We would like to invite you to attend this international conference on the mission and challenges of global polymer science and technology for the next century. The topic is a timely one - it is 4 years since the last meeting in this series and many nations are now considering future directions for polymer research. In industry, the focus of polymers is changing and the meeting will enable industrial scientists to take part and provide input. The conference is jointly supported by the Polymer and the PMSE Divisions of the American Chemical Society and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Polymer Division.

Conference Chairs:
Kalle Levon (USA), Christopher Ober (USA)

Co-chairs: Anthony Guiseppi-Elie (USA), Richard Gross (USA), Hiroyuki Nishide (Japan), Dennis Smith (USA)

Poster Chair: Jin Kim Montclare (USA)

Organizing Committee:
Kalle Levon, Chairman (New York City, USA), Christopher Ober, Co-Chairman (Ithaca, USA), Stephen Cheng (Akron, USA), Richard Gross (New York City, USA), Anthony Guiseppi-Elie (Clemson, USA), Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Pittsburgh, USA), Hiroyuke Nishide (Tokyo, Japan), Hans-Werner Schmidt (Bayreuth, Germany), Dennis Smith (Clemson, USA), Kathryn Uhrich (Rutgers, USA)