2010 Denver X-ray Conference Information:


Thermo Scientific


Sponsors Polymer Workshop

Blake Industries, Inc.

Bruker AXS, Inc.

PANalytical Inc.

Rigaku Americas Corporation

Cultural Heritage


2010 Denver X-ray Conference Information:

call for papers 2010


Abstracts for oral presentation are no longer being accepted. Abstracts for poster presentation may continue to be submitted up until July 1.

Contributed Abstracts
Abstracts are hereby solicited for oral presentation in any of the special sessions listed, or the XRD and XRF poster sessions. Not all contributed abstracts submitted for oral presentation will be placed in a special session, but may instead be placed in a poster session. Poster sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday evening of conference week, in conjunction with the evening receptions. The Organizing Committee considers the withdrawal of an abstract after it has been accepted and advertised as highly nonprofessional (except in special circumstances). Please try to secure travel funding and approvals before submitting your abstract.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS  15 26 February 2010 - The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2010 DXC has been extended until Friday, Feb. 26th.

Abstracts are reproduced in the Book of Abstracts, and will also be published on the
Denver X-ray Conference website, with links to, or duplicate copies on other affiliated websites (e.g., ICDD). Abstracts must be prepared according to the following guidelines:
            • File format: Abstract should be created in either Adobe® PDF or in Microsoft® Word (Word 97 – Word 2007). The abstract must include the title, author(s), affiliations(s) and text.
            • Size: The abstract should not exceed one page in length (8.5” x 11” page size); with a one-inch margin all around. This includes any figures or graphs (please keep to a minimum).
            • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point.
            • Title: Bold, Center, Uppercase (excluding subscripts, superscripts, elements and compound abbreviations).
            • Author(s) and Affiliation(s): Center directly under Title. Leave one blank line after the author(s) and affiliation(s) before beginning text of abstract.
            • Text: Paragraphs should be flush left (do not indent); single-spaced; leave one blank line between paragraphs, space permitting.
            • Characters, tables, formulae, figures, symbols, graphics: All must be embedded into your text. Please keep to a minimum, and limit the fonts to those that are available with the standard distribution of Microsoft® Word. Nonstandard fonts will lead to errors in transmission.

Follow the instructions for online abstract submission. Abstracts may only be received through the online submission process. You will be required to fill out a general information form, and then given a choice to either upload your abstract directly from your computer as an Adobe® PDF or e-mail your abstract as an attachment created in Microsoft® Word (Word 97 – Word 2007).

When submitting your abstract online, you should receive two automated e-mail confirmations – one message confirming that your general information was received, and a second confirming that your abstract file was received. If you choose to e-mail your abstract as a Microsoft® Word document, then confirmation of your abstract may take up to one week. If you do not receive confirmation within one week of your submittal, please contact Denise Flaherty: zulli@icdd.com; 610.325.9814.

The 2010 Denver X-ray Conference will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel, 4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO  80237, U.S.A., phone: 1.800.228.9290, or dial direct: 1.303.779.1100, fax: 1.303.740.2523, website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dentc-denver-marriott-tech-center/.

The special conference rate of $139 per night (plus tax) is applicable until Friday, 16 July 2010, subject to availability. Please do not wait to book your reservation – there are a limited number of rooms available at the special conference rate! Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Please call 1(800)228.9290 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=1454471


All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Big Sky Airport Shuttle is available for service and is offering a special rate of $18.00 one way and $24.00 round trip to and from Denver International Airport. Please use group code " icdd " when making your reservations. You can purchase your tickets on line by visiting our website at www.bigskyshuttle.com. Please call 303-300-2626 or 1-877-336-8267 if you have any questions. After arriving in Denver, you may also purchase your tickets at the ticket counter inside the DIA terminal. The Big Sky Shuttle counter is located across from the tourist information booth and next to the RTD counter. For your convenience, please refer to your group name or code when purchasing your tickets.

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. Student Room Authorization form (.doc). Student identification will be required. Rooms will be booked on a first-come first-serve basis.

Obtaining a Visa is the sole responsibility of the attendee. 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 #, birth date, mailing address, e-mail address, 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.

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"x10" booth will be $1,950.00 and will include a vendor sponsored wine & cheese reception on Wednesday evening of conference week and wireless internet in the exhibit hall. Applications for exhibit space will be available on 1 February 2010. Contact Denise Zulli: zulli@icdd.com, 610-325-9814, to add your name to the mailing list.

There are various sponsorships available to exhibitors of the Denver X-ray Conference. This information will be released on 1 February 2010 along with the application for exhibit space. Please visit our website: www.dxcicdd.com for details or contact Denise Zulli: zulli@icdd.com, 610.325.9814.

Have an idea for a workshop or session?
Visit: www.dxcicdd.com/workshopsuggestions.htm

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 54 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. Instructions for preparation and submission of manuscripts will be e-mailed to authors and posted online at: www.dxcicdd.com/advances/authors.htm. The deadline for submission is 1 September 2010.

Note: To be acceptable for publication, papers should describe either new methods, theory and applications, improvements in methods or instrumentation, or other state-of-the-art advances. Papers emphasizing commercial aspects are discouraged.
Advances in X-ray Analysis is distributed throughout the world, and the complete manuscripts of volumes 40 – 50 (1996 – 2006) can also be viewed on the ICDD website: www.dxcicdd.com/advances/advances.htm.

