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The conference will be held in Leavenworth, WA, which is located in the heart of North Cascade mountains in the picturesque state of Washington. Leavenworth is a gateway for numerous outdoor activities in the region, with several hikes, white water rafting, and other water activities reachable within an hour or so. Leavenworth itself is modeled as a Bavarian village and enjoys several recreation opportunities such as breweries, wine tasting, gardens, and frequent festivals and events. For more information visit http://www.leavenworth.org/
Accommodations are available at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort where the meeting itself will be held. The coordinates of the hotel are:
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 7375 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826 http://www.sleepinglady.com/ Phone (Reservations): (800) 574-2123
When registering, please ask for the "Symposium on Combinatorial Search" rates. The conference rate of $150 (plus taxes) per night is available for the nights of July 10th, 11th and 12th. The price includes accommodation and all meals. Please reserve rooms early – the hotel has limited space and is an extremely popular destination for tourists in the summer time. Other accommodation options are available in Leavenworth, and are linked from the website listed above.
To ensure your booking, registration with the hotel should be made on or before the 22nd of May, as the rooms will then be released.
Leavenworth is about 120 miles from Seattle-Tacoma airport by car. There are several modes of transport available. Special transportation buses for the attendees will depart from Seatac airport on 10th and 11th July around 3 pm. Return buses will leave in the evenings of 12th and 13th July. More information on transportation forthcoming.
One may also rent a car and drive – it takes about 2.5 hours for the journey. There are two Greyhound buses, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (www.greyhound.com) departing from Seattle train station. There is also a popular train ride from Seattle departing at 4:40 pm. More information at http://www.iciclevillage.com/explore/iciclen-train-station/