Plattsburgh is a city of 20,000 located in the north-eastern corner of the State of New York. It is on Lake Champlain and enjoys beautiful views of the mountains of Vermont. Plattsburgh has a convenient connection with Mont re al (Canada) - only 1 hour by car. The connection to Burling ton ( Vermont) is by a ferry and this half-hour trip is very scenic. To the west and south of Plattsburgh there is the Adirondack Park - the biggest recreational area in the USA - 6,000,000 acres of mountains, lakes and forests. Lake Placid, which was the host of the Winter Olympic Games in 1932 and 1980, is only 1 hour by car from Plattsburgh. The Olympic Authority offers many tours and attractions year round. The Valcour Conference Center belongs to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and it is beautifully located on Lake Champlain somewhat to the south of the city. The center provides a relaxed atmosphere and professional conference environment. This is where the meetings will be held. Van transportation between Montreal and Plattsburgh and also between Burlington and Plattsburgh will be arranged before and after the conference. (Cars rented in Montreal may be driven to the US.) During the conference, van transportation will be available between Plattsburgh and Valcour, from two hotels.