NGC2014 Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy
From Materials to Devices to System Architecture
Symposium and Spring School (Tutorial Lectures)
Phoenix, Arizona, March 10-14, 2014
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NGC2014 Organizers offer a diversified program of networking and social events to meeting participants and guests. Please, visit this page for updates while planning your trip in Arizona. We welcome ideas, contributions and feed back from our participants and guests to help us all together make the 6th Nano & amp; Giga Forum in Arizona a productive, pleasant and memorable event!

Note: If you rent a car and interested to commute with the conference participants on your local tours or social events, the organizers will be glad to assist you with finding partners for your trips. Please, send us your "social & networking proposal" to allocate at the Networking Club page. You may also sign up at the NGC2014 page at Facebook for communication about your plans with other conference participants and notify our social program coordinator Ms. Alexandra (Alex) Alexandrova (info{at} about your search for commuters.

  • Conference Reception (March 11, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Will take place at the historic Old Main building at ASU Tempe campus. Food and drinks are included in the conference fee. It is a joint event of the NGC2014 conference and RuSciTech forum. All participants and registered guests are welcome to join the meeting reception.
  • Networking Reception (March 12, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm) Will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Tempe Hotel (1333 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281) Food is included in the conference fee. The local beer is offered at a discount happy hour price. All participants and registered guests are welcome to join the meeting reception.
  • Farewell Networking Reception (March 14, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm) Will take place at the Monti's la Casa Vieja restaurant in downtown Tempe (100 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281) Food is included in the conference fee. Guests pay for drinks. All participants and registered guests are welcome to join final meeting reception.
  • Day trip to Grand Canyon (March 12 & 15): The Grand Canyon is located about 4.5 hours driving distance from Phoenix. One day trip takes 12 to 14hours. Meeting participants can use time on the road as an additional networking option. Depending on the number of travelers, we will rent a bus or a van of appropriate size. For GC tour reservations prior your arrival, please, contact, Ekaterina (Kate) Polutina (kat{at} There are also many commercial tour companies which offer Grand Canyon trips and visits to many other tourist attractions in Arizona. NGC2014 participants are most welcome to use those companies as service providers.
  • Daily hikes: Arizona is a hiking paradise during the spring time and there are a few popular hiking places available within an hour drive from downtown Tempe, where we expect most of the out-of-state participants to be accommodated. The organizers will help you with advice and transportation. You may also consider exploring some hiking opportunities by yourself and invite other participants to join you. The following hiking options are available in close proximity to the venues and are recommended for individual exploration. :
    ”A” Mountain is located in Tempe downtown. You can see it from ASU Tempe Campus. It is a short and easy 15-20 minutes walk to the top to enjoy the view of Tempe and watch the planes landing at the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. This short hike is especially enjoyable in the evening before or after the dinner.
    South Mountain Park/Preserve has 51 miles of trails and a nice view of Phoenix from Dobbin's lookout point.
    Camelback Mountain is located close to downtown Scottsdale and offers a stunning view of the city in all directions. Two hiking trails lead to the top with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet (366 m).
    Piestewa Peak offers another opportunity for a great view of the city combined with similar elevation gain on a well maintained trail.
  • Shopping and city tours will be organized during the conference days primarily for accompanied persons. Recommended options include Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Zoo, Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square and historic Old Town Scottsdale including a tour of art galleries. Tours will start at 10 am and 2 pm will take about 3-4 hours. Please, contact Ms. Alexandra (Alex) Alexandrova (, if you want to get an advice or make tour reservation prior your arrival in Phoenix.
  • Concerts, shows and festivals are many during the year in multi-cultural metropolitan Phoenix. The organizers will shop around and review the events which are scheduled in the Phoenix area during the conference time. Check the Other Events page on our web site for entertainment ideas. We will arrange discount transportation to the most popular events and help you commute with other participants who have rental cars.

For more information and advance reservations, please, contact our social program coordinator, Ms. Alexandra (Alex) Alexandrova (info{at}

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