The 21st Biennial Winter Fluorine Conference, sponsored by the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry, will be held at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, in St. Pete Beach, Fla., on Jan. 13–18, 2013.
The conference will feature invited plenary and oral presentations as well as contributed papers and posters by fluorine chemists. This conference provides a forum to discuss progress in modern Fluorine Chemistry including new developments in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry. This six-day international interdisciplinary meeting will also feature the award address of the recipient of the 2013 ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry.
Registration is now open and closes on Monday, December 10, 2012. Registration for members, nonmembers, students and press will include access to the opening reception on Sunday; the technical sessions; breakfast, exhibit and poster session; and the banquet reception and dinner on Thursday evening. Guest registration options are also available to all attendee spouses. Guest may register as a guest with all event tickets or as a guest with no tickets and purchase individuals tickets to the event(s) they wish to attend. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance as onsite fees will be slightly higher. Registration hours are Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Monday and Tuesday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm, Wednesday 7:00 am – 10:30 am, Thursday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm, and Friday 7:30 am – 10:00 am.
Participants can register in one of several ways:
· Via Internet: https://www.xpressreg.net/eReg/?ShowCode=WFCC013
· Print, fill out and then fax or mail this form
Fax: (614) 447-3671
· Mail: ACS Member Services
P.O. Box 3337
Columbus, OH 43210-3337
If you have questions regarding your faxed or mailed in registration, please contact ACS Member Services at (800) 333-9511 or (614) 447-3776.
Guest w/all event tickets
Guest w/no tickets (Must purchase individual ticket(s)*
Welcome Reception & Poster Session
Breakfast, Expo, & Poster Session
Awards Reception & Banquet
Cancellation of registration must be made in writing by Monday, December 3, 2012 in order to receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation processing fee. Cancellations should be sent by fax to (614) 447-3671. Cancellations received after December 3, 2012 will not be honored.
Housing is now open and is scheduled to close on Friday, December 21, 2012. A block of rooms have been reserved at the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort in St. Petersburg Beach, FL at a discounted rate of $139.00 single/double occupancy (not including room and occupancy tax). Students should call the TradeWinds directly at (800) 808-9833 and ask for student discounted rate for the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference. Twenty student rooms are available at the discounted rate of $99.00.
Participants are encouraged to make their hotel accommodations at the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort in order to assist the conference with meeting its contractual obligation with the hotel. On behalf of the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry, we appreciate your support!
Amenities included in the room rate include:
· Self-parking for one car per guestroom*
· Use of Fitness Center and Tennis Courts
· Daily coffee/local newspaper
· In-room safes
· Wireless internet access in guest rooms and common areas
· Local, credit card, operator assisted access calls, and toll free calls
· Domestic in/out faxes
· Business Center use/Internet use
· Beach cabana (1 per room), miniature golf, and paddleboats
*For bus arrival groups, parking arrangements must be made in advance. Due to limited parking facilities, no oversized vehicles, trailers or RV’s are permitted to park on property without prior arrangements.
Parking for non-overnight drive-in guests will be subject to availability and will be charged a $15 parking rate per day. Valet parking is also available for an additional $8.00 per day and subject to availability for non-overnight availability.
Reservations can be made in one of two ways:
Via Internet: http://www.justletgo.com/ACS.aspx
Phone: (800) 808-9833 and refer to the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference
Each guest will receive a confirmation of their reservation provided that they supply the hotel with their email address when making online reservations. Review this document carefully for accuracy. Each confirmation contains a unique number that is proof of your reservation at the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort. We strongly recommend that you bring your confirmation with you to the meeting. If you lose or do not receive your confirmation, you can obtain another by contacting the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort.
Accommodations for Guest with Disabilities
If you require special hotel accommodations because of a disability, please indicate your requirements when you make your reservation. Be sure to reconfirm any special room arrangements directly with the hotel.
Reservations Payment Type
Hotel reservations can be guaranteed by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or VISA).
While a valid credit is required to confirm a reservation, please note that the hotel may elect to charge a deposit of one night’s room and tax to your credit card prior to your arrival If the charge to the credit card is denied, the hotel reserves the right to release your reservation.
Reservations should be cancelled 48 hours prior to your arrival date to the hotel. Reservations not cancelled within 48 hours will be subject to a one night’s room and tax charge.
Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your company products and services and network with attendees and other companies during the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference by registering as an exhibitor or sponsoring an event.
