Conference Venue

HWCVD9 will be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. The CHF is a fitting venue for hosting the conference with its mission to "foster dialogue on science and technology in society." The CHF, with its roots dating back to 1982, has the purpose of preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of science, particularly in chemistry, although it has expanded to include engineering, life science, and technology. The CHF houses a museum that contains a permanent exhibit, titled "Making Modernity," which traces how chemistry has impacted society and driven progress through unique displays of scientific artifacts, rare books, historical papers, and fine art. The CHF has a dedicated conference space with a 3,500 sq. ft. Ullyot auditorium and several breakout rooms ideal for HWCVD9. Located in the Old City area of downtown Philadelphia, it is near several sites important in the history of the U.S., including Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Carpenters' Hall, Liberty Bell, and the Betsy Ross House. It is also within walking distance to many major hotels, restaurants, and retail stores.

Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
Tel: +1 (215) 925-2222

City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the fifth largest metropolitan city in the U.S. by population (1.5M) and is close to other major cities like New York City and Washington, DC. Its importance in U.S. history is well-established having been recognized recently as a World Heritage City (the first in the U.S.) and possessing a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Independence Hall, where the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. It also has a rich legacy in arts, culture, science and commerce, having origins that stem from key contributors like Benjamin Franklin and William Penn. Philadelphia is home to several notable museums, including the Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, Franklin Institute, and Mütter Museum. HWCVD9 presents an excellent opportunity for you to explore Philadelphia and the surrounding locales. Visit Philadelphia's official visitor and travel site for more information.

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