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Water is Not for Gambling:  Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty

June 16-18, 2015 -- Green Valley Ranch Resort, Henderson, Nevada

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FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES   SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION FEES
  By May 1, 2015 After May 1, 2015     By May 1, 2015 After May 1, 2015
Member/Speaker $480 $555     Member/Speaker $305 $355
Non-Member $580 $655     Non-Member $355 $405
Full-Time Student $105 $130     Full-Time Student $80 $105
  Student registration does not include the banquet.  Student banquet tickets are available for $25.     Student registration does not include the banquet.  Student banquet tickets are available for $25.
Spouse/Guest* $230 $230     Spouse/Guest* $130 $130
*Spouse/guest registration cannot be used by speakers or people in water-related fields.   *Spouse/guest registration cannot be used by speakers or people in water-related fields.

 

Extra receptions tickets are available for purchase for $30 and extra banquet tickets are available for $80.  Student banquet tickets are $25.

 

Tentative Schedule

Monday, June 15: Registration 3:00 - 6:00 PM
     
Tuesday, June 16: Registration All day
  Concurrent & Plenary Sessions All day
  UCOWR Delegate Business Luncheon 12:15 - 1:15 PM
  Welcome Reception/Posters 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  High Roller on The Strip 8:00 PM
     
Wednesday, June 17: Registration All day
  Concurrent & Plenary Sessions All day
  Reception/Posters 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  UCOWR Awards Banquet 7:00 PM
     
Thursday, June 18: Concurrent & Plenary Sessions 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
  Post-Conference Field Trip (Hoover Dam) 3:00 - 6:00 PM
     
Lunch on your own

 

Tuesday Evening Activity

Our Tuesday evening activity will be a visit to the High Roller at The LINQ, a 550-foot-tall observation wheel.  The ride, one full rotation, takes approximately 30 minutes.  

Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at the time of your conference registration -- space is limited!  Price includes transportation from Green Valley Resort TO the High Roller (on the Strip).  Transportation BACK to Green Valley Resort is your responsibility. 

 

Thursday Post-Conference Field Trip

After the last sessions ends on Thursday afternon, participants have the option to participate in a trip to tour the Hoover Dam powerplant. Tickets are $30 a person and include round-trip transportation -- space is limited!

 

Location & Accommodations

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Casino & Spa -- offering a fashionable Mediterranean experience for visitors! 

The following rate structure applies for UCOWR Conference participants:

  • Deluxe Room: $145 (for single or double) + room tax
  • Additional in-room guests:  $25/each
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Strip and to and from McCarran International Airport is included in the group rate.  (The shuttle schedule is available at the bottom of this page). 
  • Check-in: 3 pm / Check-out: 12 pm
  • Included ammenities: Daily newspaper, high speed internet access, unlimited local and toll-free calls, turndown service upon request and admission to the exercise facility (normally $30).
  • RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE HERE or call 866-782-9487 (request 'UCOWR' group rate) -- Cut-off for making reservations under the group rate is Friday, May 22, 2015.  Regular resort rates go into effect after May 22

 

Exhibitors

Interested in exhibiting at the conference?  Please visit our exhibitor page for options! 

Vist here for a complete list of our conference sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors.

 

Cancellations/Refunds

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 1, 2015.  A refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued for cancellations received by May 1, 2015.  There are no refunds for cancellations after May 1, but someone may attend in your place.  Please contact the UCOWR headquarters at 618-536-7571 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Registration Questions?

Contact Melissa at the UCOWR headquarters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 618-536-7571. 

David Kreamer, 2015 Conference Chair, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 702-895-3553

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