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23rd Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography - 5 to 12 August 2014 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Home Page

Chairs' Welcome Message  

Dear friends and colleagues,

Every three years, the community of crystallographers from around the world gathers at the Congresses organized under auspices of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) to discuss science, strengthen relationships, and marvel at the ever-growing applications of this discipline.


Following the 22nd IUCr Congress in Madrid, Canada will host the 23rd Congress in Montreal from 5-12 August 2014. The Local Organizing Committee for this international meeting is already working hard to assure its success. The event will take place at the vast Palais des congress situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, one of the most multi-cultural, safe and exciting cities in North America.  Numerous hotel rooms and dormitories have been secured within walking distance from the Palais and we will be in close proximity to great shopping and multitude of restaurants to suit any taste. Furthermore, our venue borders the Old Port, one of Montreal’s top tourist attractions.


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and the IUCr Executive Committee, we would like to extend our warmest invitation for you to join us at the 23rd IUCr Congress. In additional to enjoying the great scientific program that will be put together by the International Program Committee, you will have a great time seeing old friends and making new connections. The richness of Montreal’s famous nightlife provides a great opportunity for exciting after-lecture socializing and the city itself is a perfect jumping-off point from which to explore and discover some of Canada’s most astounding natural environments either post- or pre-conference. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal in the summer of 2014!

Mirek Cygler
Albert Berghuis