• BREAKING NEWS - Plenary Speakers Confirmed!
  • BREAKING NEWS - Plenary Speakers Confirmed!
  • BREAKING NEWS - Plenary Speakers Confirmed!

Call for Abstracts and Early Bird Registration Open Now

IUCr 2023 is thrilled to announce confirmation of three world-leading experts in their field will headline the 2023 meeting in Melbourne.

Plenary speakers confirmed for IUCr 2023 include Professor Hideo Hosono from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr Junko Yano from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Professor Mark Spackman from the University of Western Australia.  The confirmation of the three plenary speakers and a strong scientific program are sure to elevate IUCr 2023 to new heights. You can read more about this eminent group here.

Our Call for Abstracts and Bursary applications is open until 21 November 2022.

We invite you to submit your abstract to secure your role in ensuring IUCr 2023 is the place to be for all researchers and industry partners of Crystallography in 2023.

Registration early bird savings are on offer until 15 February 2023. We have also secured a range of accommodations close to the Congress venue.

It is our goal to create a global Congress wherein all delegates will have an opportunity to participate.  Whilst it will be another 12 months before the decision to travel to Melbourne is required, the Call for Abstracts is a significant step towards the prospect of gathering together in Melbourne for this epic event.

Everyone is welcome at IUCr 2023. We’re ready in Melbourne to bring the Congress back to the Oceania region after 36 years. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the crystallographic community to experience Australia and the unique nature of our region. Melbourne itself is well known for being very friendly and is a diverse, multicultural and progressive city.

Travel across the globe is settling back into pre-COVID ease and by next year, we expect the transition to be seamless. In the meantime, we have a dedicated page linking directly to the Department of Home Affairs information to answer your Visa questions. The Congress is registered with the Department of Home Affairs International Event Coordinator Network (IECN). Once your register, your name is automatically provided to the IECN as a delegate of IUCr 2023 to make the visa application as smooth as possible.

We also want you to bring your families along. Our Congress will have family-friendly initiatives, including on-site child-friendly zones and inclusive activities.

Where we can assist - please reach out.

Holding the IUCr Congress in Melbourne ensures a safe and secure environment for all participants. As well as hearing about cutting-edge science, you can experience our city’s eclectic culture. From the labyrinth of laneways, modern architecture and an abundance of open green spaces - to the wealth of public attractions and the renowned Melbournian coffee, cafés and art scenes.

We can’t wait to show you.

See you in Melbourne in 2023!

Professor Michael Parker
Chair, Local Organising Committee
IUCr 2023

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Bragg Your Pattern

Our wonderful community of Australian scientists from IUCr 2023 have created Bragg Your Pattern to provide fun and free STEM experiences to the general public.

Bragg Your Pattern will be offering a kaleidoscope of activities relating to patterns and crystals for everyone to enjoy, especially budding junior crystallographers.

The Bragg your Pattern website is full of additional information.

Call for Abstracts Now Open

We invite you to submit your abstract to secure your role in ensuring IUCr 2023. The IUCr 2023 Scientific Program will be as extensive as it will be interesting.

If it is about crystallography and related fields in the structural sciences, it will be at IUCr 2023! 


Meet the Local Organising Committee

The IUCr 2023 organisers are working hard to make the Congress affordable, engaging and well worth the travel to Australia. We also want you to bring your families along. Our Congress will have family-friendly initiatives, including on-site childcare and inclusive activities.
Say g'day!

Meet the International Program Committee

Meet the whole IPC team here and visit us regularly for the latest Program announcements.
We welcome your feedback and input at any stage of the planning process. Please do not hesitate to submit your ideas or questions via program@iucr2023.org.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

An important element of the Congress will be the exhibition of the latest products and services. The daily Congress program will be structured to give participants maximum opportunity to visit the exhibition. All lunches and refreshments will take place in the exhibition area.

Click here for more detail.



For further information or to discuss how you could become involved in the Congress as a sponsor or exhibitor, contact the IUCr 2023 Secretariat:

IUCr 2023 Congress Director
Emma Bowyer
ICMS Australasia
+61 2 9254 5000

Register Your Interest

Gender equity and diversity

The IUCr is committed to achieving gender equity and diversity (that mirrors our crystallography community) in all its endeavours and activities. A key aspect of the IUCr mission is to ensure our community fosters inclusion, ensures mutual respect, and embraces diversity. To help achieve its diversity goals, the IUCr has developed a code of conduct which applies to all its endorsed or funded activities.

For full details, on the IUCr policy please click here.