International Year of the Periodic Table

Plan and Celebrate IYPT Events

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019)!
Let's get ready to celebrate!

Upcoming Community Events

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The Next Element: How Chemists are Expanding the Periodic Table

May 29 | 2-3 PM ET | Webinar
Register for this free interactive broadcast on the science of the elements at the bottom of the periodic table, as Dr. Cody Folden and Dr. Jenifer Shafer discuss the challenges scientists face around discovering new superheavy elements.

NEACT Conference, "The Periodic Table"

July 29-31 | Concord, MA
Summer Conference of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers. Conference theme is "The Periodic Table". Keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum.

World's Largest Periodic Table

October 19 | Allendale, MI
Western Michigan Local Section is organizing a free event open to the public to make the World's Largest Periodic Table in honor of National Chemistry Week and IYPT! Find out how to get involved.

Ongoing Events

Follow along with other events pages!

FCT NOVA, Portugal
Georgia Tech College of Sciences
IUPAC Events Page 

Past Community Events

Elements Fine Arts Exhibition

January 10 - February 2 | San Rafael, CA

IUPAC Opening Ceremony

January 29 | Paris, France
2019 ACS President Bonnie Charpentier Address 
Video recording: Parts 1&2  Parts 3&4  Parts 5&6 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12

IYPT Global Women's Breakfast

February 23 | Washington, DC
Watch the video recording from the event livestream.

AAAS National Meeting Symposium: Nearly double platinum: 150 years of the periodic table

February 16 | Washington, DC

Science Café on the Periodic Table with Tilde Café

March 2 | Branford, CT

Cape Cod Science Café - STEM Journey VI

March 2 Canceled | Sandwich, MA
The event will feature talks by 2 NASA scientists, an opening lecture on successful STEM careers by 2008 ACS President Bruce Bursten, a Magic of Chemistry Stage Show, and 50+ hands-on activities.

Elements in Your Life

April 12 | 4 PM | University of California, Merced

Stanislao Cannizzaro and the Foundation of the Periodic System

April 17 | 6:30 PM | Rutgers University

Register Your Event

Submit your IYPT-related events here!

Plan an Event or Activity

Whether you are an active ACS member, teacher, volunteer, or student, you can plan events in your community to join the year-long celebration. Here are some general tips from ACS Local Sections, Student Chapters and ChemClubs to inspire you and help you launch your event!

  • Plan your event far in advance.
  • Reach out to local museums, science centers, libraries, schools, and other science-related organizations.
  • Offer food and refreshments. Check out these periodic table-inspired cupcakes made by a ChemClub, or make your own!
  • Publicize your event. Spread the word via websites, social media, newsletters, and more. Use the hashtag #IYPT2019 on social media.

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