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Conference Dates:
July 17–21, 2016

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6th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth (ReX&GG 2016)
July 17–21, 2016 ● Omni William Penn Hotel ● Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Welcome Reception
The Welcome Reception will be held on Sunday, July 17 in the evening at the Omni William Penn Hotel. This reception is included in the conference registration fee.
Church Organ Lecture/Demo
Rebecca and Tony Rollett will give a lecture-recital demonstration of the pipe organ at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh (FPCP) on 6th Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. For those attending ReX&GG 2016, the church is a short walk down (west) 6th Avenue.
The event will last about an hour, although individuals are welcome to stay for a short time afterwards to ask questions. It is intended to explain how a pipe organ is actually a quite complex instrument with hundreds if not thousands of pipes. Playing a note (by pressing down a key) may activate ten or more pipes, most of which emit different pitches up the harmonic series. There are two sorts of pipes, the flues and the reeds, where flue pipes are essentially whistles and reed pipes have a vibrating reed. Descriptions of various aspects of the instrument will alternate with playing musical pieces from a wide range of organ literature.
Note the popular phrase "pulling out all the stops" is drawn directly from the way in which organists control the sound made by an organ. The instrument in FPCP is a large one, built in the 1980s by the Casavant Company in Quebec and is one of the best in Pittsburgh.
Incorporated on September 29, 1787, FPCP is one of the oldest Protest entities west of the Allegheny Mountains. In 1903, the cornerstone was laid for the present building (the fourth), which was dedicated in April of that year.
In 1970, the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation designated FPCP as an "architecturally significant structure as well as a significant piece of Pittsburgh’s local heritage."
Poster Viewing and Reception
Poster viewing and a reception are planned for the evening of Tuesday, July 19 following the technical sessions. Don’t miss this great networking opportunity!
Dinner Event
A dinner event will be held the evening of Wednesday, July 20 at the Omni William Penn.
Wednesday Afternoon Tour Options:
Two tours will be offered on Wednesday, July 20: the Frick Art and Historical Society Tour or the Pittsburgh Treasures Tour. Full-conference registration includes one social tour ticket. Please indicate which tour you plan to attend on the registration form. Details for each tour are listed below.
A tour guide will meet each group in the lobby of the Omni William Penn Hotel at 1:00 p.m. Participants will board a chartered coach.
Frick Art and Historical Society Tour - click here for more details.
Pittsburgh Treasures Tour - click here for more details.

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