This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Global population is expected to exceed 9.5 billion humans by the year 2100. Providing this population with food, water, and a first-world standard of living while preserving Earth's environment poses many challenges. Chemistry can provide solutions to many of these challenges. Given that carbon-based chemicals are the foundation of our energy infrastructure and consumer product industries, organometallic chemistry will be pivotal in charting a path forward.
The 2020 conference will bring a diverse cohort of chemists—from graduate students to senior scientists—to Newport where science at the leading edge of the organometallic field will be presented by leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia with an emphasis on unpublished research. The GRC organization fosters an atmosphere of inclusive, collaborative, and open discussion. There will be ample opportunity for informal discussions during free periods and poster sessions that conferees are encouraged to participate in question and answer sessions and contribute to the scientific program by presenting a poster on their recent research.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are also strongly encouraged to consider attending the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Organometallic Chemistry (July 11-12, same location) that is geared toward promoting interaction and discussion among junior scientists.