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Registration Deadlines

Early bird – 30 Apr 2018

Talk Submission – 30 Apr 2018

Last Chance – 30 Apr 2018

Poster Submission – 30 Apr 2018

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4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Jun 2018 - 08 Jun 2018

Nassau, Bahamas

Synopsis

The fourth Functional Polymeric Materials (FPM) series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries.

The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning "basic synthesis and methodology" to "nanoscale and bioinspired materials".

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to academics, students, postdoctoral research associates, industrial scientists and leaders, governmental researchers and those currently involved in the development of polymeric material applications to address the most critical needs in areas such as medicine, energy and sustainability.

Key Sessions

-stimuli-responsive materials
- stimuli-responsive soft matter
- stimuli-responsive hybrid/composite materials
- biomolecular self-assembly
- bioinspired materials
- polymerization catalysis or polymer-modified catalysts
- synthetic methodology
- catalytic self-assembly
- activated catalysis at surfaces and interfaces
- nanoparticle assemblies
- multi-component systems
- organized assemblies
- self-replicating molecular systems
- self-sorting molecular systems
- enzyme responsive materials
- non-equlibrium self-assembly
- translational applications in biomedicine
- translational applications in detection systems
- translational applications in nanotechnology

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Grants Available

9 x $500 grants available to attend the conference, these are available first come first served basis. To apply please email your abstact for either oral or poster presentation to Meredith@fusion-conferences.com by Thursday 26th April 2018.

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 05, 06, 07 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

Matthew Becker (The University of Akron)
HOW NEW MATERIALS AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ARE CHANGING MEDICINE

Coray Colina (University of Florida)

William Dichtel (Northwestern University)

Eva Harth (University of Houston)

Christine Luscombe (University of Washington)
DESIGNING HIGH DUCTILITY POLYMERS FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

Rachel O'Reilly (University of Birmingham)
TEMPLATION IN MATERIALS SYNTHESIS

Stuart Rowan (University of Chicago)
SYNTHESIS OF POLY[N]CATENANES

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Bryan Boudouris (Purdue University)
THE NANOSCALE FEATURES THAT ALLOW NON-CONJUGATED RADICAL POLYMER GLASSES TO ACHIEVE HIGH ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY VALUES

Adam Braunschweig (CUNY Advanced Science Research Center)
COMBINATORIAL DIKETOPYRROLOPYRROLE-RYLENE OPTOELECTRONIC SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMER FILMS 

Erik Berda (University of New Hampshire)
FUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS FROM SINGLE POLYMER CHAINS

Blair Brettmann (Georgia Institute of Technology)
ENCAPSULATION OF HIGH LOADINGS OF MICROPARTICLES DURING ELECTROSPINNING

Anthony Convertine (University of Washington)
POLYMERIZABLE PRODRUG MONOMERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

Kamil Godula (University of California, San Diego)

Melissa Grunlan
(Texas A&M University)
AMPHIPHILIC SILICONES WITH BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTI-FOULING BEHAVIOR

Will Gutekunst (Georgia Institute of Technology)
NEW CHEMISTRY FOR LIVING RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION

Padma Gopalan (University of Wisconsin- Madison)
ULTRA-THIN COATINGS FOR GROWTH OF HIGH DENSITY POLYMER BRUSHES

Arthi Jayaraman
(University of Delaware)
UNDERSTANDING EFFECT OF POLYMER ARCHITECTURE ON STRUCTURE AND THERMODYNAMICS IN POLYMER SOLUTIONS USING THEORY AND SIMULATIONS

Julia Kalow (Northwestern University)
REACTIVITY-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS IN PHOTOCONTROLLED POLYMER NETWORKS

Rebekka Klausen (Johns Hopkins University)
A BN AROMATIC VINYL MONOMER FOR FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS 

LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware)
MANIPULATING PHASE INTERACTIONS AND MECHANICS IN SUPRAMOLECULAR SYSTEMS

Frank Leibfarth (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
STEREOCONTROLLED CATIONIC POLYMERIZATION OF VINYL ETHERS THROUGH ASYMMETRIC ION-PAIRING CATALYSIS

