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Deadlines this Month for Innovation Award, Poster Submissions, Hotel and Registration Discounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2011) - The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council announced today that deadlines are fast approaching for the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference . One of the premier polyurethane industry events, the conference runs from September 26-28 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

With the conference less than two months away, prospective attendees and presenters should act now before key deadlines pass, including those for poster presentations and Innovation Award nominations as well as early registration and hotel block discounts. Additionally, those interested in the Professional Development Program are advised to register before August 26 to ensure a seat in the courses of their choice.

Nominations for this year's Innovation Award must be received by CPI no later than 5 p.m. EDT on August 12, 2011 . CPI's Polyurethane Innovation Award recognizes the ingenuity and foresight of companies and individuals whose visions and perseverance bring new products, technologies and initiatives to the marketplace. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. Details on the award, including an entry form, can be found at this link: .

Submissions for this year's poster presentations must be received by August 22, 2011 . Click here for the poster submission form . Posters may address breakthrough technology in a variety of areas, including: polyurethane market or chemistry; developing markets; advancements in product areas; and, environmental and stewardship issues.

"Each year the Polyurethanes Technical Conference showcases the latest research and technical developments in the industry," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "The conference's poster displays give companies and individuals an opportunity to share information on how their cutting-edge research and breakthroughs are affecting the world of polyurethanes with our hundreds of conference attendees."

The deadline for early conference registration with a $200 savings is August 26. Register for the conference and book your room at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville by August 26 to take advantage of discounted group rates.  Click here to register for the conference and  click here to reserve your room directly with the Gaylord Opryland.

Those interested in advancing their career with the Professional Development Program (PDP) are strongly encouraged to  register for the conference and secure their seats before August 26 with the $200 discount. PDP courses are very popular, so do not miss the opportunity to take the courses of your choice.

Featuring more than 60 technical presentations, the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference will provide industry leaders and professionals with an opportunity to hear about the latest technical innovations and issues affecting the global polyurethanes industry. Throughout the conference, attendees will examine and discuss the current state of the industry from regulatory and environmental issues to advances in technology and chemistry.

For more information on the conference, including the conference program and sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit . 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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