"Chemistry Bridging Innovation Among the Americas and the World"
The Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico (CQPR) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) hosted the 43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, 46th IUPAC General Assembly and 70th Colegio de Químicos Annual Conference and Exhibition. These gatherings where held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from July 27 to August 7, 2011.
We were delighted to receive all IUPAC Delegates, speakers, students, sponsors, exhibitors, participants, workshop/symposia/scientific program organizers and award recipients. The IUPAC Congress activities took place from Sunday, July 31 to Friday, August 5. The IUPAC General Assembly started on Wednesday, July 27 and ended on Thursday, August 4. The last two days, August 6 and 7, were reserved for the local Colegio de Químicos activities and Annual Assembly.
Registration totaled 2,137 congress participants and 407 exhibitors. A total of 1131 scientific papers were presented in 7 plenary lectures (all by Nobel Laureates), a special lecture, 35 symposia (93 sessions), 55 general oral sessions and 23 poster sessions. Also, 31 continuing education courses were featured.
We thank the Colegio de Químicos staff, the IUPAC staff, the ACS staff, the PR Convention Center staff, and the many volunteers (all 295 volunteers and staff) that made this Congress a productive and enjoyable one.
The Turkish Chemical Society invites colleagues to the 44th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and the 47th IUPAC General Assembly. The congress is organized by the Turkish Chemical Society and will be held in the city of Istanbul, Turkey, between August 9-16, 2013.
IUPAC 2011 Post-Congress Links
IUPAC 2011 Congress Highlights
Among the Congress highlights were (see the Program Book for a complete listing of congress activities, symposia and general scientific sessions):
Sunday 31 July:
Festival de Química at the Paseo de la Princesa in Old San Juan
The Homo Sapiens Report: The Future of Humanity, by Michael Wadleigh, winner of the 1970 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his documentary Woodstock
Monday 1 August:
Plenary Lectures by Aaron J. Ciechanover (2004 Nobel Laureate) and Richard R. Ernst (1991 Nobel Laureate)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Congress Exhibition
IYC Global Experiment at Exhibition Hall B (booth 17) continuing all week
2010-2011 Winners of the IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists Poster Session
Workshop on Emerging Energy Technologies
A Science on Wheels presentation for school children at the Terrace of the Convention Center
Tuesday 2 August:
Plenary Lectures by Ada E. Yonath (2009 Nobel Laureate) and Roald Hoffmann (1981 Nobel Laureate)
A tribute to Madam Curie in the International Year of Chemistry
Play; "A Living History of Marie Curie"
Exhibition: Marie Curie - from the Embassy of Poland
Recognition Ceremony "Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering"
Recognition Ceremony "Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering in Puerto Rico"
Workshop on Frontiers in nanomaterial research and development
Wednesday 3 August
Plenary Lectures by Mario Molina (1995 Nobel Laureate)
Special Lecture by Ira S. Reese
Workshop on Student-Centered Learning in the Laboratory: The POGIL and SWH Approaches
Concert by the Bayamón Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 4 August
Plenary Lectures by Richard Schrock (2005 Nobel Laureate)
Puerto Rican Night sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Friday 5 August
Plenary Lectures by Robert H. Grubbs (2005 Nobel Laureate)