The 13th edition of The International Meeting on Boron Chemistry (IMEBORON) was held in Platja d’Aro (Girona). The Organizing Committee is pleased to state that more than 300 scientists and accompanying people from 27 countries have taken part at this year’s IMEBORON congress.
The conference venue was the “Palau d’Esports i Congressos” at Castell-Platja d’Aro. The inaugural session took place at “Palau d’Esports i Congressos” on Sunday the 21st of September evening and was followed by the first conference lecture. Afterwards we all met at the Hotel La Terrassa for an enjoyable welcoming cocktail-party.
In order to facilitate discussions and encounters, we have decided to use two hotels, Hotel La Terrassa and Hotel S’Agoita, which were very close both to each other and also from a short walking distance to the “Palau d’Esports i Congressos”.
The conference dinner had taken place at Hotel Platja Park.
Late September at the Costa Brava seashore was ideal for a congress. The average temperature of 20ºC made it very comfortable to participate at the meeting either attending or lecturing the conferences and fresh enough for evening walks or sitting at a terrace.
Platja d’Aro offers many possibilities, even at late summer or early fall, as it was in this occasion. Nice shops, good restaurants and cafeterias, discos, wonderful landscapes and sea views offered plenty of opportunities to use the free time.
Sea water temperature was adequate for bathing and swimming and the sun shine was there to help tan our skin. The accompanying persons have had the opportunity of an excursion to Figueres at Dali’s Museum and also around the coast.
All of us then joined for an excursion to the beautiful Girona, a medieval city, whose walls speak of its impressive history.
Additional information regarding the Imeboron XIII congress can be found at http://icmab.es/xiiiimeboron
We believe the congress was a success and that everybody enjoyed participating!
The Organizing Committee, Bellaterra, 2008