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2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference

07 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Nassau, Bahamas

Synopsis

This interdisciplinary conference will provide unique “fusion” opportunities for chemists, physicists and engineers having various backgrounds but sharing passion and interests in carbon-only or carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials. It will allow a diverse group of scientists from all over the globe to discuss the current challenges, needs and prospects of this quickly-evolving multidisciplinary field.

The major focus areas will range from newly 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 practical applications. The types of carbon-rich molecules include (but are 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.

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Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,823 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 07, 08, 09 June 2018 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Meredith Willmott (Meredith@fusion-conferences.com) to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Luis Echegoyen (University of Texas-El Paso)
BUCKYBALL MARACAS: NEW ENDOHEDRAL FULLERENE STRUCTURES, REACTIVITY AND MECHANISTIC ASPECTS

Miguel Garcia-Garibay (University of California, Los Angeles)
AMPHIDYNAMIC MATERIALS AS MOLECULAR MACHINES: DIPOLAR ARRAYS AND MESOSCALE ARCHITECTURES

Mark Hersam (Northwestern University)
SURFACE AND INTERFACE ENGINEERING OF VAN DER WAALS HETEROSTRUCTURES

Kenichiro Itami (Nagoya University)
EXPLORING MOLECULAR NANOCARBON SCIENCE

Colin Nuckolls (Columbia University)
TWISTACENES, HELICENES, AND MACROCYCLES AS OPTOELECTRONIC MATERIALS

Confirmed Invited Speakers 

Valentine Ananikov (Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry)

Igor Alabugin (Florida State University)
ALKYNE ORIGAMI: FOLDING OLIGOALKYNES INTO POLYAROMATICS 

Graham Bodwell (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BRIDGE-EATING STRATEGY FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF SMALL, STRAINED CYCLOPHANES

Wesley Chalifoux (University of Nevada)
ALKYNE BENZANNULATIONS TO ACCESS A BROAD SCOPE OF LARGE NANOGRAPHENE STRUCTURES

Juan Casado (University of Málaga)
OLIGORYLENE NANOGRAPHENES AND X-SHAPE MULTIRADICALOID MOLECULES: STRUCTURAL INSIGHTS FROM RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

Max von Delius (University of Ulm)
UNLEASHING THE SUPRAMOLECULAR POTENTIAL OF [10]CYCLOPARAPHENYLENE

Roman Fasel (EMPA)
ON-SURFACE SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE NANORIBBONS: FROM MOLECULES TO DEVICES

Felix Fischer (University of California, Berkeley)
BAND ENGINEERING AND QUANTUM CONFINEMENT EFFECTS IN GRAPHENE NANORIBBONS

Aiko Fukazawa (Nagoya University)
EXPLORING NEW SULFUR-CONTAINING pi-SKELETONS FOR FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

Nancy Goroff (Stony Brook University)

Daniel Gryko (Institute of Organic Chemistry)
PYRROLO[3,2-B]PYRROLES – ELECTRON-RICH FUNCTIONAL HETEROCYCLES

Malika Jeffries-EL (Boston University)
CROSS-CONJUGATED ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS - THE REMIX

Qian Miao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
TOWARD NEGATIVELY CURVED CARBONS

Katherine Mirica (Dartmouth College)
POROUS SCAFFOLDS FOR ELECTRONICALLY-TRANSDUCED CHEMICAL SENSING AND CAPTURE

Jean-François Morin (Université Laval)
MECHANOCHEMICAL FORMATION OF BIRADICALS IN ANTHANTHRONE DERIVATIVES

Jean-François Nierengarten (University of Strasbourg)
MECHANOCHEMICAL FORMATION OF BIRADICALS IN ANTHANTHRONE DERIVATIVES

Henrik Ottosson (Uppsala University)
RELATING THE TRIPLET STATE BAIRD AROMATICITY OF THE MACROCYCLE TO THAT OF THE MONOCYCLE

Kyle Plunkett (Southern Illinois University)
CONJUGATED POLYMERS VIA CYCLOPENTANNULATION STRATEGIES

Shu Seki (Kyoto University)
CARBON-BASED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND INTERFACES: NON-CONTACT APPROACH

Natalia Shustova (University of South Carolina)
GRAPHITIC WELL-DEFINED MATERIALS

Ivo Starý (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
HELICALLY CHIRAL AROMATICS: TOWARDS FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AT NANOSCALE

J. D. Tovar (Johns Hopkins University)
PHOTON MANAGEMENT IN PI-CONJUGATED PEPTIDIC SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMERS

Rik Tykwinski (University of Alberta)
ACENE OLIGOMERS TO STUDY THE MECHANISM OF SINGLET FISSION

Latha Venkataraman (Columbia University)
ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN SINGLE-MOLECULE CIRCUITS

Yan Xia (Stanford University)
STREAMLINED SYNTHESIS OF POLYCYCLIC CONJUGATED HYDROCARBONS CONTAINING ANTIAROMATIC CYCLOBUTADIENOIDS AND TUNING OF THEIR PARATROPICITY

Haiping Xia (Xiamen University)
CARBOLONG CHEMISTRY: TOWARDS UNPRESEDENTED Π-CONJUGATED SYSTEMS

Alex V. Zabula (University of Pennsylvania)
MULTI-ELECTRON CHARGING OF CORANNULENE: STRUCTURAL STUDIES

 

 

Sponsors

Prices

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

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,823.00 $1,923.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Industry $1,823.00 $1,923.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Student $1,534.00 $1,634.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00

Additional night prices are per person, per night. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (07, 08, 09 June 2018) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students/Postdocs
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service (note a delivery charge will be applied)
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (07, 08, 09 June 2018) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service (note a delivery charge will be applied)
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (07, 08, 09 June 2018) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner
- Room service (note a delivery charge will be applied)
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Room service (note; a delivery charge will be applied)
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years.

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Igor Alabugin
    Igor Alabugin
    Florida State University
  • Nancy Goroff
    Nancy Goroff
    Stony Brook University
  • Felix Fischer
    Felix Fischer
    UC Berkeley
  • Qian Miao
    Qian Miao
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Roman Fasel
    Roman Fasel
    Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
  • Latha Venkataraman
    Latha Venkataraman
    Columbia University
  • Kyle Plunkett
    Kyle Plunkett
    Southern Illinois University
  • Aiko Fukazawa
    Aiko Fukazawa
    Nagoya University
  • Ivo Stary
    Ivo Stary
    Inst. Org. Chem. Biochem. CAS
  • Graham Bodwell
    Graham Bodwell
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Max von Delius
    Max von Delius
    University of Ulm
  • Daniel Gryko
    Daniel Gryko
    Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Katherine Mirica
    Katherine Mirica
    Dartmouth College
  • J. D. Tovar
    J. D. Tovar
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Alexander V. Zabula
    Alexander V. Zabula
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Yan Xia
    Yan Xia
    Stanford University
  • Haiping Xia
    Haiping Xia
    Xiamen University
  • Jean-Francois Morin
    Jean-Francois Morin
    Universite Laval
  • Malika Jeffries-EL
    Malika Jeffries-EL
    Boston University
  • Wesley Chalifoux
    Wesley Chalifoux
    University of Nevada, Reno
  • Rik Tykwinski
    Rik Tykwinski
    University of Alberta
  • Natalia Shustova
    Natalia Shustova
    University of South Carolina
  • Henrik Ottosson
    Henrik Ottosson
    Uppsala University
  • Shu Seki
    Shu Seki
    Kyoto University
  • Juan Casado
    Juan Casado
    University of Málaga
  • Jean-François Nierengarten
    Jean-François Nierengarten
    Université de Strasbourg et CNRS
  • Valentin Ananikov
    Valentin Ananikov
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

Programme

THURSDAY 7TH JUNE 2018

14:00 – 14:50

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Group Welcome Lunch

Session Chairs: Michael Haley and Marina Petrukhina

14:50 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:45

Plenary: Kenichiro Itami
Nagoya University, Japan

EXPLORING MOLECULAR NANOCARBON SCIENCE

15:45 – 16:15

Igor Alabugin
Florida State University, USA

ALKYNE ORIGAMI: FOLDING OLIGOALKYNES INTO POLYAROMATICS

16:15 – 16:45

Latha Venkataraman
Columbia University, USA

ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN SINGLE-MOLECULE CIRCUITS

16:45 – 17:15

Roman Fasel
ETH, Switzerland

ON-SURFACE SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE NANORIBBONS: FROM MOLECULES TO DEVICES

17:15 – 17:45

Refreshments

Session Chairs: Wesley Chalifoux

17:45 – 18:15

Natalia Shustova
University of South Carolina, USA

GRAPHITIC WELL-DEFINED MATERIALS

18:15 – 18:45

Rik Tykwinski
University of Alberta, Canada

ACENE OLIGOMERS TO STUDY THE MECHANISM OF SINGLET FISSION

18:45 – 19:15

Jean-François Nierengarten
University of Strasbourg, France

FULLERENE AND PILLAR[5]ARENE SCAFFOLDS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS

