I'll be posting this in a fancier place within the PLATO @ 50 conference page in the next day or so, but in the meantime I wanted to get this information out as many are clamoring for it.
I have booked a block of rooms at the Hotel Zico in Mountain View, a few miles and a short drive from the Computer History Museum, for the week of May 31st. To take advantage of these discounts, be sure to book soon! The rooms will prolly go pretty fast.
If you would like to book a room at this hotel and take advantage of what are pretty good rates considering how expensive Silicon Valley hotels and motels are, follow these steps:
Step 1. Go to http://hotelzico.com.
Step 2. In the right-hand column of the home page, note the "rate finder" sidebar. Specify your "Check in" and "Check out" dates, the number of adults, number of children, and click "Go".
Step 3. This will take you to a new page where you will see a form and in the form will be a blank labelled "Corporate/Promotion Code". Enter the word "plato" in the space provided. This gets you the discount. Then click the "Check Availability" button.
Step 4. You're taken to the next step in their registration process, where you can select the type of room you want. You should see a list that has the header "50th Anniv PLATO computer system" and underneath that, choices for "Standard King Room" or "Standard Queen-Queen Room" with "Continue" buttons. Make your choice by clicking the "Continue" button you desire.
Step 5. Fill out all the name, address, and credit card info and then click the "Review Reservation" button at the bottom of the form.
Step 6. Review and confirm the reservation and you should be good to go.
If you have questions or would rather just call the hotel and make the reservation over the phone, call Hotel Zico at 866-920-8790.