One of the main activities of the catalysis group of the Norwegian chemical society is to organize the Norwegian catalysis symposium. Below is a list of venues, programs, and minutes of the symposia held since the foundation of the catalysis group in 1990. This symposium is the only scientific forum for everyone involved in the field in Norway. On going research and industrial activities are presented at this meeting, which is organized every fall, albeit not in a year where both the European and Nordic symposia are also held.

In addition to these meetings, the catalysis group and/or the members of the board of the catalysis group have participated in the organization of several other meetings. A list is given below.

List of Norwegian catalysis symposia

1st Norwegian catalysis symposium – Langesund, June 14.-15. 1993. 1993-program
Plenary speaker: Bernhard Rieger, University of Tübingen.

Participants at the first Norwegian catalysis symposium.

2nd Norwegian catalysis symposium – Rotvoll/Trondheim, December 6.-7. 1994    1994-program

3rd Norwegian catalysis symposium – PFI/Oslo, November 9.-10. 1995    1995-program    Minutes – Kjemi 10/1995     Plenary speaker: Jaques Vedrine, IRC Lyon

4th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Rotvoll/Trondheim, October 9.-10. 1996   1996-program    Minutes – Kjemi 1/1997    Plenary speaker: Mike Bowker, University of Reading

5th Norwegian catalysis symposium – PFI/Oslo, October 8.-9. 1997  1997-program    Minutes – Kjemi 1/1998     Plenary speaker: Ostoja Starzewski, Bayer AG

6th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Sandefjord, October 25.-26. 1999   1999-program.    Minutes – Kjemi 10/1999       Plenary speaker: Rutger A. van Santen, TU Eindhoven

7th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Gløshaugen/Trondheim, November 27.-28. 2001   2001-program    Minutes – Kjemi 4/2002   Plenary speaker: Ferruccio Trifirò, University of Bologna

8th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Hafjell, November 28. 2002    2002-program.pdf   Minutes – Kjemi 1/2003        Plenary speaker: Bert Weckhuysen, University of Utrecht

9th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Bergen, November 20.-21. 2003   2003-program.pdf   Minutes – Kjemi 1/2004     Plenary speaker: Jens Nørskov, DTU

10th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Forskningsparken/Oslo, October 23.-24. 2007   2007-program.pdf   Minutes – Kjemi 2/2008     Plenary speaker: Jacob A. Moulijn, TU Delft

11th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Realfagbygget/Trondheim, November 30.-December 1. 2009    2009-program.pdf   Minutes      Plenary speakers: Ferdi Schüth, Max-Planck Institute, Mülheim, Germany and Gabor Somorjai, University of California at Berkeley.

12th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Hotel Terminus/Bergen, November 29.-30. 2010     2010-program.pdf  Minutes     Plenary speakers: Herbert Plenio, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany and Gadi Rothenberg, Universiteit van Amsterdam.

13th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Norwegian Trade Fair/Lillestrøm, September 28.-29. 2011   2011-program.pdf   Minutes  Plenary speaker: Anders Holmen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

14th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Realfagbygget/Trondheim, December 1.-2. 2013    2013-program.pdf  Plenary Speakers: Bert Weckhuysen, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, Magnus Skoglundh, Competence Centre for Catalysis, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, David Waller, Yara Technology Centre.

15th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Hotel Terminus/Bergen, December 3.-4. 2015     2015-program.pdf   Minutes   Plenary Speakers: Michael North – University of York and Andrei Y. Khodakov – University of Lille.

16th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Hurdalsjøen Hotel, November 6.-7. 2017     2017-program.pdf   Plenary Speakers:Prof. Enrique Iglesia – University of California, BerkeleyProf. Graham Hutchings – Cardiff Catalysis InstituteProf. Alessandra Beretta – Polytecnico di Milano

17th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Norwegian Trade Fair/Lillestrøm, October 16.-17. 2018.
Plenary Speakers: Dr. Jerome Canivet, Chargé de recherche CNRS, ING Team IRCELYON, France Dr. Moniek Tromp, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Materials Chemistry – Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

18th Norwegian catalysis symposium – Hotel Terminus/Bergen, December 5.-6. 2019
Plenary Speakers:
Johannes de Vries, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Deryn E. Fogg, University of Ottawa, Per-Ola Norrby, AstraZeneca – Sweden, Carine Michel, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Stephen G. Newman, University of Ottawa, Jason Hein, University of British Columbia.

List of other meetings organized by the catalysis group and/or the members of the board of the catalysis group

1991: 4th Nordic catalysis symposium, Trondheim October 3.-4.

1992: 2nd symposium on reaction of hydrocarbons with metal atoms, clusters and solids, Oslo May 26.-27.

1998: 8th Nordic catalysis symposium, Oslo June 7.-9.

2006: 12th Nordic catalysis symposium, Trondheim May 28.-30.

2014: NSC2014 – 16th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis, Oslo June 15.17. Minutes (pdf)