2009 Denver X-ray Conference Information:

Program

DXC Sponsors:

Chemplex

Panalytical

Media Sponsors:

Ios Press

Materials Today

The 58th Annual DXC will be held 27-31 July 2009, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Hotel Information

The 2009 Denver X-ray Conference will be held at the:
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL
2886 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 U.S.A.
Phone: 1.719.576.5900 Fax: 1.719.576.7695
Website: www.cpcoloradosprings.com
The hotel will offer complimentary transportation to and from downtown Colorado Springs for conference attendees and their families.
Reservations (Rates applicable until 6 July 2009, subject to availability) Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Please call 800.981.4012 and
identify yourself as a Denver X-ray Conference attendee when booking your reservation.
The website for online reservations is: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=80423.

The special conference rate of $122.00 per night (plus tax) has been contracted for our group. Don’t wait to book your reservation—there are a limited number of rooms available at the special conference rate! Rates applicable until 6 July 2009 (subject to availability). All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Transportation

Colorado Springs Shuttle Company.  Book online: http://www.coloradoshuttle.com/index.htm
Offering transportation from the Denver International Airport to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Colorado Springs.  $50.00 one way. 

Student Rooms

There are a limited number of hotel rooms being offered to students at a discounted rate of $70 per night plus tax. Student rooms are shared—each room will be equipped with two double beds to accommodate two persons. Click here for a copy of the form Student Room Authorization Form. Student identification will be required. Rooms will be booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visa Application Notice

Obtaining a Visa is the sole responsibility of the atten dee. The Denver X-ray Conference is not permitted to mediate with either the U.S. Embassy abroad or with the State Department on behalf of any conference attendee. However, if you need an invitation letter to the conference to submit with your application, please e-mail your request to: zulli@icdd.com. Please include your name, passport #, birthdate, mailing address, e-mail, and the title(s) of any abstract(s) that you have submitted for the conference. A copy of the letter will be e-mailed and airmailed to you.

Exhibits

Vendors – don’t miss this opportunity to display your company’s products and services to this elite crowd of scientists. The cost for an 8' deep x 10' wide booth will be $1,950.00 and will include a vendor sponsored wine & cheese reception on Wednesday evening of conference week. Applications for exhibit space will be available on 2 February 2009. Contact Denise Zulli: zulli@icdd.com, 610.325.9814, to add your name to the mailing list.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are various sponsorships available to exhibitors of the Denver X-ray Conference. Please see this DOC file for details.

Have an idea for a workshop or session?

Visit: http://www.dxcicdd.com/DXCsuggestion/workshopsuggestions.asp

Jerome B. Cohen Student Award

This award was instituted in the name of Professor Jerome B. Cohen, one of the leaders in the field of X-ray analysis, and in the training of students in this art. The award is intended to recognize the outstanding achievements of student research in this field. All students, graduate or undergraduate, who are working in the field of X-ray analysis, can submit a technical paper describing their work. The following criteria applies:

• The research must be original, of high quality, and must be primarily the work of the student.
• All papers submitted for the Cohen Award must be presented at the conference in either oral or poster session. Thus, all first-author students must submit an abstract and also attend the conference.
• The papers submitted for this competition must be received in final publication form electronically by 1 July 2009. The winning manuscript will also be listed in the conference proceedings.

The winner will be selected by a committee of researchers in the field, and notified one week before the conference. The winner must be able to attend the Plenary session of the conference on Wednesday morning for the announcement of the award. The award for the year 2009 will be in the amount of $1,000. Students interested in participating in this year’s competition must submit their papers and a certification form to dxc@icdd.com by 1 July 2009. The certification form and instructions for preparing a manuscript are available here as a PDF.

Conference Proceedings—DXC

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your research by submitting your presented paper for the DXC conference proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis, Volume 53 on CD-ROM. Work presented during either an oral session or poster session is eligible for submission. Select papers will also be published in the journal, Powder Diffraction. In the interest of releasing the conference proceedings as early as possible, we are encouraging authors to submit their manuscripts for publication during the conference, at the conference registration desk. If you are unable to bring your manuscript with you at that time, it can be accepted until 1 September 2009. Preparation guidelines for DXC manuscripts will be e-mailed to authors after the abstract deadline, and are also available at: http://www.dxcicdd.com/advances/authors.htm. Note: To be acceptable for publication, papers should describe either new methods, theory and applications, improvements in methods or instrumentation, or other advances in the state of the art. Papers emphasizing commercial aspects are discouraged. Information for preparing manuscripts will be mailed after abstracts have been received. Advances in X-ray Analysis is distributed throughout the world, and the complete manuscripts of volumes 40–48 (1996–2004) can also be viewed on the ICDD website: http://www.dxcicdd.com/advances/advances.htm.