Amarante's Sea Cliff
Omni Hotel Dining

Social Events



Welcome Reception
Enjoy an opportunity to meet old and new colleagues and friends under the world-famous Zallinger The Age of the Reptiles Mural in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs at the Peabody Museum. Transportation is available but the distance is walk-able from the Omni and the residential college. (free, $25 for guests)


New Participant Breakfast
Is this your first SPNHC meeting? Join us for breakfast and meet the officers of SPNHC and others. Breakfast will be held at 7 AM, Wednesday, in the Harbour Room (Omni Hotel, 19th floor) and will finish in time to head to the Opening Talks. (free for new participants)


Vendor/Sponsor Lunch
Join us for lunch with our vendors and sponsors. Say hello and thank you for their support through out the year and for their support of the SPNHC 2012 conference. Lunch will be held at the Omni Hotel. (free, up to 75 people)


Conference Banquet
Join us for a Down East Clambake at Amarante's Sea Cliff, located in a quiet cove along Connecticut's shore, just minutes from downtown New Haven.

Appetizers will be served between 6pm-7pm and dinner will follow.
The banquet includes:
Your choice of 1-1/4 pound steamed lobster, beef tenderloin filet, or vegetarian entree, plus barbecued chicken, mussels, corn on the cob, roasted red potatoes, cole slaw, and strawberry shortcake.
An open bar (beer and wine, mixed drinks available for purchase) and DJ will be available all evening.

Bus transportation will be available to take you from the Omni Hotel in New Haven beginning at 5:15 pm. Return buses will be available beginning at 9:30pm with the final trip at 11pm. ($75/ person)