National Rural Youth Assembly Logistics
2010 National Rural Youth Assembly
April 22-25, 2010
Institute of American Indian Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Congratulations once again on being selected to participate in the 2010 National Rural Youth Assembly. We are so excited that you will be joining us in Santa Fe.
Below you will find everything you need to know about traveling to Santa Fe, the hotel where we will be staying, and the Institute of American Indian Art, where the conference will be held. You will find at the end a short questionnaire which must be filled out and returned by Friday, March 26. We cannot book your travel until we receive this form! You will also find the Assembly’s Code of Conduct.
As a reminder, the National Rural Assembly, with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will pay for your travel, group meals, and accommodations to participate in the Rural Youth Assembly. Incidentals such as room service, miscellaneous food and beverage, souvenirs, etc., should be covered by the individual participant.
The National Rural Assembly will arrange and pay for your air travel to Santa Fe. Please do not make your own travel arrangements! We will begin this process as soon as we receive your completed questionnaire, so it is important that you send this back on time! If we have further questions regarding your travel, you will receive a call from someone at the National Rural Assembly.
You are responsible for travel to and from your home airport. We recommend that you arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart. All flights will arrive at the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Remember to bring your government-issued photo ID to the airport- you won’t get on the plane without it!
You will receive your flight itinerary by Friday, April 2.
Shuttle to Santa Fe
Santa Fe Valet will shuttle participants in vans directly to the hotel in Santa Fe, about an hour’s drive from Albuquerque. The shuttle will depart at 4 times throughout the day. You will receive an email by Friday, April 9 to let you know what time your shuttle departs.
Below is a map of the Baggage Claim area at the Albuquerque airport. The green arrow points to the escalator where you enter the Baggage Claim area. The blue arrow point to where you should meet the rest of the participants in your shuttle group. Please try to arrive at that area 10 minutes before the shuttle is scheduled to depart in case you have trouble locating the shuttle.
At any time during your travel, if you run into any problems such as missing your originating or connecting flight or any delays, don’t panic! Call a National Rural Assembly staff person to inform them of your situation, and we will assist you in rearranging your travel. We will send you a list of contact numbers shortly.
Inn at Santa Fe
8376 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
888-871-7138 toll free
The Inn at Santa Fe is conveniently located just 15 minutes from both the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), where the Assembly will be held and downtown Santa Fe. The Inn features a complimentary breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet, a heated outdoor pool, complimentary fitness facilities and a 24-hour business center. Every room contains a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and safe.
You will be sharing a double room with one other conference participant of the same gender. All of the rooms will be non-smoking rooms.
All your meals are provided for you once you arrive in Santa Fe. Be sure to pack some lunch and snacks for your plane ride! Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the hotel and IAIA, and we will be dining out in Santa Fe for most dinners. Please note any dietary restrictions on the questionnaire.
Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA)
Institute of American Indian Arts
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM
The National Rural Youth Assembly will be held at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. IAIA is located in one of the most diverse concentrations of Native peoples in North America, in the heart of the nation’s oldest multicultural community and in one of the largest Native art markets in the country. The IAIA College of Contemporary Native Arts serves Indigenous students from across North America and the world, offering a unique cultural exchange within the student learning environment. In any given year, there may be up to 112 different tribes represented within the student body.
As the nation’s only fine arts college devoted solely to the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians, IAIA’s mission, to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach, is guided by a strong sense of cultural identity, distinguished by a unique approach to arts education and Indian education in general. Two and four-year degrees are available in the areas of Museum Studies, Studio Arts, Creative Writing, New Media Arts, and Indigenous Liberal Studies. Learn more about the Institute at www.iaia.edu.
With a population of 70,000 primarily Hispanic, Anglo and Native American people, Santa Fe New Mexico's fourth largest city behind Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Rio Rancho. Situated at 7,000 feet in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, it was founded between 1607 and 1610, making it the second oldest city as well as the highest and oldest capital in the U.S. In 1912, it officially achieved statehood and today its unique offerings of art, culture and ancient traditions make it a world-class tourist destination, drawing more than 1 million visitors each year. In 2005, Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of only nine cities in the world to hold this designation.
Santa Fe's high altitude means air is thinner. It usually takes about 48 hours to adjust and staying hydrated helps. The average temperatures for April are 67°F for a high and 37°F for a low, so be sure to dress accordingly.
While attending the National Rural Assembly, we assume that you will show respect for yourself, the other participants and your community through your conduct and dress. In turn, you should expect us to do the same.
You should be dressed comfortably but be neat and clean. Jeans are allowed as long as they are not torn and they fit appropriately. Clothing should not be provocative or offensive.
Next week, you will receive an email about the homework you must do in preparation for the Assembly, so be on the lookout for that!
If you have further questions, please contact the Center for Rural Strategies, 865.688.9546, or email Whitney Kimball Coe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN (EMAIL, FAX, OR MAIL) TO:
Whitney Kimball Coe – Center for Rural Strategies
2927 Essary Drive Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37918
email@example.com fax 865.688.9596
DEADLINE: March 26, 2010
· Full name (as it appears on your GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID):
· Birth date:
· Preferred airport:
(please note that you are responsible for travel to and from this airport)
· Do you have any special travel needs?
· Do you have any specific requests? (handicapped-accessible bathroom, first floor room, etc.)
· Do you have any dietary restrictions? (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.)
· Please alert us to any specific medical and/or accommodation needs you may have:
· Emergency Contact (name and telephone number):
· Sponsor (Name, organization, and contact information):
· Is there anything else we should know?
Code of Conduct
The National Rural Assembly expects all conference participants to conduct themselves in the utmost professional manner for the good and well being of all participants—so that each individual may be able to gain the most from their conference experience. All attendees of the conference are EXPECTED to
· Listen with respect and talk with respect
· Attend every session
· Be professional and courteous at all times
· Demonstrate positive leadership during the conference
· Have a Great Time!
The following are UNACCEPTABLE behaviors
· Drug use or drug possession
· Threatening others (physical or psychological), including sexual harassment
· Possession of weapons (gun, knife, sharp objects, etc)
· Damage to private property
· Unauthorized absence from conference activities or conference premises
ALCOHOL POLICY: The National Rural Youth Assembly is a dry event. Out of respect for all participants and their nominating communities we ask that participants abstain from alcohol for the duration of your time in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Questions? Call 865.688.9546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org