General Conference

The General Conference consisting of representatives of the IAEA Member States meets in a regular annual session, usually in September, to consider and approve the IAEA's  budget and to decide on other issues raised by the Board of Governors, the Director General and Member States.

Representatives of IAEA Member States and invited non-Member States and organizations may register for the General Conference in accordance with such rules as the General Conference has approved.

The General Conference elects a President and members of the General Committee at the beginning of each annual session. They hold office for the duration of the session.

In conjunction with the General Conference, the IAEA regularly organizes a Scientific Forum on topics related to nuclear technology and science.

Annual IAEA General Conference

The 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference is set for 17 – 21 September 2018 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, where high-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA Member States will consider a range of issues.  More details about the agenda and sessions will become available over the coming weeks.

For further information on the IAEA General Conferences, past and forthcoming, please see the General Conference Archives.

Scientific Forum at the General Conference

Scientific Forum — entitled Nuclear Technology for Climate: Mitigation, Monitoring and Adaptation — will be convened from 18 to 19 September 2018 in conjunction with the 62nd General Conference at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, the site of the General Conference. 


Member States and accredited organizations wishing to take part as exhibitors — usually set up as a side event to the General Conference — are kindly invited to submit their space requests in advance. 

For the 62nd General Conference, relevant information and specifications shall be made available to the prospective exhibitors in due course. It should be noted that specific stands may not be automatically reserved every year by one Member State, but will be assigned by Conference Services on a rotational basis. For any additional information, please contact the IAEA Conference Services Section.


Only designated representatives from IAEA Member States and invited non-member States and organizations may register for the IAEA General Conference. View the Registration Form →.


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