GWDAW-8 Third Circular

The 8th Annual Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop

This is the last of three circulars that will be distributed, describing GWDAW-8. Additional information can be found at:

Dates / Times

There will be a reception at the hotel on the evening of Tuesday December 16th from 19:30-22:00.

The workshop sessions will last three-and-one-half days, beginning at 08:30 on Wednesday December 17th, and ending at 12:10 on Saturday December 20th.

There will be a banquet at the hotel on the evening of Wednesday December 17th: social hour from 18:30-19:30 followed by dinner from 19:30-22:00.

Scientific Program / Schedule

The program may be found at:


Please see for a current weather forecast. Winter in Milwaukee is COLD: bring appropriate clothing.


See for a concise summary of the hotel and conference locations. The closest airports are Milwaukee (MKE) about 15km from the conference hotel and Chicago O'Hare (ORD) about 150km from the hotel.

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place at the UWM Center for Continuing Education (UCCE) Conference Facility. This is located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Plankinton Building, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2602 USA.

Lunch will be served at the conference center on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


Internet connections (wired ethernet and wireless 802.11b) will be available at the conference site. There will only be a small number of general-purpose public machines available; if you need a computer or net access please bring a laptop with you.

Workshop Hotel

The workshop hotel is the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 33 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 USA. The hotel is located approximately two city blocks from the workshop venue.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt for the nights of Tuesday December 16, 2003 through Friday December 19, 2003. As of 14 December 2003, rooms are still available at the conference rate listed below. Room rates (block identifier: GWDAW-8/Gravity Workshop) are:

  1. Single Occupancy: US $79.00/night
  2. Double Occupancy: US $79.00/night
  3. Triple Occupancy: US $99.00/night
  4. Quadruple Occupancy: US $109.00/night

When booking a hotel room, please specify the block identifier "GWDAW-8/Gravity Workshop". Without it, you won't receive the negotiated room rate.

Rooms can be booked by calling +1.414.276.1234 or +1.800.233.1234.

Alternatively, at the GWDAW8 web site you will find a Hotel Room Reservation form that can be faxed to the hotel, and also a link for making on-line hotel reservations.


Proceedings will be published by Classical and Quantum Gravity. Please note that while presenters are encouraged to contribute to the Proceedings, they are not obligated to do so. See for additional details.

Registration Fee

Normal registration (on or before November 25, 2003): $180 USD. Late registration: $190 USD. The registration fee includes lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and the Banquet on Wednesday evening. Additional registration information is available at the GWDAW-8 web site: