June '08 OGC Technical Committee Meeting

Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 00:00
Saturday, 7 June, 2008 - 00:00


On-line Registration is now open

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

Notice: There will be a $60 (USD) charge per person to attend the Wednesday Evening Reception.


Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 21 May)Regular Rate (21 May - 1 June)On-Site (after 1 June)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0$0
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $60.00 $75.00 $105.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
$325.00 $350.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
Wednesday Reception Only $60.00 $60.00 $60.00







GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ)
Haus H
Potsdam, Germany

The GFZ facility will provide OGC TC attendees with wireless access to the Internet, via logins. Those attendees that require VPN must coordinate with OGC Staff to ensure the GFZ IT Staff can be on-hand to help with setup.

The main building is a mobile phone dead zone -- by design, so you may need to plan accordingly.

Lunches will be available from 13.00 - 14.00 hrs daily in the GFZ Cafeteria. The Lunches cost about 4.35€ + VAT or about 5.20€ per day, please have cash available for your Lunches.

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tentative Schedule for the Week is now available.
Mercure Hotel Potsdam City
Lange Bruecke 14467 POTSDAM - GERMANY

Tel : (+49)331/2722
Fax : (+49)331/2720233
E-Mail: H1582 [at] accor-hotels.com

Reservation of 60 rooms in Hotel Mercure. To get the preferred rates, you will need to call or fax your reservations to the hotel directly. Please ask for the GFZ block.
(80€ Single -95€ Double per night including breakfast).

The Hotel is within long walking distance of the meeting facilities (approximately 20 minutes), for those that choose not to walk, there will be a bus that will transport you for 2.10€ per trip.
Local Information and Travel: 

GFZ local information


From *Berlin-Tegel Airport* please take *Express Bus (Line X9)* to *"Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten"*. Buses operate between 5:30 a. m. and 11:30 p. m. in frequent intervals (10 minutes). The bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

At "Zoologischer Garten" enter the train station across the bus stop and take *Railway Line RE 1*, direction Brandenburg or Magdeburg. This train commutes between Berlin and Potsdam and runs every 30 minutes. Get off this train at Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof. The train ride takes approx. 20 minutes.
Total travelling time from the airport to Potsdam: 60 - 90 minutes

For public transport please purchase a ticket "Berlin ABC" which is also valid for Potsdam.

*Taxi / Tram*

From Potsdam Hauptbahnhof you reach the Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci comfortably by taxi within 5 minutes. Fare: approx. EURO 5,00 one way (tip not included).
You can also take a tram: Line 96, direction Schloss Charlottenhof, get off at "Luisenplatz" where the Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci is located.

*Taxi fare* from Berlin-Tegel Airport to the hotel: approx. EURO 40,00 one way (tip not included)
Travelling time: approx. 45 - 60 minutes depending on traffic!