ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Southwest Theoretical and Computational Chemistry 2018
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas | October 19–21, 2018
Correspondence to swtcc- at -utrgv.edu.
I am pleased to announce—and to invite you to attend—Southwest Theoretical and Computational Chemistry 2018!
The SWTCC meetings aim to attract participants largely (but not exclusively) from Texas and the neighboring states. SWTCC will convene this year on the Edinburg campus of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, starting on the evening of Friday, October 19th and ending mid-day Sunday, October 21st. Plenary lecturers will include Prof. Jiří Vaníček of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
In addition to featuring talks by senior researchers, SWTCC meetings regularly include oral and poster presentations by students and postdoctoral researchers, who are especially encouraged to attend. Abstracts in .txt, .doc/x, or .pdf formats may be submitted to swtcc- at -utrgv.edu and may include a single optional graphic. The deadline for submission is Sunday, October 7th at 11:59 PM CDT.
Edinburg is served by McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE), with regular flights to/from Dallas, Houston, and Mexico City; blocks of rooms have been reserved at several local hotels, conference rates of $46–$94 being assured as late as the week of the meeting. Registration costs are $80 for faculty/postdoctoral researchers and $40 for graduate/undergraduate students, and will be available online through the beginning of the meeting, with a 20% discount applied for registration before Friday, October 5th. New this year is a "virtual SWTCC" option allowing remote participants to livestream the meeting and submit questions to the speakers through the SWTCC Twitter (- at -SWTCChem) for a nominal fee of $10. Complete travel information and online registration will launch soon at http://www.utrgv.edu/swtcc.
Please circulate this announcement to your friends and colleagues. I look forward to welcoming you all to the beautiful Rio Grande Valley!
Organizer, SWTCC 2018