Air Transportation/Accomodations

Air Transportation:
The following gives the discount-reservation details for the official air-travel provider for the conference:
Continental Airlines offers discounts off published fares of 2% to 15% or Zone fares.
Call your travel professional or Continental MeetingWorks at 800-468-7022 for reservations.
Refer to Z Code: ZEGS and Agreement Code: AD7YOF.
Or, save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at
Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZEGSAD7YOF in the Offer Code box.

Ground Transportation:
Located near the Rice campus, the Houston Plaza Hilton Hotel (Medical Center) is only a 25 minute drive from Hobby Airport and 40 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport. The cost for taxi service is approximately $40 from Hobby and $60 from Bush. The Hobby/Bush Airport Express shuttle (destination Medical Center), which stops at the Hilton Hotel, cost approximately $25 from Hobby and $40 from Bush. Both taxi and shuttle services are located on the baggage claim levels. Contact the Hilton Hotel for complimentary shuttle service.

The Houston Plaza Hilton Hotel (Medical Center) is the official hotel for the conference. Please note that the availability of rooms at the conference rate is limited and will be allocated according to the dates that the reservations are requested. Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel at 713-313-4000/1-800-548-8690, and ask to make a reservation for a group block (Group Name: De Lange Conference, Rice University).

The Rice Campus Bus Service will provide transportation for the hotel guests. Copies of the "bus schedule" and "walking map" will be maintained at the hotel reception desk. The campus conference site is approximately a 15 minute walk, and the spring weather should make that a pleasant venture.

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