Nathaniel Lynd (The University of Texas at Austin)
CATALYSIS FOR RAPID AND FACILE LIVING POLYMERIZATION OF EPOXIDES TO FUNCTIONAL POLYETHERS

John Matson (Virginia Tech)
NON-CENTROSYMMETRIC NANOSTRUCTURES: TAPERED (CONE-SHAPED) BOTTLEBRUSH POLYMERS BY SEQUENTIAL-ADDITION OF MACROMONOMERS RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION (SAM-ROMP)

Dawanne Poree (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)
FUNCTIONAL CHEMISTRIES FOR THE NEXT-GENERATION WARFIGHTER

Megan Robertson (University of Houston)

Timothy Scott (University Of Michigan)
SEQUENCE-DIRECTED ASSEMBLY OF DYNAMIC COVALENT OLIGO(PEPTOID)S

Mihaela Stefan (University of Texas at Dallas)
FUNCTIONAL POLYCAPROLACTONES FOR DRUG DELIVERY APPLICATIONS

Nick Tsarevsky (Southern Methodist University)
APPLICATIONS OF HYPERVALENT IODINE(III) COMPOUNDS IN POLYMER SYNTHESIS

Marek Urban (Clemson University)

Adam Veige (University of Florida)
WATER SOLUBLE, PH RESPONSIVE, CONJUGATED, TRANSPARENT, AND INDUSTRIALLY RELEVANT CYCLIC POLYMERS



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 (05, 06, 07 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 (05, 06, 07 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 (05, 06, 07 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

  • Christine Luscombe
    Christine Luscombe
    University of Washington
  • Rachel O'Reilly
    Rachel O'Reilly
    University of Birmingham
  • William Dichtel
    William Dichtel
    Northwestern University
  • Matthew Becker
    Matthew Becker
    The University of Akron
  • Coray Colina
    Coray Colina
    University of Florida
  • Stuart Rowan
    Stuart Rowan
    University of Chicago

Invited Speakers

  • LaShanda Korley
    LaShanda Korley
    University of Delaware
  • Julia Kalow
    Julia Kalow
    Northwestern University
  • Rebekka Klausen
    Rebekka Klausen
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Mihaela Stefan
    Mihaela Stefan
    University of Texas at Dallas
  • Erik Berda
    Erik Berda
    University of New Hampshire
  • Arthi Jayaraman
    Arthi Jayaraman
    University of Delaware
  • Melissa Grunlan
    Melissa Grunlan
    Texas A&M University
  • Will Gutekunst
    Will Gutekunst
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Adam Veige
    Adam Veige
    University of Florida
  • Adam Braunschweig
    Adam Braunschweig
    CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
  • Frank Leibfarth
    Frank Leibfarth
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • John Matson
    John Matson
    Virginia Tech
  • Bryan Boudouris
    Bryan Boudouris
    Purdue University
  • Anthony Convertine
    Anthony Convertine
    University of Washington
  • Timothy Scott
    Timothy Scott
    University of Michigan
  • Megan Robertson
    Megan Robertson
    University of Houston
  • Nicolay Tsarevsky
    Nicolay Tsarevsky
    Southern Methodist University
  • Padma Gopalan
    Padma Gopalan
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kamil Godula
    Kamil Godula
    University of California, San Diego
  • Blair Brettmann
    Blair Brettmann
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Nathaniel Lynd
    Nathaniel Lynd
    The University of Texas at Austin

Programme

TUESDAY 05TH JUNE 2018

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Group Welcome Lunch

Session One
Brent Sumerlin

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:30

Stuart Rowan
University of Chicago

SYNTHESIS OF POLY[N]CATENANES.

