18th International Workshop on Inelastic  Ion-Surface Collisions (IISC-18)

September 26 – October 1, 2010, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA


Registration and Lodging


Early registration August 1, 2010
Post-deadline registration Closed
Early Lodging reservation August 1, 2010
Post-deadline registration Closed

Note that the hotel reservation does not include any meals and is separate from the registration.

Lodging Reservation

Lodging reservations will be handled by the Park Vista hotel, which is part of the Hilton family of hotels. We have blocked a number of rooms at a special rate for this workshop and these will be held until August 1.  After this date, the rooms and the rate are not guaranteed. The IISC18 room rate is $ 70 per day for up to four people per room ($ 78.93 with taxes included).

If you would like to share a room, please send us an email at iisc18@ornl.gov.  Put "IISC roommate" in the subject line of your email and let us know your name and gender.  We will help participants who wish to share a room get in touch with each other.  However, you will be responsible for your choice of roommate and for making the hotel reservation. If you do not get a reply to your email within a week please try a different email account or contact us by phone.

Instructions: (1) click this link to the reservation server, (2) select the dates of your stay at the Park Vista and click "Go", (3) look for "Group/Convention Code" at the bottom and  enter "IIS", (4) select the room that you like at the agreed price.and press "continue" (5) enter your personal information, credit card, etc, and then click "book now" at the bottom.

Each room has a king size bed or two queen size beds, a private balcony with stunning views, full bath, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, flat screen TV, working desk and refrigerator. Parking is complimentary. Wireless Internet access is also available for an extra charge. One or two bedroom suites are also available at a higher price.  Follow this link for hotel amenities. All rooms have just been renovated and here are some recent pictures

       Room with two queen beds.                                                       Room with one king bed.


Registration and conference excursion


Registration will be handled by a secure registration server of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This conference is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and we are required to maintain a list of participants with the names, date of birth, birth country, and citizenship of all participants. Thank you for your cooperation. The reduced registration fee for students is sponsored by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of energy.  You should get an email confirmation of your registration very quickly.  If you don't get this, please contact us.

Conference fees for this conference are as follows
  • Regular registration fee: $500 before deadline ($550 after deadline)
  • Student registration fee: $250 before deadline ($300 after deadline)
  • Optional conference excursions : $31 (Ripley’s aquarium) or $28 (hiking in the Smoky Mountains)
  • Optional registration fee for accompanying persons 11 years old and over: $ 240
  • Optional registration fee for accompanying persons 10 years old and under: $ 120
Registration fees for the conference attendees include the book of abstracts, conference backpack, and all meals / breaks / receptions in the conference schedule (breakfast, lunch, and breaks for all days and three receptions/dinners on Sun. Sept. 26, Wed. Sept.29, and Thu. Sept.30). The regular registration fee also includes a copy of the conference proceedings (special issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research B), sent to the participants by mail after the conference.  Students can purchase a copy of the proceedings for $61.  The registration fee for accompanying persons includes the same meals as those for participants. The excursions for accompanying persons 10 years old and under are $14 (aquarium) and $12 (Hiking).

You can pay your registration fee using a credit card or wire transfer.

Conference excursions
Note that both conference excursions are at the same time and are optional separate fees. You can chose either a visit to the Ripley's Aquarium or a Hiking trip in the Smoky Mountains. We will get back together for dinner at the hotel.

For the visit to  Ripley's aquarium the fee includes the entrance ticket and transportation between the hotel and the Aquarium.  We will charter two small buses that will run between the hotel and the aquarium for 4 hours.

For the hiking trip we will take a chartered bus to a trailhead in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If the weather is nice we will take you to the highest point of the Smoky mountains named Clingmans Dome. The bus trip is about one hour long and we will stay up there for 2.5-3 hours.  Once in the parking lot of Clingmans Dome participants can choose between an easy hike (3.5 miles round trip) to Andrews Bald or an extremely easy paved hike (1 mile round trip) to Clingmans Dome.  Fast walkers can do both. You can see here pictures of the Andrews bald hike taken in late September of 2009 so you know what to expect. Restrooms are available by the parking lot of Clingmans Dome but no food is available so we will provide bottled water and snacks. If the weather is not nice (mountains covered by clouds and no visibility) we will choose an alternative lower elevation hike such as Rainbow Falls.




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