Dear Members, Past Meeting Attendees, and Scientific Community:
We are writing to let you know that we are aware of an email that may have been sent to you by a company called Expo Hotel Services regarding hotel room accommodations for the 2022 SID Annual Meeting. The SID does not sell our list of members or past meeting attendees to any entity and as such are unaware of how your contact information may have been obtained.
Large conferences and events often become targets for companies seeking to take advantage of the attendees. These third-party “pirate” companies create websites and email solicitations offering special discounted hotel rooms for other associations’ meetings. They use web domain names and email addresses that look similar to the official versions for the conference. Often, these discounted rooms do not exist. The primary objective of this solicitation is most likely to obtain your credit card information. A Google search of this company reveals unfavorable reviews, “scam” assessments, and no rating with the Better Business Bureau. A review of their cancellation policy shows it to be very unfair to the consumer and with this in mind, we highly recommend that you do not use their services.
The primary hotel for the 2022 Annual Meeting is the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center and their reservations system is not yet available for accommodation bookings for our meeting.
The SID is still planning for an in-person meeting in Portland in May of 2022, and further details about both meeting and hotel registrations will be announced in the coming months.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SID office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and look forward to seeing you in Portland.
The headquarter hotel for the 2022 SID Annual Meeting is the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. The property opened in December 2019 and is located across the street from the meeting venue…The Oregon Convention Center (OCC). The Hyatt features over 600 rooms, an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a 24-hour guest market, a fitness center, and is steps away from the Max rail line which can take you downtown in a matter of minutes. Information regarding SID group rates and room reservation detail will soon be made available on this page. Check back often for updates…
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The venue for the 2022 SID Annual Meeting is the Oregon Convention Center, which is the venue the 2017 SID Annual Meeting took place almost five years ago. Opening the 1990, the OCC is one of the largest event venues in the Pacific Northwest and one of 3 centers in North America to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.* The OCC recently completed a $40 million renovation and looks forward to hosting the SID next May.
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*LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a rating system that expresses how efficiently a building is designed and operated. In order to rate and rank a site, each structure is given a certain number of points based on its environmental impact. In every measured category, each structure is credited with points and compared to other buildings that act as reference points for the constructions.
In the areas of water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality, and sustainability, points are given on a 100 point scale. To achieve LEED Certified status requires 40 points; 50 points will put a site at the Silver level; between 60 and 79 points earn Gold certification; and buildings that reach a minimum of 80 points are awarded Platinum status.