A few more clarifications (don't book any cabs just yet!):
-- The package includes room and meals, with meeting rooms and coffee
breaks thrown in. So the difference between the two sites would be $20 plus
about $5 tax for each of the three days = $75 in total. Of course, that's
not counting what you might be tempted to spend on the spa at White Oaks!
-- Yes, airfare would be same for both sites, since you'd come into Pearson
Airport most likely. The registration fee shouldn't differ either. It's
ground transportation that would change. Getting people from the airport to
Hockley Highlands could be done with a few shuttle runs in people's vans or
cars. For White Oaks, we might have to rent a van and do a special run,
necessitating an extra transportation fee for some.
-- In good driving conditions, it would take under an hour to get from the
airport to Hockley Highlands, about two hours to get to White Oaks.
However, in Toronto we never make promises about "no traffic delays."
Driving along the highways between the airport and White Oaks might well
get people into stop-and-go traffic at some points, adding an hour or so to
> Howdi-hi conference organizers and other Inkshedders,
> I've been to both websites and both meeting sites look just fine to me.
> I too am inclined toward Hockey Highlands, largely because I prefer a
> single room w/ shared bath to a double room. But I would like a couple of
> Price should assuredly an important consideration. But if I am
> understanding correctly that the difference in cost between the two sites
> is $20. (That's about US$14, Marcy.) I am assuming all other costs
> (registration fees, airfare, etc.) will be the same at either site--is that
> so? From my perspective, once I consider how much I will be paying for
> airfare, ground transport in Vancouver, registration fees, etc--perhaps
> $600 + room & board--the $20 difference doesn't seem very big., certainly
> not the major factor in my preference.
> I am having trouble thinking about the difference in travel time, though,
> because I have no estimate of the time to White Oaks. Would someone
> tell us, in time, about how long it takes to get to White Oaks without
> traffic delays and give us a guestimate how much traffic is likely on a
> Thursday (?) afternoon in May?
> Like Susan, I'm a bit confused about the "package.' I'm guessing it is
> just room, board and ground transportation, but a confirmation would be
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