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From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials

22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Synopsis

This interdisciplinary conference will provide unique "fusion" opportunities for chemists, physicists and engineers having various backgrounds but sharing passion and interests in carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials. It will allow mixed groups of scientists from all over the globe to discuss the current challenges, needs and goals of this quickly-evolving interdisciplinary field. The major focus areas will range from new designed methods of chemical synthesis, characterization, and structure determination of carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials to measurements of their functional properties and investigations into their potential breadth of practical applications as new materials. The list of carbon rich-molecules includes (but is not limited to) π-bowls and π-baskets, carbon nanohoops, nanobelts and short segments of carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene, graphene nanoribbons, and full-length nanotubes. This forum is designed to promote excellence in research and education and to facilitate the interchange of new information among a broad community of scientists.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Prof. John Anthony
University of Kentucky, USA
Prof. Andreas Hirsch
University of Erlangen, Germany
Prof. Kenichiro Itami
Nagoya University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Klaus Muellen
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Prof. Colin Nuckolls
Columbia University, USA

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Prof. Oana Jurchescu
Wake Forest University, USA
Prof. Nazario Martín
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Prof. Kosmas Prassides 
Durham University, UK
Prof. Atsushi Wakamiya
Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Irena G. Stara
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 
Prof. Artem R. Oganov
Center for Materials by Design State University of New York 
Prof. Remi Chauvin 
l'Université Paul Sabatier  
Dr. Shigeru Yamago
Kyoto University 

Other Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Konstantin Yu. Amsharov
Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
Dr. Fabien Durola
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, France
Prof. Yao-Ting Wu
National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Prof. Benjamin T. King
University of Nevada, USA
Dr. Milan Kivala
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Switzerland
Prof. John Tovar
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Prof. Kyle Plunkett
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
Prof. Ramesh Jasti
Boston University, USA
Prof. Andrey Yu. Rogachev
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Dmitri Konarev
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS, Russia
Prof. Michael M. Haley 
University of Oregon, USA
Prof. Stephan Irle 
University Nagoya, Japan
Prof. Daniel Gryko 
Warsaw Uniiversity of Technology 
Prof. Jean-Francois Halet
Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR 6226

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From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials

22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

Dmitri Konarev

Fullerenes, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS

Vladimir Samuilov

Research Professor, SUNYSB

Jean-Francois Halet

Director of Research at CNRS, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes

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From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials

22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Programme


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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1320 $1535 $790 $165 $209 $35
Industry $1320 $1535 $790 $165 $209 $35
Student $1050 $1295 $790 $165 $209 $35

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Our Registration Package: What's Included?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following;

  • Accommodation for 3 Nights
  • Breakfast Buffet and Fresh Juices
  • Lunch Buffet and 1 Fruit Juice, ½ Still/Sparkling Water, 1 Soda and 1 Tea/Coffee
  • Dinner Buffet and 1 Glass of House Wine, 1 Fruit Juice, ½ Still/Sparkling Water, 1 Soda and 1 Tea/Coffee
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Conference Rooms
  • Complimentary WI-FI in Guest Room
  • Gala Night Entry

Please note accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.


Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following;

  • Accommodation for 1 Night
  • Buffet Breakfast

 

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From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials

22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials

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El Jadida, Morocco

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Venue

Mazagan Beach Resort

Venue Rating
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nearest Airport
Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)

Relax in the warm Moroccan sun at the Mazagan Beach Resort, a truly beautiful hotel situated along the coast with stunning panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean. The resort combines traditional Moroccan culture with a modern twist creating an unforgettable conference experience for all.

The resort covers over 250 hectares offering an amazing array of activities and entertainment for delegates to choose from during their free time at the conference.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a buffet feast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to selected beverages and 1 glass of house wine during dinner. The themed Moroccan Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and live performing band.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • Beach
  • Resort Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Wellness Spa
  • Complimentary WI-FI in guestrooms and conference areas

Location

Morocco has over 2000miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, more than 300 days of sunshine per year and with its warm, friendly, hospitable people and delicious cuisine Morocco creates a perfect and unique location to hold a conference! Morocco is an ethnically diverse country with a rich culture and history. The region offers something for everyone, whether you like exploring the old winding medinas of its cities and towns, strolling along the stunning beaches, hiking the temperate peaks of the Rif mountain range or tasting some of the countries diversified cuisine.

