2017 IUPAC General Assembly, São Paulo, Brazil

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The 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. The Congress opening will include the presentation of the IUPAC-Solvay International Awards for Young Chemists and the Awards for Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

VISA Information

For information regarding VISA requirements and reciprocity treatment, for visa information, visit www.itamaraty.gov.br/en.  In order to obtain a letter of invitation for any VISA applications, please send an email to Monique Funke at [email protected] or [email protected]. They will need the following information: Full name; Institution Name, Institution address, Passport number and expiration date; birth date and passport country. They may return your email and have you fill out a form in order to generate your invitation letters.  Invitation letters must come directly from the organizers in Brazil, not IUPAC.

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. You can make your reservations directly at your chosen hotel and do not have to use the listed Official Travel Agency (on their site).

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)
Monday, July 10 (eve): Poster session and YOs reception jointly with IYCN (@ 18:00)
Tuesday, July 11: Bureau committees (am) & Bureau (pm)
Wednesday, July 12 (am): World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) plenary session [projectflyer updated 29 June]
Wednesday, July 12 (pm): Council meeting [see below to access Agenda] & 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)

The Council meeting will be held at the World Trade Center  in the Vivaldi room, which is located on C2 level and accessible through the Orange Elevators. There will be signage to direct our Delegates and Members.

Download the GA schedule (5 pages PDF, version 26 June 2017)
(print copy will be available on site)

We look forward to seeing you in São Paulo, Brazil this July!

GA Registration and NAO Delegate Submission Form

> Access to GA Registration form — please complete by 15 May 2017
The 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.

Access to NAO Delegate submission form — please complete by 15 May 2017
National Adhering Organizations attending Council meeting are asked to submit their official delegates in this form. Formal letters sent to the Executive Director, should include full name, salutation and email addresses of the delegates. These may be sent directly to Dr. Lynn M. Soby at: [email protected].

Council Agenda and related documentation

Council Detailed Agenda (32 pages, updated 29 June 2017) 49th Council detailed Agenda_Final_20170629
Agenda Book, not including item 15 and 16  (PDF 14MB, revised 29 June) 49th Council Agenda Book_Final_20170629op
Agenda book items 15 and 16, Bids for hosting the Congress/General Assembly in 2021 and in 2023  – (PDF 223MB!!) 49th Council Agenda Book-part2 Sao Paulo 2017


First published 5 Feb 2017
! Updated 20 March 2017, adding detailed GA schedule
! Updated 31 March 2017: adding access to GA registration form
! Update 14 April 2017: access to NAO Delegate form
! Update 10 May 2017: updated GA schedule (no changes, just a couple of additions)
! Update 5 June 2017: adding Council Agenda
! Update 9 June 2017: updating Council Agenda
! Update 12 June 2017: Council detailed Agenda revised
! Update 16 June 2017: GA detailed schedule with room assignment
! Update 26 June 2017: updating GA detailed schedule (no changes, just a couple of additions)
! Update 29 June 2017: updating WCLM flyer and Council Agenda

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