The Potsdam area is one of the oldest and richest scientific sites in Germany. At its center, the University of Potsdam with more than 20,000 students maintains an excellent profile in research and teaching both at national and international levels. In close contact with the University, a large number of research institutes are based in the Brandenburg state capital, such as Max Planck Institutes, Fraunhofer Institutes, and institutions of the Leibniz and the Helmholtz Association. Their scientific tradition dates back to the 19th century, when the first observatories were established on the Telegrafenberg, where several research centers have their headquarters today, among them the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. Surrounded by a landscape of lakes, forests, and parks with numerous castles from the times of the Prussian kings, the Potsdam cultural landscape - UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990 - offers a unique experience for the 10th International Conference "Engineering of Chemical Complexity" that will take place at the Seminaris SeeHotel, a lakeside conference hotel at the Templiner See.