19:15 – 19:45

Qian Miao
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

TOWARD NEGATIVELY CURVED CARBONS

19:45

Dinner

FRIDAY 8TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

Session Chair: Lawrence Scott

08:30 – 09:15

Plenary: Mark Hersam
Northwestern University, USA

SURFACE AND INTERFACE ENGINEERING OF VAN DER WAALS HETEROSTRUCTURES

09:15 – 09:45

Malika Jeffries-EL
Boston University, USA

CROSS-CONJUGATED ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS - THE REMIX

09:45 – 10:15

Haiping Xia
Xiamen University, China

CARBOLONG CHEMISTRY: TOWARDS UNPRECEDENTED Π-CONJUGATED SYSTEMS

10:15 – 10:35

Justin Dressler
University of Oregon, USA

DIRADICAL INDENOFLUORENES AND DERIVATIVES: ACCESS TO THREE UNIQUE ELECTRONIC STATES

10:35 – 11:10

Refreshments & Group Photo

11:10 – 11:40

Katharine Mirica
Dartmouth College, USA

POROUS SCAFFOLDS FOR ELECTRONICALLY-TRANSDUCED CHEMICAL SENSING AND CAPTURE

11:40 – 12:10

Felix Fischer
UC Berkeley, USA

BAND ENGINEERING AND QUANTUM CONFINEMENT EFFECTS IN GRAPHENE NANORIBBONS

12:10 – 12:40

Valentine Ananikov Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, RAS, Russia

CARBON MATERIALS FOR CATALYSIS AND ORGANIC SYNTHESIS

12:40 – 16:30

Lunch & Free Time

13:00 – 16:00

Group Activity: Snorkeling (signups required in advance)

Session Chair: Yan Xia

16:30 – 17:00

Nancy Goroff
Stony Brook University, USA

RODS AND LADDERS: POLYYNES AS CARBON-RICH STARTING MATERIALS

17:00 – 17:30

Jean-François Morin
Université Laval, Canada

MECHANOCHEMICAL FORMATION OF BIRADICALS IN ANTHANTHRONE DERIVATIVES 

17:30 – 18:00

Wesley Chalifoux
University of Nevada, USA

ALKYNE BENZANNULATIONS TO ACCESS A BROAD SCOPE OF LARGE NANOGRAPHENE STRUCTURES

18:00 – 18:30

Shu Seki
Kyoto University, Japan

CARBON-BASED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND INTERFACES: NON-CONTACT APPROACH

18:30 – 19:00

Refreshments

19:00 – 19:45

Plenary: Miguel Garcia-Garibay
UCLA, USA

AMPHIDYNAMIC MATERIALS AS MOLECULAR MACHINES: DIPOLAR ARRAYS AND MESOSCALE ARCHITECTURES

19:45 – 20:05

Michel Frigoli
University of Paris-Saclay, France

LOW BANDGAP BIS-TETRACENE-BASED ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS EXHIBITING AIR STABILITY, HIGH AROMATICITY AND MOBILITY

20:05 – 20:25

Jun Zhu
Xiamen University, China

CARBON-RICH LIGANDS: STRUCTURE, BONDING AND AROMATICITY

 

20:25

Dinner

SATURDAY 9TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 08:30

 Breakfast

Session Chair: Irena Stara

08:30 – 09:15

Plenary: Luis Echegoyen
University of Texas at El Paso, USA

BUCKYBALL MARACAS: NEW ENDOHEDRAL FULLERENE STRUCTURES, REACTIVITY AND MECHANISTIC ASPECTS

09:15 – 09:45

J. D. Tovar
Johns Hopkins University, USA

PHOTON MANAGEMENT IN PI-CONJUGATED PEPTIDIC SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMERS

09:45 – 10:10

Norbert Jux
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

PORPHYRINS AND HEXABENZOCORONENES – A FRUITFUL CARBON-RICH LIAISON

10:10 – 10:35

Toru Amaya
Osaka University, Japan

SYNTHESIS AND COORDINATION CHEMISTRY OF Π-BOWLS BASED ON SUMANENE

10:35 – 11:05

Refreshments

11:05 – 11:35

Kyle Plunkett
Southern Illinois University, USA

CONJUGATED POLYMERS VIA CYCLOPENTANNULATION STRATEGIES

11:35 – 12:05

Daniel Gryko
Institute of Organic Chemistry, PAS, Warsaw, Poland

PYRROLO[3,2-B]PYRROLES – ELECTRON-RICH FUNCTIONAL HETEROCYCLES

12:05 – 16:00

Lunch & Free Time

Session Chair: Kyle Plunkett

16:00 – 16:30

Aiko Fukuzawa
Nagoya University, Japan

EXPLORING NEW SULFUR-CONTAINING pi-SKELETONS FOR FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

