AAAR 27th Annual Conference

October 20-24, 2008
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, FL


Dear Colleagues:

AAAR's 27th Annual Conference will extend and further develop the great traditions of this premier conference series. Those of you who have submitted abstracts will have an opportunity to present your latest findings to an intellectually astute and professionally dedicated community. All in attendance will benefit from learning about the latest advances across the full frontier of aerosol science and technology. The annual conference will continue to be an excellent opportunity to renew old acquaintances and to meet new colleagues. For those of you new to or on the edge of the aerosol field, I recommend the conference as an excellent way to engage this welcoming community.

AAAR's 27th Annual Conference will begin on Monday, 20 October 2008 with a full slate of 16 tutorials, spanning a range of introductory and advanced topics. This year we will feature two themes in the tutorials: (a) nanoparticles/nanotechnology and (b) aerosols and climate. Each of the succeeding four days of the conference will begin with a plenary lecture from a distinguished scholar, addressing these topics: (i) aerosols, climate and health; (ii) from molecules to droplets: nucleation, growth, and structure; (iii) physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics of particulate matter from mobile sources; and (iv) particles, drops and crystals: recent advances in understanding aerosol-cloud interactions. In addition to the plenary lectures, the technical program features parallel platform and plenary poster sessions with plenty of scheduled breaks for informal exchange. Three special symposia are being organized to focus attention on (x) frontiers in megacity aerosol research; (y) applications of the electrospray; and (z) particulate matter and mobile sources. The exhibit area, open Monday through Thursday, provides opportunity to engage with and learn from leading companies offering instrumentation and services in aerosol science and technology.

This year's conference will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. This recently opened facility offers diverse amenities including a full-service spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, outdoor swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, nature trails, fishing, and a sand volleyball court. The site is conveniently close to Orlando International Airport (10 mi). In October, we can expect the weather in Orlando to be pleasantly warm (average high = 29.5 °C; average low = 18.5 °C; average sunshine = 8 hours per day). The city is renowned for its array of tourist attractions, including the nearby SeaWorld Orlando (3 mi), Walt Disney World (13 mi), and Universal Orlando Resort (17 mi). Come early! Stay late! Bring your family!

We eagerly look forward to meeting you in Orlando in October at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research.

Bill Nazaroff
Conference Chair

Dates to Remember

April 28 – Abstract Submission Deadline
August 18 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
(NOTE: All presenters must register for the conference.)
September 12 – Late Breaking Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
September 19 – Hotel Sleeping Room Reservation Cut-Off


Situated on a 230-acre setting on Shingle Creek, headwaters to the Florida Everglades, the Rosen Shingle Creek will offer AAAR attendees both a relaxing and exceptional experience in central Florida. Just minutes from the major attractions in Orlando, this new (2006) resort features three heated outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa and fitness center, jogging and nature trails, and a wide variety of restaurants.

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