Crystallography for the Next Generation: The Legacy of IYCr


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In keeping with our desire to continue many of the initiatives undertaken during the IYCr, the "IYCr legacy" conference will be held in lieu of a "Closing" ceremony for the International Year of Crystallography. This conference is aimed at reviewing all the activities associated with IYCr – all that has been (and is being) done, what was successful, what was not so successful, etc. – and discussing how to transform the activities into long-term sustainable actions.

The presence of all parties involved in the capacity building actions taken during IYCr2014 and of all those interested in a broader dissemination of crystallography is fundamental for planning the activities for 2015 and beyond that will continue to grow a larger and larger crystallographic community, increase awareness of our discipline, and improve educational opportunities for students of all levels.

Programme (Dec. 2014; still under development)

  • OpenLabs (including the IUCr initiative in Africa) for 2015 and beyond, with contributions from University rectors, professors and students who attended them and from the companies that partnered the initiative during IYCr2014;
  • Sessions about outcomes of the Summit meetings, to see what is going on in the three targeted regions and what to do next;
  • Sessions about the development of the crystallographic community, where representatives of the new countries that are starting activities in the field will be invited to describe their local situations and possibilities for international cooperation, in conjunction with the IUCr Regional Associates (ACA, AsCA, ECA, LACA);
  • joint programmes between the IUCr and the large-scale facilities (e.g. Cheiron school, agreements for future partnerships, SESAME);
  • crystallographic education programmes (activities for schoolchildren; new educational resources; links to educational activities of related disciplines; school and academic curricula);
  • crystallography and industry (connections; opportunities for the community);
  • IUCr journals and other activities of the Union (recent developments and new policies).

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