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E35 Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Methods
Event Name: October 2012 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 33rd Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: "Sustainability: Contributions from Formulation Technology". Sponsored by ASTM Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents.

The symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of Committee E35 October 23-25, 2012:
-Tuesday, October 23 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
-Wednesday, October 24 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
-Thursday, October 25 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Objective
The Symposium has several purposes.

  • It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of new pesticide, adjuvant, fertilizer, and related agrichemical product formulations.
  • It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of chemistry and physical properties of chemicals used to manufacture such formulations.
  • It provides a forum for new ideas regarding delivery systems.
  • Standards may be presented as well as the science behind those standards.
  • It provides a venue for networking among participants.

At the 2012 Symposium we want to address Sustainability and the role the formulation chemist plays in this arena. In addition to the use of renewable resources, sustainability can be defined in many other ways such as the efficient use of inputs, agronomic practices, and increased efficacy with respect to performance. Many topics will be apparent within this theme.

The language of the symposium will be English.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes October 17. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    - the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees). The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

Students -A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes ad

A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

mission to the technical sessions, but does not include the STP described above.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

 

Online

On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Session Chair
Student Fee
$260.00
$260.00
Waived
Waived
Waived
$285.00
$285.00
Waived
Waived
Waived

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Carmine Sesa, AgMarketResults LLC, Newtown, PA, Email: cpsesa@gmail.com, tel: 215-579-7212.

HOTEL INFORMATION

OVERFLOW - A block of rooms are available at the Marriott Atlanta Downtown, single/double occupancy is $149.00. You are requested to call the hotel at 866-316-5959 for reservations before October 4, 2012. The Marriott is located .3 miles from the Hyatt Regency (Approximately a 7 minute walk).

All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Reservations can be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-233-1234. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Reservation for Hyatt Regency Atlanta . Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 404-577-1234.

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than September 19, 2012. ASTM rates are $149 single/double plus 16% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $133.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm, 24 hours prior to arrival date.

Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability

TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

The hotel is located approximately 10 miles/20 minutes from the Hartsfield International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 404-577-1234 and the general fax number is 404-588-4137. The web site for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Atlanta Information.

For information on the city of Atlanta visit the Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau Website at: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Link Airport Shuttle Service is available at the ground transportation terminal. The cost is $16.50 one way and $29 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $35.

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) - From inside Hartsfield International Airport, MARTA runs Monday thru Friday from 5:00am thru 1:00am every 20 minutes and on weekends and holidays from 5:00am thru 12:30am every 25 minutes. The cost for MARTA is $2.50 one way.

PARKING: Valet parking is available at $32 per day with in and out privileges.

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Meeting schedules of Committee E35 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/E35.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Jen Rodgers at jrodgers@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9694.

FUTURE MEETING DATES

Committee E35 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".