Event Dates: May 16th - 18th, 2017


The 42nd Plenary of the Working Group on Calibration & Validation 

Hosted by: The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Data (EROS) Center

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America


Please fill out and send this Registration Form to Mr. Greg Stensaas as soon as possible to allow for hotel room block adjustments. 

Venue & Accommodations

WGCV-42 will be held at EROS on May 16th, 2017 and at the Holiday Inn City Centre on May 17-19, 2017.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn City Centre in Sioux Falls, SD. Please mention the “USGS CEOS WGCV” room block when you make reservations. 

Feel free to email or call Mr. Greg Stensaas (1-605-594-2569) or Dr. Kurt Thome, CEOS WGCV Chair (1-301-614-6671), with questions or comments. 


Monday, May 15th, 2017 – Informal Side Meetings

WGCV-42 participants are welcome to hold informal side meetings on Monday afternoon at the hotel, as needed.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 – Day 1 @ USGS EROS Center

7:30AM Bus Departure: Bus transportation to USGS EROS will depart from the front of the hotel (~ 20 minute ride). Return transportation will also be provided.

Note: A passport or valid Government Identification card is required to access the USGS facility. Please bring them on the bus with you.  

A no-host lunch will be available at the USGS EROS cafeteria.

There will be an evening welcome gathering at Monks House of Ale Repute, a venue close to the hotel, after the meeting.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 – Day 2 @ SDSU

Day two of WGCV-42 will be hosted by South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brooking, SD.

7:15am Bus Departure: Bus transportation to SDSU will depart from the front of the hotel (~ 60 minute ride).

A no-host lunch will be catered into the meeting. 

5:00pm: SDSU will host an evening reception with food and drink at the SD Agricultural Heritage Museum.  Bus transportation back to the hotel will depart at 7:00pm.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 – Day 3 @ the Holiday Inn City Centre

Friday, May 19th, 2017 – Day 4 @ the Holiday Inn City Centre (Half-Day)

Day 4 is scheduled to finish at approximately 12:00pm. 

Please contact Greg Stensaas with any questions.