Conference Venue

SETCA 2016 will be held in the Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) at Florida State University (102 Varsity Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390. Oral sessions will be held in the main lecture hall on the first floor of the CSL in Room 1003. Conference registration will be open all day Friday in the lobby of the CSL.

The CSL is a short walk from the Visitor's Parking Lot near Doak Campbell Stadium.

Poster Session

The poster session will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, May 13 at the University Club at Doak Campbell Stadium (5th floor).

Conference Banquet

The Conference Banquet will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Friday May 13 in the East Ballroom of the University Club at Doak Campbell Stadium (3rd floor).

Florida State University

Florida State University is one of the two most prestigious research universities in Florida. With ~41,000 students and ~2,400 faculty, this is a vibrant and dynamic campus with beautiful subtropical landscapes. FSU is also a home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and to the 2013 National College Football Champions, FSU Seminoles.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is the premier academic department at FSU, with the strong tradition of research excellence established by such prominent scientists and educators as Michael Kasha, Gregory Choppin, Sir Harold Kroto, Alan Marshall, and Robert Holton. Currently, the Department is a home to 35 research-active faculty and 150 graduate students.


As the state capital of Florida with ~250,000 population, Tallahassee has a lot to offer to its visitors. There is a great selection of restaurants, beautiful parks and Lake Ella, hip coffee shops, and several museums. There are also great outdoor activities within a short driving distance:

Maclay Gardens State Park - within the city limits, to the north from I-10 on Thomasville Rd
Wakulla Springs State Park - ~30-min drive from FSU campus (a must-see boat tour! if you have time to visit)
The Gulf of Mexico, Bald Point State Park - ~1-hour drive, a beach and white-sand dunes
The Guld of Mexico, St. George Island - ~2-hour drive, a beach, white-sand dunes, a great place if you would like to swim