15:30 – 16:00

Marek Urban
Clemson University

TBA

16:00 – 16:30

Julia Kalow
Northwestern University

REACTIVITY-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS IN PHOTOCONTROLLED POLYMER NETWORKS

16:30 – 17:00

Dawanne Poree
US Army Research Office

FUNCTIONAL CHEMISTRIES FOR THE NEXT-GENERATION WARFIGHTER

17:00 – 17:30

Refreshments

Session Two
Nathan Gianneschi

17:30 – 18:00

Eva Harth
University of Houston

TBA

18:00 – 18:30

John Matson
Virginia Tech

NON-CENTROSYMMETRIC NANOSTRUCTURES: TAPERED (CONE-SHAPED) BOTTLEBRUSH POLYMERS BY SEQUENTIAL-ADDITION OF MACROMONOMERS RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION (SAM-ROMP)

18:30 – 19:00

Melissa Grunlan
Texas A&M University

AMPHIPHILIC SILICONES WITH BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTI-FOULING BEHAVIOR

19:00 – 19:30

Padma Gopalan
University of Wisconsin

ULTRA-THIN COATINGS FOR GROWTH OF HIGH DENSITY POLYMER BRUSHES

19:30 –19:45

R. Joseph Fortenbaugh
Penn State University

EXTREME ENHANCEMENT OF THERMALLY ACTIVATED CURING AND POTENTIAL INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

19:45

Dinner

WEDNESDAY 06TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 09:00

Breakfast

Session Three
Thomas Epps

09:00 – 09:30

William Dichtel
Northwestern University

TBA

09:30 – 10:00

Erik Berda
University of New Hampshire

FUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS FROM SINGLE POLYMER CHAINS

10:00 – 10:15

Matthew Golder
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SYNTHESIS OF FUNCTIONAL MACROMOLECULAR TARGETS

10:15 – 10:45

Refreshments & Group Photo

Session Four
TBC

10:45 – 11:15

Coray Colina
University of Florida

TBA

11:15 – 11:30

Josef Jancar
Brno University of Technology

SELF-ASSEMBLY AND PROPERTIES OF FIBRILLAR NETWORK NANO-COMPOSITE HYDROGELS

11:30 – 12:00

Arthi Jayaraman
University of Delaware

UNDERSTANDING EFFECT OF POLYMER ARCHITECTURE ON STRUCTURE AND THERMODYNAMICS IN POLYMER SOLUTIONS USING THEORY AND SIMULATIONS

12:00 – 16:30

Lunch & Free Time

12:30 – 16:00

Group Activity: Snorkeling (signups required in advance)

Session Five
TBC

16:30 – 17:00

Adam Veige
University of Florida

WATER SOLUBLE, PH RESPONSIVE, CONJUGATED, TRANSPARENT, AND INDUSTRIALLY RELEVANT CYCLIC POLYMERS

17:00 – 17:30

Rebekka Klausen
Johns Hopkins University

A BN AROMATIC VINYL MONOMER FOR FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS

17:30 – 18:00

Frank Leibfarth
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

STEREOCONTROLLED CATIONIC POLYMERIZATION OF VINYL ETHERS THROUGH ASYMMETRIC ION-PAIRING CATALYSIS

18:00 – 18:30

Will Gutekunst
Georgia Institute of Technology

NEW CHEMISTRY FOR LIVING RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION

18:30 – 19:00

Nicolay Tsarevsky
Southern Methodist University

APPLICATIONS OF HYPERVALENT IODINE(III) COMPOUNDS IN POLYMER SYNTHESIS

19:00 – 20:00

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:00

Dinner

THURSDAY 07TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 09:00

Breakfast

Session Six
TBC

09:00 – 09:30

Matthew Becker
The University of Akron 

HOW NEW MATERIALS AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ARE CHANGING MEDICINE

09:30 – 10:00

Adam Braunschweig
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

COMBINATORIAL DIKETOPYRROLOPYRROLE-RYLENE OPTOELECTRONIC SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMER FILMS

10:00 – 10:30

Andrew Boydston 
University of Washington

INTEGRATED SYNTHESIS, DESIGN, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, AND MECHANORESPONSIVE MATERIALS

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

Session Seven
TBC

11:00 – 11:30

Kamil Godula
University of California, San Diego

TBA

11:30 – 11:45

Oliver Brueggemann
Johannes Kepler University Linz

IMPROVED LIQUID PHASE SYNTHESIS OF PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACID OLIGOMERS USING HYDROPHOBIC ANCHORING GROUPS

