Chairs' Welcome Message
Dear Friends and colleagues,
As many of you know, our community of crystallographers world-wide has been very active this past year planning numerous events for 2014. We in Canada are particularly proud to host the 23rd IUCr Congress during the International Year of Crystallography and we hope to make this gathering the highlight of a year celebrating our discipline.
The Scientific Program has been defined and we anticipate an extremely robust offering of presentations not only by Plenary, Keynote and Invited speakers, but also by authors from around the world who are submitting their abstracts for oral and poster presentation. If you have not done so already, please visit the Program pages to see the full listing of microsymposia. The list of the Plenary and Keynote speakers is frequently updated to include recently confirmed speakers.
Congresses such as IUCr 2014 cannot take place without partnerships, and we are indeed grateful for all the support we have received to date. We want to thank all the sponsors and exhibitors who have already confirmed their participation, and encourage those considering such an opportunity to review our prospectus and contact us soon.
On behalf of the entire Local Organizing Committee and the IUCr Executive Committee, we would once again like to extend to you our warmest invitation to join us this coming August. We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal!
Mirek Cygler Co-Chairs Albert Berghuis
(University of Saskatchewan) (McGill University)