Due to the current health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have unfortunately made the decision to cancel the RMC 2020 Conference.  If you have already registered for the conference, you will be automatically refunded.  Please stay tuned for information regarding a future RMC conference.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.  Thank you for your understanding and support!  We look forward to seeing you at the next conference.


It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 38th  Reaction Mechanisms Conference (RMC)  to be held at the University of Colorado-Boulder from 14th to 17th of June 2020. The RMC is a historically important and vibrant meeting that concentrates on the recent advances in broadly defined mechanistic chemistry.  The scope of discussions includes organic, organometallic, inorganic, materials, and biological research with significant mechanistic implications and insights on the connections between structure and reactivity.

The RMC resembles a Gordon Research Conference in both size and format. Discussion and sharing of ideas at the forefront of the field has always been the style.  The conference will bring together industrial and academic chemists from all over the world to report their latest discoveries and share mechanistic insights into important reactions. The scientific program of 38th RMC will include lectures and invited lectures as well as poster sessions.

The conference generally attracts between 150 and 200 chemists both from academia, government labs and industry. Graduate and undergraduate students are especially encouraged to participate and learn more about the field, as well as hear from our outstanding international program of speakers. Students will have formal and informal opportunities to discuss the latest discoveries with leaders in their fields.

The topics that RMC 2020 will focus on are, among others; new reactions and reactivity patterns, reactive intermediates in solution and gas phase, metal-catalyzed reactions,  new concepts in catalysts, computational chemistry, materials, and drug design.

This conference also includes a tribute to one of the leaders of mechanistic chemistry. The 2020 conference will honor Professor Josef Michl.  Professor Michl has made important contributions to numerous areas of mechanistic chemistry including theoretical and experimental aspects of organic photochemistry, new photophysical phenomena, chemistry and theory of biradicals and biradicaloids, electronic structure of unusual molecules, silicon and boron chemistry, organic reactive intermediates, molecular building blocks for supramolecular structures. These studies are documented in more than 600 papers and several books.