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The XVth International Congress on Rheology
The Society of Rheology 80th Annual Meeting
August 3 - 8, 2008  —  Monterey, California
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Steinbeck Forum (Photo courtesy of Monterey Conference Center)The Congress will start with check-in and on-site registration on Sunday, August 3rd from 2 pm to 8 pm in the De Anza Foyer. The Sunday Welcome Reception will follow from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Serra Grand Ballroom I in the Conference Center.

The technical program will begin with the Opening Ceremonies at 8:00 am Monday, August 4th. The Opening Plenary Lecture will follow at 8:20 am. The multi-track technical sessions will start at 9:45 am and end at 5:30 pm, with a lunch break at 11:45 am and two parallel keynote lectures at 1:15 pm. A Strolling Dinner Reception at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is planned from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Bus service from the Portola and Marriott begins at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 5th, will start at 8:30 am with two parallel keynote lectures. The multi-track technical sessions will start at 9:45 am and end at 5:30 pm, with a lunch break at 11:45 am and two parallel keynote lectures at 1:15 pm. The Poster Session is planned from 6 pm to 9 pm in the Serra Grand Ballroom I, with the Poster Session Reception in De Anza I.

Wednesday, August 6th, will start with two parallel keynote lectures at 8:30 am. The multi-track technical sessions will start at 9:45 am and end at 11:45 am. The Wednesday Afternoon Excursions will start right after the technical sessions. Box lunches will be provided to the participants of the excursions. The Wednesday Night Beach Party will follow the excursions from 6:30 pm to 11 pm at the Pirate's Cove.

Thursday, August 7th, will start at 8:30 am with two parallel keynote lectures. The multi-track technical sessions will start at 9:45 am and end at 5:30 pm, with a lunch break at 11:45 am and two parallel keynote lectures at 1:15 pm. The SoR Business Meeting is scheduled from 5:45 pm to 7 pm in De Anza I. The Thursday Banquet Reception is planned from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Serra Grand Ballroom II. This is followed by the Thursday Banquet from 8 pm to 10 pm in the Serra Grand Ballroom I.

Friday, August 8th, will start with two parallel keynote lectures at 8:30 am. The multi-track technical sessions will start at 9:45 am and end at 11:45 am. The Closing Plenary Lecture will start at 12 noon. The Closing Reception/Lunch at the Serra Grand Ballroom II will start at 1 pm and end at 3 pm.

Detailed daily schedules can be found at the ICR 2008 Program and Abstract site.