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The 2018 meeting will be held at the Marcus Nanotechnology Building on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA on September 16-17. There are a range of hotel options (see below), but no official hotel block. We encourage booking hotels as soon as possible due to competition with the Music Midtown festival that takes place the same weekend as the conference.

Program: The symposium will be held Sunday September 16 and Monday September 17, 2018. It will begin with the poster session and cash bar late afternoon/early evening on Sunday. A buffet dinner will be provided during poster session. The keynote address by Dr. Jingguang Chen from Columbia University will start at 8pm. Contributed oral presentations will continue on Monday, starting around 8am. Depending on abstract submissions, we may try to have parallel sessions. The meeting will adjourn Monday in the late afternoon.

Participant Registration: To get the “early bird” rate, the registration form and fees are due by 11:59pm on July 31. The early bird fees are $80 for students and $120 for everyone else. A $20 late fee will be applied for anyone who registers after July 31, 2017. Fees includes dinner on Sunday and breakfast and lunch on Monday.

Registration requires two steps:

1) Pay the registration fee using the Paypal links on the Registration tab.

2) Fill out the registration form using this link.

Hard copies of the program are an additional $10. Anyone who wants a hard copy of the program book should indicate so when they register for the symposium. Electronic programs will be distributed to all registrants free of charge.

Abstract Submission: Use the registration form linked above (and here). Abstracts are due by 11:59pm on July 31, 2018. This deadline will not be extended. Abstracts must be 2500 characters or less and may not include any graphics, figures, tables, etc. See this link for how to enter subscripts and superscripts.

Exhibit registration: Representatives of vendors of catalysis-related products are welcome to attend and may bring an exhibit. Each display is limited to a single 2.5’x6′ table. These will be located adjacent to the conference room and will be available for viewing during the poster session and coffee breaks on Monday. An exhibitor fee of $250 includes one complimentary meeting registration (dinner, lunch, coffee break, and entry to all sessions) and an exhibit table. Please contact Todd Toops (toopstj@ornl.gov) for further information.

Hotel Information:  There are a number of hotel options in the Midtown area, but we advise booking as early as possible due to the Music Midtown festival that is nearby on the same weekend. Some suggested options:

Walking distance: There are a few hotels within ~10 minutes walking of the venue that are reasonably affordable:
MARTA options: There is a shuttle from the Midtown MARTA station with a shuttle connecting to the Marcus Nanotechnology building, or it is ~15 minutes walking. There are a large number of affordable hotels near the Peachtree Center MARTA station
Driving options: The North Campus Parking Deck is less than a 5 minute walk from Marcus Nanotechnology building and costs approximately $2/hr or $15/day. There are numerous hotel options within a 15-20 minute drive from Georgia Tech’s campus.
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