At the ACA meeting, you will find everything you need to further your studies or enhance your career. Special events, various awards and prizes, networking opportunities, discounts on registration and hotel, and opportunities for travel support are all designed especially to meet the needs of students, postdocs and early career scientists.
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Limited funds from ACA will be available to help students and young scientists attend the 20112 Meeting. Funds help to offset travel and travel-related expenses. Preference will be given to those presenting a paper. Those interested should submit the application form and required paperwork. Please see the application form for further details.
Bursary scheme for inter-regional travel of students and post-docs attending meetings of Regional Associates -sponsored by the IUCr
The IUCr has established a bursary scheme for young scientists attending the annual meetings of the Regional Associates. more
Events Just For You
Young Scientists Meeting Orientation
Our focus is to orient new 'young scientists' and first time attendees to the structure of the ACA Meeting and how to make the most of their experience.
Following a series of well-received events and sessions at the meeting in New Orleans, the YSSIG is planning several events for Boston. The most popular elements of the YSSIG Mixer and the Mentor/Mentee Dinner will be combined into a single event designed to promote professional networking and communication between younger and more established ACA members. Details on the exact time and venue will be posted to the meeting website. For those interested in professional development, we hope to fit in a 'Professional Odysseys' panel that will comprise 3-4 crystallographers who have pursued different career paths. They will discuss their experiences, give advice and answer questions. Several sessions at the upcoming meeting are being co-sponsored by YSSIG including a follow-up to the popular "Blackboard Session" held in New Orleans (hybrid workshop/lecture session) that will focus on practical aspects of data collection and maximizing data quality at the beamline with the crystals you've got. Finally, we will host another "Insider's Guide" to the meeting, complete with tips to maximize the impact of your attendance and interests in getting involved as a young scientist or mentor in the ACA.
Deadline for Conference Hotel Rates - July 5, 2012
The ACA has secured a limited number of rooms for students and postdoctoral associates at a reduced rate at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Room sharing is an option for those looking to save money on their hotel accommodations. This service is strictly for facilitating contact between roommates and does not guarantee availability. Once contact is made, attendees will still need to reserve a room directly with the hotel. If you wish to be listed as wanting to share a room, please send an email containing your name, institute, contact details and gender. Once you have found a roommate, please contact us and we will remove you from the listing.
Insider's Guide to the Meeting
Make the most of your participation in the meeting and see what other students, postdocs and early career scientists have said about their experiences. Check out the Insider's Guide.