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== Transportation to Event ==
 
== Transportation to Event ==
  
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Flight estimates from kayak.com by [[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] 04:51, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  
===Costs from Boston, MA===
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===Costs from BOS (Boston, MA) ===
  
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* Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $232 as of 4/13
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* Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $229 as of 4/13
  
===Costs from Raleigh, NC===
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===Costs from RDU (Raleigh, NC) ===
  
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* Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $232 as of 4/13
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* Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $232 as of 4/13
  
===Costs from Chicago===
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===Costs from ORD (Chicago, IL) ===
  
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* Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $313 as of 4/13
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* Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $313 as of 4/13
  
===Costs from LAX===
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===Costs from LAX (Los Angeles, CA) ===
  
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* Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $124 as of 4/13
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* Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $124 as of 4/13
  
===Costs from JFK===
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===Costs from JFK (New York, NY) ===
 
 
  
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* Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $301 as of 4/13
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* Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $301 as of 4/13
  
 
==About the Organizers - Previous FUDCon Experience, etc.==
 
==About the Organizers - Previous FUDCon Experience, etc.==

Revision as of 04:51, 14 April 2010

Location

About Tempe

Tempe Arizona is the cultural and technical center of the Phoenix metropolitan area in central Arizona, USA. Tempe is easily accessible and the location's climate guarantees a beautiful FUDcon with highs in the 60s and 70s throughout most of the winter. Tempe's vibrant Mill Avenue boasts countless shops, restaurants and other venues for entertainment. Tempe is easily accessible via interstate or flying in to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tempe is also home to one of the largest Universities in the United States, Arizona State University, providing us with the chance to reach many new users and contributors.

Reference Links

Major Local Airports

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (Airport Code: PHX) is the major airport servicing the greater Phoenix Metro area.

The following airlines have flights going in / coming out of Sky Harbor:

  • Terminal 2:
    • Alaska
    • Continental
    • Great Lakes
    • United / TED
  • Terminal 3:
    • AirTran
    • American
    • Delta
    • Frontier
    • Hawaiian
    • JetBlue
    • Midwest
    • Sun Country
  • Terminal 4 (Terminal 4 is also the International Terminal for Sky Harbor):
    • Aeromexico
    • Air Canada
    • British Airways
    • Southwest
    • US Airways / America West
    • US Airways / America West Express (Mesa Airlines)
    • Westjet

Local Mass Transit

Tempe is served by the Phoenix Metro Light Rail, and also has local bus lines.

Light Rail

Valley METRO Light Rail. The Light Rail provides transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to downtown Tempe.

  • The Light Rail is available to take from the airport to downtown Tempe. The stop at Mill Avenue and Third Street is two very short blocks from the proposed hotel for FUDCon, Tempe Mission Palms.
  • To access the Light Rail from the airport, one must take the Phoenix Airport Shuttle from their terminal to the Light Rail station at 44th Street and Washington. Detailed directions are located here.
  • A one-ride pass for the light rail is $1.75; a full-day pass for the light rail and city buses is $3.50. 5-packs of full-day passes can be purchased online, in advance, for $17.50, and should be received within 5-7 days.

Local Restaurants

Many of the local restaurants, as well as other entertainment / shopping, can be found on the Mill Avenue website.

The following restaurants are within walking distance of both hotels being considered.

  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Caffe Boa
  • Gordon Biersch
  • Starbucks
  • Fatburger

Hotel

Two hotels currently with requests for information:

Courtyard Marriott Details

Location: Courtyard Marriott Downtown Tempe 601 S. Ash Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: (480)966-2800

Estimated Hotel Costs

Room Capacities and Configuration

Internet Capabilities

Tempe Mission Palms Details

Location: Tempe Mission Palms 60 E. 5th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: (480)894-1400

Estimated Hotel Costs

Room Capacities and Configuration

Internet Capabilities

Alternate Venues for Meeting (not in a hotel

  • Brickyard on Mill
    • Building for School of Arts, Media + Engineering - may have meeting space
    • 699 S. Mill Ave.
    • Tempe, AZ 85281


Transportation to Event

Flight estimates from kayak.com by Mel Chua 04:51, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Costs from BOS (Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $232 as of 4/13
  • Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $229 as of 4/13

Costs from RDU (Raleigh, NC)

  • Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $232 as of 4/13
  • Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $232 as of 4/13

Costs from ORD (Chicago, IL)

  • Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $313 as of 4/13
  • Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $313 as of 4/13

Costs from LAX (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $124 as of 4/13
  • Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $124 as of 4/13

Costs from JFK (New York, NY)

  • Thursday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 8 = $301 as of 4/13
  • Thursday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 19 = $301 as of 4/13

About the Organizers - Previous FUDCon Experience, etc.

Deadlines

Pros and Cons of Proposed Location