Gordon Research Conferences ®

The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, physical and engineering sciences and their interfaces.

We are hoping to see you soon!


Registration for 2021 conferences is now open, and GRC is hoping to begin the 2021 conference season in Europe on May 1, 2021 and in the US in late May. We are excited to safely welcome our communities back so that they can continue advancing the frontiers of science.

The 2021 schedule was developed with careful consideration and input from both the Board of Trustees and conference chairs and although the future is uncertain, we remain committed to putting the health and safety of our attendees first. We will continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and adjust the schedule and attendance as necessary. In the meantime, we are working with our venues to prepare for the "new normal," by providing single rooms only, accommodating required social distancing in meeting and poster rooms, and serving meals outdoors where possible. GRC has a stellar reputation of providing high quality, intimate conferences in remote locations and we hope to continue this tradition and offer a safe place for scientists to meet.

In an effort to stay connected, GRC launched GRC Connects, to provide opportunities to connect and collaborate with GRC colleagues until we resume in-person meetings. For more information about “connecting” with us, please visit the GRC Connects page by clicking here.

Thank you for your continued support and interest and we hope to see you soon!



Cutting-Edge Science

We have 398 Gordon Research Conferences® and Gordon Research Seminars® in 2021.  Find your GRC community!

Fostering interactive networking in the Biocatalysis community 

Thursday, September 24, 2020
11AM - 12:30PM ET
3DEM Facilities in a Global Pandemic

September 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Navigating challenges and community collaboration during COVID-19

September 1, 2020
12:00PM - 1:30PM EST
Careers, Advice, and The Future of Fragile X Research

August 8, 2020
12:00PM - 1:30PM EST
The GRC Power Hour™

GRC has had a longstanding commitment to inclusion and addressing the challenges women and all underrepresented groups face in achieving equity in science. The Power Hour promotes conversations about the barriers to inclusivity within its 400 communities and has been incredibly popular with both men and women, reflecting growing conversations in the sciences about issues including unconscious bias, mentoring and sponsorship, strategies for addressing harassment and inappropriate behavior, and the culture change needed to support the professional growth of all scientists.

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"GRCs are different from other scientific conferences because they are organized by members of the community, they emphasize new results and they are structured to provide enough time (free of distractions) to interact meaningfully."
"I remember my first GRC experience because it was where I really felt like I could present new and risky ideas with a warm reception."
"I volunteered to chair a GRC because I was always impressed by the excellence of the GRC, and having an opportunity to shape one of them was a great honor and a fantastic challenge."

The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, physical and engineering sciences and their interfaces.

Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are:

  • Created by scientists, for scientists
  • Forums to discuss pre-publication research at the forefront of
    your field
  • Informal communities of experts in the field
  • A great opportunity to network with your peers

Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are:

  • Organized by and for young investigators
  • A way to interact with leaders who may later serve as mentors

Supporting GRC


Gordon Research Conferences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building communities that advance the frontiers of science.

Contributions made to the GRC Frontiers of Science Fund are used to benefit all of GRC’s scientific communities.

Please support Gordon Research Conferences by making a tax-deductible contribution to the GRC Frontiers of Science Fund today.

Support GRC

If you would like to contribute to a specific meeting, please use the meeting-specific contribution link available on each conference program page.

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