Registration

Registration FeesUnlike most other symposiums, which are typically associated with a professional society that collects an annual membership fee and applies part of that fee to support an annual meeting/symposium, funding for the annual Dioxin 2011 Symposium is provided solely through participant registration fees and donations from our generous sponsors. Additionally, the symposium has several long-standing traditions such as providing daily lunches and coffee breaks, as well as a number of social activities, the cost of which are rolled into the participant registration fee.

As you can imagine, there is substantial cost associated with putting on a scientific symposium of this size and calibre. Dioxin 2011 is a non-profit organisation aimed at putting on an international symposium that reflects the current state-of-the-science regarding persistent organic pollutants and cuts across broad disciplines and interests.

We hope you join us in Brussels for what will no doubt be a truly exciting symposium.

Registration Registration Fee
On or before 22 June 2011
Registration Fee
After 22 June 2011
Full Registration € 750 € 910
Student Registration * € 400 € 400
Accompanying Person Registration € 180 € 180
Session Chair € 400 € 400
Single Day Registration € 500 € 500
Closing Networking Dinner Registration * € 60 € 75

The prices are in EUR and include Belgian VAT (21%).

Registration fee for participants, students and session chairs includes:

  • Proceedings (USB memory stick)
  • Symposium bag and information package
  • Admission to all sessions throughout the symposium
  • Admission to the exhibition area throughout the symposium
  • Coffee, tea, refreshments and lunches during breaks throughout the symposium
  • Informal Get-together on Sunday, 21 August 2011
  • Opening Reception on Monday, 22 August 2011

* All students to register to the symposium will receive a complimentary closing networking dinner ticket.

Accompanying persons' fee includes:

  • Admission to the exhibition area throughout the symposium
  • Coffee, tea, refreshments and lunches during breaks throughout the symposium
  • Informal Get-together on Sunday, 21 August 2011
  • Opening Reception on Monday, 22 August 2011
Tour RegistrationAs part of the Dioxin 2011 Symposium several optional tours are offered. For full descriptions of the tours, please refer to the Optional Tours section of this website.

The following tours are open to all attendees:

Tour Registration Registration Fee
On or before 22 June 2011
Registration Fee
After 22 June 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 – Afternoon Tour: Option 1:
Brussels by coach and walking tour around the Grand Place
€ 40 € 45
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 – Afternoon Tour: Option 2:
Magritte Museum and walking tour around the Grand Place
€ 45 € 50
Friday, 26 August 2011 – Post- Symposium Tour
Full Day Tour to Bruges
€ 60 € 65

The following tours are organised in parallel to the Symposium sessions and are open to accompanying persons only:

Tour Registration Registration Fee
On or before 22 June 2011
Registration Fee
After 22 June 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011:
Full day Tour to Antwerp
€ 50 € 55
Tuesday, 23 August 2011:
Full day Tour to Namur
€ 85 € 90
Thursday, 25 August 2011:
Half-day Tour “Brussels Art Nouveau”
€ 40 € 45
Hotel ReservationHotel reservations are made during the online registration process. Therefore, please have your arrival and departure dates ready when registering to the Symposium.

The symposium offers discounted bedroom rates in two hotels in Brussels. To avoid disappointment, the organisers strongly advise you to book early to ensure availability and benefit from special rates & conditions. Please refer to the Accommodation page for further information on the terms of cancellation, modification and no-shows.

Registration Terms and Conditions

Confirmation
Upon completion of your online registration, you will be sent a confirmation and receipt by email. For additional information regarding your registration please contact us by email on dioxin2011@mci-group.com

Liability
In the case of Government intervention or regulation, military activity, strikes or any other circumstances that may make it impossible or inadvisable for the Dioxin 2011 Symposium to take place as scheduled, the participants shall waive any claim for damages or compensation except the amount paid for registration after deduction of actual expenses incurred in connection with the symposium and there shall be no future liability on the part of either party.

Payment
All costs referred to are in EUR (€). All payments must be made in EUR (€). The online registration platform is a secured site. Major credit cards such as American Express, VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Payments by bank transfer are accepted until 1 August 2011 and have to be guaranteed by a valid credit card.
Payment must be received prior to the symposium. Delegates with outstanding payments will be asked for payment onsite or a proof of payment. If one of these cannot be supplied, the delegate will be refused permission to attend the symposium.

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy
In the event of cancellation, written notification must be sent by email to dioxin2011@mci-group.com
The following cancellation fees will apply:

  • Cancellations received on or before 15 June 2011: Full refund minus a EUR 50.00 administration fee
  • Cancellations received after 15 June 2011: No refund

All refunds will be processed and issued no later than 30 days after the symposium.

Security
For security reasons, all registrants will be issued a badge onsite which is required to be worn at all times during the symposium and at any organised functions. Badge swapping is strictly forbidden.