2013 Workshop Announcement

NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory is pleased to announce its 18th Annual CESM Workshop being held at The Village at Breckenridge from 17 - 20 June 2013. This year's workshop will be a combination of plenary presentations, special interest presentations by the CESM working groups, and a poster session for participants to highlight their work. We hope you'll join us this summer in Breckenridge.


Registration will once again be opened in three phases:

  1. Phase I: CGD staff who need travel assistance, and general attendees who need travel assistance;
  2. Phase II: CAB and SSC members and Working Group co-chairs;
  3. Phase III: CGD staff who have their own funding, NCAR staff, and general attendees.

Dates for when these Phases open and close are sent out to the 'CESM Participant' email list [subscribe].


Working group co-chairs will select talks and posters from the submitted list. The talks will be chosen based on the goals and program of each particular working group session.

Because the space that we have available for the poster session is finite, we cannot guarantee that a presentation request will be granted. If you are chosen to present a poster, please check the agenda, and be available during the poster session for comments and questions. Posters will be available for viewing for the remainder of the workshop. Posters must fit a 4' x 4' space. Push pins will be provided for you.

Travel Assistance

We have a limited number of funds to assist those who would not otherwise be able to attend the workshop. This usually includes ground transportation and lodging. Please request travel assistance in the on-line registration by registering in Phase I that opens on 18 March 2013. Those who have requested travel assistance will be notified of their status by approximately 1 May 2013.


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 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 and Ground Transportation

Most participants will fly into Denver International Airport on 17 June 2013 and fly out on 20 June 2013.

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.

Lodging will be provided by The Village at Breckenridge. To make a reservation, please call 1.888.525.1787 and reference Group Code BC2CE2 to receive our special conference rates. Room rates are as follows:

Hotel Room$109


Participants who have requested travel assistance or whose travel is otherwise covered by CESM should not make travel arrangements until you have received confirmation by email of your acceptance to the workshop.


Please let us know asap about cancellations. Registration fees will not be refunded after 31 May 2013.


All information will be dispensed via the CESM Participant email list. We encourage you to sign yourself up on this list, so you don't miss anything. Sign up at: http://mailman.cgd.ucar.edu/mailman/listinfo/ccsm-participants.


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.