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Registration Information for the
1998 6th Foresight Conference on MNT

Registration Fees

The registration fee includes the scientific program, Thursday evening reception, Friday, Saturday, Sunday continental breakfast and lunch, and a copy of the proceedings journal issue. (Student and one-day rates do not include proceedings.) Amounts over $150 are tax-deductible in the U.S. as a charitable contribution.

The registration for the Tutorial is separate from the Conference registration. The registration fee includes Thursday luncheon. You may register for either the Conference only, the Tutorial only, or both. There is a $100 discount if you register for both the Conference and the Tutorial

The deadline for early registration is September 30.

Price   Conference Only   Conference + Tutorial
    by Sept. 30   after Sept. 30   by Sept. 30   after Sept. 30
Academic, nonprofit, governmental1   $395   $495   $690   0$890
Corporate, Individual   $495   $695   $790   $1090
Student   $155   $195   $450   0$590
One day (specify day)   $195   $295   $490   0$690
    Tutorial Only        
    by Sept. 30   after Sept. 30        
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 the "Foresight Institute"; 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.

  • This form may be printed and mailed or faxed to Foresight.
  • Use your VISA or MasterCard to register online on our secure server. Note: we cannot take online registrations after 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 10, Pacific Standard Time. After this time, registrations will have to be faxed. Thank you.


Refund Policy

Refunds of registration fees can only be made on receipt of a written request which must be postmarked no later than September 15, and are subject to a $100 administrative fee.

Special Needs

Participants with special needs should notify the organizers at least one month in advance.


Accommodations and Travel

The Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology will be held at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. The Conference will begin with a reception the evening of Thursday, November 12, and end Sunday, November 15, 1998. An intensive Tutorial on Critical Enabling Technologies for Nanotechnology will be held on November 12, from 9 AM until 5 PM.

Site and Accommodations

Click for map of the Bay Area.

Conference sessions will be held at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, CA:

Group Rate: Single or double occupancy $105 plus tax.
(Rooms at this rate are limited; reserve early.)
Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by October 20. Mention the Foresight Nanotechnology Conference to obtain the reduced room rate.

5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, California 95054
Ph: (800) 228-3000 or (408) 986-0700; Fax: (408) 980-3990
Email: or

10 minutes from San Jose International Airport
Click here for a map of the area   alternate map 1   alternate map 2

Driving directions to the Westin:

From San Jose From San Francisco From Oakland
Highway 101 North
Exit Great America Pkwy/Bowers.
Turn right onto Great America Parkway, about 1.5 miles down on the right.
Highway 101 South
Exit Great America Parkway/Bowers.
Turn left onto Great America Parkway, about 1.5 miles down on the right.
Highway 880 South
Exit Highway 237 West.
Exit Great America Parkway, about 1 miles down on the left.

Alternative Lodging for the Foresight Conference

Important: These hotels may be less convenient for conference attendees. We recommend that you check first with the Westin, listed above, which is the conference hotel where all sessions will be held.

Quality Suites Hotel-Silicon Valley
3100 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA  95054
Fax  408-748-1476

Embassy Suites-Santa Clara
2885 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA  95054
Fax  408-988-7529

Days Inn-Great America Parkway
4200 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA  95054
Fax  408-988-0976
1-800-DAYS INN

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA  95054
Fax  408-727-4353


The conference is served by both the San Jose and San Francisco airports. San Jose is closer to the conference, and is also 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:

South Bay Flyer
Reservations not required. Call from San Jose Airport, 1 (888) 463-5937. Vans pick up outside San Francisco Airport.
Fares: $6 from San Jose Airport, $16 from San Francisco Airport

South & East Bay Shuttle
Reservations not required. White Courtesy Phone in Baggage Claim at San Jose Airport, fare: $12; Call 1(800) 548-4664 at San Francisco Airport, fare: $25

Angel Sedans
Private car from the airport; advanced reservations required. 1(800) 982-9004 or 1(650) 742-9004 Mention the Foresight Conference. Fare: $55 each way from San Francisco, $45 from San Jose


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