May 23-28, 2024

ChemCon 2024

May 23-25, 2024

Cape Breton University

Check-in Location

Student, Culture and Heritage Centre (Great Hall)


ChemCon is a student-led Chemistry event serving Atlantic Canada. We are proud to acknowledge that ChemCon 2024 takes place within Unama'ki, Mi'kma'ki, the unceded historical and present territory of the Mi'kmaq First Nation. Chemistry has historically excluded Indigenous voices, and we hope to be part of the movement to change this and to promote Indigenous practices and knowledge to become integrated within science.

ChemCon is a student-organized conference with a focus on showcasing student achievement and demonstrating opportunities for aspiring chemists. The conference comprises of several events such as keynote speakers, student talks, a research poster fair, workshops, networking events, and group activities.

This year's host for ChemCon is Cape Breton University. This year, CBU (est. 1974) is celebrating its 50th anniversary as an independent degree-granting post-secondary institution. Over the past 50 years, CBU has developed and grown substantially, and is proud of its strong sense of community. CBU offers course options from both the arts and the sciences and offers students many opportunities in academia, research, student politics, and athletics.

Conference Theme

This year ChemCon's theme is "Journey Through Chemistry", which is meant to highlight the different paths chemistry students can take throughout their academic careers, and later, their professional lives. Our goal is to showcase the diversity of the discipline and the various opportunities the future may hold for chemistry students.

Science Atlantic

Science Atlantic is a registered charitable organization with a goal of creating strong relationships across the scientific community. The organization brings together 18 post secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada. Science Atlantic members host a variety of events, including ten annual student conferences in a variety of scientific fields. ChemCon is one of the largest annual student conferences in Atlantic Canada.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Nicoletta Faraone

    Dr. Nicoletta Faraone

    Acadia University

  • Dr. Stefania Impellizzeri

    Dr. Stefania Impellizzeri

    Toronto Metropolitan University

Platinum Sponsors

  • Cape Breton University

Gold Sponsors

  • Cape Breton University School of Science and Technology

Silver Sponsors

  • Protocase
  • Waters
  • CBU Chemistry
  • Biovectra

Bronze Sponsors

Canadian Association of Theoretical Chemists

Cape Breton University Students' Union

City Print Plus

Port Hawkesbury Paper

Toronto Metropolitan University Molecular Science Graduate Program

Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science

Sponsoring Divisions:

Chemical Institute of Canada: Analytical Chemistry Division

Chemical Institute of Canada: Chemistry Education Division

Chemical Institute of Canada: Environment Division

Chemical Institute of Canada: Inorganic Chemistry Division

Chemical Institute of Canada: Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division

Chemical Institute of Canada: Maritime Local Section

Chemical Institute of Canada: Materials Chemistry Division

Chemical Institute of Canada: Organic Chemistry Division

Chemical Institute of Canada: Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Division


Cape Breton University

1250, Grand Lake Road Sydney, NS Canada, B1M 1A2

Registration period

January 20, 2024 - 00:00 until May 15, 2024 - 23:59

Submission period

February 14, 2024 - 08:00 until May 14, 2024 - 23:59

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