Albany 2015: Conversation 19

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Conversation 19
June 9-13 2015
©Adenine Press (2014)

Registration, Meals and Accommodation

Many aspects of registration, meals and accommodation are simplified to mange it better with fewer staffs. Registration fee in Albany covers most of your meals. The only thing it does not cover is the cost of the lunches on Wed, Thursday and Friday (6/12-6/14). Housing is at the new Empire Commons, air conditioned 24 hr internet connected apartments built by the University for our students. Four separate bed rooms are connected to a common living room, kitchen and two baths etc. We have been alloted only a limited number of buildings this year at Empire Commons. So we will use the policy of first come first serve.

You can now do registration for 20th Conversation and accommodation at Empire Commons Online or in a single form. The required fees are collected thru the facilities of Adenine Press.It will make our life a bit easier if you register Online On the Fly.

Ramaswamy H. Sarma
Department of Chemistry
State University of New York
Albany NY 12222 USA
ph: 518-456-9362
email: rhs07@albany.edu

Abstracts: Requirements & Deadlines

Topics, Speakers, Chairs and Guests

Young Scientists Speaker Program

Financial Assistance

To Register via Email or Snail Mail (No Fax)

Click here to DOWNLOAD the forms in MSWORD.DOC format to complete and pay by email, snail mail

Click here to DOWNLOAD the forms in PDF format to complete and pay by email, snail mail

To Register Via Online On the Fly

Please fill out the form below and go through the check out process.

Note that we make arrangements for your accommodation only at the student residence halls, Empire Commons. If you want to make your own arrangement, the nearest hotels are: Marriott -Courtyard (518-435-1600; 1-800-321-2211), Hilton Garden Inn, SUNY Albany (518-453-1300) CrestHill Suites ((518-454-0007) and Fairfield Inn (518-435-1800). They are just across the Univ, and the Empire Commons.

How to Do Multiple Registration Online on the Fly
Very simple; just complete the form for the first person, and hit "Add to Basket". This will take you to new page with several options. Just hit "Continue to Shop"; this will take you to the homepage where you see the banner for the 20th Conversation. Use it to get to a link to "Registration, Meals and Accommodation". Then continue with the data for the next person.

Cancellations and Refund Policy

Commencing May 9, no cancellations or refunds will be entertained. We are not a convention center or a hotel. It takes great deal of our regular time to get the Empire Commons ready and process the various fees. It is just not possible for us to respond like hotels. After may 9, try to book your room in a hotel.

Registration Fee

The registration fee listed below also includes 2 receptions, one Russian-Israeli party, 7 coffee breaks, 4 continental breakfasts, Wednesday & Thursday night (june 10-11)) dinners, Friday night (june 12) big feast, and Saturday lunch. We appreciate an early registration because it allows to organize the affairs properly, and to encourage this, there is a discount for early registration. Fee must be paid along with this completed from. Bonafide students must select from the right column to obtain the special discounted fee for students. They must also email a copy of their student ID to Prof. Sarma (rhs07@albany.edu).

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Accompanying Person Charges


Reservation for Accommodation at Empire Commons - Optional Payments

We collect fees and process accommodation at the University's brand new air conditioned, 24 hr internet connected (bring your own laptop, room rent includes internet charges) apartment houses (Empire Commons) built for our students. Each apartment contains 4 single bed rooms with a full double bed, a living room, kitchen and two bath rooms etc. This time we have access to only limited number of buildings at Empire Commons; So we serve on a first come basis. If you want to make your own arrangement, the nearest hotels are: Marriott -Courtyard (518-435-1600; 1-800-321-2211), Hilton Garden Inn, SUNY Albany (518-453-1300) CrestHill Suites (518-454-0007) and Fairfield Inn (518-435-1800). They are just across the Univ, and the Empire Commons.

Normally people arrive on June 11th Tuesday; that afternoon posters are installed in the stations, and in the evening there is a get together to meet the rest of the people. The lectures and posters start on wednesday June 12th morning at 8 am, and it will be over by saturday noon June 15th. One needs 4 nights stay.

Because of travel constraints, a few people have to arrive early (Monday June 10th) and a few have to stay longer (Saturday June 15th).

Single Occupancy, 4 nights


Sat. June 13, one night late depart


Mon. June 8, one night early arrive


I am making my own arrangement, see hotel list above

What are you planning to do?

I am an invited;



guest at the 19th Conversation

I wish to present a poster/posters

I wish to present a poster and a lecture based on my poster

Accompanying Person

Meal preference:

No preference



Registrants Info