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Welcome Message
  • Ildoo Hwang
    Chair, Local Organizing Committee
    Professor, Postech
Dear IPGSA colleagues,
On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 24th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances (IPGSA 2023) from July 4-8, 2023 at the Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) in Gyeongju, South Korea.

The IPGSA (International Plant Growth Substances Association) has a long history of international meetings that have served as important landmarks in the growth and evolution of our scientific discipline. From the 1937 meeting in Paris through this upcoming meeting in Gyeongju, Korea, the meetings of the IPGSA have exceeded the critical goal of serving as a place to make exciting scientific presentations among colleagues and unite researchers and stimulate cooperation. 

The venue, Gyeongju was the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Silla for 992 years (from 57 BCE to 935 CE), and to this day, a great number of archaeological sites and old architecture still stand. Gyeongju’s large historic area was thusly given the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage designation. We hope that, apart from the scheduled scientific programs and social events, you will have an opportunity to explore this ancient city and experience its rich culture and history.

With your strong support and help, we would like to offer you a safe, wonderful and most enjoyable week-long program as all community members will continue to prevail over COVID-19 together.

The host committee will look forward to warmly welcoming old friends, dear colleagues, and young researchers expectantly attending the IPGSA 2023 in Korea.  

With our wholehearted welcome
  • Mark Estelle
    President, IPGSA
    Professor, UC San Diego 
Dear IPGSA colleagues,
We last met in the summer of 2019 in the conference rooms, the streets, and the cafes of Paris. Since then we have all faced several challenging and uncertain years. On behalf of the IPGSA council, I invite you to renew old friendships and make new ones in beautiful Gyeongju, Korea. Gyeongju is well known for its history and cultural heritage. Typically our meetings take place every three years. The interval this time is four years, so there will be even more exciting science to share.

See you in Gyeongju in 2023.