Jerome B. Cohen Student Award    Deadline Date for submission: 1 July 2010
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, may submit a technical paper describing their work. The winner will be selected by a committee of researchers in the field, and notified one week before the conference. The award for the year 2010 will be in the amount of $1,000. The following criteria applies:
            • The research must be original, of high quality, and must be primarily the work of the student.
            • Papers submitted to 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 winner must be able to attend the Plenary session of the conference on Wednesday morning for the announcement of the award.
            • Papers must be submitted along with a certification form. The certification form may be found on: www.dxcicdd.com/09/details.htm#cohen.
            • Please follow the same format guidelines as manuscripts submitted for the conference proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis. This information can also be found on www.dxcicdd.com/09/details.htm#cohen. Students competing for the award are not required to submit their manuscript to Advances in X-ray Analysis. If you would like your manuscript considered for publication in the conference proceedings, please note your request when submitting the manuscript, and include a signed Publishing Agreement, available on: www.dxcicdd.com/advances/authors.htm.
            • Papers must be submitted electronically, as an e-mail attachment, created in either Adobe® PDF or in Microsoft® Word (Word 97 – Word 2007). Please e-mail the file to Denise Zulli: zulli@icdd.com. If you do not receive confirmation that the manscript was received within one week of your submission, contact Denise by email: zulli@icdd.com or phone: 610.325.9814.


Poster Boards
The poster boards used during the evening poster sessions will be 4' high x 8' wide boards. Authors must bring their own thumbtacks or Velcro. Poster boards will be set in the atrium outside the exhibit hall. Posters must be set 15 minutes prior to the start of the session, and can be removed at the end of the session, or if the author chooses, by 4:00 pm the following day. The area is not secured; ICDD is not responsible for any posters left by the author(s).

Employment Clearinghouse
We will have a separate bulletin board to announce employment opportunities. Prospective employers should bring announcements with them for posting.

Book of Abstracts
The DXC Book of Abstracts will be available at the Conference Registration Desk. To view the abstracts before the conference, visit our website: www.dxcicdd.com. Abstracts are listed in alphabetical order by the contact author’s last name, and are searchable.

Registration Details
All on-site registrations will be conducted at the Conference Registration Desk, located on the ground floor (level one) of the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel, outside the Evergreen Ballroom. See the hotel layout on page 29 of this Program for the exact location.

Registration Times: Sunday, 1 August 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Monday, 2 August 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Tuesday, 3 August 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Wednesday, 4 August 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Thursday, 5 August 8:00 am–2:00 pm

Evening Poster Sessions & Social Events
Spouses and families are welcome to attend all social functions. Wine & Cheese Receptions and Poster Sessions will be held in the
exhibit hall (Rocky Mountain Event Center) and the atrium outside the exhibit hall, unless otherwise noted.

Monday 2 August 5:30–7:30 pm XRD Poster Session and Wine & Cheese Reception

Sponsored by Thermo Scientific & the International Centre for Diffraction Data

Tuesday 3 August 5:30–7:30 pm XRF Poster Session and Wine & Cheese Reception

Sponsored by Chemplex Industries, Inc.

Thursday 5 August An Off-site activity will be planned for Thursday evening.

Spouses’ Coffee Hour
All spouses are invited to attend a complimentary coffee hour, sponsored by the Denver X-ray Conference. Coffee, tea and pastries will
be served in the Conifer 2 Room from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Monday and Tuesday. Information on local attractions and activities of
interest will be provided.

Local Attractions - LOCAL MAP (PDF)
Denver Art Museum, (303) 640-2793
Museum of Western Art, (303) 296-1880
Denver Museum of Natural History, (303) 322-7009
IMAX Theater, (303) 370-6300
Gates Planetarium, (303) 370-6351
Molly Brown House Museum, (303) 832-4092

Performing Arts
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, (303) 893-3272
Center Attractions, (303) 893-4100
Denver Center Theater Company, (303) 893-4000
Symphony Orchestra (Boettcher Concert Hall), (303) 592-7777
Temple Buell Theater, (303) 640-2862
Opera Colorado, (303) 778-6464
Paramount Theater, (303) 534-8336

Other Area Attractions
Denver Botanic Gardens, (303) 331-4000
Hudson Gardens, (303) 797-8565
The Denver Zoo, (303) 331-4100
Elitch Gardens, (303) 455-4771
Coors Field, (303) 762-5437
Mile High Stadium, (303) 649-9000
Red Rocks Outdoor Amphitheater, (303) 572-4700
Fiddler’s Green Outdoor Amphitheater, (303) 220-7000

South Metro Denver Movie Theaters
AMC Theaters, Highlands Ranch 24
C-470 & Broadway, (303) 790-4262
Mann Theaters, Tamarac Square
7777 E. Hampden, (303) 755-5100
United Artists, Continental
Hampden & I-25, (303) 758-2345
United Artists, Greenwood Plaza
8141 E. Arapahoe Road, (303) 741-1200
*Reprinted with permission from Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver CO.