International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Green and Sustainable Chemistry and Green Engineering

Activity by Joyce Kilgore   |   added on Feb 01, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): ACS Green Chemistry Institute

The premier green chemistry & engineering conference in the USA. More than 25 topic areas. Confirmed keynotes include Paul Anastas (US EPA), Janine Benyus (The Biomimicry Institute), H. Fisk Johnson (SC Johnson Company, Inc.), Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Laureate (Purdue University), and Martyn Poliakoff (Nottingham University).

Come celebrate IYC 2011 at the 15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry!

Meet and hear from chemists and chemistry students** from around the globe at this historic joint international conference in Washington, DC. More than 25 session topics will be featured including green analytical chemistry, geen solvents, pharmaceutical green chemistry, entrepreneurship, flow reactors, methods for assessing green chemicals and materials, biocatalysis, renewable energy, publications, designing chemicals for low toxicity, and greening formlated consumer products. A full-day workshop will be offered to students that attend the conference; later in the week, there will be an interactive outreach event for local school-age children. Other features include a vendor showcase and specialized business meetings for executives. Also, the US Environmental Protection Agency will present winners of this year's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award during the conference. 

WHAT:        15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

WHEN:       June 21-23, 2011

WHERE:     Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington DC, USA 

For conference registration, abstract submissions and hotel info, visit the official conference website, For more info on the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), visit

**Special registration and housing fees for students (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral) attending the conference

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, conferences, networking, workshops, sustainable and green chemistry, green engineering Audience: students, professional chemists, educators, industrial chemists, research scientists, post graduate students
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