20 May 2018

SDA 2009 Annual Meeting

Our 2009 meeting will be held on 22-24 Oct at the Tremont House Hotel in Galveston, Texas.

Our special host and local organizer is Dr. Kyriakos (Kokos) Markides. Kokos has prepared a Welcome to Galveston document that includes interesting information about local history, restaurant suggestions, and details about ground transportation. Thanks, Kokos!


Final Program (last updated Thur 8 Oct)

Please contact organizer Charles Tolbert if you have questions about the schedule. Presenters must register by October 1st to keep their spot on the program.

(8 Oct 09) Prof. Tolbert still needs several volunteers to chair sessions, and the final program is going to press in a few days. If you would like your name on the printed program and are willing to chair a session, please contact him promptly.

...and here are a few last-minute details from Charles Tolbert


CLICK HERE to register for the 2009 SDA meeting in Galveston, or to join SDA for 2010 if you cannot attend in Galveston.

Members register for the meeting via a web form. You will have the option of paying by credit card via Paypal, or by putting a check in the mail.

If you choose to pay by web/credit card, you will be taken to Paypal's website to complete the payment. Please do not register for membership or for the meeting with the web payment option unless you intend to use your credit card to make an immediate payment. The aim of the web system is to make it easy for members to join and pay; it is not intended as a reserve now/pay later system for the meeting.


The SDA group rate of $135 is available for Wednesday through Saturday nights. The deadline to get the group rate is Sept 21st.

For reservations:


Itís easiest to get to Galveston from the Houston Hobby airport, rather than Bush Intercontinental airport.
You can choose Or you could rent a car. If you rent a car, these are your directions (31 miles) to Galveston: Most national taxi cab companies service Galveston Island from William P. Hobby Airport (Houston) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston). There are four taxi companies on Galveston Island:
The hotel advertises transportation costs as follows: Limo $95 (one-way) and $190 (round-trip), shuttle $35 (one-way) and $60 (round trip) and taxis are estimated at $65 (one-way) and $130 (round-trip).

Try to coordinate arrival with other SDA members and share a vehicle to Galveston, if you can.
You can post and read messages on this SDA Ride Board if you like.

There is some additional information about ground transportation in Kokos Markides's Welcome to Galveston.