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Registration Fee

No registration fee is charged to the participants of the MSIT Annual International Workshop on the Evaluation of Heterogeneous Multicomponent Equilibria.

The Workshop will comprise usual group work and presentations by participants. You have a possibility to suggest a system of your interest during the registration. We cannot promise to fulfill all suggestions, but will do our best to include as many suggested systems as possible.

The group work at the MSIT Workshop works in the following way:

small groups of 3-5 scientists write together critical evaluation of data on phase diagrams of a particular materials' system. The literature for evaluation and working infrastructure are provided by MSI. In the group work there is always a knowledge transfer from the senior scientists experienced in the evaluation work to the younger scientists. The Guidelines for Critical Evaluation you can see here.

Registration to the MSIT Workshop is open for the MSIT members. But we also welcome other experts in the field of heterogeneous phase equilibria and thermodynamics. If you have not been to one of our workshops before, and you would like to join the MSIT, please write to iljenkomsiportcom.

Accommodation & Meals Fees of the Castle Ringberg

Booking of accommodation and meals will be made by the organisers on behalf of the participants directly with the confirmation of your registration. The costs for accommodation and meals should be paid for at the castle, direct to the castle administration by the participants. 

The full board rate of 158.03€* per day includes a drink with each meal and refreshments during conferences. Additional beverages are charged separately. Vegetarian meals can be provided when ordered in advance. For guests from the institutions of the Max-Planck Society the net prices are charged - the full board is then 139,00€ (* - updated price for 2024).

Prices 2024 Net incl. VAT VAT
Lodging 61,50 € 65,81 € 7%
Breakfast 13,50 € 16,07 € 19%
Lunch 24,00 € 28,56 € 19%
Dinner 21,00 € 24,99 € 19%
Use of conference facilities 19,00 € 22,61 € 19%
Full board 139,00 € 158,03 €  

Please see detailed fees and payment methods at the web-site of the Castle:

Cancellation Policy

By registering, you agree to the MSI's General Terms & Conditions for Events and to the below Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of the booked accommodation & meals will be done by the organisers on behalf of the partcipant directly after receiving the Participation Cancellation. Please be aware that the cancellatiion policy of the Castle Ringberg is different from that of MSI GmbH for the partcipation fee. In the case of cancellation from the third month to two weeks before the start of the event, the castle administration requests a refund of 75% of the agreed price for all individual services ordered. In the case of cancellation made less than two weeks before the start of the event, the castle administration requests a refund of 100% of the agreed price for all individual services ordered.
Payment of these costs is the responsibility of the participants.

More details on the cancellation policy of MSI GmbH and withdrawal right please see in the MSI's Terms & Conditions for Events.

For questions or to cancel registration, please contact MSIT-eventsmsiportcom