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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Central Arkansas Local Section IYPT Art Contest

October 21 - December 2 | Arkansas
The Central Arkansas Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an art competition for students in Kindergarten through College to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table. Visit the Central Arkansas Local Section event page for more details.

Ongoing Events

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FCT NOVA, Portugal
Georgia Tech College of Sciences
IUPAC Events

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

Elements in Your Life

April 12 | University of California, Merced

Stanislao Cannizzaro and the Foundation of the Periodic System

April 17 |  Rutgers University

The Next Element: How Chemists are Expanding the Periodic Table

May 29 | 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.

1st Bangladesh ChemCarnival & IYPT Celebration

July 29 | Dhaka, Bangladesh
ACS Student Chapter, University of Dhaka will be celebrating IYPT at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Around 400 students (secondary, higher secondary & college) and renowned people will be attending the program.

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.

"Know Your Elements" KYE 2019

August 4 -10 | Kolkata, India

University of Texas El Paso IYPT Event

August 9 | El Paso, TX
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Qatar University IYPT Event

September 15 | Doha, Qatar
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IYPT Speaker: Periodic Table Author Theodore Gray

October 2-5 | Olympia, Tacoma, and Leavenworth, WA
The Puget Sound Local Section hosted author and speaker about the periodic table, Theodore Gray, at multiple locations in our section. He will give talks at the South Puget Sound Community College (open to the public), Pacific Lutheran University (open to the public), and at the Washington College Chemistry Teachers Association Annual Meeting (open to participants only).

Sastra Deemed University IYPT Event for Students

October 10 | Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India

University of Central Arkansas Student Chapter

October 15 | Conway, AR
The ACS group made an IYPT decoration that involved placing each element symbol on foam board with a fun or informative information about the element on the back of the card. The cards were then placed all around the Chemistry Department.

Students are then encouraged to take selfies with the element symbols and spell words. Their selfies are then uploaded to a powerpoint with the words spelled out. Each word must include a minimum of 3 elements. The individual that spells the most words gets a prize.

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!

3D Periodic Table Display Project

October 20 | New York Hall of Science, New York, NY
The New York Section will construct a giant three-dimensional Periodic Table, approximately 12ft x 10ft x 9ft in size. This large size Periodic Table will be displayed at the New York Hall of Science.
    Deadline for Element Selection: Sunday, August 1, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
    Deadline for Element Design Submission: Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

SAIT, IYPT 2019 Poster Competition

October 21 -23 | Indore, MP, India
Day 1, 10-11am: Lecture on “Sustainability & Marvelous Metals”
Day 2 9-11am: “Periodic Table Posters Making Competition”
Day 3 9-10am: “Student’s presentation on my favorite elements” followed by Prize (Best Three Posters) Distribution Ceremony
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Asian University for Women

October 30 | Chittagong , Bangladesh
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Elemental Slam on Capitol Hill

November 19 | 4:30 - 7 PM | Washington, DC
Join early career scientists representing six U.S. Department of Energy National Labs from across the country as they compete to showcase their favorite element and its impact on society, in honor of 150 years of the Periodic Table.

Perspectives in Chemistry: 150 Years of the Periodic Table

November 20 | 9 AM - 5:15 PM | Washington, DC
Join the American Chemical Society and the National Science Foundation for a colloquium highlighting chemistry breakthroughs enabled by our understanding of the periodic table on Wednesday, November 20 at the National Academy of Sciences at 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

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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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