IAATO 2018

Mark your calendars!      
01-May thru 04-May-2018     Hotel Viking, Newport, Rhode Island

Monday, 30 April:  
Committee Meetings, Side Meetings, Town Hall Meeting, Evening Icebreaker.

Tuesday, 01 May: 
Meeting Day 1 (Operators & Associate members only).

Wednesday, 02 May: 
Meeting Day 2 (Morning session: Operators & Associate members only). Afternoon session: Open for all invitees).

Thursday, 03 May: 
Meeting Day 3 (Open session for all invitees) Meeting concludes in afternoon.

Friday, 04 May:  Workshop (see below).


Please check back. Agenda will be posted here.

Registration for IAATO 2018 and Hotel Reservations

Registration is now available for IAATO 2018. Meeting registration can be completed here.

Guest rooms have been blocked at the Hotel Viking at the nightly rate of $184.00 plus tax and service. Please click here to make a reservation. ***ALL IAATO BLOCKED ROOMS ARE RESERVED.  Please contact hotel directly for reservations.

Included in the room cost:

  • Free WiFi in the guest rooms
  • In Room tea/coffee
  • In Room safe
  • Use of fitness center, pool and Jacuzzi

For additional information or questions about the hotel, contact IAATO Meetings planner, Laura Goldstein.

Monday, April 30th - Annual Meeting Ice Breaker Cocktail Reception 
Please join us Monday evening, April 30th at the Hotel Viking for drinks, nibbles, and conversation. Catch up with old friends and colleagues and meet new.

Tuesday - May 1st - Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by: United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on the evening of Tuesday, May 1st. All members are invited to attend.

"The Museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame shares the narrative of tennis history from its origins through present day." 

Be sure not to miss the tour!

Wednesday - May 2nd - Annual Gala Dinner 
The annual dinner reception will be held at the Rotunda Ballroom at Easton's Beach on Wednesday, May 2nd for all members.

Two attendees per member are complimentary. Others may attend if pre-registered at a cost of US $100.00 per guest.

Special added attractions located right at beach: Take a ride on the Carousel at First Beach and explore Save the Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium.

Workshop - Friday, 04 May (08:30-12:30)
"Off-ice to on-ice - the future of expedition voyage planning"

Facilitated by Damon and Lisa of the IAATO secretariat, the workshop will explore different possible future regimes of voyage coordination and planning, with an emphasis on group work on scenarios.  Please can all participants ensure they download the IAATO Polar guide App to their mobile phones, as some required workshop materials will be available through the app.ack soon for workshop information.

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