2017 IUPAC General Assembly, São Paulo, Brazil

iupac2017-bannerThe IUPAC General Assembly (GA) is the occasion for meetings of the statutory bodies of the Union, specifically of the Council, Bureau, Division Committees, and Standing Committees. The 49th IUPAC General Assembly will take place 7 -14 July 2017, in São Paulo, Brazil, running concurrently with the 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress.

The GA and the Congress will share the venue and several events, including a joint opening and reception. Detailed information about the Congress is available at www.iupac2017.org, including program, call for abstract, congress registration, travel information, and accommodations.

We would like to encourage you to take advantage of your participation in the GA by also attending the Congress. The Organizing Committee has prepared an exciting program with the theme Sustainability & Diversity through Chemistry. GA participants (i.e. IUPAC Members and Delegates) can register to the Congress at a special discounted rate. Registration is readily available at www.iupac2017.org.

This year again, Young Observers will be invited to take part in the activities coordinated around the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) and planned under project 2016-032-2-020.

GA Registration

The GA online registration will open soon. Registration to the GA is free but required for all IUPAC Members and Delegates planning to attend. Meanwhile Members and Delegates are encouraged to review the Congress website to make their lodging arrangements.

VISA Information

For information regarding VISA requirements and reciprocity treatment, for visa information, visit www.itamaraty.gov.br/en and for information about invitation letters, contact iupac2017@mci-group.com. Invitation letters must come from the organizers in Brazil.

Hotel Information

The IUPAC Bureau members will be staying at the Sheraton São Paulo World Trade Center where the General Assembly meetings and Congress will be held.  There are many hotels with differing prices that are close by the World Trade Center.

We are currently finalizing the location of the Council meeting and will update when plans are finalized.

GA Schedule

The schedule outline is identical to 2015 and slightly different than in previous assemblies; please review carefully before making your travel plans!

Friday, July 7: early Task Groups
Saturday/Sunday, July 8-9: Division Committees
Sunday/Monday, July 9-10: Standing Committees
Sunday, July 9 (eve): Congress/GA joint Opening and Reception (@ 17:00)
Tuesday, July 11: Bureau committees (am) & Bureau (pm)
Wednesday, July 12 (am): World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) plenary session [projectflyer]
Wednesday, July 12 (pm): Council meeting & evening reception
Thursday, July 13 (am & pm): Council meeting (with elections in the morning)
Thursday, July 13 (eve): Congress Gala Dinner
Friday, July 14 (am) – Bureau (am) & brief Congress Closing (@ 12:30)

Stay tuned for more details and updates.
We look forward to seeing you in São Paulo, Brazil this July!