This is an archive of the official website for the IUCrXIX Congress at Geneva in 2002. Some images and text may be missing and some links no longer work.


The XIX Congress and General Assembly will take place at the Palexpo Conference Center, Geneva, Switzerland. Located next to Geneva International Airport, served by railway and with a regular bus service from the city and direct motorway access, Palexpo is a purpose-built conference centre conveniently sited in the heart of Europe. All session halls, posters exhibition and refreshment facilities are located in one complex.

A cloakroom will be open alongside the time table of the congress at the Palexpo Congress Center.
cost CHF 2.- per item.

Map of Geneva now available, Click here.

The official language of the Congress is English. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in English.

Being 416m above sea level, the weather in Geneva in August is pleasant during the day, but cooler during the evening. The average temperature in August is 18°C.

Informal for all occasions

The "Banque Cantonale de Genève" has a branch office in Grand-Saconnex which is located within 5 minutes walking distance from Palexpo at the following address :
Route de Ferney 169
CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex
Phone : +4122 809 76 20
Fax : +4122 809 76 30
Opening hours : 08.30-12.15 / 14.00-16.30.
Their office in Palexpo is only manned during major public events.
There is also an UBS branch at the Geneva Airport which is open from 06.30 till 21.00.

Please address all queries (except those regarding accommodation and tours) to:
IUCr Congress Secretariat:
P.O. Box 50006, Tel Aviv 61500, Israel
Tel: +972 3 5140000; Fax: +972 3 5175674 or +972 3 5140077

Travel arrangements

Crossair Ltd. / Swiss Air Lines was appointed Official Carrier for our conference and offered special fares to all the conference participants. The creation of the new Swiss Airline has been well publicized and we are delighted that the newly formed company is continuing the Official Carrier Agreement.

Participants at the "XIX Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Cristallography" are therefore invited to take advantage of the Official Carrier Agreement.

The fare reduction is up to 25% reduction
Subject to fare type, route flown and availability.

To benefit from this offer, please quote the code

Crossair Ltd. / Swiss Air Lines IDS page G CGRF"
Information for Crossair Ltd. / Swiss Air Lines offices:
Display the mentioned IDS page, look up for the specified event
and check for the individual
Tour Code CXX2-017

when contacting the Crossair Ltd. / Swiss Air Lines offices or the following designated ticketing agencies:

German participants SWISS Call Center phone 01803 000 337
Austrian participants SWISS Call Center phone 0810 810 840
Italian participants SWISS Call Center phone 848 834 445
Nordic countries SWISS Call Center phone 08 587 704 48
Spanish participants SWISS Call Center phone 901 116 712
French participants SWISS Call Center phone 0 820 04 05 06
US participants Lyon Travel phone 802-254-6033
fax 802-254-6123
toll free within the US: 1-800-639-3849
UK participants Travel phone (44 1908) 214 999
fax (44 1908) 214 777
Other destinations please contact your nearest
Crossair Ltd. / Swiss Air Lines ticket office

*The cost for a bus ticket from the airport/Palexpo to the city center (vice versa) is:

  • ticket valid 1 hour: CHF 2.20
  • one day ticket: CHF 6.00

Geneva Festival
The Geneva Festival will take place August 2 - 11. For more information visit the official Festival website:

  Welcome Committees General Information Exhibition
Timetable Program Overview Main Topics Information for Presenters
Satellites Workshops Open Commission Meetings
Registration Fees
Travel & AccommodationTours Accompanying Persons Program