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Covel Commons, UCLA, 330 DeNeve Drive

Conference General Information


Registration for the conference will be held from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesday, January 5th, in the South Prefunction Area of the Covel Commons on the UCLA Campus. Late registrations (after Tuesday) will be taken in the Conference Secretariat. The Covel Commons is located in the Northwest sector of the campus. A campus map is available on the UCLA web site and will be available at the hotels. Conference participants are encouraged to arrive early to pick up their portfolios and the schedule of talks. Parking is available at $5 per entry in Parking Structure SV adjacent the Covel Commons. A parking attendant will be on duty the day of registration from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM and each subsequent day of the conference from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Parallel sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 6th and Thursday, Jan. 7th will be held in the Grand Horizon Room, the South Salon (adjacent the Grand Horizon Room), North Ridge Room, South Bay Room, and Study Lounge in the Covel Commons and in the Northwest Campus Auditorium next to the Covel Commons. A map showing the location of these rooms will be posted at the entrance to the Covel Commons and outside the Conference Secretariat. The plenary sessions on Friday, Jan. 8th and Saturday, Jan. 9th will be held in the Grand Horizon Room and the late afternoon special session on Thursday ("Town Meeting with M. Krebs") will be held in the Northwest Campus Auditorium. The late afternoon session on Wednesday ("Results from the Dual Career Couple Survey") will be held in a room to be arranged.

Social Events:

A hosted reception will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 5th from 5:00 PM to 8:00PM in the Grand Horizon Room for conference participants. Conference participants and their guests are invited to tour the Getty Museum on Friday afternoon. The tour is complimentary. UCLA buses will depart every 55 minutes from the Covel Commons to the Getty Center beginning at 2:45 PM and return in 55 minute intervals from the Getty to the Covel Commons beginning at 4:10 PM. The final bus will depart the Getty at 6:55 PM. The conference banquet will follow the Getty Museum tour. The banquet will be held in the Grand Horizon Room beginning at 7:30 PM. A hospitality hour will precede the banquet for those participants arriving early from the Getty. Additional banquet tickets are available for purchase for guests at $50 each.


The conference secretariat will be located in the West Coast Room of the Covel Commons. The secretariat will be open from 8AM to one half hour after the conclusion of each days sessions. Staff will be available to assist conference speakers and answer questions participants may have. Messages will be posted on a bulletin board outside the room. The secretariat will make available telefax and moderate copying services as well as materials for transparency preparation. Secretariat telephones will not be available for participant outgoing calls. Telephones are available throughout the Covel Commons for participants to place outside calls.

Secretariat Telephone & Telefax:

The Secretariat telephone number for the week of the conference is:


This telephone will be answered 24 hours/day either in person or electronically.

The Secretariat telefax number is: 310-206-7450. This telefax will only be operational the week of the conference.

Computer Facilities:

A fully-equipped computer laboratory with workstations and full-capability printers will be available to conference participants. File servers are equipped for various environments including UNIX and Ethernet. The computer facility is located on the 1st floor of the Covel Commons and will be open to participants from 12 noon to 6 PM on Wednesday and Thursday and from 12 noon to 4 PM on Friday and Saturday. An attendant will be available during these hours to help participants to access their e-mail, help with word processing, and answer any questions.

Coffee Breaks and Lunches:

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be offered at various stations nearby the meeting rooms. Lunches are included in the registration fee. Lunches will offer various entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads and deserts. Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 2 PM each day of the conference in the Covel Commons dining room. Participants MUST WEAR THEIR NAME BADGE to enter the dining room.


UCLA buses will be used to transport conference participants from their hotel to the Covel Commons on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The same buses will be used to transport participants back to their hotel at the conclusion of each day’s events. A bus schedule will be available at the hotels and in the Conference Secretariat. UCLA buses WILL ONLY serve the following hotels:

Century Wilshire Hotel
Claremont Hotel
Del Capri Hotel
Doubletree Hotel Westwood
Hilgard House Hotel
Holiday Inn-Brentwood
Royal Palace Westwood
Summit Hotel
UCLA Guest House

In addition, a shuttle van will be available throughout the day at the Covel Commons to shuttle participants to their hotel or other locations on campus should the need arise. Arrangements can be made with secretariat staff.

Speaker Transparencies:

Speaker transparencies for all the parallel and plenary sessions will be posted to the UCLA DPF’99 web site as soon as they are available to the secretariat staff and inputted. Participants can obtain an individual page or an entire talk(s) by using computers in the computer laboratory and accessing the DPF’99 web page.


The proceedings for DPF’99 will be made available electronically approximately 6 months after the conclusion of the conference. Instructions to access the proceedings will be communicated to each conference participant by e-mail or by surface mail (those participants without an e-mail address) after the proceedings are available. An instruction sheet will be made available to speakers during the conference to assist them in the preparation and electronic submission of their talk for the proceedings.