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42nd IUPAC

9-17 August 2003
ttawa, Canada

Information Booklet
(prepared and mailed in October '02)


Participation in the GA is restricted to members of IUPAC bodies and invited observers. Registration is free, but required.

Please return the Participation Questionnaire (pdf file-60KB) no later than 1 April 2003.

On-site registration will be on the University of Ottawa campus.
Fri, Aug 8 - - - 14:00 to 17:00
Sat, Aug 9 - - - 07:30 to 10:00 and 12:00 to 14:00
Sun, Aug 10 to Wed, Aug 13 - - - 08:00 to 15:00

The Registration desk is located on the second floor of the Jock Turcot University Centre, identified only as Jock Turcot on the map, in an area known as The Terminus. There are signs on the campus to direct General Assembly participants to the University Centre.

A map of the University of Ottawa campus is provided on the back cover of this booklet. In addition, for the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) and the Council meeting, a registration desk will be set up at the location of these meetings, one hour prior the meeting.

Participation Questionnaire
Please complete the enclosed Participation Questionnaire, even if you do not intend to participate in the GA, and mail it to reach the IUPAC Secretariat no later than 1 April 2003.
Your completed and returned questionnaire is used to update the records at the IUPAC Secretariat, and such information is important regardless of your participation.

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As a GA participant, you are entitled to a special registration rate for the 39th IUPAC Congress of only USD 100.

To take advantage of this special rate, please complete section A and F of the special Congress Registration Form (pdf file - 76KB) and return it to the IUPAC Secretariat by 1 April 2003.

Congress registration includes a ticket to the Congress Welcome Reception on Sunday, 10 August. The award ceremony for the 2002-3 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists will take place at this time. If you wish to attend only the Welcome Reception and not register for the entire Congress, you should fill out sections A, D and F of the special Congress Registration Form, and pay for your ticket.

Upon arrival in Ottawa, you will need to pick up your Congress registration package at the Congress Registration Desk located at the Ottawa Congress Center. Opening times can be found on page 15 of the Congress Bulletin.

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A final schedule of meetings, with room assignments, will be distributed to all delegates at on-site registration. The final schedule will also be available on the IUPAC web site a few weeks before the GA.

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Rooms have been reserved on behalf of participants in several hotels located in downtown Ottawa and near the Ottawa Congress Centre. Information regarding accommodations can be found on page 16 of the Congress Bulletin. Reservations will be managed through the Ottawa Tourism Housing Bureau.

Reservations can be made online through the Internet, at the following address: http://www.iupac2003.org.

Alternatively, the Accommodation Form included in the Congress Bulletin should be filled out and returned to the indicated address.

!! Please do not return the Accommodation Form to the IUPAC Secretariat. !!

Reservations should be made no later than June 15, 2003 to take advantage of the special rates negotiated for the Congress. After that date, the Congress room blocks will be released and the hotels may charge higher rates.

Student Accommodation
Students and those seeking budget accommodations are advised to stay in the University of Ottawa suites. A description of these accommodations can be found on page 16 of the Congress Bulletin. To reserve this accommodation please visit the Congress web site: http://www.iupac2003.org.

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Accompanying persons program
The social program for Accompanying Persons of Congress Registrants offers a variety of activities. Please see page 14 of the Congress Bulletin for information. If you would like to register an accompanying person for the program offered by the Congress, please fill out sections A, C and F of the special Congress Registration Form.

A local sightseeing service will operate a booth on the campus of the University of Ottawa and on the site of the Congress and sell tour packages to participants. The booth will be located close to the Registration Desk and will be in operations as follows:

Fri, Aug 8 - - 09:00 to 17:00 - - University Campus
Sat, Aug 9 - - 09:00 to 12:00 - - University Campus
Sat, Aug 9 - - 14:00 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre
Sun, Aug 10 - - 10:00 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre
Mon, Aug 11 - - 07:30 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre
Tue, Aug 12 - - 07:30 to 17:00 - - Congress Centre

Complete information on the tours available can be found on page 14 of the Congress Bulletin. A wide range of tours are offered at different times during the week. At the booth, participants will be able to purchase tours to take place during the week, departing and returning to the Ottawa Congress Centre.

Tours will be given by bilingual (English/French) guides.

It is recommended that tours be purchased upon arrival as they may be filled quickly. Tour fees will be posted in January 2003 on the Congress website: http://www.iupac2003.org

Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Awards Banquet
As part of the Congress, an Awards Banquet will be held in honor of all CIC and CSC Award Winners, on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at the Westin Hotel. Canadian chemists and their international colleagues are invited to attend the banquet and support the work of the Award Winners. The cost to attend this event is USD 50.00.

To register, please complete sections A and E on the enclosed Congress Registration Form.

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Useful information can be found on page 17 of the Congress Bulletin.

Official Airline
Air Canada has been appointed as the "official airline" of the Congress. Simply contact Air Canada's North America toll free number at +1-800-361-7585 or local number +1-514-393-9494 or your travel agent and take advantage of Special Discounted Airfares. Our convention number is CV432791.

By ensuring that the convention number appears on your ticket, you will be supporting the Congress organization.

Passports and Visas
Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements apply to them with respect to entering Canada. For information please consult your nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission, Consulate, Customs Agent or your travel agent. Completion of applications for visas should be made as early as possible due to the increased scrutiny now given to all visa applications. If you need an official letter of invitation, please send your request, as soon as possible, to the IUPAC Secretariat.

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Contact information
IUPAC Secretariat
P. O. Box 13757
Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709-3757, USA
Tel.: +1 919 485 8700
Fax: +1 919 485 8706
E-mail: [email protected]


You should retain this Information Booklet and take it with you to Ottawa. No additional information will be provided by mail before the General Assembly.

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