About the Symposium:
The 75th annual scientific meeting of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, this Symposium highlights the latest scientific advances in the broad domain of colloid and surface science and their application to other fields, including biotechnology and environmental engineering. Traditionally organized and hosted by a university, the Symposium thrives on strong international attendance by both academic and industrial participants. Over 400 oral and poster presentations are expected.
Please note that the technical program for the 75th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium begins on Sunday afternoon and concludes at lunchtime on Wednesday, unlike past Symposia.
In addition to 12 technical symposia and a poster session, this Symposium features three plenary lectures, the Victor K. LaMer Award Lecture, and an instrument exhibition. The social program includes a Sunday evening dinner reception, a Monday evening wine and cheese mixer to complement the poster session, and the Tuesday evening Symposium Banquet, "Dine among the Dinosaurs," at the Carnegie Museum. All are included in the registration fee. Additionally, campus facilities will be open for snacks and drinks in the evenings.
The symposium will be held on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. Nestled amongst Pittsburgh's Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods, the campus directly borders the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Schenley Park, and is a short walk to the Carnegie Museum. Pittsburgh offers the summertime amenities expected of a large city, ranging from touring Broadway shows to zoos and amusement parks. For information on the full range of area attractions, we recommend a visit to our Local Information page.
The Symposium is readily accessible by air or automobile. A modern full-service terminal offering direct flights to Europe, Canada and most major US cities, Pittsburgh International Airport is cited as the nation's best airport and third best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. USAirways will offer special discounted airfares for attendees (please see Travel Information page for details). The University is easily reached from Pittsburgh International Airport either by direct public bus transportation or by commercial taxi service. For those traveling by automobile, Pittsburgh is served by two major interstate highways, I-79 and I-76.