Conference Circuit: Chemical Engineers

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Annual Meeting kicks off in Minneapolis on Sunday. Around 7,000 are expected to attend.

Close to 7,000 chemical engineers working in all aspects of research and development will make their way to Minneapolis in the next few days to learn about cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in the field.

Organization: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Conference: 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center

City: Minneapolis

Following Sunday evening’s opening reception at the convention center, the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting will begin on Monday with its annual business meeting, education programming, and poster sessions. Also on the schedule:

Meet the execs. During the “Meet the Executives” session, leaders from major companies like the Dow Chemical Company, Cargill, BASF, and Owens Corning will discuss the keys to a sustainable future and the necessity of innovation for sustainable growth. Following their brief presentations, the audience will get a chance to ask them questions.

Hot topics. The 10 topical conferences taking place at the meeting will let attendees dive into trending topics in chemical engineering. Among the choices: Next-Gen Manufacturing, where attendees will hear about new techniques and resources, and Chemical Engineers in Medicine, which will examine developments “at the emerging interface of healthcare and engineering.”

Open discussion. The 2017 Annual Meeting Discussion Community is already open and will remain so during the conference. Attendees can use this community to seek out advice from fellow attendees about the conference and sessions, give or get recommendations about restaurants and other places to visit while in town, and share what else can’t be missed while at the meeting.

For more meeting details, check out Twitter (#AIChEAnnual) and Facebook.

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Samantha Whitehorne

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