The 82nd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium

Raleigh, known as "The City of Oaks," is a vibrant and beautiful city, with a diverse and growing population. Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill together are known as The Triangle, home of the Research Triangle Park as well as N.C. State University, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Raleigh is the second largest city in North Carolina with a population of approximately 367,995. The Research Triangle Park (RTP) area is home to several major academic institutions, including North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Duke University. The RTP area is the heart of the "triangle" and is a hotbed of technology companies, start-up companies and the laboratories of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Research Office and some NIH institutes. The RTP has earned the reputation of being one of the fastest growing high technology areas in the country, a "Silicon Valley" equivalent on the East Coast.

Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU) offers a large number of generally inexpensive flights to most major destinations in the country, as well as a few non-stop international flights. The airport is conveniently located at the center of the RTP and is a 15 minutes drive from the NCSU campus. The RTP area is a four hours drive from Richmond, VA and a five-and-a-half hours drive from Washington, DC. The climate in June is sunny and mild so that visitors can enjoy the green wooded areas, the multiple parks and lakes and many local attractions. The famous Outer Banks recreational area is a four hours drive to the East. The Smokey Mountains and the Blue Ridge portion of the Appalachian Trail are about the same distance to the West.

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The McKimmon Center is an on-campus suite of conference meeting rooms and support facilities. The McKimmon Center center is across the street from the new Wolf Village campus dormitories, and meal service is available in the respective or nearby buildings. More demanding visitors will be able to stay in the numerous local hotels.

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