Not far from the Mazagan Beach Resort is the Portuguese City of Mazagan, now known as El Jadida. It is one of the early settlements of the Portuguese explorers in West Africa on the route to India - it is an outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures, well reflected in architecture, technology, and town planning. Popular sites include; The Municipal Theater of El Jadida, The Portuguese Cistern, The Canons and the Fortress and The Old Port. El Jadida is definitely a city worth visiting during your stay.

 

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From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials

22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Transportation

Travel Details

Mohammed V International Airport is Morocco’s busiest airport with regular direct flights from the US, Europe and Far East on a daily basis. Mohammed V International Airport is located just 60miles from the Mazagan Beach Resort and we recommened booking your transportation through the hotel. Contact details can be found below. 

Airport Transfers (Complimentary Hotel Shuttle)

**The free shuttle is extremely popular and is booked very quickly so please be advised that this service is not always available. 

Airport Transfers (Private)

To make an enquiry or booking (individual/group), please contact the Mazagan Beach Resort hotel and quote the group name ‘Fusion’ along with your hotel reservation number during your initial communications.

Email:  yassine.benjelloun@mazaganbeachresort.com (Yassine Benjelloun)

Private Airport Transfers - Provided by the Hotel.
(Prices per vehicle, per way)

2-3 seated car (Skoda): MAD 1050
2-3 seated car (A6 Mercedes Class E): 2100
2-3 seated car (Mercedes Class S 350 or Range Rover): 3255
6 seated van (Mercedes Viano): MAD 1050

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22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Local Activities

There is a wide variety of leisure and sports activities at the Mazagan. These are an ideal way to have fun and relax while enjoying the beautiful climate of the region of El Jadida and discovering the beautiful resort’s treasures during your free time within the conference schedule.

Please find below a few tours and excursions that are available during your stay. Should you have a group of 4 or more persons wishing to participate, then the following tours are available. However, if you wish to book completely independently, the cost is as indicated.

Casablanca

MAD 1000 (per person for 4 or more persons)
MAD 4000 (for independent tour - 3 persons or less)

Departure from Mazagan: 10:00
Arrival Back at Mazagan: Approximately 18:15

Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and a world renowned centre for trade. Start with a visit to the central market, a massive kaleidoscope of colours and home of hundreds of stalls brimming with locally grown flowers, spices, vegetables, meats and all kinds of seafood as well as handicrafts. Continue to the new Medina of Casablanca and the Habous Quarter with its attractive Arab-Islamic architecture and admire the impressive facade of the Royal Palace.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Hassan II great Mosque. A great architectural masterpiece, this is the world’s largest religious monument after Mecca and its minaret is the tallest. A truly memorable experience!

The rate includes transfers + lunch + guide + monuments’ entrance fees
Minimum 04 Persons / Max. 90 Persons

Imperial Rabat

MAD 1200 (per person for 4 or more persons)
MAD 4800  (for independent tour - 3 persons or less)

Rabat is an attractive city of domes and minarets, sweeping terraces, wide avenues and green spaces. Do not miss the picturesque Oudaia Kasbah, the Medina, the Hassan Tower and the mausoleum of Mohamed V, and the Chellah.

09:00 : Departure from Mazagan
11:15 : Arrival in Rabat
11:30 : Visit of the Royal Palace
12:00 : Chellah Site
12:45 : Lunch
14:30 : Tour Hassan Mosque
15:15 : Mausoleum Mohammed V
16:00 : Oudayas Site
16:30 : Rue des consuls
17:00 : Departure to Mazagan

The rate includes transfers + guide + monuments’ entrance fees
Minimum 04 Persons / Max. 90 Persons

If you would prefer to book a tour independently or enquire regarding alternative excursions available then please contact Yassime, details below, who will be happy to advise and assist with your booking.

For further information or to book a tour, excursion or activity please contact Yassine Benjelloun (Conference Services Manager) at the Mazagan yassine.benjelloun@MazaganBeachResort.com or alternatively you may make your booking once in resort, subject to availability.

The Mazagan also offers many sports and leisure activities including:
Windsurfing
Nordic Walking
Beach Volley
Paintball
Horse Riding
Tennis
Golf
Quad Biking
Karting

Full details can be found on the hotel website: http://www.mazaganbeachresort.com/activities/sportsandleisure.aspx

Please see below transportation prices (max 7 persons, price per person, per way) should you wish to arrange an independent trip to some of the local culture and tourist attractions in and around El Jadida:

El Jadida – MAD157.50
Casa Town – MAD1,050
Rabat – MAD2,625
Marrakech – MAD3,675
Agadir – MAD7,350
Fes – MAD4,725

*Transportation should be booked at the Concierge desk at the Mazagan

**All individual tours and excursions (not the Group Tours) should be arranged at the Leisure Desk at the Mazagan

The above information will also be available along with your welcome pack which is emailed to you shortly before the conference begins. 