11:45 – 12:15

LaShanda Korley
University of Delaware

MANIPULATING PHASE INTERACTIONS AND MECHANICS IN SUPRAMOLECULAR SYSTEMS

12:15 – 16:00

Lunch & Free Time

Session Eight
TBC

16:00 – 16:30

Christine Luscombe
University of Washington

DESIGNING HIGH DUCTILITY POLYMERS FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

16:30 – 17:00

Bryan Boudouris
Purdue University

THE NANOSCALE FEATURES THAT ALLOW NON-CONJUGATED RADICAL POLYMER GLASSES TO ACHIEVE HIGH ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY VALUES

17:00 – 17:30

Mihaela Stefan
University of Texas at Dallas

FUNCTIONAL POLYCAPROLACTONES FOR DRUG DELIVERY APPLICATIONS

17:30 – 18:00

Gregory Holland
San Diego State University

MICELLAR PROTEIN NANO-ASSEMBLIES IN THE NATIVE SILK DOPE OF BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS

18:00 – 18:30

Timothy Scott
University of Michigan

SEQUENCE-DIRECTED ASSEMBLY OF DYNAMIC COVALENT OLIGO(PEPTOID)S

18:30 – 19:00

Free Time

19:00

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

FRIDAY 08TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 09:00

Breakfast

Session Nine
TBC

09:00 – 09:30

Rachel O'Reilly
University of Birmingham

TEMPLATION IN MATERIALS SYNTHESIS

09:30 – 10:00

Anthony Convertine
University of Washington

POLYMERIZABLE PRODRUG MONOMERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

10:00 – 10:30

Megan Robertson
University of Houston

TBA

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

Session Ten
TBC

11:00 – 11:30

Nathaniel Lynd
University of Texas at Austin

CATALYSIS FOR RAPID AND FACILE LIVING POLYMERIZATION OF EPOXIDES TO FUNCTIONAL POLYETHERS

11:30 – 12:00

Blair Brettmann
Georgia Institute of Technology

ENCAPSULATION OF HIGH LOADINGS OF MICROPARTICLES DURING ELECTROSPINNING

12:00 – 12:15

Closing Comments

Sponsors

Sponsor this conference

Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

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 – Wednesday 06th June 2018

This 2hr excursion will depart from the British Colonial Hilton downtown Nassau. There will be a tour of the harbour on-route to the snorkel sites. The tide and conditions of the sea will determine which and how many sites you visit that day. All of the snorkel sites are incredible and each one is different. For example, Spruce Cay offers multitudes of tropical fish that are quite people friendly and have no problem investigating who is in their space, while the Sea Gardens offers fantastic huge coral formations with much larger fish, then there is the ship wreck where you can see much larger fish. On the way back, you will take a tour of Marina Village at Atlantis with an up-close view of the mega yachts and hotel.

Snorkel Tour paying via cash: $60.00 per person (USD or Bahamian Dollars accepted).
Snorkel Tour paying via card: $63.00 per person (Visa, Mastercard & Discover accepted).
Round Trip Transport: $20.00 per person to be paid during registration, cash only.

*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

Round trip air-conditioned transport

Soft Drinks & water

Snorkel equipment

Itinerary for Wednesday 06th June 2018: 

12:30 Depart from Melia Hotel

13:30 Boat ride trip from British Colonial Hilton Downtown Nassau

13:55 Snorkelling

15:05 Return boat trip from snorkelling

15:30 Return transport from British Colonial Hilton Downtown Nassau

*Minimum of 10 people required*

Sign ups are required by Friday 27th April by email to Meredith@fusion-conferences.com

Important Information

The snorkelling trip is a popular activity on the island and we are therefore required to pre-book places to secure availability. By signing up to take part in the Snorkelling trip you will be financially committed without the possibility of a refund even if you later decide not to participate. Payment for the trip will need to be made on-site by cash (USD or Bahamian Dollars) or card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover only).

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 30 Apr 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: 30th April 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 FPM 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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