Dear friends, colleagues and supporters,
We are delighted to announce that the 12th ICOBTE (International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements) will convene on June 16-20, 2013 at the University of Georgia Conference Center & Hotel (http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu) in Athens, Georgia.
This biennial event will bring together students, professionals, and industry and will address the source, fate and effects, and pathways of trace elements and metalloids in the environment, with emphasis on their biogeochemistry. The theme of the conference is “Sustainable remediation and management of contaminated sites” and will involve topics such as bioavailability, toxicity, food chain pathways, risk assessment, rhizosphere-contaminant interaction, chemical speciation, food quality and safety, radionuclides and environmental chemistry and methodology of nano-particles. World-class experts will identify and organize a limited number of special symposia along these frontier topics.
This popular conference has the support of the International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (http://www.isteb.com) with additional support from UGA’s Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UGA, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), the Metals Environmental Research Associations (MERA), the United States Army Corps of Engineers, CRC-Care, Perkin Elmer and others.
Registration includes the welcoming reception, catered lunches, coffee/tea breaks, shuttle transportation around the UGA and area hotels, and the program/proceedings CD. Students and participants from the developing world are eligible for registration discounts.
The University of Georgia is about 80 miles from the Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta with shuttle service 6-7 times per day for $63 roundtrip. In addition to the GA Center Hotel, other nearby accommodations include the Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Foundry Park Inn & Spa, Hotel Indigo, Courtyard Marriott. Dormitories on the campus are also available for about $15 per night.
The University of Georgia is a public institution with about 33,000 students. It was founded in 1785 and became the first Land Grant College in the United States. The GA Conference Center and Hotel is ranked as one of the best in the nation for meetings and conventions. Athens is close to several big attractions including Stone Mountain, Metro Atlanta, Carter (a former U.S. president) Center & Museum, Coca-Cola, GA Aquarium, Callaway Gardens as well as the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina-Tennessee, the most visited national park in America.
For additional information, log onto the conference website (http://www.icobte2013.org), or contact directly the organizers:
Conference Directorate: Chair-Dr. John C. Seaman
Vice-Chair: Dr. Jason Unrine
Supporting role: Dr. Domy Adriano