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28th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

OUR VENUE

Conference Venue

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30346

Hotel room

Reserve Your Room

The ACS has negotiated a rate of $192/night for GC&E Conference attendees at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. At this time, the rooming block is no longer reserved, but the hotel will honor the rate if rooms are available. If you haven’t booked your room do so as soon as possible as hotel rooms are filling rapidly,

Sustainability at the Crowne Plaza

  • At the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, our teams are trained and dedicated to being environmentally friendly. Each department is involved in recycling, reducing waste and using green materials.
  • Carbon/GHG Emissions Reduction initiatives with Science Based Net Zero Targets
  • Energy Saving Lighting; Low Flush Light Fixtures, Variable Light Settings in Public Space that Reduce Energy Use; LED Bulbs Throughout the Hotel
  • Cooking System – Reduces Energy by 50%
  • Pathwater Reusable Bottles and Refilling Station
  • Eco-friendly Toilets that Save Water and Energy
  • Motion and Heat Sensor Controlled Thermostats in Guestrooms
  • High Efficiency Boilers within the HVAC System
  • Bulk Amenity Dispensers in all Guest Rooms (Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion)
  • Linen less Tables in Meeting Rooms
  • Donation of Sheets and Towels to Goodwill
  • EV Charging Stations
  • We partner with Goodr, an Atlanta-based start-up redirects surplus edible food to the areas of greatest need across the U.S. Using the power of technology and logistics, Goodr is on a mission to end waste, fight hunger, and feed communities.

Low-Cost Student Housing

To help students attend GC&E, we are partnering with Georgia Tech to offer low-cost student housing. Transportation from the university to the conference will be provided twice daily, and the metro is easily accessible if transportation is needed at other times of the day.

Details:

  • Who: Student housing is reserved for undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars.* 
  • Room Type:  Private single rooms in an apartment-style setup.
  • Cost: $70.76 per night per room (includes linens)
  • Configuration: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms per unit.

Deadline:

Registration for student housing closed on Monday, May 13th. If you have any questions please contact us.

*Note: you must be at least 18 to participate in student housing

A floorplan of student accomodations showing four seperate bedrooms and one central space.

Georgia Tech accommodations offer single rooms within apartment-style units, fostering a communal atmosphere while ensuring personal space. Each unit comprises four bedrooms and two bathrooms, providing a shared yet comfortable living arrangement.

International Travel Information

Do I need a personal letter of invitation?

Personal letters of invitation are not necessary to attend this conference; however, they are available upon request to those that may need them. If you submitted an abstract that was accepted for a presentation, you can obtain a letter of invitation through the online Meeting Abstracts Programming Service (MAPS). If you are not submitting an abstract but require a letter of invitation for visa purposes, send us your request via e-mail. You must provide your full legal name, institution/business with complete address, and date of birth. A letter of invitation will be sent to you via email. If you need a hard copy letter (and printing the letter sent to you via email will not suffice), we will invoice you for applicable international mailing costs. Once your payment is received, the letter will be posted to you.

I need a Visa. What should I do?

For information on applying for a visa

ACS GCI recommends that you start this process as soon as possible. If you are submitting an abstract, you will notified of its acceptance by the end of March 2024.

IMPORTANT: All applicants must be able to qualify for a visa on their own merits under the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The American Chemical Society cannot intervene with the U.S. State Department or an American embassy in another country on behalf of any meeting participant. We are unable to call or generate personal letters to the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

Do you provide financial support?

ACS GCI does not provide financial support to conference participants. All registration fees, airfares, ground transportation, hotel, meals, travel insurance, and any other expenses are the sole responsibility of each conference attendee.

Do I have to register if I am speaking?

Yes, all attendees, including speakers and poster presenters, are REQUIRED to register for the conference to allow them to participate in the technical sessions and/or attend the exposition. The early registration deadline is April 30, 2024.

If you are coming from Visa Waiver Program countries, be aware:

Inbound travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries may be denied boarding by the airlines if they haven’t complied with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization program. ESTA, introduced in January 2009, requires all international travelers from VWP countries to register in an online database. Previously, international travelers had to fill out an I-94W form before each trip, but ESTA seeks to streamline and update the process. Now, international travelers to the United States must go to the ESTA Web site and fill out an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is good for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer have to fill out an I-94W form before each trip. U.S. officials say ESTA will speed up the process for travelers, enable customs officials to screen passengers in advance, and improve security.

What COVID-related restrictions should I be aware of?

ACS GCI will follow the CDC COVID-19 travel recommendations and any local mandates that may be in effect in Atlanta, Georgia. There are currently no vaccination or masking requirements for attending the meeting.


International Travel