Due to high demand, we are not currently issuing new delegate invites for the 2019 meeting whilst we investigate increasing capacity.

Please click here to request an invite. You will be added to the waiting list and attendance confirmed once space is available.

Limited opportunities still exist for exhibitors and sponsorship, please contact us ASAP for more details.

Existing invite holders should return their registration forms to the email address on the invite as soon as possible to confirm attendance.

The 2019 Automated Synthesis Forum meeting (formerly the UKASF) is scheduled to take place on 18th and 19th November at University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), Glasgow.

Themes for the 2019 meeting are:

  • Robotics and lab automation in synthesis
  • Flow chemistry
  • Electrochemistry/Photochemistry
  • Synthesis and post-synthesis process improvements
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • New Technologies

Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow), Ian Fairlamb (University of York) and Jesus Alcazar (Janssen, Spain) are scheduled to give plenary lectures; a list of the confirmed speakers so far can be found here

Many thanks to our corporate sponsors, AstraZeneca and Janssen, for supporting the 2019 forum.

Our Venue

Strathclyde’s compact, modern campus is in the heart of Glasgow, minutes from George Square and Buchanan Street, and within easy reach of hotels, transport networks and the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

Offering flexible, dedicated conferencing facilities for up to 600 delegates in Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, with support from a friendly, customer-focused team, TIC was recently named the UK’s Best Academic Venue at the 2018 Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards.


Glasgow is well served with a range of accommodation options. ASF delegates are able to take advantage of discounted rates at the following hotels; please contact us for details.

Fraser Suites Luxury Serviced Apartments:


Mercure Glasgow City


Conference Dinner

The conference dinner on 18th November is included with registration, and will be hosted in the Arta venue in the Merchant City.


Mediterranean-themed food served in unique surroundings provide the perfect backdrop to network and enjoy the famous hospitality of the host city!