IUPAC is seeking Expressions of Interest to host the General Assembly and World Chemistry Congress in the year 2029.
IUPAC National Adhering Organizations (NAOs) are invited to submit proposals for future Congresses six years in advance. If your NAO would like to host the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and General Assembly in 2029, please indicate your interest by communicating directly with IUPAC Executive Director at [email protected]. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 1 February 2023. Full proposals will be presented to the IUPAC Bureau for assessment against key criteria in April 2023, and the selection of the successful proposal for 2029 will be made by the IUPAC Council at its next meeting at IUPAC’s General Assembly in August 2023.
The 2023 General Assembly (GA) and World Chemistry Congress will be an in-person event on 20-25 August 2023, in The Hague, Netherlands, (iupac2023.org). With the major theme ‘Connecting Chemical Worlds’, the organizers -the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO)- are bringing together all disciplines of chemistry, with a diverse audience of chemists from both academia and industry, and from all around the globe. The following 50th WCC and 53rd GA will be hosted in 2025 by the Institut Kimia Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-18 July, and in 2027, the 51st WCC and 54th GA will be held 16-23 July, in Montréal, Canada, after the pandemic prevented us from having the originally planned in-person event for 2021 in Montréal. Despite the unforeseen challenges, the Canadian organizers ran highly a successful event and the IUPAC Council therefore voted that it will return to Canada in 2027.
(announcement to be published in Chem Int Jan 2023)