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18 Aug 2023 - 25 Aug 2023

52nd IUPAC General Assembly

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 52nd IUPAC General Assembly will be in The Hague, Netherlands 18-25 August 2023, in parallel to the IUPAC World Congress IUPAC|CHAINS2023.

The GA and the Congress will share the venue at World Forum in The Hague and also share several events, including a joint opening and reception, joint events with IYCN, and the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM). Detailed information about the Congress is available at www.iupac2023.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. GA and Congress registration is readily available at www.iupac2023.org.

VISA Information

For information regarding VISA requirements and information, visit https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/netherlands-visa/. To get an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the local organizers.​ Invitation letters must come directly from the organizers in Netherlands, not IUPAC; see https://iupac2023.org/getting-to-the-hague/

Hotel Information

The main hotel for the Congress/General Assembly is the Marriott The Hague, less than five minutes’ walk from the GA venue at the World Forum. The organisers have made a discounted block reservation here and at a few other hotels – first come, first served! Therefore, please make your reservation as early as possible via this link: https://www.preferredreservations.nl/iupac-chains-2023

GA Schedule

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

Saturday/Sunday, August 19-20: Division Committees & Standing Committees
Sunday, Aug 20 (eve): GA/Congress joint Opening and Reception, including Prize Ceremonies for the Solvay Award and the Women’s Award
Tuesday, Aug 22: Bureau committees (am) & Bureau (pm)
Wednesday, Aug 23 (am): World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM)*  part of the Congress
Wednesday, Aug 23 (pm): Council meeting & evening reception
Thursday, Aug 24 (am & pm): Council meeting
Thursday, Aug 24 (eve): Congress Gala Dinner
Friday, Aug 25 (am) – Bureau|EB|SB (am) & Congress Closing

All meetings will be held at the World Forum.

More details to follow …

Date & Time

18 Aug 2023


25 Aug 2023

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World Forum The Hague
Churchillplein 10
The Hague, Netherlands
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