What will be the format of the 49th World Polymer Congress MACRO 2022?
The format of MACRO 2022 will be HYBRID. The conference is an in-person event taking place at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. However, we are providing our registered delegates an on-demand virtual library of pre-recorded presentations, e-posters and audio-recordings including power point presentations were applicable of the live onsite program session presentations, plenaries and keynote speaker content. The on-demand virtual content is available to all those interested from the polymer science community who are unable to attend MACRO 2022 in person.
What is the theme of MACRO 2022? What are the sub-themes?
The program is comprised of 9 themes representing fields such as polymers for biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, physics and engineering. Check our theme page here. There will be a special technical session on biodegradation of polymers and the implications of profuse consumption and disposal of PPEs, phenomena that pose challenge to scientists, policy makers, the industrial community, and consumers - Educational Workshop - IUPAC-MACRO 2022, The 49th World Polymer Congress
When will I be able to submit a presentation abstract?
The abstract submission process is now is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted. All accepted oral and poster abstracts will be made accessible via the in-person full conference program schedule, mobile app and digital abstract book pdf (mobile app and pdf will be available closer to the live dates).
When will participant registration open?
Registration is now open. You can view the MACRO 2022 registration rates here.
I am interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring MACRO 2022, who should I contact?
Please contact our dedicated Sponsorship & Exhibitor Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our sponsorship and exhibit options, and to start discussing how you would like to support, and be involved in, MACRO 2022.
Will I be able to see a list of all delegates?
In-person registered delegates will have access to all delegates via the mobile app, unless the individual delegate has selected not to consent to their data being shared. Delegates are otherwise able to connect to one another via the mobile app.
Will in-person registered delegates have access to the on-demand content?
Yes, all registered in-person and on-demand delegates will have access to the MACRO 2022 on-demand content via the virtual library, provided no outstanding fees. The MACRO 2022 virtual library will allow delegates to access all on-demand content including pre-recorded presentations and e-posters. Post-conference, audio-recordings of the live onsite program session presentations, plenaries, and keynote speaker content (including power point presentations where applicable) will be made available.
Can I cancel my registration to MACRO 2022 at any time and will I get a refund?
Registration cancellations received via email at the MACRO 2022 - The 49th World Polymer Congress Secretariat's address on or before June 13, 2022 will be accepted and a cancellation fee of CAD 150.00 will apply. Cancellations received after June 13, 2022 will not be refunded; however, transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. Please email email@example.com ; the deadline to transfer registration is July 6, 2022. No refunds will be made for non attendance at the Conference.
Registration is non-refundable if you register for the "Educational Workshop in Polymer Sciences 2022 (No Conference Access)".
In the unlikely event that the Conference is cancelled, travel and accommodation costs will not be refunded.
Can I transfer my conference registration to another person?
Yes, you may transfer your registration to another person. You can do this by re-accessing the original delegate's registration account via the confirmation letter and overwriting their details with the new delegate’s details.
Can I change the details in my registration record?
Yes. Once you have registered here, you may log in and change details in your registration record.
Where can I find the latest information on Canada's Border Safety Measures and Entry Requirements into Canada?
It is the delegate's responsibility to arrange for their travel and to ensure they are eligible to enter Canada. As entry requirements are updated regularly, please make sure to check these resources often. Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada
Entry requirements can change without notice and sites are updated regularly. Please check these resources often to ensure your entry eligibility into Canada.
Will MACRO 2022 provide regular updates on Entry Requirements if Canada makes any changes?
MACRO 2022 will provide links to reliable resources. It is each delegate's responsibility to check the resources regularly and to ensure they are eligible to enter Canada. Everyone's situation is different and any changes may impact people in different ways. Each delegate is responsible for keeping up to date with current requirements.
Once I have arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, where can I learn about the current local guidelines and restrictions that are in place?
Once you arrive in Winnipeg, you will be obligated to follow the local health officials’ guidelines and restrictions that are in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For example, this may include always wearing a facemask while indoors, and always carrying proof of vaccination and your passport with you to be allowed entry into conference venues, restaurants, and other business.
To attend MACRO 2022, will I qualify for the Meeting and Conventions special airfares?
Air Canada: Customers will benefit from an instant online registration and enjoy a ten per cent discount on eligible fares. If you wish to book your flight with AirCanada, access www.aircanada.com and enter this promotion code in the search panel: H27EEVE1
WestJet: will offer 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.
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All in-person and on-demand registered delegates will receive a log in and password to access the MACRO 2022 on-demand virtual library. This includes pre-recorded presentations, e-posters and post-conference audio-recordings of the live onsite program session presentations, plenaries, and keynote speaker content (including power point presentations where applicable). Log in and password details to be shared closer to the conference live dates.
MACRO 2022 will be the first time since 2018 that delegates will congregate in person. We are aware that safety is on your mind as you prepare for your journey to Winnipeg. We hope the information provided here is helpful to you.
Pearson International Airport in Toronto (YYZ)
Trudeau Airport in Montreal (YUL)
Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg (YWG)
Conference Venue - The RBC Convention Centre
Ventilation: The venue has been evaluated to ensure airflow and filtration is compliant with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) 13 level capable of removing particles as small as the COVID-19 virus.
The RBC Convention Centre received Global Biorisk Advisory Council Facility Accreditation. According to the CGBA website (https://gbac.issa.com/gbac-star-facility-accreditation/), this accreditation means that the conference venue has:
If you need to be tested for COVID, go to: CardiAl at the Richardson International Airport: https://www.waa.ca/en/passengers/at-ywg/services/view-service/41/cardiai/
Book appointment: https://appointment.cardiai.ca/collection-center/winnipeg
For detailed description of the venue's safety measures, please refer to the Convention Centre's Safe Events Guide here.
I have another question. Who do I contact?
For general MACRO 2022 queries, please refer to the MACRO 2022 website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About MACRO 2022
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