On behalf of the conference organizers, I am delighted to welcome you to the 35th AAAR Annual Conference, to be held October 17-21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. As always, we expect the conference to provide an outstanding venue for sharing our latest aerosol science and technology research progress, while networking and re-connecting with colleagues.
The conference will commence on Monday with a schedule of 16 tutorials in four sessions, spanning a broad range of aerosol topics, including two sessions of the popular "Hands-on Aerosol Instrumentation Design and Measurement" tutorial featuring a total of twelve instrument companies. In a new initiative, three of the most popular tutorials will be video-recorded for later dissemination to a broader audience. Monday evening will conclude with the Young Investigators' event, where the next generation of aerosol scientists and engineers will network over some free food and drink.
An exciting array of plenary talks, special symposia, poster sessions, platform presentations, and special events will take place from Tuesday morning through Friday noon. Each of these days will start with an 8 a.m. plenary lecture. Our outstanding lineup of plenary speakers for 2016 in includes Hai Wang (Stanford), Christine Wiedinmyer (NCAR), Michael Mishchenko (NASA), and Jon Samet (USC).
The exhibit area, open Tuesday through Thursday, will provide ample opportunity to engage with leading companies and vendors offering instrumentation and services in aerosol science and technology.
Along with our usual high-quality platform and poster sessions on all aspects of aerosol science and technology, the 2016 conference will include three special symposia on topics of great current interest:
The conference venue, the Oregon Convention Center, is located along the Portland light rail system, providing easy access to the airport and downtown. Downtown has many fabulous restaurants, Powell's City of Books, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and traditional Japanese and Chinese gardens. To find out more, visit the TravelPortland website. Reservations for AAAR reserved room blocks are available through the hotels link on this web page.
New for 2016 will be a 5k group run/walk along the Willamette River! The run/walk will start at 6:30 am on Wednesday morning from the Convention Center; you can sign up when registering for the conference.
As a AAAR member, I encourage you to share your enthusiasm for the AAAR conference with your colleagues, particularly those with interest in the special session topics listed above!
See you there!
Mark T. Swihart
2016 AAAR Conference Chair
April 29 – Abstract Submission Deadline
July 22 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
July 22 – Late Breaking Poster Abstract Deadline
September 24 – Doubletree Hotel Room Reservation Cut-off
October 17 – 21 – AAAR 35th Annual Conference
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd.
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
100 NE Multnomah Street
7/22/16 to 8/14/16