2019 Annual Meeting Preview

The 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting will be held November 10 through 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. This year's meeting focuses on how chemical engineering will help transform the future through cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering. With abstract submissions at an all-time high, this is sure to be one of our most exciting annual meetings yet.


First, if you're not registered, there's still time to join us: Register here.

And second, keep this main link handy for all things AIChE Annual: www.aiche.org/annual

Getting around the Annual Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. Be sure to consult our events calendar to locate each event you plan to attend. Also helpful is our onsite info guide which includes info on transportation, onsite registration hours, and much more.

AIChEvents app

Stay connected and up-to-date with our AIChEvents app! This powerful app will put you ahead of the game at the Annual Meeting. Build a personalized schedule, bookmark exhibitors, take notes, download event handouts and presentations, and much more. Learn more.

Topical conferences

New featured topical conferences include Applications of Data Science to Molecules and Materials, which focuses on recent advances at the intersection of data science and chemical engineering, with an emphasis on applications to molecules and materials.

Another new conference will debut in Orlando on Chemical Engineers in Medicine. This topical conference examines the contributions and new developments in modern medicine, from medical devices and diagnostics to tissue engineering and drug delivery. 

Food Innovation and Engineering is another new topical conference this year. Sessions will discuss emerging technologies for food production and processing, the food-energy-water nexus, analyze strategies to connect industry and cuisine, and navigate methods to fit the consumer market.

See the full list of topical conferences.

Featured events 

On Monday, November 11, AIChE Career Services is sponsoring a workshop to help you improve your job seeking skills at Engineers Can Do Anything: Explore Your Passions and Catalyze Your Potential to Create Your Unicorn Career.

Join ExxonMobil in celebrating 50 years of corporate strategic research by attending special sessions highlighting invited and selected papers on Tuesday, November 12 at Sessions in Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research.

Learn how chemical engineers are transforming the world at Meet the Innovators: Transforming the Future through Chemical Engineering on November 12.

On November 12, AIChE Annual will also take a look at the STEM Inclusion Study performed by AIChE and other engineering and science organizations at the Current State of STEM Inclusion in the Workplace. The study provides unprecedented insight into the contours of inequality by gender, disability status, and race/ethnicity. It is also the first study to systematically examine the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) professionals in STEM.

You can find a full list of featured events here, listed by day.

Featured lectures, panels, and workshops

The John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecture takes place on Wednesday, November 13. Karen K. Gleason, Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presents her lecture, "From Chemical Engineering Fundamentals to the Commercialization of Vapor Deposited Polymers."

The Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture, Tuesday, November 12. This lecture will be given by the Institute’s 2018 Acrivos Professional Progress Award recipient, Martin Z. Bazant, E. G. Roos (1944) Professor of Chemical Engineering and Mathematics and Executive Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will speak on “Control of Interfacial Stability in Electrochemical Systems.” 

AIChE’s Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) will present its Daniel I. C. Wang Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering and the James E. Bailey Award in Biological Engineering. The D. I. C. Wang Award Lecture is scheduled for Monday, November 11, with a presentation by award recipient Douglas S. Clark, Dean, College of Chemistry and Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. The James E. Bailey Award Lecture, slated for Tuesday, November 12, is highlighted by a talk from honoree Jens B. Nielsen, CEO, BioInnovation Institute and Professor, Chalmers University of Technology.

The inaugural William R. Schowalter Lecture will be given by Michael D. Graham, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Wednesday, November 13, featuring his lecture, "Flowing Complex Fluids, from Blood to the Buffer Layer." 

This year’s meeting will also feature the first Presidential Lecture on Monday, November 11, which will feature a talk given by Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies.

See the full listing of featured lectures and panels.


The Annual Meeting exhibit, coffee breaks, and poster receptions will be located in the Regency Ballroom Foyer, Hyatt Regency Orlando. Don't miss a special section dedicated to organizations focused on process intensification and modular chemical processing. Learn more.

Recruitment fair

Whether you're looking for a job, or looking to hire, the recruitment fair is the place to be. Details here.

Technical program

You can find a listing of all technical programming here

Annual Meeting Engage Community

Interested in discussing your favorite sessions or events with other meeting attendees? Or just looking for logistics information about the Orlando area? If you're a registered Annual Meeting attendee, feel free to post or answer questions in our 2019 Annual Meeting Community

Visiting and getting around Orlando

If you don't know the city, check out ideas for sights, restaurants, and things to do while you're not at the Annual Meeting: Discover Orlando

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