We are pleased to announce that the 5th UHMWPE International Meeting will be convened at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA, on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, 2011. For more details about the conference topics, see the preliminary agenda.
MEETING VENUE: The meeting will take place in the Mitchell Auditorium and Atrium in Bussone Center, located on Drexel campus at 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. A campus map and directions can be found here.
REGISTRATION: Click here to register online for the meeting. Meeting registration also includes continental breakfast and coffee breaks which will be provided on site both days of the meeting. Lunch will also be provided on September 22. For the first 170 registrants, a special reception/gala dinner will be held on September 22. The reception and dinner will be held at the Upper Egyptian Gallery at the University of Pennslvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Bus transportation will be provided from the meeting venue and the museum before and after the reception. To reserve a ticket for the dinner and reception for one or more guests, please register the guest online as a student.
WHERE TO STAY: To take advantage of all that Philadelphia has to offer in terms of night life, historic tourist attractions, and fine dining, we recommend that you select a hotel in Center City. Several hotels have a negotiated Drexel corporate rate which you can take advantage of by calling the hotel and requesting the Drexel rate. Click here for a list of Philadelphia hotels with a negotiated Drexel rates. You can reach the conference venue from Center City with a short (~2 km) cab ride or by using the subway (SEPTA) Frankford-Market line. The closest SEPTA subway stop to the conference venue is at 30th and Market.
One hotel within walking distance of the conference venue in University City is the Sheraton University City (close in proximity but not overly nice). My recommendation is to stay in center city at the Omni which is in the historic district.