Express also run to/from OAK, and costs about $25 per leg.
Driving directions

For all public transportation information in the Bay Area, you can visit, which includes schedules for all buses, the BART, as well as information about transportation in the surrounding area.

If you are driving in from CARMA/OVRO, make sure that you check which mountain passes are open.

Meredith Hughes, UC - Berkeley (Chair)
David Fisher - Maryland
Thushara Pillai - Caltech
Tom Plagge - Chicago
Tony Wong - Illinois

Katherine Alatalo, UC - Berkeley
Amber Bauermeister, UC - Berkeley
Frank Bigiel, UC - Berkeley
Statia Cook, UC - Berkeley
Meredith Hughes, UC - Berkeley
Chat Hull, UC - Berkeley

Contact us

email: carmaconf2011{at}gmail{dot}com
phone: 510-642-1916