Registration for CAV 2011 is now open! Please click HERE TO REGISTER for CAV 2011 and its workshops. [IMPORTANT NOTE: The website has a "Price" box which contains 0.01. Please ignore this box and the value contained there. No, this is not the price of the conference! We apologize that you are being charged 1 cent extra. This kludge is allowing the registration page to function at this time, compensating for a bug which we will eliminate as soon as possible.]

You may also order a hardcopy of the proceedings (USB stick is included by default), book a bus ticket ($10) for a Downtown Experience trip, and order extra banquet tickets (note that the regular banquet and excursion are included by default for all attendees - regular and student).

Here is a table of rates (in USD) for the CAV 2011 conference. Note that the higher price is what will be charged at the time of late registration, which is after June 24th. Also, the special room rates have been extended to June 24th! Accomodation details are listed below.

Regular attendees:
  • CAV: 450/550
  • 1DW: 125/175
  • 2DW: 225/275
Student attendees:
  • CAV: 225/300
  • 1DW: 75/125
  • 2DW: 150/200

Note: 1DW is the charge for a one day workshop, and 2DW is for either a two day workshop or for two one day workshops (on separate days).


Salt Lake City is a Delta hub also serviced by several carriers. One may fly non-stop from Paris to SLC by Delta/Air France or to any major US destination in the east or west coast and then fly to SLC. You are strongly advised to book early to beat the summer crowd.

Accomodations at The Cliff Lodge

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird is the venue for the CAV conference plus all associated workshops. This elegant facility provides top-notch spaces for our meetings plus very convenient accommodation -- all under one roof. There are also immensely attractive facilities in and around Cliff such as swimming pools, hiking trails, family activities, etc. etc. which will greatly enrich your experience.

The Cliff Lodge management as reserved a block of rooms exclusively for use of CAV attendees. The room rate is $129 a night plus a $10 resort fee that includes the internet plus local taxes. There are also a limited number of special-rate rooms for students to share for $99 plus resort fees and taxes per room (i.e. half per student).

<<Both the room block and the special room rate are guaranteed until June 24th, 2011 (has been extended), after which the room rates may go up and/or you are not guaranteed to receive a room. >> Also please note that since Snowbird is a ski resort, the closest alternative accommodations are not nearby and will most likely cost more. Plus, you will miss all the extras for productive and relaxing interactions available only by staying at Cliff.

Booking a room through toll-free 24x7 telephone call: For regular attendees, please contact Snowbird Central Reservations at 800-453-3000 or 801-933-2222 mentioning that you are an attendee of CAV 2011. For students, we have set up the Google group cav2011-student-room-sharing-request to help you find room-share partners. You can email the cav mailing list for questions on joining this group; once you join, you are on your own finding a room-share partner. After finding a partner, you may make your reservations by contacting Snowbird Central Reservations at 800-453-3000. At check-in time, the Cliff Lodge will ask you for a valid student ID as well as who you plan to share your room with.

Online Booking (only for regular attendees): We now have the on-line booking site available as another option to confirm rooms. The procedure for this will be:

  • Go to
  • On lower left of our homepage, fill in dates in the book lodging now area
  • Select number opf adults and put in Group Code 2BA2NZ
  • Select Cliff Lodge and then hit check rates
  • The CAV 2011 rate comes up with all room, tax, and resort fees. After selecting Book Now, the site fills in the blanks from there
NOTES: When booking on-line, guests need to pay the total amount for all nights when booking (as opposed to one night payment when calling in) and the same cancel policy applies (48 hours prior to arrival).

When not attending conferences or workshops, there are a variety of summer recreation activites available for the whole family. Recreation opportunities include:

  • Tram Rides
  • ZipRider
  • Bungy Trampoline
  • ATV Tours
  • Polaris Ranger Tours
  • Mountain Bikes and Scooters
  • Fly Fishing
  • Rope Course
  • Horseback Tours

. . . and the list goes on!

For details, please visit Snowbird's Summer activities page.

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Getting to Snowbird from the Airport

Snowbird resort is located just 32 miles (51 km) from the Salt Lake International Airport. Usually the trip from the airport to the resort takes less than 1 hour.

There are multiple methods of ground transportation available to get you from the Salt Lake International Airport to Snowbird Resort. Canyon Transportation at 800-255-1841 can arrange convenient direct shuttles (that leave every 40 minutes). Also, there are multiple cab companies on duty to take you upon your arrival.

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