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GEIA 2015 Conference - Program, Registration, Visas, Hotels


17th GEIA Conference

Influence of Urbanization on Emissions Worldwide

18-20 November 2015

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

This 17th GEIA Conference will explore the implications of urbanization on the characterization and analysis of anthropogenic and natural emissions and their environmental and societal impacts at local to global scales.  The Conference will aim to understand how recent measurement advancements, developments in emissions process understanding, and progress in interpreting past emissions trends and projecting future emissions are helping to inform critical societal issues, particularly those related to urbanization.  

Conference Program

Please bring your own copy of the program, since we will not be printing paper copies.

Information for Presenters

If you are a presenter, please review this detailed guidance to presenters. In particular, please stay within your allotted presentation time, so that we are able to hear from everyone. Poster presenters should print their posters ahead of time; Tsinghua University will not print posters for Conference participants. Presenters are advised to bring a backup copy of their presentation files on a thumb drive, as internet connectivity may not be reliable in the conference venue. 

Registration and Fees

To register for the Conference, please send an email to Paulette Middleton with the following information: your name, institution/company, country and email address.

Please note that you will need to pay 600 Chinese Yuan (approximately = US$95 = 85 Euros) in cash when you arrive at the conference.  This fee helps cover the basic conference expenses, including the cost of lunches, breaks and an evening reception.

Beijing Transportation

There will be a shuttle from the Holiday Inn and Xijiao Hotel each morning of the conference, leaving at approximately 7:30 am. Please email Yan Zhou, with your name and the hotel where you’re staying, so that she will know you need a shuttle ride.
This map shows walking routes from nearby hotels to Tsinghua University’s School of Environment (SOE), the GEIA Conference venue.
Four hotels are shown on the map, both in English and Chinese: A = Holiday Inn, B = Xijiao Hotel, C = Wenjin Hotel, D = Qinghua Yuan Hotel. Information about the hotels is given farther down this page. 
The most convenient way to get from Beijing airport to the hotels is to take a taxi. Please print the map and these instructions in advance and show them to the taxi driver.
All four hotels are within 1 km of the metro station ‘Wudaokou’ on metro Line 13, which can be reached from the airport by transferring from the Airport Express to Line 13.

Beijing Tourist Information

Here are the most popular tourist destinations in Beijing, together with their websites and instructions for access via metro, and information on local tourist agencies:

1. The Palace Museum (The Forbidden City)
Take metro Line 1 and get off at ‘Tian an men East’ or ‘Tian an men West’ station.
Please note that the Palace Museum is now limiting the daily number of visitors to 80,000, and recommending both individual visitors and tourist groups book tickets online (booking address: http://gugong.228.com.cn).
2. The Summer Palace
Take metro Line 4 and get off at ‘Bei Gong Men’ station.
3. The Great Wall
There are express trains between Beijing North Railway Station and Badaling Great Wall. The time table is as follows.
Take metro Line 13 and get off at ‘Xi Zhi Men’ station to arrive at Beijing North Railway Station.
4. Two tour companies for further information acquisition.

Visas for China - Invitation

China requires a visa for travelers from all countries, except Japan, Singapore and Brunei (as long as you stay in China no longer than 15 days).  To obtain a visa you will need an invitation letter from Tsinghua University.  The University requires the following information for the letter:  your full name, passport number, gender, date of birth, nationality, your title, affiliation, and address.   To obtain an invitation letter, please send this information to Paulette Middleton.
It is advisable to check with your country’s embassy to confirm whether a visa is needed for your travel to China.

Conference Hotels

There are two hotels with special rates for the GEIA conference:

1. Holiday Inn Beijing Haidian

Hotel web site: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/beijing/pegsh/hoteldetail 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gQtxJ

Conference reservation instructions: Fill in the reservation form and send the form by email (reservations@hibeijinghaidian.com) or by fax (+86-10-82361500) to the hotel. The reservation will be confirmed by email in one day. The conference rate applies November 14 - 23. 

Note that the conference rates at this hotel increased on October 15.

2. XiJiao Hotel

Hotel web site: http://www.xijiao-hotel.com.cn

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5bKtF

Conference reservation instructions: Reserve online at http://www.xijiao-hotel.com.cn. Choose the language you use and complete the 'Reservation' table. Then click 'Search'. Remember to enter 'GEIA' as 'RSV Code' in the pop-up page and click 'Search' again. The rate plan should show '2015 GEIA CONFERENCE' and the average rate is the special rate for conference participants, which applies November 16 - 22. 

Note that the conference rates at this hotel increased on October 15.

3. Wenjin Hotel

Also recommended to attendees. Reservations may be made via the web: 

4. Qinghua Yuan Hotel

Also recommended to attendees. Reservations may be made via the web: 


GEIA 2015 Conference Organizing Committee 

Paulette MiddletonGreg FrostLeonor TarrasonQiang Zhang, and Yuxuan Wang


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