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22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Group Activities

We have arranged 2 very exciting group tours for all Carbon participants. Both tours are optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email sarah@fusion-conferences.com
to confirm your participation no later than Monday 8th September as we are required to confirm numbers to the hotel by this date.

Details of the Group Tours are as follows:

Half Day Cultural Tour to El Jadida 

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

  • 14:00: Departure from Mazagan
  • 14:20: Arrival at El Jadida and visit Portuguese City
  • 15:00: Visit the Portuguese Cistern
  • 15:30: Visit the Souks
  • 16:30: Departure to Mazagan

The cost for this tour is MAD350 per person and includes transfers + guide + monuments’ entrance fees. 

The Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida), one of the first settlements created in Africa by Portuguese explorers on the route to India, bears outstanding witness to the exchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The surviving Portuguese buildings include the cistern and the Church of the Assumption, built in the Manueline style of late Gothic architecture. Very much worth a visit!

Full Day Group Tour to Marrakech

Friday 26th September 2014

  • 08:00 : Departure from  Mazagan
  • 11:00 : Arrival  at Marrakech
  • 11:10 : Visit of the Médina : Bahia Castle and  Saadiens  Tombs
  • 13:30 : Lunch
  • 15:00 : Visit of the souk and Jamaa El Fna Square
  • 18:00 : Departure to Mazagan

The cost for this tour is MAD1000 per person and includes transfers + lunch + guide + monuments’ entrance fees.

The southern Moroccan city of Marrakech was founded in 1070 and was considered an important political and cultural center in the western Muslim world. This captivating city is the most popular destination in all of Morocco. With its lively people, colourful marketplaces, impressive monuments, and religious sites, Marrakech is a feast for the eyes and the senses. Begin your tour with a photo opportunity at the spectacular Koutoubia Minaret, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Followed by a visit to the grounds of Bahia Place built between 1894 and 1900 with its lavish decoration and learn the fascinating history contained within the palace walls. Stroll through the old walled town of Medina and visit the open-air markets known as souks. These large trading venues brim with the most extraordinary array of goods you'll find anywhere in Morocco. Continue on to the city's most energetic spot, ironically called Djemaa-el-F'na, which means "Assembly of the Dead." This large, open square is home to snake charmers, street performers, soothsayers and spice vendors. You'll feel as if you've stepped right out of the pages of the Arabian Nights!

**Please note that once we have confirmed your participation for any of the above tours, the hotel will make a charge to your room upon check-in. This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind or not participate in the tour. 

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22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Childcare

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Oral Presenters

A Fusion Conference offers all participants the opportunity to present their current research and findings in a number of different ways. Once registered for the conference you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Oral Presentations

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for an oral presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation.

We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches as regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

If you have prepared some slides to compliment your presentation please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

Those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to:powerpoint@fusion-conferences.com

Flash Presentations

The Flash Session lasts up to 45minutes. This time is evenly divided between all the Flash Presentations that are accepted so your allocated time can range from 3-5 minutes, depending on popularity. The flash session is an extension of the Poster Session and is designed to offer a select few the opportunity to present orally their poster in a more formal, group setting.
To be considered for a flash presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Abstracts submitted after the 'Talk Deadline' may not be accepted.

Please note, the exact length of your presentation will be noted on the conference programme under the ‘Flash Session’.

At the Conference

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. They will ensure they have everything they need, including your presentation slides or aides. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech just to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have a complimenting presentation. Please note, speakers are not permitted to use their individual laptops, our AV tech will have a master laptop for you to run your presentation from. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team. We are here to help!

We would like to ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time slot decreases. 

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22 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014

El Jadida, Morocco

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Posters

A Fusion Conference offers all participants the opportunity to present their current research and findings in a number of different ways. Once registered for the conference you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Poster Presentations

To be considered to present a poster, please submit your abstract within the ‘Poster Deadline’. Please check the conference programme carefully to note the poster session date and time.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation only. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore you will be unable to present your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

During registration at the conference, if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

At the Conference

Upon arrival at the conference you can put up your poster from registration with the help of the Fusion team. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that you take down your poster on the final day of the meeting. The poster sessions is usually scheduled on Day 2, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and awards will be given to the best poster displays.

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