NSREC encourages Pre-Registration and offers a lower registration rate (“Early Registration”) if the payment is received by no later than Friday, June 10. After that date, the “Late Registration” rates will apply.
There are three acceptable forms of payment for registration and activity fees:
Check made payable to “IEEE NSREC” in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank
Cash (only on-site)
MasterCard, VISA, or American Express credit card
Registrations can be submitted online at the NSREC website (see button on left). E-mailed or faxed registrations will be accepted with a credit card payment or you can mail the conference registration form along with your payment to ETCic. If your registration form and payment do not arrive at ETCic by July 1, then it would be better to hand-carry the payment to the conference for on-site registration. Telephone registrations will not be accepted.
ETC Incentives & Conferences (ETCic) 2254 Emerald Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104 Telephone: 720-733-2003 Fax: 720-733-2046 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, July 10, and in conjunction with the Welcome Reception, Registration will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel. Both rooms are just across the hall from the reception in the Multnomah and Holladay Rooms. Not yet registered, go to “On-Site Registration” in Ross Island Room, first floor Already registered, go to “Pre-Registration” in Morrison Room, first floor
For the rest of the week, Monday through Friday, July 11–15, conference registration will take place at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC). Not yet registered, go to “On-Site Registration” on Level 1, Room A103 Already registered, go to “Pre-Registration” on Level 2 in the Oregon Ballroom pre-function area
On-Site Registration Hours
Sunday, July 10
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, July 11
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, July 12
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, July 13
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, July 14
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, July 15
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A $50 processing fee will be withheld from all refunds. Due to advance financial commitments, refunds of registration fees requested after June 10, 2016, cannot be guaranteed. Consideration of requests for refunds will be processed after the conference. To request a refund, you must notify ETCic by fax at 720-733-2046 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Host Hotel Information
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland 1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland, OR 97232 TEL: 503-281-6111
Oregon Convention Center (OCC) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland OR 97232
The host hotel for the 2016 NSREC is the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. The property is located across the street from a neighborhood park and a MAX (light rail) line on one side and the Lloyd Center Shopping Complex on the other. The hotel is a short four block walk from the Oregon Convention Center OR you use your “complimentary” MAX Light Rail ticket and enjoy the ride!
The DoubleTree is structured in a 15-story South tower and a 9-story North tower that are connected in the middle with the public and meeting room space. Hotel amenities include two restaurants, one cocktail lounge, 24-hour health club (complimentary to hotel guests), seasonal outdoor pool, concierge, business center, room service, lobby ATM, parking garage, and a coffee bar. The 477 guest rooms are comfortably furnished in contemporary design. All rooms are non-smoking and feature large windows with dramatic views, individual climate control, flat-screen TV with cable, complimentary basic wireless internet (upgraded internet speeds available at an additional cost), work desk, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, multiple phones with voice mail, alarm iPod player and room service. Standard rooms have one queen bed. Premium rooms have one king or two queen beds and are a bit larger than the standard rooms.
Guest room rates for a standard room (queen bed) or premium room (king or two-double beds) are as follows:
NEGOTIATED GROUP RATE: $155.00 single/double per night for standard guest room (queen bed) $165.00 single/double per night for premium guest room (king or two-double)
GOVERNMENT PER DIEM: $151.00 single/double* per night for standard guest room (queen bed) $161.00 single/double* per night for premium guest room (king or two-double)
Taxes will be added to all rates listed above. Triple or quad occupancy is possible only in the premium rooms at the rate of $180.00 per night. There is no additional charge for children 15 years of age and under when sharing a room with an adult and utilizing existing beds.
*To be eligible for the government rate, guests must provide current government or military ID.
Based on availability, the conference room rates will be offered three days before and three days after the conference.
Block Rooms are no longer available! The NSREC block of guest rooms at the DoubleTree Portland has been closed and we can not get more rooms.
If anyone needs to cancel a DoubleTree reservation, we ask that you DO NOT CANCEL ONLINE OR WITH THE HOTEL! Instead, help out your fellow NSREC attendees by contacting ETCic at 720-733-2003 and allowing us to process a room NAME CHANGE instead of a room cancellation.
We have created a WAITLIST for attendees to get room reservations at the Doubletree. Please call ETCic at 720-733-2003 to be added to that waitlist; ETCic will facilitate name changes once they are notified of cancellations.
