Every year, starting in 1996, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® hosts the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, bringing together scientists, engineers, government and business leaders from around the world under a common vision of a brighter, smarter, and more sustainable future. The men and women who attend the conference are asking the right questions, and sharing their progress towards answering them through research presentations, case studies, and discussions.
Each conference is shaped by a dedicated group of volunteers who put together the technical program and inform the overarching theme. This year’s conference co-chairs are Jim Hutchison, University of Oregon; John Frazier, Nike, Inc.; and Tina Bahadori, U.S. EPA. They are working closely with the organizing committee on a program that explores the theme, “Advancing Chemistry, Innovating for Sustainability”.
The 18th annual conference will explore new areas as well continue to develop important themes. As Professor Jim Hutchison explains, “This year we are planning multisession tracks or themes that tackle the tough issues in green chemistry and engineering. These tracks will span the range from the big picture challenges and opportunities to detailed technical presentations. Each track is being carefully crafted to address major societal and industrial opportunities and challenges, including critical materials, alternative feedstocks and sustainable molecular-level design. In addition to high-quality technical content, panels and events are being planned to ensure that the conference is highly interactive."
Themes to be explored include:
If you are interested in contributing your part to GC&E by presenting a paper, or would like to see a full description of topics to be covered, visit the technical track program page at this year’s conference website.
“We invite you to join us in a transformative discussion about reimagining chemistry and building the foundation for our future!”—Tina Bahadori, 2014 GC&E co-chair.
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