The 25th International Union of Crystallography main website can be found HERE.
About the IUCr
The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) is a scientific union adhering to the International Science Council (ISC). Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in crystallography and to contribute to all aspects of crystallography, to promote international publications of crystallographic research, to facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclatures and symbols, and to form a focus on the relations of crystallography to other types of sciences.
The IUCr fulfils these objectives by publishing in print and electronically primary scientific journals through Crystallography Journals Online, the series of reference volumes International Tables for Crystallography, distributing the quarterly IUCr Newsletter, maintaining the online World Directory/Database of Crystallographers, awarding the Ewald Prize and organising the triennial Congress and General Assembly.
The triennial congresses of the IUCr are the major international scientific meetings for crystallographers world wide. Each congress includes one or more sessions of the General Assembly which approves the policies of the Union. The next Congress will be the 25th and will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 14-22 August 2021.
Please, create your own account in ConfTool (https://www.conftool.com/iucr2020/) if you are going to attend the congress.
The system will be used for abstract submission, registrations (congress, workshops, events, trips) and payments.
Official registration is opened in ConfTool system. Some workshops, trips will be added later in the registration list. Participants can add and pay individual items also later.
The fees are charged in Czech crowns (approximate longer time medium exchange rate is 26 CZK = 1 EUR)
The congress has been postponed to 14-22 August 2021. All the registrations will be automatically transferred to the next year. Participants who have already paid the full entry fee for 2020 are guaranteed the same services during the IUCr congress in 2021. For participants who have not yet paid the entry fee, a new registration will open with the possibility of payment from November this year.
Participants who now insist on cancellation (and possibly re-registration a few months later in accordance with the new rules approved for 2021) can do so and will not be charged any cancellation fees. However, only the amount credited to the organizers’ account is returned to the participant. This means that bank charges for transfers and, where applicable, currency transfers will appear on the part of the participant who cancels his participation. The money will be sent back to the account from which it was originally sent. The amount received may not be the same in original currency as the amount sent.
Includes: conference materials, access to scientific sessions and exhibition, refreshments, lunch, welcome refreshment, concert in the congress centre, certificate of attendance, ticket for public transport in Prague
|15 500 CZK
|17 500 CZK
|18 750 CZK
Includes: conference materials, access to scientific sessions and exhibition, refreshments, lunch, welcome refreshment, concert in the congress centre, certificate of attendance, ticket for public transport in Prague, conference dinner
|17 400 CZK
|19 500 CZK
|21 000 CZK
|Reduced fee (for students and retired persons)*
Includes: onference materials, access to scientific sessions and exhibition, refreshments, lunch, welcome refreshment, concert in the congress centre, certificate of attendance, ticket for public transport in Prague
|9 000 CZK
|9 750 CZK
|10 500 CZK
Includes: conference materials, access to scientific sessions without active participation, exhibition, refreshments, lunch, welcome refreshment, concert in the congress centre, certificate of attendance, ticket for public transport in Prague
|10 000 CZK
|11 250 CZK
|12 200 CZK
|Fee for virtual participation
Includes: distant access to scientific sessions and exhibition
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|Accompanying persons||6 000 CZK
|6 500 CZK
|7 000 CZK
|Conference dinner||1 900 CZK
|2 000 CZK
|2 250 CZK
VAT is not charged with the fee.
* Delegates who register for the reduced fee are asked to submit relevant proof of their student/retirement status.
Students are considered graduate or PhD students of crystallography and related disciplines under the age of 35 (including those who turn(ed) 35 during the year 2020).
Under any circumstances, delegates with already obtained PhD diploma or above the age of 35 cannot register as students. Proof of status, including the supervisor contact, university documents proving the student status, or the passport/ID should be submitted in the Conftool registration system.
Retired persons are considered delegates over the age of 65 (including those who turned 65 during the year 2020) and who are NOT regularly employed.
** Exhibition registration is only allowed to the stand staff of an exhibiting company. As the booth rental automatically includes one or two full registrations per booth, exhibitors will be allowed to register additional person per single booth, provided the person is working on the booth. The person will be allowed to attend scientific sessions but without any active presentation there.
Please note that the invoice will be only available the first day of the conference. You can download the pro-forma invoice from your ConfTool account. Payment conditions
Full payment is required.
All the aforementioned costs are payable in full without deduction of any bank charges. All transfer charges, bank collection fees and financial charges are payable by the participants.
The receiver of the payment is:
Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association, z.s.
Ostřicová 668/5, Stodůlky, 155 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
Confirmation & invoice
An invoice and a confirmation letter will be sent to the participants on the first day of the conference. They will be generated automatically by online system.
Cancellation policy for registration
• All booked registration services cancelled before 15 May 2021 are 100% refundable after deduction of bank expenses.
• All booked registration services cancelled between 16 May 2021 and 1 July 2021 are 50 % refundable.
• No refunds for cancellations made after 1 July 2021
Replacement of participant by another is possible for free in any time before the conference.