Join your colleagues at John Ascuaga's Nugget for Evaluation 2003.

Accommodations - John Ascuaga's Nugget: As of Oct 1, 2003 the Nugget is full - however, the hotel has been very good about letting people fill spots when a reservation is canceled and thus it may be worth it to keep trying to get a space at the headquarters hotel. The headquarters hotel for Evaluation 2003 is John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. All professional development workshops and conference sessions will be held at the Nugget, as well as each evening’s reception. The Nugget is a destination property with eight restaurants, a spa, fitness center, two pools, and gaming available on site as well as an extensive conference center. A free airport shuttle takes less than 10 minutes to whisk you from the Reno airport to the hotel. Please note that all rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In recent years the headquarters hotel for the conference has filled by mid-August with room choices becoming increasingly limited as the conference nears. We encourage you to make reservations early. The discounted AEA conference rate is $99 single or double. To make reservations, call 800-648-1177 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 775-356-3300 (for international attendees) and request the reservations department. Be sure to identify yourself as with the American Evaluation Association.


Alternative Accommodations: With the headquarters hotel full, we recommend working with your travel agent to secure reservations at any of the large hotels in town. There are no chain hotels within walking distance of the Nugget. One of the closest is the Hilton Reno Resort and Casino and they may be reached at: 775-789-2000 - their rates are around $120. Downtown, you may want to try the Peppermill, their rates are in the $59 to $79 range and their reservations department may be reached at 866-821-9996. With either of these options, you would need a rental car for shuttling - but there is free parking at all casinos.


Discounted Airfare: Attendees receive up to 10% off most of Southwest Airline’s low fares to and from Reno for the conference! If your airport is served by Southwest, you – or your travel agent – may call Southwest’s Group and Meeting Reservations line at (800) 433-5368 and provide the service agent with ID Code P-0174 to check on the discounted fares. The Group and Meetings Reservation line is open to serve you Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Central Standard Time.