The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, physical and engineering sciences and their interfaces.
GRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building communities that advance the frontiers of science. Our conferences bring a global network of scientists together to discuss the latest pre-publication research in their field. GRC’s unique format focuses on discussion and provides conferees with the opportunity to network informally during free afternoon times.
Since it was founded in 1931, GRC has established a prestigious reputation for creating enduring scientific communities that advance the frontiers of research in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and related technologies.
GRC organizes over 395 Gordon Research Conferences (GRCs) and Gordon Research Seminars (GRSs) per year, each highlighting the latest, cutting-edge research in fields ranging from physics to neurobiology, material science and engineering, to medicine.
GRSs are unique meetings enabling graduate students and postdocs to share in the GRC experience. Each seminar is held in conjunction with a related GRC and begins the weekend immediately prior to the GRC. Most GRS participants also apply to attend the associated GRC.
Whether you attend a GRC or a GRS, Gordon Research Conferences is well known for the discussions that take place after each scientific talk, where conference attendees debate the ideas presented to foster a dynamic scientific exchange. Each conference is limited to 200 attendees; scientists must apply to the conference and be selected by the conference chair to attend the meeting. All conferees are active participants in their community and contribute to moving the frontiers of the field forward.