Canadian Symposium on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Campus July 10-15, 2016
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan

UPDATE: Photos can be found [here].
The corrected schedule "as it happened" can be found [here].
Thanks to everyone for a great symposium!

This biennial symposium is the 27th Canadian national gathering of theoretical and computational chemists, dating back to 1965. Two former triennial conference series, the Canadian Computational Chemistry Conference (CCCC) and Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (CSTC), were merged after 2010 to become the biennial CSTCC.
2014 CSTCC Montreal, Quebec
2012 CSTCC Guelph, Ontario
The first 24 meetings

The conference lecture hall is RI119, in the Research and Innovation building at the University of Regina. The registration desk, opening mixer, and research poster sessions will all be held in the Atrium surrounding the lecture hall. The conference banquet will be held downtown at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel.
[2016 list of speakers]

Reginaad Regina (population 200000) is a very sunny city on the Canadian Prairies, and in July is quite pleasant with little humidity (temperatures of 20-30 degrees Celsius in the afternoons, and 8-16 degrees Celsius at night). Between the campus and the downtown hotels is the beautiful man-made Wascana Lake. The conference will feature no lectures Wednesday morning, to allow guests to tour the Farmer's Market downtown (Wednesday and Saturday mornings), or other excursions (perhaps the Royal Canadian Mounted Police museum, or the Moose Jaw spa or tunnels.)

Conference organizers:
Allan East (U. of Regina), John Tse and Richard Bowles (U. of Saskatchewan)


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1. DoubleTree Hilton hotel downtown, $139 (2 queen beds) or $149 (one king bed) per night plus tax.
Virtual Tour
Although 5 km from campus and the conference, we recommend this for its proximity to restaurants and pubs, and the Wednesday morning Farmer's Market that takes over Victoria Park just three blocks away. There will be a shuttle bus to take attendees between the hotel and the conference. As well, the Wednesday conference banquet will be held at this hotel. (If enough people book here, the Regina Hotels Association will give us $3K in sponsorship money!)

2. University of Regina residences, $57 per night plus tax.
Dorm info
With student budgets in mind, we have reserved space in the Paskwaw and Wakpa residences on campus: apartment and dorm style accommodations, just a short walking distance to the conference and campus food services. All rooms are single occupancy but may share a bathroom with 1-2 other people. A shuttle bus is planned for bringing residents to the downtown Wednesday evening banquet and back. For questions, please either email at or call them at 306-337-3342. When calling/booking, please reference that you are with the Chemistry Conference group (CSTCC2016).

Registration Fees and Poster Abstracts:

Earlybird fees are $400 CDN for regular attendess and and $200 CDN for students and postdocs, until May 30. After May 30 fees increase to $500 and $250, respectively. Fees include the Wednesday banquet dinner; extra banquet tickets are $50 CDN. Registration is now open, at this link below.
Register here

You are also invited to present a poster on your research. Titles and abstracts are due June 30 and should be sent by e-mail to, in an MS Word .doc or .docx file, *half* page only as our program book prints 2 to a page. Here is an example ; remember to underline the name of the presenter. Recommended poster sizes are 36"x48" or 48"x36": our pin boards are 4' tall. STUDENT POSTER PRIZES are $500 (1st), $250 (2nd), and $100 (3rd).

Last modified July 19, 2016 (AE)