16:30 – 17:00

Graham Bodwell
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BRIDGE-EATING STRATEGY FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF SMALL, STRAINED CYCLOPHANES

17:00 – 17:30

Yan Xia
Stanford University, USA

STREAMLINED SYNTHESIS OF POLYCYCLIC CONJUGATED HYDROCARBONS CONTAINING ANTIAROMATIC CYCLOBUTADIENOIDS AND TUNING OF THEIR PARATROPICITY

17:30 – 18:00

Max von Delius
University of Ulm, Germany

UNLEASHING THE SUPRAMOLECULAR POTENTIAL OF [10]CYCLOPARAPHENYLENE

18:00 – 18:30

Alexander Zabula
University of Pennsylvania, USA

MULTI-ELECTRON CHARGING OF CORANNULENE: STRUCTURAL STUDIES

18:30 – 20:00

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:30

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

SUNDAY 10TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

Session Chair: Katherine Mirica

08:30 – 09:15

Plenary: Colin Nuckolls
Columbia University, USA

TWISTACENES, HELICENES, AND MACROCYCLES AS OPTOELECTRONIC MATERIALS

09:15 – 09:45

Ivo Starý
Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, Prague, Czech Republic

HELICALLY CHIRAL AROMATICS: TOWARDS FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AT NANOSCALE

09:45 – 10:15

Henrik Ottosson
University of Uppsala, Sweden

RELATING THE TRIPLET STATE BAIRD AROMATICITY OF THE MACROCYCLE TO THAT OF THE MONOCYCLE

10:15 – 10:35

Dmitry Peryshkov
University of South Carolina, USA

CARBORANE CLUSTER ARCHITECTURES FEATURING MULTIPLE METAL-BORON INTERACTIONS

10:35 – 11:05

Refreshments

Session Chairs: Michael Haley and Marina Petrukhina

11:05 – 11:35

Juan Casado
University of Malaga, Spain

OLIGORYLENE NANOGRAPHENES AND X-SHAPE MULTIRADICALOID MOLECULES: STRUCTURAL INSIGHTS FROM RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

11:35 – 11:55

Eugenia Pérez-Ojeda
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

TUNABLE FULLERENE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR HYBRID ALLOTROPE COMINATION AND THEIR SUPRAMOLECULAR ASSEMBLY

11:55 – 12:15

Chih-Hsiu Lin
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

NOVEL SYNTHETIC APPROACHES TO PENTACENE SKELETON- TEMPLATE ASSISTED ANNULATION AND RING CONTRACTION

12:15 – 12:35

Xiao-Ye Wang
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

OBO-FUSED PLANAR NANOGRAPHENES AND NONPLANAR DOUBLE HELICENES

12:35 – 12:45

Closing Comments

 

Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

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Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nassau
W Bay St.
Nassau
Bahamas
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Hotel Details

Overlooking one of the finest beaches in the world the Meliá Nassau Beach is surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. Located on the stunning Cable Beach, you are just a few minutes walk from the center, shops and restaurants. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are within easy reach (7km) and Lynden Pindling International Airport is situated only 9km away.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from Cilantro where you can experience the natural textures, aromas and flavors of Mexico, Nikkei, celebrated for its exquisite fusion of Japanese, Cantonese and Peruvian cuisine featuring a sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables, Estavida, an upbeat tapas lounge located in the hotel lobby serving innovative tapas and a wide selection of cocktails, Aqua, an A la carte restaurant specializing in exquisite, rustic Italian cuisine, The Market Place, where you will find an International buffet serving an array of exquisite dishes, O'Grille, an open air restaurant with fabulous views of the sea and pool serving casual beach fare and light bites and finally The Black Angus, a steakhouse featuring hip, contemporary jazz and modern decor, offering guests the finest quality prime cuts and the freshest ingredients.(This restaurant is not included in the all inclusive package, additional charges apply). The Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • 3 heated outdoor pools
  • Complimentary resort wide Wi-Fi (guest rooms, throughout hotel, beach and conference areas)   
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • 7 dining venues
  • 4 bars.
  • non-motorised water sports

The Bahamas is formed by over 700 islands, keys and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean and renowned for its warm sunshine, mild climate, fine, white sandy beaches, turquoise, crystal clear water and friendly people, making this the perfect environment to relax and unwind in your free time during the conference.

