Dear Conference Participants,
The 2nd International Symposium on Halogen Bonding (ISXB-2) is approaching and we are excitedly looking forward to meeting you in Gothenburg within a few days.
Included in this letter is the ISXB2 – Book of abstracts including the conference program. You will also receive a printed form at the registration desk. Registration will take place on Sunday (June 5) afternoon 15.00 -18.00 and for those who arrive later any day during the conference week.
Wireless internet will be available at the conference center free of charge.
If your abstract has been accepted for a talk, please prepare slides in PowerPoint format, and save your slides on a USB flash drive for easy file transfer. We will provide both PC and Mac for presentations. You will not be able to use your personal computer for your presentation. We invite you to contact our computer assistants the day before your presentation during coffee/lunch breaks or early in the morning to upload your presentation in the conference room. Please remember to bring all necessary adapters to use and charge your electronic devices in Sweden (Europlug types C & F, 220 V).
The poster boards are 190 cm wide and 120 cm tall. Please prepare your poster to fit within these measurements. Poster numbers can be found in the book of abstracts above.
The smoothest way of transportation from the airport (GOT, Landvetter) to the conference center is by taking the airport coach that departures every fifteen minutes from the entrance of the international terminal. The transfer takes about 20 minutes and you may best wish to arrive to the bus stop ‘Berzeliigatan’ that is 350 m, ca 3-5 min walking distance, to Elite Park Avenue Hotel (Kungsportsavenyen 36, 411 36 Gothenburg), the conference venue. On Sunday and Monday there will be signs showing the direction from the bus stop ‘Berzeliigatan’ to the conference center. You can purchase bus tickets online, at the airport or on board using your credit card. You will not be able to purchase bus tickets with cash.
An alternative option is to take a taxi, which is also an approximately 20 minute’s transfer.
You can pay with credit card in all taxis.
Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in Sweden. There may be some restrictions on using American Express. Euro is generally not accepted, the Swedish Krona is the currency in Sweden.
Weather forecasts predict stable sunny summer weather, with temperatures varying between 15 and 20°.
Be prepared for some showers. Participants for the boat trip are asked to bring some warm cloths.
We wish you a safe journey and look forward to meeting you in Gothenburg!
Chairman of ISXB-2