RAFT®14 is Relocating to the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL

Posted 10/11/22 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates, RAFT.

Fairfax, VA (October 11, 2022) – Due to the recent impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida’s gulf coast, SIMB is relocating the 14th conference on Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT®14) from the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs to the Caribe Royale in Orlando to ensure the meeting proceeds on schedule, November 6–9, 2022.

The new meeting hotel, the Caribe Royale, is a beautiful all-suites oasis located near the Orlando International Airport and Disney Theme Parks complete with its own pool, water slide, and a variety of other fun activities onsite and nearby. SIMB is grateful to the entire Caribe Royale team for accommodating the event on such short notice, and we’re looking forward to a tremendous event there in November.

SIMB is also working closely with those affected by these changes to provide important information about the relocation and what we’re doing to ease the transition. Notably, SIMB has extended various participation deadlines to give participants time to revise their travel plans.

  • New contributed abstract submission deadline: Monday, October 17.
    Click here to learn more about abstract submissions.
  • New regular registration deadline: Wednesday, October 19.
    Click here to learn more or register online.
  • New hotel reservation deadline: Friday, October 21.
    Click here to learn more or book your room.

If anyone is unable to attend the meeting due to the relocation, SIMB is waiving its cancellation fee on all cancellations received by Friday, October 14.

In the remaining weeks leading up to the meeting, SIMB will be taking extra care to provide participants with all the information they need to attend RAFT® at its new location and to get the most from this special meeting experience.

After all, despite the difficult circumstances posed by this year’s hurricane season, RAFT® remains the premier conference on new developments in fermentation technology, offering powerful learning opportunities, valuable industry connections, and a sunny southern getaway for the industrial microbiology and biotechnology community.

Please join us in Orlando this November to see for yourself!

To view this year’s program and register online, go to simbhq.org/raft or contact meetings@simbhq.org to learn more.

About SIMB
The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific information through its meetings and publications, and serves as liaison among the specialized fields of microbiology. Membership in the Society is extended to all scientists and companies in the general field of microbiology.

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