We are pleased to invite you to IUPAC|CHAINS2023 in August 2023 in the beautiful city of The Hague. During the conference, themed ‘Connecting Chemical Worlds’, we bring together all disciplines of chemistry, a diverse audience of chemists from both academia and industry, and from all around the globe. Apart from plenary and invited lectures, the congress will include parallel sessions with oral presentations, focus sessions and poster presentations by junior and senior researchers.

The conference consists of several parts, namely the 52nd IUPAC General Assembly (18-25 August 2023) and the 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress combined with the 11th edition of CHAINS, the largest chemistry congress from the Netherlands (20-25 August 2023).

BREAKING NEWS: Prof. Bert Weckhuysen wins inaugural Chemistry Europe Award!
The award ceremony will take place during the 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, where Bert Weckhuysen will give a lecture. Bert Weckhuysen is being honored for outstanding achievements and leadership in the field of sustainable chemistry and catalysis research. The award is initiated by Chemistry Europe, an association of 16 chemical societies from 15 European countries, to recognize outstanding contributions to chemistry. For more information check the Utrecht University website.

IUPAC|CHAINS2023 is organized by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The IUPAC World Chemistry Congress is organized biennially with recent previous editions in Sao Paolo (2017), Paris (2019) and digitally in Montreal (2021). In 2023 we expect to welcome you on location in The Hague to meet each other in person.

We look forward to meeting you and your fellow chemists around the globe during 2023 in the Netherlands. Let’s connect!

Important deadlines

Abstracts (oral & poster)
Call for abstracts open: December 12, 2022
Deadline abstracts: February 15, 2023
Notification: March 31, 2023

Preliminary program: April 2023
Final program: June 2023

Early Fee start: February 15, 2023
Regular fee start: June 1, 2023
Late fee start: August 4, 2023