2017 Annual Student Conference Preview

This year the Annual Student Conference is hosted in Minneapolis by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities student chapter, along with student volunteers from the University of North Dakota student chapter. We expect a big turnout again this year, with registered participants from the across the US and 18 countries. Thanks to the International Student Chapter Leadership Development Travel Grant program, students representing eight of those countries will be joining the conference this year.

Below, you'll find some of the key highlights of the conference. For more details, see this listing of Annual Student Conference events. And if you need help finding a hotel, see this page for hotel information. To make the most of your stay, check out great sites, restaurants, and other attractions to visit on the 150 Things to do in Minneapolis page.

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Graduating Senior Networking Mixer

Friday, October 27: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lumber Exchange, The Fountain Room & River Room,10 S 5th St #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Annual Student Conference Welcome Ceremony & Keynote Address

Saturday, October 28, 2017: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Main Auditorium, Minneapolis Convention Center

Student Chapter & Career Workshops

Saturday, October 28, 2017: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Minneapolis Hilton and Convention Center

This year's program has been organized into seven subject tracks to help students decide which sessions they would like to attend. 

Executive / Industry Panel

Saturday, October 28, 2017: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

103 A/B/C, Minneapolis Convention Center

This event gives students the opportunity to learn about the experiences and obstacles of successful chemical engineers in a variety of career paths.

Student Bash

Saturday, October 28, 2017: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

200 A-J, Minneapolis Convention Center

Recruitment Fair

Sunday, October 29, 2017: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Grand Ballroom A, Minneapolis Convention Center

Meet ScaleUp sponsors, representatives from graduate schools, and recruiters with open entry-level positions and internships. 

Chem-E-Car Competition®

Sunday, October 29, 2017: 12:30PM - 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall C, Minneapolis Convention Center

Over 40 student teams compete from around the world.

Want to join us at the 2017 Annual Student Conference? Click here for Registration Information. 

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