Conference History

The first meeting took place in 1984 to commemorate Prof. Sidney Benson’s 65th birthday. The meeting participants enjoyed discussions and exchanges on the topic of kinetics relevant to chemical processes driven by photons in the atmosphere. It was then proposed that such a meeting should be held each year in the Southern California atmospheric chemistry community. The resulting symposium got a name “Informal Symposium on Kinetics and Photochemical Processes in the Atmosphere (ISKPPA)”. Over the years, the topics discussed at the symposium went beyond kinetics and photochemistry of atmospheric processes, and started to include aerosol science, air quality, climate sciences, etc. Therefore, the meeting got renamed into “Informal Gathering on Atmospheric Science and Photochemistry (IGASP) starting in 2022.

Previous Meeting Information

Please check the list of invited speakers from the most recent symposia. We have been able to locate programs for some of the symposia but there are many gaps. If you have older programs please e-mail them to Sergey Nizkorodov. Note that 2020 was skipped because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

38th IGASP Symposium     2022, June 15 (anticipated) – UC Irvine
37th ISKPPA Symposium   2021, February 19 (virtual) – Cal State Fullerton
36th ISKPPA Symposium   2019, May 10 – Bourns Technology Center at UC Riverside
35th ISKPPA Symposium   2018, March 30 – Caltech
34th ISKPPA Symposium   2017, May 12 – UC San Diego
33rd ISKPPA Symposium   2016, March 24 – UC Irvine
32nd ISKPPA Symposium   2015, April 3 – Cal State Northridge
31st ISKPPA Symposium    2014, March 12 – UC Riverside
30th ISKPPA Symposium   2013, March 8 – Caltech
29th ISKPPA Symposium   2012, February 24 – Cal State Fullerton
28th ISKPPA Symposium   2011, March 3 – UC Irvine
27th ISKPPA Symposium   2010, February 12 – UC San Diego & Scripps
26th ISKPPA Symposium   2009, March 5 – UC Riverside
25th ISKPPA Symposium   2008, February 20 – UC Los Angeles
24th ISKPPA Symposium   2007 – Cal State Los Angeles
23rd ISKPPA Symposium   2006, February 15 – Caltech
22nd ISKPPA Symposium   2005, February 14 – UC Irvine
21st ISKPPA Symposium    2004 – Cal State Fullerton
20th ISKPPA Symposium   2003, February – UC Riverside
19th ISKPPA Symposium   2002 – UC Los Angeles
18th ISKPPA Symposium   2001 – 
17th ISKPPA Symposium   2000 – 
16th ISKPPA Symposium   1999 – 
15th ISKPPA Symposium   1998 – 
14th ISKPPA Symposium   1997 – 
13th ISKPPA Symposium   1996 – 
12th ISKPPA Symposium   1995 – 
11th ISKPPA Symposium   1994 –
10th ISKPPA Symposium   1993 –
9th ISKPPA Symposium      1992, January – UC Los Angeles
8th ISKPPA Symposium      1991 – 
7th ISKPPA Symposium      1990 – 
6th ISKPPA Symposium      1989, January – USC
5th ISKPPA Symposium      1988 – 
4th ISKPPA Symposium      1987 – 
3rd ISKPPA Symposium      1986 – 
2nd ISKPPA Symposium     1985 – 
1st ISKPPA Symposium       1984 – USC