Location

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Location Details

The Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive is located right on the stunning Cable Beach just a few minutes away from the airport and city center; Nearby in Downtown Nassau you can experience the flavours of new foods at local restaurants, shop 'til you drop at Straw market or take a trip through time at the Pirates Museum. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are close by and water enthusiasts can enjoy non-motorized water sports right on property.

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. The city has a hilly landscape and is known for it's fabulous beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

 

Transport

Local Airport

Lynden Pindling International Airport (formally known as Nassau International Airport) is just a short 15 minute journey from the Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis.

Taxis

There’s no shortage of available taxi cabs at LPIA. Taxis are available outside the U.S., International and Domestic terminals. Taxis charge $25 one way to the Melia Nassau Hotel, however if there are more than two passengers / two large suitcases then they will normally charge slightly more.

Pre-booked Airport Transfers

Majestic Tours Ltd are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Nassau. The Majestic Tours team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Lynden Pindling Airport. Majestic Tours will manage and confirm all transportation bookings, therefore please contact them directly with any questions or booking requests (details below).

Contact Name: Betty Fox
Contact Telephone: +1 242-322-2606 or +1 242-677-2610
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

To receive the rates below, please specify that you are with Fusion Conferences. Pre-booked airport transfer rates to and from LPIA / Melia Nassau Beach hotel are as follows.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Shuttle Bus * ~

n/a

$21.50 USD per person

Car (maximum of 3 passengers) *

$46.00 USD per vehicle

$91.40.00 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 8 passengers) *

$129.25 USD per vehicle

n/a

Note:
- The shuttle bus is not a private service therefore other stops may be made along the journey.
- 7.5% tax is included. Gratuities optional.
- No unauthorized stops will be made.
- No smoking, food or beverage is permitted on the buses.
- The driver will assist with loading / off-loading of luggage.
- All drivers and personnel are dressed in uniform.

If you wish to cancel your transfer, please inform Majestic Tours at least 72hours in advance for car bookings and 48hours in advance for bus/van bookings, otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. If you fail to inform Majestic Tours of any amendments to your travel schedule and consequently do not turn up at the date and time booked, full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, uniformed Majestic Tours representatives will be stationed outside of the terminal with the appropriate signage to meet you.

When you depart from the hotel, please wait at the front door of the hotel for your transfer. Majestic Tours will schedule departure times 2.5 – 3 hours prior to your flight departure time.

Please note that payment is required at the time of booking. Payment can be made over the phone with Majestic Tours or they will provide you with a form to complete and sign for processing. When payment has been processed you will be sent a voucher to confirm your booking. Please print this voucher and hand it to your Majestic Tours rep prior to departure from the airport.

Majestic Tours Desk

The Majestic Tours desk is located in the lobby of the hotel alongside front desk. This is open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

Activities

Several activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Sports: Volleyball / basketball
  • Fitness classes
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Half / Full Day Activities

Majestic Tours are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions for either a half or full day.  To browse the range of tours and excursions available or to make a booking (individual/group) please follow the link below which will take you directly to the Majestic Tours website / booking system. Bookings can also be made on-site at the Majestic Tours desk, located in the lobby of the hotel alongside front desk. This is open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

http://www.majestictoursbahamas.com/tours/#all

If you have any questions then please contact Majestic Tours directly (details below).

Contact Name: Betty Fox
Contact Telephone: +1 242-322-2606 or +1 242-677-2610
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

Group Activities

Snorkel Trip – Friday 08th June 2018

This 2hr excursion will depart from Cable Beach at the Melia hotel. Firstly, you will visit the Sea Turtle site where you will learn some interesting facts and then get to swim with them. Finally, you will head to the snorkel site where you will be able to see many different types of coral, tropical fish, sea turtles, eels, spiny lobsters, and much more.

Snorkel Tour: $50.00 per person (USD or Bahamian Dollars accepted, a charge will be applied for card payments).

Includes:

  • Snorkel equipment
  • Life jackets

Itinerary for 8th June 2018:

13:45: Pickup from Cable Beach at Melia Hotel
13:55: Arrive to the turtle location
14:05: Swim with sea turtles
14:35: Head to the reef for some snorkeling time
14:40 – 15:40: Snorkeling
15:45: Drop off at Cable Beach at Melia Hotel

 

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 26 Feb 2018

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract 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.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 26th Feb 2018. 

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. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

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

For 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: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech 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 an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 in Presenter View, Landscape in Orientation
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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Posters

Poster Deadline: 30 Apr 2018

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract 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.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 30th April 2018.

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

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration 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.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

2018 Carbon Poster Awards

To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 30th April 2018. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and Certificates will be presented at the Gala Night event. 

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