The North American Catalysis Society is a member of the IACS: International Association of the Catalysis societies. A copy of their recent newsletter will be posted in the Newsletters folder on the NACS homepage.
The International Congress on Catalysis, Inc., a corporation of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., organized the first International Congress in Philadelphia in 1956 and participated in the planning of subsequent congresses in Paris in 1960 and Amsterdam in 1964, with the objective of furthering the science and technology of catalysis. In view of the continuing and growing interest in catalysis, it was agreed to establish an international organization originally called International Congress on Catalysis, but its name has been changed in 1996 to International Association of Catalysis Societies, IACS.
At regular meetings of the IACS Council, representatives from the participating catalysis societies participate in informative dialogue and discuss details related to the next International Catalysis Meeting (every 4 years). The NACS’ current representatives to these meetings is W. Curt Conner (Foreign Secretary) and John Armor (President). If you have any matters needing IACS attention you should bring it up with one of these two persons. In addition our former Foreign Secretary, Alex Bell, serves as the current Vice-President of the IACS.