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The Internationally renowned ion exchange conference and associated training courses

Robinson College Cambridge

19 Feb 2016

The Internationally renowned ion exchange conference and associated training courses return in July 2016.

IEX Training Courses Monday 4 - Tuesday 5 July (three courses available)
IEX Conference Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 July

Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK
Organised by SCI's Separation Science and Technology Group

Click here for more information or to book the Training Courses or download a registration form here and email it to conferences@soci.org.

Click here for more information or to book the Conference or download a registration form here and email it to conferences@soci.org.


The SCI IEX Conference brings together an internationally recognised group of experts in the field of ion exchange and their associated uses (catalysis).

The Conference started in 1954 and has been held regularly at 4 year intervals since 1976. It is now established as one of the major international conferences of the ion exchange community, sharing its important role with the Japanese Association of Ion Exchange since 2004. Both events are assisted and supported by the independent International Committee for Ion Exchange.

Over 100 papers will be presented orally or in poster presentations this year, in three parallel sessions, providing the opportunity for the ion exchange manufacturing and service companies, end user and researchers to present papers on the theory and practice of this importance process widely employed in so many industries, as well as providing a detailed insight into current best practice and future ion exchange developments.

During the conference, held over three days, an exhibition area will also be operating and there will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the week at various social events including a welcome reception and gala dinner. For more detailed information on the programme and conference please click here.

Technical Training

Since 2008 the SCI have run, over the two days leading up to the conference, technical training courses, predominantly concerned with demineralisation, the biggest and in some ways the most important market for ion exchange resins. These have been such a huge success and has resulted in additional training course being run away from the main conference in 2014. This time we have some newly structured courses prepared for the 2016 event that are ideally suited to people involved in the operation, management or design of demineralisation plants. For more detailed information on the three courses available click here.


Robinson College
University of Cambridge
Grange Road

Robinson College is an excellent venue for such a large and prestigious conference with first class facilities both for the presenters and audience while offering excellent low cost accommodation in one of the most beautiful cities in Britain. It is also within easy walking distance of the historical part of the city. For more information on the college please click here.

Single en-suite accommodation is available for both the training course and conference including breakfast and dinners on the appropriate nights except Thursday, when the conference will hold its Gala Dinner in one of the famous Cambridge colleges.

Gala Dinner

The conference gala dinner will be held in the 16th Century Dinning Hall of St John's College which is a short walk from Robinson College. The cost of the dinner is GB£70, including a pre-dinner drinks reception.

Delegate Conference and Training Course Fees and Accommodation

The costs of attending the conference, training courses and for accommodation at Robinson’s college are shown on the individual pages covering these events. Book before Monday 29 February and receive a 5% discount on the registration fees.


Packages are available for the training courses, conference, or the whole week and refreshments and posters will be situated to provide excellent access to delegates throughout the meeting. If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact patricia.cornell@soci.org for further information and costs.


Travelling to Cambridge is convenient by road and rail and there are good links to London airports in the South of England.

By road the best approach to the college is from Junction 12 of the M11 motorway and parking is available (approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the college) at GB£6 per day and should be booked in advance via the SCI conference office). A shuttle bus will also be available at certain times from the car park to the college.

By train, the local station is Cambridge and there are very frequent services from both London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street Stations.

By air, the nearest international airport is London Stansted (30 miles) which has excellent coach and rail links to Cambridge. If you are flying into London Heathrow or London Gatwick Airports there are regular express rail links into the centre of London and some (less frequent) coach links direct from these airports to Cambridge.

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For more information, please contact:

Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
E: conferences@soci.org

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