Mercury science and management are the focus of attention world-wide, as the complex and multifaceted contaminant drives concerns over human health and wildlife. The Minamata Convention, a global treaty on Mercury, is currently being ratified while local efforts worldwide are in progress to remediate mercury contaminated sites. The theme of this conference will be understanding the multiple factors that accelerate and attenuate recovery of mercury contamination in response to environmental inputs on local to global scales.

“Integrating Mercury Research and Policy in a Changing World”

The conference and will bring together a diverse community of conference participants, drawing on industry, government, research institutions, NGOs and academics, providing excellent opportunity for collaboration. ICMGP will craft a technical program that reflects the latest advances, highlights critical understanding and promotes active discussion of the science of mercury and innovative strategies for its management.

Providence, one of the oldest and most culturally exciting cities in the United States, is known as America’s Renaissance City. Providence is a medium sized city with a charming historical downtown and readily accessible to the Convention Center. This coastal community is home to intriguing restaurants, pubs and coffeehouses. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound, including WaterFire, an environmental art installation that consists of about 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through downtown Providence. Providence is already gearing up to welcome the participants of Mercury 2017.

The conference will be held at the Providence Convention Centre, an engaging venue for Mercury 2017 which can easily accommodate the anticipated number of more than 1000 participants. The Convention Centre is serviced by several international and regional airports, and also accessible by rail from major Northeast U.S Cities.

Please save the date for July 16th – 21st, 2017 and plan to join us in this historic City for this globally-focused conference. Check back to this website regularly for updates or contact our conference organizers at with any specific questions.

We look forward to hosting you in 2017!