Great News ! The Natural Philosophy Alliance has secured the dorms for our use at the NPA 2011 World Conference coming up in just a few short weeks. Many Thunderbolts members have been waiting to hear definitively if we have use of the dorms at the University of Maryland for the conference, and I am thrilled to say the answer is a resounding YES !! WE Do have the Dorms !! They are an AWESOME deal, folks, and there are excellent dining options and amenities offered to conference attendees who choose to stay on campus at the dorms. If you have been putting off plans to attend the conference waiting to hear news about the dorms, you need wait no longer to make plans to be there in July. If you have not already done so, you can register for the conference and book a dorm for the conference at the same time by following these link to the NPA website :
Dorm info : http://conf18.worldnpa.org/index.php?mo ... tion=27:27
Conference Registration : http://conf18.worldnpa.org/index.php?mo ... tion=33:33
And, there are many dining options for affordable lunch and dinner, both on campus, and a short walk off campus.
Lunch choices on Campus during the Conference run the gamut from traditional american fare at StarBuck's and Adeles Restaurant to the many and varied dining choices in The STAMP Student Union Center Food court, which include Chick-Fil-A, McDonald's, Moby Dick's Seafood, Panda Express Chinese, SaladWorks, Sbarro Pizzeria, Sushi By Panda, Taco Bell, and Subway.
For dinner after the conference activities, there are many accesible off-campus dining and shopping choices adjacent to the University of Maryland Campus at the College Park Shopping Center, which is a safe and pleasant 15-minute walk from the Queen Anne dorm building where we will be lodging. Restaurant's and shops include Applebee's, Boston Market, Five Guy's Hamburgers, Jason's Deli, Chipotle's Mexican Grille, Noodle's and Company, Starbuck's, Dominoe's Pizza, Rugged Wearhouse, FEDEX / Kinko's, CVS Pharmacy.
So as you can see, we will lot's to choose from for lunch and dinner get together's both during and after the conference activities of the day.