Midwest Astrochemistry Meeting 2011

The 4th meeting of the Midwest Astrochemistry Consortium will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 21-22 October, 2011. Like last year, we will feature a keynote talk on Friday afternoon at 4 PM before the evening poster session that will start around 6 PM. The Friday keynote talk will be given by Prof. Ted Bergin of the Astronomy Department at the University of Michigan. Pizza will be provided for dinner.

On Saturday there will be a partial day of talks featuring a keynote lecture by William E. Moore Distinguished Professor Joseph S. Francisco of the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University. A box lunch will be provided. An executive planning session for the consortium will be held during the lunch hour on Saturday. The meeting will adjourn by mid-afternoon.

Prof. Ted Bergin - Exploring New Spectral Windows with
the Herschel Space Observatory
Prof. Joseph Francisco - From Inconsequential to Reaction
Significance: A Lesson from the Chemistry of Mars

We have continued to keep costs as minimal as possible, in part to encourage graduate and undergraduate student attendance and participation. Please circulate this announcement to other members of your group who may not be on our mailing list. We expect that most of those who attend will be able to limit their stay in Champaign-Urbana to one night.

REGISTRATION: Registration is online (click here to register). The fee is $30 per person if paid by 14 OCTOBER, or $35 thereafter, and must be paid by credit card on the website.

ABSTRACTS: Each abstract should fit on a single 8-1/2 by 11" page. Provide a title, author list with the presenting author underlined, author affiliations, contact information for at least the presenting author, and the abstract. Use at least 1" margins on all sides. Figures and other supplemental material is encouraged, as long as everything fits on one page within the specified margins. PDF and Word files are preferred. No color, please. Abstracts should be emailed to mwam2011@gmail.com. Please use one of the following as a subject line:

MWAM11 abstract: PREFER TALK

The number of slots for contributed talks is limited, but we encourage students to consider presenting a talk instead of a poster. Presenters will be notified whether they will be giving a poster or talk as soon as possible after the abstract deadline, which is 11 OCTOBER.

TRAVEL: In addition to driving, the University can be reached by train or plane service, mostly through Chicago. Campus maps will be available for download shortly before the meeting convenes.

ACCOMODATIONS: Blocks of rooms have been set aside at the following hotels. Please mention MWAM11 (and the block name, if provided) when making your reservation. Book soon, since the posted rates will only be available until the dates noted below!

    Holiday Inn
    1001 Killarney St.
    Urbana, IL 61801
    Block name: MWA
    Rate per night: $70.00 - available until 7 OCTOBER

    Comfort Suites
    2001 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Urbana, IL
    Rate per night: $79.00 - available until 28 SEPTEMBER

    Hampton Inn
    1200 W. University Ave.
    Urbana, IL 61801
    Rate per night: $109.00 - available until 30 SEPTEMBER

A variety of other accommodations are also available in Champaign-Urbana and can be located and booked via the internet.

We look forward to seeing you at the University of Illinois in October!

Updated 24 October 2011