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Time Is Running Out for Poster Submissions and Conference Discounts

WASHINGTON (August 7, 2014) - Deadlines for the  2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference are fast approaching. In the next three weeks, attendees will no longer be able to submit poster abstracts or receive discounted conference registration and hotel accommodations. Available spaces in the Polyurethane Professional Development Program (PDP) and conference sponsorships are also quickly filling. Hosted by the  Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, the conference will take place at the  Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas from Sept. 22 to 24.

"We're very excited about this year's conference offerings," said CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone. "Our lineup of technical sessions spans the depth and breadth of the industry, the professional development program is more popular than ever, and already we have an impressive number of registered attendees."

View the  Program Overview for more information about the conference sessions and events, and  watch this short preview to learn more about the exciting opportunities in store.

Poster Abstracts

Friday, Aug. 22 is the deadline to submit  poster abstracts for this year's conference. Posters may focus on a variety of topics including breakthrough technologies in the polyurethane market or chemistry, and the resulting advancements in everything from the medical industry to rigid foam insulation and coatings. Posters may also demonstrate the increased use of polyurethane in various markets such as medical or fiberboard, or advancements in product areas such as rigid foam insulation or coatings. Posters addressing environmental and stewardship issues, such as product emissions and end-of-life management, are also accepted. Throughout the three days of the conference, accepted posters will be displayed in the Table Top Exhibit Hall, a central gathering place for all conference attendees. Don't miss your chance to share your research with your colleagues.

Conference and Hotel Discounts

CPI's early registration discount ends on Friday, Aug. 29. To register for the conference and save $200, visit the CPI website .

Discounted hotel reservations are also available until Friday, Aug. 29. Hotel reservations should be made directly through the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center by calling (817) 778-3000 or by using this dedicated link . To receive CPI's group rate, please refer to the Polyurethanes Technical Conference when making your reservation.

Polyurethane Professional Development Program

CPI's professional development program, the Polyurethane PDP, begins on Sunday, Sept. 21, one day ahead of the official conference opening, and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 23. These education and training courses provide unmatched opportunities for participants to increase their industry knowledge. The PDP's eight courses run concurrently with the technical conference and range from broad, introductory subjects such as "PU 101: Introduction to Polyurethane Chemistry" to advanced, specialized topics such as "PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams." All courses are taught by subject-matter experts. For a complete list of PDP courses, visit the conference registration website .

Only registered conference attendees may participate in the PDP. Whether attending one or more courses, PDP tuition is a flat fee of $200 in addition to regular conference registration. This fee includes course materials. Participants must  register for each PDP course of interest to receive the appropriate training materials. Onsite registration is available, though attendees are encouraged to secure their spots early.


Several  sponsorship opportunities are still available. These include the Industry Reception, the Opening and Closing sessions, badge lanyards, conference Wi-Fi access, hotel video screens and cell phone charging stations, as well as several technical sessions and the PDP. Several  table top exhibits are also still available. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and the options for branding innovations at the conference, contact Mary Novak .

To learn more about the conference's full program, including the more than 60 technical presentations by industry experts and government officials, visit CPI's website .

Get the latest updates and conference news on  LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow  @AmChemEvents and use the hashtag  #PUtech to join the conversation.


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