Reservations should be made no later than June 15, 2003 to take
advantage of the special rates negotiated for the Congress. After
that date, the Congress room blocks will be released and the hotels
may charge higher rates.
Students and those seeking budget accommodations are advised to
stay in the University of Ottawa suites. A description of these
accommodations can be found on page 16 of the Congress Bulletin.
To reserve this accommodation please visit the Congress web site:
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Accompanying persons program
The social program for Accompanying Persons of Congress Registrants
offers a variety of activities. Please see page 14 of the Congress
Bulletin for information. If you would like to register an accompanying
person for the program offered by the Congress, please fill out
sections A, C and F of the special Congress Registration Form.
A local sightseeing service will operate a booth on the campus
of the University of Ottawa and on the site of the Congress and
sell tour packages to participants. The booth will be located
close to the Registration Desk and will be in operations as follows:
Fri, Aug 8 - - 09:00 to 17:00 - - University Campus
Sat, Aug 9 - - 09:00 to 12:00 - - University Campus
Sat, Aug 9 - - 14:00 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre
Sun, Aug 10 - - 10:00 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre
Mon, Aug 11 - - 07:30 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre
Tue, Aug 12 - - 07:30 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre
Complete information on the tours available can be found on page
14 of the Congress Bulletin. A wide range of tours are
offered at different times during the week. At the booth, participants
will be able to purchase tours to take place during the week,
departing and returning to the Ottawa Congress Centre.
Tours will be given by bilingual (English/French) guides.
It is recommended that tours be purchased upon arrival as they
may be filled quickly. Tour fees will be posted in January 2003
on the Congress website: http://www.iupac2003.org
Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and The Canadian Society
for Chemistry (CSC) Awards Banquet
As part of the Congress, an Awards Banquet will be held in honor
of all CIC and CSC Award Winners, on Tuesday, August 12, 2003
at the Westin Hotel. Canadian chemists and their international
colleagues are invited to attend the banquet and support the work
of the Award Winners. The cost to attend this event is USD 50.00.
To register, please complete sections A and E on the enclosed
Congress Registration Form.
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Useful information can be found on page 17 of the Congress Bulletin.
Air Canada has been appointed as the "official airline" of the
Congress. Simply contact Air Canada's North America toll free
number at +1-800-361-7585 or local number +1-514-393-9494 or your
travel agent and take advantage of Special Discounted Airfares.
Our convention number is CV432791.
By ensuring that the convention number appears on your ticket,
you will be supporting the Congress organization.
Passports and Visas
Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements
apply to them with respect to entering Canada. For information
please consult your nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission,
Consulate, Customs Agent or your travel agent. Completion of applications
for visas should be made as early as possible due to the increased
scrutiny now given to all visa applications. If you need an official
letter of invitation, please send your request, as soon as possible,
to the IUPAC Secretariat.
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