NETWORKING & SPECIAL EVENTS
Daily Networking Breaks and Breakfasts
Networking is an important component of the GC&E Conference. Many attendees have noted that the conference is the perfect size to make new connections with a diverse group of people all focused on sustainable chemistry solutions. Take advantage of the daily breakfasts and twice-daily networking breaks to further you personal, professional and organizational goals. We also encourage attendees to visit the GC&E Expo during networking breaks.
Opening Night Award Ceremony
Sunday, June 2, 2024, 6–8 p.m.
The Opening Night Award Ceremony dinner is a special occasion to recognize outstanding achievements in green chemistry. The ceremony will celebrate the GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable awardees, educators shaping the future of sustainable chemistry education, and ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award winners whose contributions drive innovation. Join us in honoring these exceptional individuals whose work is helping create a more sustainable future.
GC&E Careers and Networking Reception
Monday, June 3, 2024, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
The GC&E Careers and Networking Reception is a dynamic event offering a blend of networking opportunities, career exploration, and skill development. The reception will feature diverse activities and resources catering to the varied needs and aspirations of attendees, including industry professionals, students, and those in early career stages. Scattered throughout the venue, refreshment stations offer a variety of appetizers and beverages. Attendees can indulge in a wonderful selection of Hors d’oeuvres and drinks while elevating their careers in the realm of green chemistry and engineering.
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
The BIPOC Luncheon is a dedicated event designed to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds within the scientific community. This luncheon serves as a platform for networking, dialogue, and community-building, where all attendees are warmly welcomed and encouraged to participate.
GC&E Poster Session & Reception
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 5:05–7:05 p.m.The central GC&E Poster Session give attendees the opportunity to hear poster presenters share their research while enjoying snacks and beverages. Student presenters will be visited by Student Poster Competition judges during this time. The best student posters will be honored on Wednesday morning before the keynote.
ACS GCI Industry Roundtable Poster Reception
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7:15–9:00 p.m.
This invite-only event is a place for our industry participants to gather and share research and case studies. The event is sponsored by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable.
Yoga in the Garden/ Nature Run
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 5:45–6:45 a.m.
Attendees have the opportunity to kickoff their morning with a Nature Run or Yoga in the Garden in the Ravinia Garden.