Dear NGRPC Participants, 

We have been monitoring the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s advice surrounding mass gatherings and it is very clear that the course we need to take is the postponement of NGRPC to Summer 2021. We need to take this measure to ensure the protection of our attendees and our community, and to also ease pressure on those working tirelessly to fight this virus. While we are saddened by this postponement, safety must come first and foremost in organizing a successful conference. 

The conference, now officially NGRPC2021, will be held July 26-28, 2021, at the Inn at Virginia Tech. We are pleased to announce that all programs and opportunities that we had planned for our attendees will still occur in 2021. 

For all attendees who have already registered, you can either:

  1. Leave your registration as is, we will transfer your registration and payment to next year’s dates.
  2. Cancel/drop your registration and be refunded your registration fee. Please contact a conference chair if you need instructions. 

For students who have funding restrictions for conference attendance and need to register this year, registration will remain open for you to be able to do so. 

For students who did not have the chance to apply for NGRPC2020, but can for NGRPC2021, be on the lookout for the abstract submission opening announcement in the future. You will have a chance to apply for next year’s conference.

For any other questions or concerns you might have, please contact us at Please also check our website for updates and FAQs. 

In the meantime, we ask everyone in our polymer community to stay home, stay safe, and keep playing your part in fighting this pandemic.  


NGRPC Organizing Committee