26th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education, ICCE 2020

Dear Colleague,

The 26th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education, ICCE 2020, will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 13-17 July 2020. We invite abstracts for oral submissions, posters, workshops or symposia.

The theme for the conference is a “2020 vision of Chemistry Education” which was inspired by the vision of Nelson Mandela who said:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

ICCE 2020 is a forum where South African and International chemistry educators can build connections between research and practice and provides an opportunity to build partnerships between local and international educators to provide a legacy on which to build the education system envisaged by Nelson Mandela.

Programme themes for the conference include:

Curriculum and systems thinking in chemistry education


Context and diversity in chemistry education

Teacher education, development and learning communities

Teacher knowledge


Practical work in chemistry

Linking chemistry to industry

Chemistry and the environment

Modelling in the teaching of chemistry

Authors submitting abstracts for oral presentations will be asked to indicate an interest in developing their presentation into a paper to be published in a special issue of the IUPAC Journal, Chemistry Teacher International, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cti

Cape Town is a well-known tourist destination in South Africa.  Attractions include Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Winelands, Cape Point, the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch Gardens to name a few.  It is possible to include a visit to game parks such as Kruger National Park and Addo Elephant Park in your itinerary.

For more information, visit the conference web page:


The first announcement for the conference is attached.

If you have any questions after visiting the conference web page, please email the secretariat at:


Join us at this major event in beautiful Cape Town.

Please forward this email to your colleagues or students who may be interested.

Yours sincerely,

Bette Davidowitz

Chair of the Local Organising Committee


To view the attached announcement flyer, please login to ChemEdX.org.