In the interim, if you need a hotel room near the DoubleTree and the Oregon Convention Center, please see the list below as alternative hotel options. The distance from these hotels to the DoubleTree is noted.
EARLY DEPARTURE: Please be certain to notify the hotel of any change to your arrival or departure dates. When you check into the hotel, be sure to verify your departure date because there is a $25.00 fee charged if your leave the hotel earlier than scheduled.
CANCELLATION: Any cancellations must be made by no later than 4:00 PM, THREE (3) days prior to your scheduled arrival. If the cancellation is made by that time, then no penalty will be charged. If cancellation is made past this time frame, then one night’s room and tax will be charged as a cancellation fee.
NO-SHOW: Any reservations that do not show up on the scheduled day of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax as a no-show fee and the remainder of the reservation will be automatically cancelled. If there are any last minute changes to travel plans (flight delays, inclement weather, etc.), please notify the hotel as soon as possible.
Portland International Airport is located 11 miles from the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, about a 20-25 minute drive. Taxis can be found on the baggage claim level, outside near the center section of the terminal. Airport shuttles and car rental shuttles are on this same level but are closer to the parking garage.
Taxis to the hotel are based on time and distance and will normally cost between $36.00 - $42.00 one way.
The TriMet MAX Light Rail (MAX) is the simplest and least expensive form of transportation from the airport to the DoubleTree. The MAX Red Line stops less than a half-block from the hotel so if you’re traveling somewhat “light”, this is the best option. Follow the signs in the airport to the MAX Light Rail Station, located near baggage claim. Purchase a ticket for $2.50 at one of the kiosks. Take the Red Line eastbound (it’s the only way the train goes from this station) to the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue station. https://trimet.org/max/
There is no “scheduled” airport shuttle from Portland International Airport to the DoubleTree but Blue Star Airport Express will drop-off or pick-up at this location with ADVANCE reservations. The fee is $14 one-way or $24 round trip. http://www.bluestarbus.com
Complimentary TriMet Pass
As a special concession to the NSREC attendees, Portland’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau is supplying a complimentary TriMet pass to be used for attendee transportation to get to the Oregon Convention Center for July 11-15. Of course, these can be used all over the city for personal purposes, as well. They will be distributed in your registration packet.
Parking and Driving Directions
Public transportation is really easy to master in Portland so a car is not necessary. However, if you do opt to rent a car, then you’ll be pleased to know that conference attendees staying at the DoubleTree are eligible for a 50% discount on overnight parking. The daily valet parking is at $25 per night and self-parking is at $20 per night. Directions from the airport follow.
Airport to the DoubleTree: Follow signs off airport property to I-205 South. Stay on the interstate to exit 21B and merge onto I-84/US-30 West towards Portland. Take exit 1 towards Lloyd Center. Keep right at the fork and follow signs to Lloyd Center, merging onto NE 11th Avenue. Turn left onto NE Multnomah Street to circle the property and arrive at the entrance. The hotel entrance will be on your left.
Getting Around Town
Public transportation in Portland is excellent and is the recommended mode of transport…in addition to walking, of course.
Portland Public Transportation
The TriMet MAX Light Rail (MAX) is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get around Portland. The DoubleTree’s front entrance is a very short walk (less than five minutes) from the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue MAX Station. Lines from this station include the Blue, Green and Red lines which will take you to sites all over the city. https://trimet.org/max
You can easily use the MAX Light Rail to get from point to point but…Big Pink Trolley Tours also offers hop-on/hop-off tours of the city. http://graylineofportland.net/
Bicycles and Walking
Many restaurants and a shopping center are within walking distance of the DoubleTree and the downtown is just a short MAX ride away. The downtown is compact, eclectic and highly active so there is much to explore simply by walking. For those who want to cover a bit more territory, bicycles are available to rent in several areas. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/39402
All major car companies have rental stations at Portland International Airport but, of course, you’ll then have to pay daily parking at the hotel. You may choose to consider renting a car ONLY on the day(s) that you might actually need the vehicle. Near the DoubleTree, you’ll find Hertz at 1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232, tel 503‑282‑2644, or Enterprise at 611 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, tel 503‑230‑1212.