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Evolution 2009

The Inland Northwest

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How to get here

Getting to Moscow is fairly easy, but since it is not a major metropolis, and well over 1000 attendees will arrive and depart at about the same time, there are some considerations. First and foremost, make travel reservations early if you want to be certain to get your choice. Most travel to Moscow is routed either through Seattle or Spokane.

By air

Alaska/Horizon Airlines serves the Pullman-Moscow Airport (PUW) with two daily flights to/from from Seattle, at 11:30 am and 11:30 pm. Each flight seats 77 passengers, so early birds will get the seats. We will provide shuttle service on June 11-12 and 17-18 for the 10-minute ride to Moscow ($10/person each way). Please note that the University Inn in Moscow provides a free airport shuttle service for its guests, and other local hotels may as well - inquire when you book. Budget and Hertz rental car companies offer services at the airport.

If Salt Lake City (SLC) can be a convenient connection for you, SkyWest Airlines offer a connection to Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport (LWS) in Lewiston, Idaho, 45 min south of Moscow. The recommended means of transport to Moscow would be by car. Budget and Hertz rental car companies offer services at the airport. A daily bus service is provided for $5 from the airport to Moscow at 2:25 p.m.

A large number of major airlines fly into Spokane International Airport (GEG), located ~ 90 min north of Moscow. Wheatland Express provides an airport shuttle daily to Moscow, and we expect to offer commision several additional roundtrips spaced throughout the days of major arrival and departure dates. Booking of seats will be available on the meeting registration site.

Bus travel from Spokane International Airport

Attendees planning to use the Spokane International Airport (code GEG) are encouraged to take advantage of busses arranged by the conference, available at times on the schedule below. Please remember that it is a 1.5- to 2-hour drive to the airport so plan accordingly. You can sign up for bussing as part of registration.

Busses will arrive and depart at the Ground Transportation area of Spokane Airport; on the UI campus, arriving passengers will be dropped off at the Living Learning Center, and board in the parking lot on the east side of the Kibbie Dome. (See the campus map for these locations.)

From To Day Departure times
Spokane UI campus Thursday, 11 June Noon, 4pm, 8pm
Friday, 12 June Noon, 4pm, 8pm
UI campus Spokane Tuesday, 16 June 3:30am, 7am, 11am
Wednesday, 17 June 3:30am, 7am, 11am, 3pm
Thursday, 18 June 3:30am, 7am, 11am, 3pm

Busses from Pullman/Moscow Airport

Although some hotels in the Moscow-Pullman area, including the University Inn, provide their own shuttles from the airport (check with your hotel in advance), there will also be a bus service arranged for meeting attendees.

Busses will arrive and depart at the Ground Transportation area of Pullman/Moscow Airport; on the UI campus, arriving passengers will be dropped off at the Living Learning Center, and board in the parking lot on the east side of the Kibbie Dome. (See the campus map for these locations.)

From To Day Departure times
Pullman Airport UI campus Thursday, 11 June 12:30pm, midnight
Friday, 12 June 12:30pm, midnight
UI campus Pullman airport Wednesday, 17 June 5am, 9:30am
Thursday, 18 June 5am, 9:30am
Photo courtesy Noah Reid

By land

If you want to take the opportunity to check out the rich and incredibly varied country around the Palouse, you can reach Moscow by car from many major cities. Drive from the Pacific coast (Seattle, Portland, Northern California, or Vancouver, British Columbia) across the Cascades, up the Columbia River gorge or across the channelled scablands to the Palouse grassland-Rockies transition by Moscow (6-8 h driving time), from the Salt Lake area of Utah or the Snake River plain in southern Idaho through a succession of landscapes to Moscow in the northern panhandle of Idaho (6-12 h). Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. A larger fraction of Idaho is designated wilderness than any other U.S. state, and for good reason; this is good country, worth experiencing up close.

Driving directions for Moscow

From Spokane

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From Seattle/Tacoma

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From Lewiston

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On arrival

At Moscow the highway changes from 270 to Hwy 8

Move to far right lane and turn right at the second stop light on Perimeter Drive (University Inn hotel is to the left before you turn).

Follow Perimeter Drive and the signs to the Kibbie Dome for conference registration.

Registration packet pick-up and on-site registration will be in the Kibbie Dome at the University of Idaho. Directions and signs will be provided, and a map will be posted on this web site.