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Meeting Logistics


  • 1 June
    The CSG room block at the Iowa City Sheraton is sold out. Rooms are available at the standard rates. If you'd like to stay at the Sheraton, you can reserve your room at the offered rate while we work to extend the room block, but please note such an extension is not assured. Please see also the alternate hotel suggestions under Conference Hotel, on the main page.
  • Here is the logistical information for the Spring 2012 CSG Workshops and Meeting, to be held June 13-15, 2012 at the University of Iowa.

    As usual, you will need to register separately for rooms at the conference hotel as well as for the meeting, and to make your own travel arrangements as explained below.

    Conference Hotel:

    Hotel space is being held at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel. You may make your hotel reservation by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-848-1335 or by sending a fax to 1-319-337-7037. We have a block of 55 rooms for Tuesday, 65 rooms for Wednesday, and 60 rooms for Thursday nights. The rooms are at a group rate of $119.00 + tax per night, single or double. Please be sure to ask for the Common Solutions Group room block to receive the group rate. Self-parking is available in the adjacent public ramp at prevailing rates. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is May 13.

    Meeting Registration:

    Please visit the URL given in the initial meeting notice to register for the meeting and make your entree selections for Thursday night's dinner.

    Meeting Venue:

    We will be meeting on campus in the College of Public Health Building, 105 River St, in a tiered meeting room for the CSG Workshops on Wednesday and on Thursday morning, and in the University Capitol Centre, 201 S Clinton St, for the CSG Business Meeting on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please see our meeting web page at /meetings/1206/ for maps and directions. We have reserved Cambus bus service for transportation to and from the workshops and meeting.

    Nearest Airports:

    Iowa City is served by the Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids. Driving directions and ground transportation options are on our meeting web page as well as on the hotel website at

    Conference Meals:

    Continental breakfast and break services will be provided for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Group lunches and dinners will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. Cambus transportation will be provided for both group dinners. Box lunches will be provided at the close of the CSG meeting on Friday.