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1998 EMC: Travel and Destination Information

June 24-26, 1998 · 40TH ELECTRONIC MATERIALS CONFERENCE · Charlottesville, Virginia

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Sponsored by the Electronic Materials Committee of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), the 40th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC) will be held June 24-26, 1998, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.


Guests may fly into the Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport, the Richmond International Airport, Dulles International Airport, National Airport, or Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Travel time to the University of Virginia from the Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport is 20 minutes; from the Richmond International Airport, travel time is one hour and 15 minutes. Dulles International Airport is a two hour drive from Charlottesville and National Airport is a two hour and 30 minute drive. Travel time to Charlottesville from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport is three hours.

Airlines and Car Rental: US Airways has been designated the official airline carrier and Hertz Rental Car the official car rental company for the 1998 EMC. View the respective pages for more details and prices.

Travel by Taxi: Yellow Cab has agreed to a maximum flat rate of "$19.00 plus tip" for fare from the Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport to all the housing sites for the 1998 EMC. Just indicate to the driver that you are with the EMC or the DRC conference.


Located in the heart of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the city of Charlottesville and the surrounding County of Albemarle is home to over 114,000 inhabitants. From the mountains of the Blue Ridge to the waters of the James River, the area is rich in beauty. Just two hours south of Washington, D.C., Charlottesville and the surrounding area has an abundant history, being the home of three presidents (Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe) and the site of several Civil War skirmishes.

Dress: Casual dress is appropriate for the warm, humid climate of Charlottesville. Guests will need to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light-weight sweater or jacket for cool evenings. The average daily temperature in the summer is 80°F and the average humidity is 52 percent.


The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective, students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned. Slightly more than 18,000 students are enrolled in the University's ten degree granting schools: the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the McIntire School of Commerce, the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, the Curry School of Education, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing. (This information courtesy of the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.)

On-Campus Parking: The University of Virginia visitor parking permits will be distributed at registration check-in. No parking permits will be distributed prior to arrival. Guests must purchase permits after they arrive. Permits allow participants to park in the areas adjacent to the residence halls and in the lot south of the Engineering Building. Paid parking is available in metered areas. Please read and follow the instructions printed on the permit. There is a large lot where "oversized vehicles" that require more than one standard parking space are to be parked. Guests should ask for a special permit for oversized vehicles when they check in. Overnight camping is prohibited on University property. Users of handicap parking spaces must display a valid state license plate or "hand tag" from the mirror. Be sure to bring your "hang tag" with you for use in your rented vehicle.

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