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Registration Information for the 1997 5th Foresight Conference on MNT

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Registration Fees

The registration fee includes the scientific program, Wednesday evening reception, Thursday and Friday luncheons, and a copy of the proceedings journal issue. (Student and one-day rates do not include proceedings.) Amounts over $100 are tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

The registration for the Tutorial is separate from the Conference registration. The registration fee includes Wednesday luncheon. You may register for either the Conference only, the Tutorial only, or both.

The deadline for early registration is August 31.

Price   Conference Only   Conference + Tutorial
    by Aug 31   after Sept. 1   by Aug 31   after Sept. 1
Regular   $495   $695   $890   $1190
Academic, nonprofit, governmental1   $395   $495   $790   0$990
Student   $150   $195   $545   0$690
One day (specify day)   $195   $295   $590   0$790
    Tutorial Only        
    by Aug 31   after Sept. 1        
Regular (no discounts available)   $395   $495        

1Senior Associates of Foresight Institute, or of IMM may register at the academic rate, regardless of their employment status.


Registration Forms

Payment may be made by VISA, MasterCard, check or international money order valid in the U.S. Make checks payable to "Foresight Conferences"; checks and bank drafts must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. Bank. Registrations with payment by credit card may be faxed, or you may use a secure server for on-line registration.

  • This form may be printed and mailed or faxed to Foresight.
  • Use this form located on a secure server to register on-line with your VISA or Mastercard.


Refund Policy

Refunds of registration fees can only be made on receipt of a written request which must be postmarked no later than September 12, and are subject to a $50 administrative fee.


Accommodations and Travel

The Fifth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology was held November 5-8, 1997, at the Hyatt in Palo Alto, California.

Site and Accommodations

Click for maps of the Bay Area and Palo Alto.

Conference sessions will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Palo Alto:

Hyatt Hotel
4219 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(800) 233-1234 tel
(650) 493-8000 tel
(650) 858-1151 fax

Since the October 4 deadline for the discounted rate has now passed, the room rate will be $125 a night, single or double occupancy, plus 10% local tax. When making reservations, state that you are attending the "Foresight Nanotechnology Conference". For those attending the Tutorial, the same rate is available for the night of Nov. 4.

Alternative Lodging for the Foresight Conference

Cabana Hotel (across street from Hyatt)
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-857-0787, 888-422-2262
(Foresight has 15 rooms blocked at the rate of $129/night)

Country Inn Motel
4345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
650-948-9154, Fax 650-949-4190

Super 8 Motel
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
650-493-9085, 800-800-8000

Best Western Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

Townhouse Inn
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
650-493-4492,  1-800-458-8696

Oak Motel
4279 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
650-493-2844, 1-800-227-8220

Days Inn
4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
650-493-4222, 800-325-2525
Fax 650-494-6112


The conference is served by both the San Jose and San Francisco airports. Both airports are about the same distance from the conference. San Jose Airport is smaller and easier to get in and out of. San Francisco airport is going through major construction. Below are some transportation services that serve both airports:

Santa Clara Airporter. Serves San Francisco and San Jose Airports.
800-771-7794 (CA only), 415-771-7710. Reservations required - 24 hour advance notice.

Airport Service. Serves San Francisco and San Jose Airports.
800-494-0214 (CA only), 650-494-0200. Reservations required -24 hour advance notice.

South & East Bay Shuttle. 800-548-4664

For a private town car from the airport:
Angel Sedans. 800-982-9004. Tell them you are with Foresight Conference and the rate will be $40 each way.


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