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About this Conference

This invitation-only biennial conference is for chairs of Ph.D.-granting departments of  computer science, computer engineering, and information technology, and leaders from U.S. industrial and government computing research laboratories and centers interested in computing research issues. Questions may be addressed to

Registration Fees (Note: Early Rates End June 14)

CRA’s members are departments, labs, centers, and the leadership of its affiliated professional societies. Please email if you are unsure whether or not your organization is a member.

These registration fees include all meals for the CRA Conference at Snowbird 2016.
(PLEASE NOTE: the prices for individual meals you will see listed later on the form are only for guests who may accompany you).

By June 14 After June 14
CRA Members $725 $875
Non-members $900 $1050
CRA Board members/Session Chairs/Speakers/Panelists $725 $725

Registrants not attending the Tuesday, July 19 Reception/Dinner 6:30-7:30PM should deduct $50 from the above rates when registering.

Meals for Guests Accompanying Registrants (each)

Breakfast Buffet: $30
Lunch $40
Dinner $60
Reception Sunday $35

Internet Availability/Computing Facilities

Complimentary iBAHN high-speed wireless Internet access is available at Snowbird. You can access the Web in your room or from many common areas on the property by launching your web browser from your wireless-enabled laptop. [Note: Depending on your computer and wireless card, the iBAHN network may not be accessible from some of Snowbird’s meeting and conference rooms].

Please note that CRA will not be able to provide a computer lab or printers. Snowbird has a business center located in the guest service area with a T-1 line and PCs available.


If you are arriving early or bringing a guest, Snowbird Resort offers a variety of activities. For information on activities, dining, and entertainment at the resort and in Salt Lake City, call the resort at 1-801-933-2147 or check the website at:

Everything is conveniently located within a short walking distance in Snowbird Village. You will find a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and lounges with spectacular mountain views. There is a wide variety of shopping choices from souvenirs and jewelry to boutique items and high fashion sportswear.

The Cliff Lodge also includes a sundries shop, children’s daycare and infant center, and the Cliff Health and Beauty Spas with pools, health club, sauna, and whirlpools.

Child Care

Attendees requiring child care should contact Camp Snowbird at 1-800-933-2256. We encourage you to call ahead of time since their facilities are limited.


Casual attire is appropriate for all conference functions. You may want to bring a sweater or light jacket as it tends to get a little chilly in the evenings due to the high elevation.

Conference Registration Cancellations

Cancellation requests received in the CRA office by midnight July 8 will result in a refund of the Snowbird Conference registration fee minus a $125 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after July 8. You may send a substitute in your place.