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Norfolk, Virginia, USA March 3 - 7, 2004
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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel Information
The Symposium is being held at the Norfolk Waterside Convention Center. We have reserved blocks of rooms at both our headquarters hotel, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, connected directly to the Convention Center, and the nearby Sheraton Norfolk Waterside. The contracted room rate is $119 for a single or double. The cut off date for the room blocks is early February, so please make your reservations before then. Identify yourself as attending the ACM/SIGCSE conference.

NOTE: Around January 23rd we confirmed that the reserved room blocks at the Marriott and Sheraton were heavily booked. You may still be able to get a room, especially if you are not staying through the entire conference, but you may not. Below the information about these two hotels, we have listed some alternative hotels. This includes a Courtyard by Marriott, which is very close to the conference site, and where we have been able to block off some rooms at the rate of $135 for the conference. The cut-off date for this offer is February 11.

NOTE: As of February 4th we understand that the room block at the Marriott Courtyard has also been sold out. We have been trying for several weeks to increase the size of our block at the various hotels but we have only had marginal success. You may still be able to get rooms at the Marriott, Sheraton, or Courtyard, but unless you are very lucky to attempt your reservation just after someone else has cancelled, you will not be able to get the room at the conference rate. Rooms at a higher non-conference rate may be available. Try asking for a government rate (if you are with a state school), or other discounts. We list several alternative hotels below.

NOTE: On February 11th we arranged a discounted block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel Norfolk. This hotel is a "healthy" walk from the Conference Center, about 9 blocks. The rooms are $119 per night. There is public transportation that is handy to both the hotel and the Convention Center. See more information below. Sharing a Room
A roommate matching service is available for attendees who want to share the cost of a hotel room. Send an e-mail to George Harrison GCHarrison@nsu.edu. Include your gender, smoking preference, arrival date & departure date. Please use "SIGCSE Roommates" in the message header.


Arriving by Air
You will arrive at the Norfolk International airport (ORF). The airport is served by many major airlines, such as American, Continental, Delta, TWA, United, and USAir. It supplies non-stop service to 16 hubs. A taxi from the airport to the convention/hotel area costs about $20.

Driving to the Waterfront
The waterfront is a charming area in downtown Norfolk, that includes the Marriott, the Sheraton, the Convention Center, a Festival Marketplace, the National Maritime Center, stores and restaurants, and parking garages.