The 13th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems

Welcome to the website of the 13th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems. The symposium will be held in the beautiful city of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada on July 29 to August 2, 2012, in the superbly located Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa in downtown Victoria, right on the inner harbour.

This conference occurs every three years and is the premier international showcase for Main Group Chemistry, including Organometallic Chemistry and Inorganic Materials Chemistry. This is the second IRIS meeting to be hosted in Canada (Banff 1994). The IRIS meetings bring together approximately 250 scientists including world leading professors, postdoctoral fellows and research students from around the world. Plenary lectures and keynote lectures will be presented by internationally renowned scientists.

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Post-conference news:

  • IRIS14 will be held in Regensburg, Germany, in summer 2015.
  • Photos from the symposium can be found here (courtesy of Daniel German) and here (courtesy of Ben Rawe).



Tofino Bay (Daniel German)    Victoria and Warden Peaks. Victoria Peak is the third highest mountain on Vancouver Island (Sandy Briggs)

Vancouver Island