2011 Workshop Announcement

NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division is pleased to announce its 165th Annual CESM Workshop being held at Great Divide Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado from 20 - 23 June 2011. This year's workshop will be a combination of plenary presentations and special interest presentations by the CESM working groups. We hope you'll join us this summer in Breckenridge Registration is now open.

Poster Session

Due to a change in venue this year, there will be no poster session at this year's workshop. We sincerely regret this, but there is no dedicated room at the Great Divide Lodge to display the posters. We are exploring having a "virtual" poster session.

Travel Assistance

We have a limited number of funds to assist those who would not otherwise be able to attend the workshop. This includes ground transportation and lodging. Please request travel assistance in the on-line registration by registering in Phase I, which closes on 28 March 2011. Those who have requested travel assistance will be notified of their status by the end of April.


The town of Breckenridge has a lot to offer - a beautiful mountain setting, variety of restaurants, shopping, golf, hiking, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, kayaking, hot air balloon rides, and several spas, to name just some of the highlights. We think you'll enjoy your free time.

The workshop will be held at the The Village at Breckenridge. The majority of our sessions will be held in the Liftside Inn Building. Final locations will be available on the agenda closer to meeting time.

The Village at Breckenridge, 535 South Park Avenue, P.O. Box 8329, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Front Desk: 970-453-5192
Fax: 970-453-5116


Lodging will be provided by The Village at Breckenridge. To make a reservation, please call 1.888.525.1787 and reference Group Code 'BC8MJ2' to receive our special conference rates. Room rates are as follows:

Hotel Room $101./night
Liftside Suite $109./night
1B Condo $138./night
2B Condo $165./night
3B Condo $204./night
2B Chateaux $178./night
3B Chateaux $263./night
4B Chateaux $289./night

Participants who have requested travel assistance or whose travel is otherwise covered by CESM should not make airline reservations until you have received confirmation of your acceptance to the workshop by e-mail.

Ground Transportation

Most participants will fly into Denver International Airport on June 20 and fly out on June 23. Ground transportation between DIA and the workshop site will be available through Colorado Mountain Express. To make a reservation, please call 1.800.525.6363 and reference 'CESM' to receive our special conference rates.


Please let us know asap about cancellations. Registration fees cannot be refunded after 28 May 2010.


We are not able to provide interpreters for international participants. Some participants may wish to bring their families along. We will do our best to accommodate these requests. Any special needs may also be indicated during the registration process.