Welcome to the homepage of the Applications of Photoactive Coordination Compounds conference : a preconference of the 22nd International Symposium on the Photophysics and Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds. The ISPPCC is part of a biannual series of conferences, which started in the 1970s. The last meeting of the series was held in Krakow, Poland in July 2015. The forthcoming symposium will be held in Oxford with our preconference, APCC, to be held in St Andrews.

Conference Dates

APCC will begin with a welcome reception on Wednesday 5th July and will conclude with a gala dinner on Friday 7th July. There will be some exciting optional excursions to sign up for during your regsitration process. Please see tabs on the left hand side of this page for information on travelling to St Andrews, and travelling onto ISPPCC in Oxford after the pre-conference.

Dates for your Diary

Abstract submission open Thursday 1st October, 2016
Oral abstract submission closed Saturday 1st April, 2017
Poster abstract submission closed Thursday 1st June, 2017
Abstract notification of acceptance Wednesday 19th April, 2017
Early bird registration open Monday 7th November, 2016
General registration open Monday 3rd April, 2017
Registration closed Thursday 15th June, 2017


University of St Andrews are delighted host APCC in the new Medical Science Building.

The Medical Science Building is located in the North Haugh area of St Andrews. About two minutes walk from the conference venue is Agnes Blackadder Hall.

Please also consider attending the International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP 2017).