Information for Participants

Dear Conference Participants,

The 3rd International Symposium on Halogen Bonding (ISXB-3; June 10-14, 2018) and associated IUPAC International Workshop@ISXB-3 (June 9-10, 2018) is approaching and we are looking forward to meeting you in Greenville, SC! The conference venue is the Hyatt Regency Hotel Greenville. Please be sure to use the link under accommodations to make your reservations.

Conference details

Abstract book

Please keep checking back to this site for updated information. When completed, the ISXB-3 Book of Abstracts including the Conference Program will be posted here. A printed form of the Abstract Book will also be provided at the registration desk. Registration will take place on Sunday afternoon (time TBD) and for those who arrive later, any day during the conference.

Wifi

Wireless internet will be available at the conference center free of charge.

Oral presentations

If your abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation, please prepare slides in PowerPoint format, and save your slides on a USB flash drive for easy file transfer. We will provide both PC and Mac for presentations, as well as a laser pointer and microphone. You will not be able to use your personal computer for your presentation. We invite you to contact our computer assistants the day before your presentation during coffee/lunch breaks or early in the morning to upload your presentation in the conference room, but be sure to have your presentation uploaded to the session computer at least 15 minutes before the start of your session. Please remember to bring all necessary adapters to use and charge your electronic devices in the U.S. (Plug types A and B, 120V, 60 Hz).

Poster presentations

For poster presentations, the poster boards are 3 feet tall X 4 feet wide (120 cm X 190 cm). Please prepare your poster to fit within these measurements. Poster numbers will be provided in the Book of Abstracts.

Conference Meals and Conference Dinner/Excursion

Registration includes conference materials as well as a welcoming reception, four (4) breakfasts, three (3) lunches (except for accompanying persons), a poster session reception, and five (5) coffee breaks. Wednesday’s excursion will include a barbeque dinner at the premier barbeque restaurant in Greenville, Smoke on the Water, followed by attendance of a Class A baseball game between the Greenville Drive and the Rome Braves at Fluor Field.

Travel Information

The closest airport is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (Airport Code: GSP), which is about 13 miles from the conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency. For those staying at the conference hotel, a shuttle is provided. There are several other hotels within walking distance of the Hyatt. See the accommodations page to see which of these provides shuttle service. Taxi service (or Uber) is also available to and from the airport from all major hotels (all taxis accept major credit cards). If you choose to fly into either of the major airports in the region, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), you will probably need to rent a car, as they are both 2-3 hours drive from Greenville. A hired shuttle may also be available, but they would be quite a bit more expensive.

Financial

Major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are widely accepted in the U.S., although there may be some restrictions on using American Express. International currency is generally not accepted. One of many currency calculators can be found here.

Weather

The weather in South Carolina in June is generally on the warm side of pleasant, and typically sunny and dry, although an afternoon shower or thunderstorm is always a possibility. Summer clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock will all be useful, especially during the excursion to a Greenville Drive Class A baseball game.

Insurance

We recommended that you purchase an insurance policy of your choice as you book your travel to the conference. The Conference Organisers cannot accept any liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants, during or in connection to the conference.

Visa

If you are visiting the U.S. on a business or conference trip from another country, you may need a visa. You can find information on whether and what type of visa you might need at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html. If you should need an invitation letter for your visa application please contact the organisers at info@isxb-3.org after you have completed the registration. Include in this e-mail your full name (written as in your passport), date of birth, position and company/university and address. Please allow up to 7 days for us to process your request.

Language

The official conference language and the language of the U.S. is English. Unfortunately, while you will find the people to be quite friendly, they are typically monolingual.

Sincerely yours,

Bill Pennington

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Map of GSP Airport to Hyatt Regency Hotel

Greenville

Map of Downtown Greenville