General Announcement and Second Circular

The Twenty-Fourth General Assembly of the IUCr and the Twenty-Fourth International Congress of Crystallography will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India, 21-28 August 2017, at the invitation of the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian Crystallographic Association. Registration, the Opening Ceremony and the presentation of the Eleventh Ewald Prize will take place on Monday 21 August 2017.

The scientific programme will include invited lectures, microsymposia, workshops and poster sessions, as usual.  Exhibits of commercial and non-commercial equipment and books, as well as crystallographic software and database demonstrations, will also be held. Internet access will be available to all participants. Poster sessions will include electronic posters. Nine microsymposia have been designated as being of special interest and deal with matters of specific concern to the IUCr. Also to be addressed in informal sessions would be issues of general interest to students and faculty in smaller and less well endowed countries. G.R. Desiraju is Chair of the International Programme Committee (IPC) and of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).

The Second Circular will appear in Volume 24, No. 4 of the IUCr Newsletter, which is scheduled to go to press in late 2016.  It will contain the scientific programme of the Congress as elaborated by the IPC and approved by the IUCr Executive Committee, a call for Abstracts, details of the general arrangements and registration procedures. For further information see the web ( or contact:

G.R. Desiraju (Chair, LOC)
Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012

Tel: +91 80 2293 3311