The exhibition will take place on Wednesday, January 16 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. The exhibitor registration fee is $500 and exhibitors may register from August 3, 2012 - December 10, 2012.
Each exhibitor will be supplied with a 6’ skirted table with two chairs, name card, and a wastebasket.
Exhibitors may setup on Wednesday, January 16 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM and teardown will be from 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference at various levels:
ACS Fluorine Division
Receive some or all of the sponsorship benefits below by sponsoring an event at the conference:
· Company logo displayed on attendee badges
· Company name listed on the conference website
· Link to company’s website
· Sponsor recognition in the program booklet
· 50% discount on one employee registration
· Free tabletop exhibit
If your company would like to become a sponsor for the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference, complete the sponsorship form and mail to the
ACS Fluorine Division, Attn: Bob Syvret/c/o 21st WFC
1156 Clearwood Drive
Allentown, PA 18103.
The deadline to submit sponsorships has been extended to Friday, November 2, 2012
Delta and American Airlines have been selected as the official carriers for the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference. Reservations can be made by contacting one of the airlines below:
Reservations can be made online at http://www.delta.com or by calling (800) 328-1111. A direct ticketing charge will apply for bookings by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter you Meeting ID in the box provided on the Search Flight page. The Meeting ID code is NM9NB for domestic travel and NME5S for International travel.
Reservations can be made online at www.aa.com/group or by calling (800) 433-1790.
Refer to Discount Code: A5413BJ
Avis and Hertz are offering discounted rates for the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference. Reservations can be made online or by contacting AVIS or HERTZ directly or by clicking on the websites below: The meeting codes for AVIS and HERTZ should be referenced when calling to make reservations.
1-800- 331-1600 (US)
Refer to Meeting Code AWD#: B923099
Website: link to Avis Website
1-800- 654-2240 (US and Canada)
Refer to Meeting Code CV#: 02UZ0012
Receive a 10% off discount for roundtrip transporation services provided by Supershuttle and ExecuCar made and paid online. Discount does not apply to exclusive vans.
Super Shuttle: (800) 282-6817
Group Discount Code: ACSUS
Rate: estimated at $25 one way on SuperShuttle and rates vary with Execucar depending on vehicle requested.
Tampa International airport is served by Yellow and United Cab. Both companies charge $2 plus $2.25 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15, however once the meter exceeds the $15, the minimum no longer applies. The estimated cost of transportation from Tampa International Airport to St. Pete Beach, Fl is $68 one way.
Yellow (813) 253-0121
United Cab (813) 253-2424
Directions to and from Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport to TradeWinds Isand Resort
Start out going South on George J Bean Pkwy
Merge onto I-275 S toward I-275 S
Merge onto FL—682 W via Exit 17 toward Pinellas Bayway/St. Pete Beach (Portions toll)
Turn right onto Gulf blvd/Fl – 699 N
5600 Gulf Blvd is on the left
Travel time is approximately 35 minutes.
TradeWinds Island Resort to Tampa International Airport
Start out going South on Gulf Blvd/FL-699 S toward 55th Ave.
Turn left onto Pinellas Bayway Rd/FL-682 E.
Continue to follow FL-682 E (Portions toll)
Merge onto I-275 N toward Tampa
Merge onto Memorial Hwy/FL-60 W via exit 39B toward SR-589-Exwy/Tampa Int’l
Take the SR-616 exit toward Spruce ST/Tampa Airport
Stay straight to go onto George j Bean Pkwy
End at Tampa Int’l Airport
Travel time is approximately 35 minutes.
Applying for a Non-Immigrant VISA
If you need to apply for a temporary non-immigrant visa to attend the 21st Winter Fluorine conference, you are advised to apply for your visa as soon as possible and no later than 3-4 months in advance of your planned departure. If your country is on the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, you should start the application process at least 6 months in advance of the meeting.
Visa Application Guidelines: As part of new security procedures, visa applications are being sent to the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC, to be thoroughly reviewed and this process can take several months before the consulate in your home country will schedule your interview. Check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy to find out how early you should apply and how long the typical wait time is for a visa application within your home country at http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html.
Official Documentation for Attendees and/or Presenters
ACS provides several documents that will verify your participation in the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference. Please note that the Society cannot intervene with either the U.S. Embassy abroad or with the U.S. State Department on behalf of any participant.