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 48th IUPAC General Assembly will take place 7 August – 14 August 2015, in Busan, Korea, running concurrently with the 45th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress.
The GA and the Congress will share the venue (the congress center called BEXCO) and several events, including a joint opening and reception. Detailed information about the Congress is available at www.iupac2015.org, including program, call for abstract, congress registration, travel information (including visa), 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 Smart Chemistry, Better Life. GA participants (i.e. IUPAC members and delegates) can register to the Congress at a special discounted rate. Registration is readily available at www.iupac2015.org.
The GA online registration will open on 1 March 2015. 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. LINK to GA registration
The schedule outline is slightly different than in previous assemblies; please review carefully before making your travel plans!
Friday, Aug 7: early Task Groups
Saturday/Sunday, Aug 8-9: Division Committees
Sunday/Monday, Aug 9-10: Standing Committees
Sunday, Aug 9 (eve): Congress/GA joint Opening and Reception (@ 16:30)
Tuesday, Aug 11: Bureau committees (am) & Bureau (pm)
Wednesday, Aug 12 (am): WCLM
Wednesday, Aug 12 (pm): Council & evening reception – See AGENDA below
Thursday, Aug 13 (am & pm): Council (with elections in the morning)
Thursday Aug 13 (eve): Congress Gala Dinner (@ 19:00)
Friday, Aug 14 (am) – Bureau & brief Congress Closing (@ 12:30)
– GA Schedule with ROOM# (updated 14 July 2015; GA2015_perbody_150714 pdf 118 K)
– Interdivisional_draft150729 pdf 56 K
– COUNCIL Detailed Agenda (updated 17 July 2015; Council_Detailed_Agenda_Busan_2015 pdf 112 K)
– COUNCIL Agenda Book (updated 20 July 2015; Council_Agenda_Book_Busan_2015 pdf 6.8 M)