The river that fostered the creation of San Antonio was first visited by Spanish explorers on the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua in 1691 and named appropriately “San Antonio”. Twenty-seven years later, in 1718, a Spanish expedition of missionaries and explorers established the Presidio of Bejar at San Pedro Springs and the mission San Antonio de Valero, later known as the Alamo, “about three-fourths of a league down the creek from the presidio.” San Antonio de Valero was the first of five missions established over the next 13 years. This site along the San Antonio River was a stopping place in the Texas wilderness between the Rio Grande and the missions of East Texas. The mission and village thrived and grew to become the 7th most-inhabited city in the U.S. Fortunately, the charm of this historical city was not lost over time!
The Alamo still stands as the most famous historical landmark of Texas. It’s located only a few short blocks from the Riverwalk, the most famous entertainment zone. Just across the Riverwalk is El Mercado Market Square, the largest Mexican cultural market in the country. NSREC’s host hotel for the week is the beautiful San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, located in the heart of it all!
Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks
The 2019 IEEE NSREC will provide breakfasts and refreshments at breaks during the NSREC Short Course and Technical Sessions. For those attending the Short Course on Monday, a lunch will be provided. These meals and refreshments are for registered conference attendees only. Please see the schedule for times and locations.
The Marriott has contracted the UPS Store to operate a full-service business center that can handle faxing, photocopying, computer printer access, laminating, graphic design, equipment rental and shipping/ receiving. Located on the third floor, near the meeting rooms, they are open Monday through Thursday from 6:30am- 7:30pm, Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 7:30am-4:00pm. Costs associated with the UPS Store may be paid by credit card or cash. Tel: 210-554-6208 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rooms for Side Meetings
Limited meeting rooms are available for use by any registered conference attendee at the Marriott on a first come, first served basis. NSREC encourages side meetings to be scheduled at times other than during technical sessions. Contact ETCic at 720-733-2003 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to make side meeting reservations before the conference. To make a side meeting room reservation during the conference, see the NSREC Registration staff in Registration Desk 2 in the hotel.
Notes: You must register for the conference before a side meeting room can be reserved! All audio/visual equipment and refreshments must be coordinated directly with the hotel and are the responsibility of the attendee hosting the meeting.
The 2019 Conference is offering child-care reimbursement of up to $400 per family to assist conference attendees who incur additional childcare expenses by attending the conference. This program, funded by the NPSS AdCom, will also be carried out at other NPSS Conferences during 2019. Limited funds are available, and preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers who are IEEE NPSS members. Up to five candidates will be selected.
Families where both parents are registered attendees at the conference
Parent (registered attendee) who brings child(ren) to the conference
Parent (registered attendee) who incurs additional expenses at his or her home location, above normal child-care expenses, while attending the conference.
Allowable expenses include:
Babysitting or child-care expenses at the conference location while the parent(s) attend the conference
Additional baby sitting or child-care expenses incurred in leaving a child home while parent(s) attend the conference
Transportation expenses for a child-care provider to care for child(ren) during the conference. Reimbursement is only allowed for an adult or relative that does not share your home residence.
Expenses must be documented by receipts. An expense report, accompanied by receipts, must be received by the conference finance chair within two weeks of the end of the conference (July 26, 2019). If the report is not received by that date, no reimbursement will be made. All reimbursements will be made after the conference.
To apply, an attendee must register for the conference technical sessions, and then complete the application form to request reimbursement for child care. The application must be received no later than June 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified whether they qualify for these funds within two weeks after the deadline. Due to limited funding, it is possible that not all qualified applicants will be eligible for reimbursement. The application form is available on the website for the 2019 NSREC.