|There will be a collaboration meeting in
San Luis Potosi, Mexico,
on February 21, 22, and 23, 1999. On this page we will post information
concerning this meeting.
List of Participants (last update Feb.15)
Meeting Agenda (last update Jan.25)
The meeting in the press (last update September 24)
San Luis has also its own international airport. There are direct flights two times a week from/to Chicago O'Hare with Mexicana. The flight from San Luis to Chicago is a night flight! There is also sometimes a flight to/from San Antonio, Texas.
Instead of flying to Mexico City, you can also fly to some other close cities. Mexicana, Continental, and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth (list probably not complete) to Leon, Guadalajara, Durango. From there you can take a commuter flight or a bus. If several people will arrive with the same flight, we will organize a transport.
For the more adventures persons, after flying into Mexico City (or some other city), it is very nice to take a bus to San Luis. The busses are very comfortable, with seats close to first class airplane. Only take the most expensive busses (companies "ETN" and "Primera Plus") since the others tent to be very slow and not as comfortable. There are about 18 connection per day by "ETN" from/to Mexico City, and it takes about 5 hours. When you arrive at the Airport in Mexico City, take either the Metro (direct line, but only when you do not have a big suitcase, they are not allowed in the Metro), or a Taxi to "Terminal del Norte" (there are 4 big bus terminals in Mexico City, only the one in the north has busses to San Luis). Before leaving the terminal, you have to buy a ticket for your taxi (costs $66 for up to 3 persons, counter located to your immediate left after leaving the costums area). When you enter the bus terminal, go to the far right, where you will find the counters for "ETN" and "Primera Plus". The price with "ETN" is $210 one way. If you plan to arrive in another city, please contact us for more info.
It is also possible to rent a car at any airport. Advanced reservation is necessary at any place other than Mexico City. We advice you NOT to drive a car within the metropolitan area of Mexico City. Outside Mexico City you have to be carefull too.
For people who are concerned if they will get back into the US, here is link to the US Embassy in Mexico City.
You also have to fill out a custom declaration. After retrieving all your luggage, you will be asked to press a button on a light. When you get "green", you can pass; when you get red, your luggage will be checked.
If you have any questions or problems, send a mail to Jurgen or Antonio.