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Registration Information for the
2000 8th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes the scientific program;Thursday evening welcoming reception; Friday, Saturday, Sunday lunch. For academic and student attendees there is a "no lunch" option that does not include lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. As of October 27, all meal seatings during the Conference are fully booked; only registration without lunch remains. Registration must be done at the door. Lunch during the Tutorial is still available. Conference Schedule

Optional Events:

Both optional events are now fully booked and are no longer available.

  • Feynman Prize Banquet: Saturday Dinner 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Senior Associate Reception: Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Amounts over $175 are tax-deductible in the U.S. as a charitable contribution, excluding optional items.

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.

Tutorial space is limited, therefore early registration is recommended.

The deadline for early registration is September 1.

    by Sept. 1   after Sept. 1
Conference Only (Nov. 3-5) lunch included
Academic, Nonprofit, Govt.   $425   $550
Corporate, Individual   $550   $675
Full-time Student*   $225   $350
One day · Fri · Sat · Sun   $125   $250

Academic, Nonprofit, Govt. (no lunch)**   $325   $450
Student (no lunch)**   $ 95   $195

Tutorial Only (Nov.2) (w/lunch)   $450   $575
Optional Items:
Feynman Prize Banquet
Saturday, 5:30 -7:30 pm Fully booked: no longer available
  $50   $70
Senior Associate Reception
Saturday, 8:00-10:00 pm Fully booked: no longer available
  $40   $60
(Senior Associate membership not required to attend the reception)
Journal Special Conference Issue   $40   $40

*  Full-time students must provide copy of undergraduate or graduate ID.

** 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. More information about becoming a Senior Associate.


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. Note: Regsitration by secure Web form is no longer available. Any additional registration must be at the door. Meals at the Conference are no longer available; lunch with the Tutorial is still available. Both optional events — the Feynman Prize Banquet and the Senior Associate Reception — are now fully booked.


Refund Policy

Refunds of registration fees can only be made on receipt of a written request, postmarked no later than September 1, 2000 and are subject to a $100 administrative fee.

Special Needs

Participants with special needs should notify the organizers at least one month in advance. Please contact Foresight Institute, +1 (650)917-1122, fax +1(650)917-1123.


Accommodations and Travel

The Eighth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda at One Bethesda Metro Center in Bethesda, MD. The Conference will begin with a reception the evening of Thursday, November 2, and end Sunday, November 5, 2000. An intensive Tutorial on Foundations of Nanotechnology will be held on November 2, from 9 AM until 5 PM.

Site and Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Wisconsin Ave. at Old
Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
Telephone: +1 (301) 657-1234
Reservations +1 (800) 233-1234

Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by Monday, October 16, 2000. Mention the Foresight Nanotechnology Conference to obtain the reduced room rate.

Group Rate: Single occupancy $115 or double $140, plus tax. Rooms at this rate are limited; reserve early.

Location: The Hyatt is located at Metro Center, Maryland's high tech corridor, 6 miles to downtown Washington, D.C., within walking distance to restaurants, theaters and world-class shopping; 5 miles to National Zoo, 18 miles to Washington/ National Airport, 32 miles to BWI airport and 18 miles to Dulles International Airport. For complete directions:

Additional Room Block for Foresight Conference:

Marriott Bethesda
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Room Rate: $109 Mention Foresight Institute when making a reservation. This rate is guaranteed through October 19.

Note: The Marriott has free shuttle service to the Metro and the hotel is one stop from the Hyatt.

Airport Transportation

Royal Airport Shuttle 800-653-0888 is available from Washington National, Dulles or BWI airports. Reservations are required. The Metro is available from Washington National Airport only.


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