Travel, Support & Visa
By car: The campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs is located between Boston (approximately 1.75 hours away) and New York (approximately 3 hours away). Please check driving directions and a searchable campus map for details.
- If you are staying at the Nathan Hale Inn, please park in the Nathan Hale Inn parking lot. Just follow the signs when you arrive on campus.
- If you are staying in the on-campus dormitories, please park in the S Lot, located near the South Campus Residence Halls. You will need to obtain a parking permit at the Conference Registration desk or the Residence Hall check-in when you arrive on campus. Then display your parking permit from your rearview mirror. Follow the signs on campus to get to the S Lot. You may park your car first and then obtain the permit. The permit is free to those staying in the dormitories.
- If you are a daytime visitor to campus, please park in the North or South Parking Garage. The daily maximum is $6.00. The North Parking Garage is closer to Jorgensen Auditorium, where all the talks will take place, while the South Parking Garage is closer to the Nathan Hale Inn, the Rome Commons Ballroom (welcome reception and conference banquet), and the dining hall.
By plane: The closest airport is Hartford's Bradley International Airport, BDL, (here or here), located approximately 45 minutes from campus. Rental cars are available at the airport. We will arrange shuttle service ($25 each way) between the Hartford airport and the University of Connecticut. We will also be arranging limited shuttle service from the Boston Logan International Airport, BOS, ($50 each way) on Sunday, returning on Friday. There will also be shuttle service on Sunday from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the University of Connecticut ($50 one way) for summer school participants. All shuttle reservations should be made through the registration website.
There is limited financial support available through the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics for participants from developing countries. The support will be limited to the cost of the early registration fee. To request this support, please send an informal application to the Conference organizers. This application should include the name, address and webpage of your institution as well as a brief (two page maximum) CV and a draft of your ICAP 2008 poster abstract (one-page pdf file). The application deadline is April 22, 2008. Since funds are limited, please apply early.
Limited funds for the support of students will be available. This support will be limited to the cost of the early student registration fee. To apply, please send an informal application to the Conference organizers. This application should include a brief justification for the requested funds, the name of your supervisor, and a draft of your ICAP 2008 poster abstract (one-page pdf file). Because of the limited availability of funds, a maximum of one participant per research group will receive support. The application deadline is April 22, 2008. Since funds are limited, please apply early.
Letter of Invitation for Visa Purposes:
If you need a letter of invitation from us for visa purposes, or for permission to attend the meeting, please send an email to the Conference organizers. Please note that such a letter does not imply that any of the participant's expenses will be assumed by the conference organizers.