2019 IUPAC General Assembly, Paris, France

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 50th IUPAC General Assembly will take place 5-12 July 2019, in Paris, France, running concurrently with the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress.

The GA and the Congress will share the venue at Palais des Congrès and also share several events, including a joint opening and reception, and special events for IUPAC Centenary Celebration. Detailed information about the Congress is available at www.iupac2019.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. GA participants (i.e. IUPAC Members and Delegates) can register to the Congress at a special discounted rate. Congress registration is readily available at www.iupac2019.org.
A separate GA registration is available – see below.

This year, the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) will be an integral part of the Congress and is coordinated jointly with the Congress organizers. The Congress will also include the presentation of the IUPAC-Solvay International Awards for Young Chemists, the Awards for Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, and the first IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Awards for Advancements in Green Chemistry.

VISA Information

For information regarding VISA requirements and information, visit https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/france-visa/
To get an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the local organizers at: [email protected]
The following information will be needed: Full name; Institution Name, Institution address, Passport number and expiration date; birth date and passport country.  Invitation letters must come directly from the organizers in France, not IUPAC.

Hotel Information

The IUPAC Bureau members will be staying at the HYATT REGENCY PARIS ETOILE, adjacent to the Palais des Congrès and where the Council will be held.  There are many hotels with differing prices that are close by the Palais des Congrès. You can make your reservations directly at your chosen hotel or see the options offered by the Congress under ‘Travel To France‘.
Please note that for Titular Members, the maximum daily allowance is USD $240.

GA Schedule

The schedule outline is mostly identical to 2017; please review carefully before making your travel plans!

Friday, July 5: ICTNS
Saturday/Sunday, July 6-7: Division Committees
Sunday/Monday, July 7-8: Standing Committees
Sunday, July 7 (eve): GA/Congress joint Opening and Reception (@ 17:00)
Monday, July 8 (am): IUPAC100 Celebration* (@ 10:30 with Congress)
Monday, July 8 (eve): IUPAC/YOs/IYCN Speed-networking (@ 16:00), followed by a Poster session and reception (@ 18:00)
Tuesday, July 9: Bureau committees (am) & Bureau (pm)
Wednesday, July 10 (am): World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM)*  part of the Congress
Wednesday, July 10 (pm): Council meeting & evening reception
Thursday, July 11 (am & pm): Council meeting (with elections in the morning)
Thursday, July 11 (eve): Congress Gala Dinner (@ 20:00)
Friday, July 12 (am) – Bureau (am) & brief Congress Closing (@ 12:30)

The Council meeting will be held at the Hyatt, adjacent to Palais des Congrès. There will be signage to direct Delegates and Members.

Download detailed GA schedule with room # (5 pages; revised version 13 June 2019)

* The Centenary Celebration and the WCLM are plenary session jointly organized with the Congress; all GA participants (including those without a Congress registration) are welcome to attend.

GA Registration and Council Delegate Submission Form

> Access GA registration HERE
Before you start, you may want to review the instructions/guide to the registration process HERE.

The Registration to the GA is free but required for all IUPAC Members, Delegates, and Young Observers planning to attend. Meanwhile all are encouraged to review the Congress website to make their lodging arrangements. (For reference and info regarding reimbursement, see Invitation letter_TMs_190412)

> Access to Council Delegate submission form — please complete by 30 May 2019
National Adhering Organizations attending Council meeting are asked to submit their official delegates in this form. IUPAC will only accept delegate lists through this form. Questions may be sent directly to Dr. Lynn M. Soby at: [email protected].


Council Agenda and related documentation

Council Detailed Agenda (30 pages, v 17 June 2019) 50th-Council_Detailed_Agenda_v20190617
Delegates list 50th Council Delegations_2019
Access to Agenda Book (revised 171.4 MB!!; wetransfer link shared with NAOs by email on June 24)


Young Observers/IYCN Activities

Young Observers are invited to review the detailed schedule and note the activities that are specially planned for them. To participate in any Division/Committee meetings, observers must reach out to the officers of the relevant body in advance of the meetings and seek permission to attend. Please register for the GA as above.
A special Young Scientists program is also part of the Congress — see Symposium 7 for details.


On site registration

Registration desks will be on Level 2 Hall Maillot,  starting Saturday July 6 at 07:00 am.

See you soon!


First published 18 Jan 2019 — Subsequent updates will be noted here and include detailed GA schedule with meeting room, access to GA registration form, Council Agenda, etc.

! Update 22 Feb 2019: updated detailed GA schedule
! Update 26 Feb: updated detailed GA schedule
! Update 14 March: access to NAO/Council Delegate submission form
! Update 15 April: link to GA registration form
! Update 1 May: updated detailed GA schedule
! Update 30 May: GA schedule including room assignment
! Update 13 June: GA schedule including room assignment
! Update 18 June 2019: Council detailed Agenda and access to Agenda book
! Update 24 June 2019: Update Council detailed Agenda (v June 17) and access to Agenda book

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