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The ICDD Plenary

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The ICDD Social Event, Poster Session, & Reception

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The ICDD 2008 Spring Meetings
10-14 March 2008
ICDD Headquarters, Newtown Square, PA, USA

Monday: Task Groups and Board of Directors' (BoD) Committees Meetings

Task Groups
Meetings of the following Task Groups may be held:

  • Metals and Alloys Task Group
  • Ceramic Task Group
  • Zeolite Task Group

BoD Committees
Meetings of the following Board of Directors' Committees may be held:

  • Finance Committee - David Taylor, Chairman
  • Marketing Subcommittee - Robert L. Snyder, Chairman
  • Awards Committee - Daniel Louer, Chairman
  • Bylaws Committee - TBA, Chairman
  • Grant-in-Aid Committee - J. Miguel Delgado, Chairman
  • Long Range Planning Executive Committee - Cyrus Crowder, Chairman
  • Meeting Support Committee - Raymond Goehner, Chairman
  • Membership Committee - J. Miguel Delgado, Chairman
  • Scholarship Committee - Susan Quick, Chairman

Tuesday: Technical Regional Co-Chairs' Meeting, Plenary Session, Social Event

Technical Regional Co-chairs' and Technical Subcommittee Chairs’ Meeting
All Regional Co-chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs should plan to attend this meeting. There will be a planning meeting for global technical activities in the 2008/2009 fiscal year. Activities include technical workshops, grant-in-aid workshops, and cooperative meetings with other technical organizations. This meeting will also acquaint and review the procedures and duties of Technical Subcommittee Chairs.

In keeping with the mission of the ICDD, we will continue with our format of exchanging ideas and information with our Tuesday Plenary Session and Social events. This year will be highlighted by a trip to the Adventure Aquarium – ICDD Members, spouses, families, and guests are invited to the Adventure Aquarium following the Plenary and lunch on Tuesday, 11 March 2008. Check Your Fear at the Door! Come explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippopotamuses, free-flying birds and sea life from around the world. For more information please visit: http://www.adventureaquarium.com. Again, tickets are limited; register early!

Plenary Session - 9:00 am - Noon

The plenary session will feature Dr. Patrick Woodward of Ohio State University, Dr. Takashi Ida of Nagoya Institute of Technology, Dr. Simon Bates of Aptuit Consulting Inc., and Dr. Cyrus Crowder of ICDD. The basic theme will be Total Pattern Analysis.

Dr. Patrick Woodward
Chemistry Department
Ohio State University
Cation and Anion Ordering in Complex Perovskites

Dr. Takashi Ida
Associate, Professor
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Studies on Instruments and Analytical Methods Aiming at Evaluation of Crystallite Size from Powder Diffraction Data

Dr. Simon Bates
Research Fellow
Aptuit Consulting Inc.
Amorphous and Glassy Materials: Short Range Molecular Order Compared with Crystalline Order

Dr. Cyrus Crowder
Principal Scientist
International Centre for Diffraction Data
Database Considerations for Nano-crystalline, Semi-crystalline and Amorphous Materials

Social Event: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Adventure Aquarium following the Plenary and lunch on Tuesday, 11 March 2008.
ICDD Members, spouses, families, and guests are invited to the Adventure Aquarium following the Plenary and lunch on Tuesday, 11 March 2008. Check Your Fear at the Door! Come explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippopotamuses, free-flying birds and sea life from around the world. For more information please visit: http://www.adventureaquarium.com. Again, tickets are limited; register early!

Poster Session and Reception: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm
Immediately following your self-guided tour, you will have an experience like no other at this year’s poster session and reception! Just imagine an entire wall of windows boasting a spectacular underwater view of the shark realm at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.  While enjoying dinner, networking and discussing scientific posters, you can immerse yourself into a larger-than-life view of the aquatic life of sharks that make this 550,000 gallon tank home.

ICDD is soliciting poster presentations and their electronic abstracts for this event. Here's an opportunity to display and communicate your studies and research results. Posters relating to all aspects of X-ray analysis or work relating to ICDD are welcome. Technical inquiries should be addressed to the Poster Session Team: Ray Goehner, rpgoehn@sandia.gov; Scott Misture, misture@alfred.edu; or Evgeny Antipov, antipov@icr.chem.msu.ru. To reserve space for your poster, please contact Eileen Jennings at jennings@icdd.com. Abstracts will also be published in Powder Diffraction.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 29 February 2008.

See submitted abstracts

See Poster Guidelines

Wednesday: New Member Orientation Meeting, Technical Meetings

New Member Orientation Meeting
All new members and first-time attendees should plan to attend this meeting. Dr. Tim Fawcett, ICDD's Executive Director will welcome attendees and present an overview of the ICDD and events held during the meeting week. Learn how to become involved in ICDD activities. Non-members can also learn about the membership application process.

Technical Meetings
Meetings of the following Technical Subcommittees are typically held prior to the Technical Committee Meeting:

Materials Subcommittees
Ceramics Subcommittee - Peter Zavalij
Micro and Meso Subcommittee - Scott Speakman
Metals and Alloys Subcommittee - Peter Wallace
Minerals Subcommittee - Christina Hoffman
Organic & Pharmaceutical Subcommittee - Fred Wireko
Polymers Subcommittee – Thomas Blanton

Characterization Methods and Tools Subcommittees
Electron Diffraction Subcommittee - Joseph Michael
Non-Ambient Diffraction Subcommittee - Andrew Payzant
Synchrotron Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - Peter Lee
X-ray Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - Davor Balzar
X-ray Fluorescence Subcommittee - George Havrilla

ICDD Activities Subcommittees
Education Subcommittee - Carlo Segre
PDF Editorial Staff Subcommittee - ICDD Editor-in-Chief - Soorya N. Kabekkodu

Thursday: Technical Meetings, Technical Committee Meeting, and Annual Meeting of Members

Technical Meetings
(continued from Wednesday, see above)

Technical Committee Meeting
The Technical Committee meeting reviews motions and action items from the numerous technical subcommittees and task groups. Since task groups meet at different times during the year and some of the subcommittees meet in concurrent sessions on Tuesday, this meeting provides a summary of key items to all attendees. In addition, guest speakers are invited to present topics of current interest. Regional Technical Co-chairs review activities in their region of the globe (eight regions) and present recommendations for future activities.

Annual Meeting of Members
All members come together for a formal gathering at this meeting to hear remarks from the Chairman, a review of the Board of Directors' (BoD) and Headquarters' activities, reports of selected BoD Committees, including the Technical and Finance Committees, as well as reports of Task Groups. Corporate activities are also discussed along with any new business items brought forth by members.

Friday: Board of Directors' Meeting

This meeting is generally closed to the public.