07 Apr 2024 - 11 Apr 2024 Montreal, Canada

UPCON – Conference on Properties, Design, and Applications of Upconversion Nanomaterials

The UPCON conferences are a forum for discussing advances in the field of upconversion nanomaterials among researchers from academia and industry and for defining future trends in the field. The scientific sessions include lectures by plenary, keynote, and invited speakers, as well as talks and poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

The new abstract submission deadline is November 1st, 2023:

Submit your abstract now!

The UPCON conference series originates from The European Upconversion Network (COST action CM1403) that was coordinated by Hans-Heiner Gorris and Tero Soukka  from 2014 to 2018. The 1st UPCON in Wrocław (Poland) in 2016 and the 2nd UPCON in 2018 in Valencia (Spain) were organized as both Summer School and Conference, whereas the 3rd UPCON in 2021 in Compiegne (France) was a 100% online conference (UPCONline 2021) due to COVID-19.

Scope of the UPCON conferences

  • Fundamental aspects of upconversion photophysics and photochemistry
  • Research and design of upconversion nanomaterials and compositions and new synthesis methods
  • Molecular upconversion
  • Photophysical characterization of upconversion nanomaterials and molecules
  • Material and toxicity characterization
  • Surface functionalization and transfer of upconversion nanomaterials and molecules into the aqueous phase
  • Instrument development (both spectroscopy and microscopy)
  • Biological and chemical sensing
  • Imaging (in vitro and in vivo)
  • Photon upconversion enhancement (e.g., using plasmonic nanostructures)
  • Dye sensitized upconversion
  • Novel upconversion materials
  • Novel upconverion excitation schemes
  • Thermometry
  • Therapeutics and theranostics

We have started to invite speakers and a first list of accepted invited speakers can be found here:
Speakers list

Other things are slowly advancing (it’s science after all…) and we will soon have infos concerning registration, travel, and the conference program:


Travel information

Conference program


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