Registration Information for the
1999 7th Foresight Conference on MNT

    Registration Fees
Registration Forms
Refund Policy & Special Needs
Accommodations and Travel

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes the scientific program; Thursday evening welcoming reception; Friday, Saturday, Sunday lunch; and a copy of the conference journal issue. For academic and student attendees there is a "no lunch" option that does not include lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Amounts over $175 are tax-deductible in the U.S. as a charitable contribution. Student and one-day rates do not include copies of the journal.

The registration for the tutorial is separate from the conference registration. The tutorial registration fee includes Thursday lunch. You may register for the conference only, the tutorial only, or both.

The deadline for early registration is August 30.

    by Aug. 30   after Aug. 30
Conference Only (Oct. 15-17) lunch included
Academic, Nonprofit, Govt.   $395   $525
Corporate, Individual   $495   $695
Full-time Student*   $205   $225

Academic, Nonprofit, Govt. (no lunch)**   $295   $425
Student (no lunch)**   $ 75   $100
One day · Fri · Sat · Sun   $175   $200

Tutorial Only (Oct.14) (w/lunch)   $395   $495

*  Full-time students must provide copy of undergraduate or graduate ID. Journal not included with student and one-day rate.

** No lunch option omits lunch on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Senior Associates of Foresight Institute or 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.

Use these forms through Tuesday, October 12. After that date, please arrive early at the meeting and register on site.


Refund Policy

Refunds of registration fees can only be made on receipt of a written request which must be postmarked no later than August 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 Seventh 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, October 14, and end Sunday, October 17, 1999. An intensive Tutorial on Foundations of Nanotechnology will be held on October 14, 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 $115 plus tax.
(Rooms at this rate are limited; reserve early.)
Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by September 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

Holiday Inn-Great America
4200 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA  95054
phone 408-235-8900
fax 408-988-0976

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: $65 each way from San Francisco, $45 from San Jose