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"A different kind of PLoP"


Registering for ChiliPLoP 2009

After reviewing the current list of Hot Topics, you must email your Hot Topic leader requesting permission to join that group. After you have been accepted to your Hot Topic, the group leader will send you the URL of the registration page. This page will give information about how to register.

Everyone who plans to attend ChiliPLoP must perform a two-step registration process. Step I involves filling out and submitting the registration form. Then, in Step II, you will be prompted to print out, fill in, and fax a credit card form to complete the registration. The credit card will be charged upon receipt.

The fee for ChiliPLoP 2007 is $650 prior to 4/March/2009 ($750 late registration). Guest fees are $300. The cost for a commuter participant is $300 for the conference period. This includes meals, taxes, and service charges. All participants will arrange transportation at their own cost.

This fee includes:

  • Conference Costs
  • Your own room
  • Meals (dinner the first night through lunch on the last day) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, continuous snacks and beverages

Attendees should plan to arrive on the first day of the conference (Sunday 4-April- 2009) to sign in. The room check-in time is 3:00 pm, but you may arrive earlier to tour Carefree. Depart after lunch on the last day (Wednesday 8-April, 2009).

All meals from dinner Sunday night through lunch on Wednesday are included.

The technical program begins Monday morning and runs until noon on Wednesday.

Registration fees will be processed upon receipt. If you need to cancel your reservation after 4-March-2008, there will be a $50 cancellation charge. No refund will be given after this date, including 'no shows.' Registration may be transferred with written approval.

Hot Topic Leader

If you have been accepted as a participant in a Hot Topic, get the  registration url from your Hot Topic leader and check the Hot Topic box.  enter the Hot Topic in the text box.

If you are the leader of a Hot Topic, get the registration url from

Joe Yoder
c/o The Refactory, Inc.
7 Florida Drive
Urbana, IL  61801
+1.217.344.4847 (VOICE)
+1.217.384.4458 (FAX)

Arrival at the Conference

At the Sky Harbor Airport, shuttles are available to bring you to the hotel. However, the cost of this shuttle will be the participant's responsibility. Get driving directions to the retreat.

(Click here for current exchange rates.) Check out the Transportation Wiki to find others who want to car pool or share a Super Shuttle for ChiliPLoP.

Check in is Sunday, after 15:00. If you arrive before check-in, you may be able to get into your room, if it is ready, but please don't count on this! Before the check-in time, you can stroll and eat lunch in the town of Carefree at your own expense. Shops and such are very close by.

On the first night, we will go out for dinner at 18:00 Sunday in the town of Carefree.

Special arrangements must be made in advance if you expect to arrive at the LRC after 22:00 as the doors are locked at this time. Allow an estimate of 90 minutes from your plane arrival time for baggage pick-up and the shuttle journey.

Note: PLoP is a registered  trademark of The Hillside Group, Inc.