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Drylands, Deserts
and Desertification
A range of accommodation options at special rates to conference participants ($40–$120/night) are available in varying proximity to the conference venues.
 
Accommodation for invited speakers is secured by the organizers.
All others need to secure their accommodation well in advance as there are limited vacancies in the area. Furthermore, availability of a preferred hotel cannot be guaranteed.
Hotel reservations can only be made online.
 
  • Sede Boqer Field School  
    Internet access is not available in the rooms but is available in some common areas
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Located within walking distance of the conference venues, in Midreshet Ben-Gurion. The Field School operates two buildings which together contain 47 Youth Hostel standard rooms, at single or double occupancy (although the rooms contain 2-4 beds). In addition, there is a limited number of dormitory beds (6 in room. Separate male/female dormitory rooms).

Each room has its own bathroom and shower. All rooms have heating/air conditioning and each building contains a clubroom and classrooms, enabling lectures for groups of up to 50 people.
 
Special Price for Participants
(The field school is a non-profit organization and does not charge VAT; below are the total prices for both Israelis and international guests).
 
Per Person Per Night (BB)
TBA
 
 
  • Sede Boqer Guesthouse "Hamburg house"  
    Limited internet access is available in the rooms and in some common areas.
  • Located within walking distance of the conference venues, is reserved for groups and invited speakers only.
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  • BIDR Guesthouse 
    Internet access is available in the rooms.

    Located within walking distance of the conference venues, is reserved for invited speakers only.
 
 
  • Mashabim Country Lodging 
    Internet access is not available in the rooms but is available in some common areas.
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Tel: +972-8-656-5134
Fax: +972-8-656-5145
Website

A comfortable country lodge located in Kibbutz Mashabei-Sade, about a 20-minute drive from the conference venues (transportation to/from the hotel will be available to participants). It contains 77 fully furnished air-conditioned high-quality guest rooms. Each room has a private bathroom and shower, and comes with a television, a refrigerator, and a coffee corner.
 
 
Special Price for Participants
(Prices do not include VAT. Israelis will need to pay VAT on these rates)
 
Per Person Per Night (BB)
TBA
 
 
For more accommodation options in the Ramat Hanegev area (no transportation to/from the conference venues will be provided)
 
General Notes on Accommodations:
Check-in time is 2 pm. Check-out time is 9 am. There will be storage facilities on campus during the conference to guard your luggage if necessary.
If you are an invited lecturer, please refrain from making your own hotel booking, as this will result in double booking.
Pre-registration will take place in your hotel lobby on Sunday evening from 8-10 pm. We encourage you to pre-register as this will help to make registration on Sunday morning faster and more efficient. Registration will continue the next morning beginning at 8:00 am at the Evens Auditorium on the campus.
A conference representative will provide you with a key to your room, upon your arrival. If you will be arriving at unusual hours, please make sure you coordinate your arrival with the conference organizers.

Cancellation Policy:
o Cancellation up to one month prior to arrival will be fully refunded.
o Cancellation less than one month prior to arrival and up to one week prior to arrival will be charged for one night.
o Cancellation less than one week prior to arrival and up to 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged for two nights
o Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to arrival will not be refunded.