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Kingston Retirement Celebration and Gala

Join us for Dr. Kingston's Retirement Celebration and Gala

David Kingston's career as a chemist spanned over 60 years. Let's come together for a night of celebration to honor an outstanding mentor and friend.

Event Details

Saturday, November 6, 2021

The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Schedule of Events

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Scientific Symposium honoring David Kingston
Assembly Hall

5:30pm – 6:00pm
Welcome Reception
Foyer outside Ballroom

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dinner, Slideshow and Remarks

Lodging Options

To assist with visit planning, we have provided the information for some local hotels. All are within a 5-minute drive of The Inn, which has open parking for the event.

The Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Hyatt Place Blacksburg
650 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg University
900 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060


To RSVP to join us for the celebration, the link below labeled "Register Here" will take you to a registration page. On the page that follows, you will be able to register both you and an accompanying person(s). To help us plan accordingly, you will be asked to indicate each guest's attendance for both the symposium and the reception. 

To help mark this event and honor Dr. Kingston's tremendous legacy, we are raising funds for a Graduate Fellowship to be named in David's honor. At the end of the registration process, you will be given an opportunity to donate to the "Dr. David G. I. Kingston Graduate Fellowship". We hope to have 100% participation by Kingston Group Alumni and Colleagues.