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Following current CDC

​Aligning with the CDC and the American Chemical Society events, POLY is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation of COVID-19. Amid the pandemic, we recognize the continued difficulty in committing to and attending events in person. However, POLY Members continue to provide feedback about their desire for in-person options. POLY will be working hard to ensure safe and healthy events for everyone no matter the medium. POLY and the Emeline do not impose a vaccine mandate; however, masks are encouraged of all attendees, especially those who are unvaccinated. For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus and travel advisories, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the U.S. Department of State, and the World Health Organization. Attendees are also advised to check local public health authority guidance for any additional local requirements.

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Accommodations

The event will be held at the

 

Emeline

181 Church Street

Charleston, SC 29401 USA

Conference rate:  $239 single/double occupancy++ plus applicable taxes.

Conference participants must make their own reservations by calling [843-577-2644] by Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Please identify yourself as a member of the Group (Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society). Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

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Check in: 4:00 PM est

Check out: 11:00 AM est

As of 2019, the hotel confirmed valet parking in its private garage, ADA compliant. In and out privileges are included in a daily charge of $36.00 per vehicle. 

Ground Transportation

The nearest airport is Charleston International Airport (CHS.) This airport is a short taxi/UBER ride (12 miles from downtown) to the hotel. Plan to spend $35.00 - $40.00.

 

Taxi service is available in the center median outside baggage claim. There is a $15 minimum charge for all taxi services departing from the CHS airport.

 

Ride Share Location: Exit through the baggage claim doors and follow the rideshare signs. Cross both roadways and turn right at the last sidewalk. 

 

The Downtown Shuttle into Charleston is also available for $15 per passenger and departs within 15 minutes of request. The shuttle is a shared ride and may make other stops downtown, depending on the number of passengers.  The Shuttle service runs early morning until after the last arriving flight each night.

History of Charleston, South Carolina

"Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century. Through the mid-nineteenth century, Charleston’s economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo. 

In April of 1861, Confederate soldiers fired on Union-occupied Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, thus signaling the beginning of the Civil War. Charleston was slow to recover from the devastation of the war. However, its pace of recovery became the foundation of the City’s greatest asset – its vast inventory of historically significant architecture. Short on capital after the war, Charleston was forced to repair its existing damaged buildings instead of replacing them. 

After the war, the City gradually lessened its dependence on agriculture and rebuilt its economy through trade and industry. Construction of the Navy Yard in 1904, just north of the City’s boundaries, pushed Charleston vigorously into the twentieth century. During the first few decades of the 1900’s, industrial and port activities increased dramatically. Later, major sources of capital came from the Charleston Naval Base, the area’s medical industry and the tourism industry.  Today, approximately 7 million people visit our city annually, generating an estimated economic impact of $7.37 billion." (https://charleston-sc.gov/)