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On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to invite you to attend IC19, the latest in the series of national conferences of the Inorganic Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. IC19 will be held in the coastal city of Wollongong, located approximately 1.5 hours south of Sydney by car and rail.

This will be the first stand-alone Inorganic Division conference held for a number of years, and marks a 21-year gap since the conference was held at the University of Wollongong. An exciting range of plenary and keynote lecturers from around the world has already been assembled for IC19, a major focus of which will be providing opportunities for younger researchers to showcase recent work across the full spectrum of inorganic chemistry sub-disciplines. A range of competitions, including for the first time one in which delegates prepare YouTube presentations based on their work, will be available to PhD students and research fellows. Further details may be found on the Abstracts page.

A variety of accommodation options will be available to suit all budgets, ranging from cheaper college style rooms located away from the main campus, to hotels and apartments in the centre of Wollongong, and the ultra-modern Kooloobong dormitory complex just a few minutes walk from the conference venue. Whilst in Wollongong you will be able to take advantage of the city council’s free bus service which links the conference and all of the above accommodation venues with the city’s beaches and numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.

We very much hope to see you in Wollongong in December this year.

Stephen Ralph
Conference Chair

Welcome Function

The welcome function will take place in the Boardroom at the southern end of The Illawarra Brewery, on Sunday the 15th of December from 5.30-7.30 pm. Enjoy a selection of food including pizza and grazing platters. In addition, delegates will be provided with two free drinks tickets, which can be used to pick from a selection of the 12 house beers available as well as other beers, wine and soft drinks. Further drinks can be purchased on the night. The Illawarra Brewery is in close proximity to a range of restaurants and eateries, for those who would like to continue their evening with dinner.

We look forward to sharing the evening with you and welcoming you to Inorganic19.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place in the Illawarra Room at the Novotel Hotel, on Wednesday the 18th of December from 7.00-10.00 pm. The outdoor deck adjoining the room will be available from late afternoon should delegates wish to enjoy the ocean views while socialising with colleagues before the dinner. 

Inorganic19 is the premier Inorganic Chemistry Division Conference of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. The conference will provide insights on all speciality areas of inorganic chemistry with presentations from leading Australian and International researchers.

The Burrows Awards

The award is based on consideration of the candidate's scientific work published in the past 10 years, together with other evidence of his or her standing in the international community. A major portion of the relevant scientific work must have been carried out in Australia and/or New Zealand. Applications are now closed. Find out more.

Alan Sargeson Lectureship

The Alan Sargeson Lectureship is a prestigious early-career researcher award that acknowledges significant and innovative individual contributions to the field by researchers within ten years of the award of their PhD at the closing date for applications. Nominations are now closed. Find out more.

Organometallic Award

Jointly awarded by the RACI Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Divisions, the award is given to a financial member of the RACI, with no more than 12 years of professional experience since completing their most recent relevant qualification, for contributions to the development of organometallic chemistry. Applications are now closed. Find out more.

RACI Anti-Harassment Policy

The RACI will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating the RACI Anti-Harassment Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

If you experience any of the behaviour described and/or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe at anytime throughout Inorganic19 please contact the Conference Chair Professor Stephen Ralph or Professor Janice Aldrich-Wright. 

The conference will be held in the coastal city of Wollongong, Australia. 




University of Wollongong
Northfield Avenue
New South Wales Australia 2522

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Roger Stapleford

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