Our first Action meeting starts soon and I want to give you a brief update on the most important information:
1.) The meeting program is online available at www.cost-chaos.org
2.) As you can see, each speaker slot is 12 minutes. Please keep in time. In order to be able to start without delay on Monday, I ask everybody (especially the speakers of the first sessions) to either e-mail the presentation in advance to email@example.com or come on Monday at around 08:30 to the venue, so we can upload your presentation.
3.) Presentation slots had to be kept short in order to allow everybody to speak. The suggested content of the presentation is an overview of your groups expertise and an outline in which areas you would be searching for collaboration.
4.) Lunch and dinner cannot be provided due to budget restrictions, however, we are close by the famous area of Naschmarkt in Vienna, with many excellent options for eating. You can claim 20€ per meal for reimbursement.
5.) Monday evening, we will have a little welcome reception with sparkling wine and beer on the 11th floor of our chemistry building with a beautiful view over Vienna.
6.) Wednesday is reserved for working group meetings. Due to the tight schedule, parallel sessions could not be avoided but everybody can attend at least the meeting of two working groups.
7.) The contact details of the hotels are also on the homepage. If you do not know in which hotel you are booked please contact Farooq at firstname.lastname@example.org
8.) The hotels can be easily reached via public transport from the airport. You can either take the city airport train (faster) or the line S7 (cheaper) and head for the station “Landstraße”. There you switch to the U4 (green line, direction Hütteldorf) and ride two more stations to “Karlsplatz”. Each Hotel is within 5 minutes walking from that station.
9.) As a reminder: COST rules do not allow reimbursement of taxi costs (only in special cases, see the COST Vademecum page 24 for details).
10.) The Science of Synthesis two volume addition of “Catalytic Transformations via C-H Activation” will be on display during the meeting. Thieme will send an e-mail to all Action members with a special discount for this book.
Looking forward to see you soon in Vienna!
Farooq & Michael