The 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS) will be held April 18–23.
The meeting begins Monday, April 19, with the AIChE Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award Keynote lecture, to be presented by Ilham Kadri, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Committee at Solvay. The GCPS begins on April 19 with a plenary keynote by Corrie Pitzer, Founder and CEO of SAFEmap, who will advise engineers and safety personnel to remain vigilant for latent danger in their companies’ processes.
Featured keynotes and events
Each conference day will begin with a keynote presentation, followed by alternating program blocks devoted to technical sessions and networking, to provide attendees with opportunities to engage with speakers, exhibitors, poster presenters, and colleagues in moderated topical discussion rooms. Check out the featured events.
Vast range of topics
The meeting consists of more than 600 technical presentations, and offers a comprehensive review of topics important to practicing chemical engineers and allied professionals. Areas of focus include chemical engineers at the forefront of new methods of manufacturing and energy production, as well as process safety developments in the chemical, petrochemical, and related industries. See the technical program.
Specialized topical conferences
A new topical conference is being dedicated to industrial wastewater management. Other topical conferences include the 9th International Conference on Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance, the 21st Gas Utilization Conference, the 24th Refinery Processing Conference, the 33rd Ethylene Producers Conference, and the biennial Kister Distillation Symposium. Additional topical conferences will cover clean and efficient energy, hydrogen safety, chemical engineering’s role in handling waste plastics, leadership- and career-skills development, and more. See the full list of topical conferences.
New networking opportunities
This year’s meeting will host exclusive, new networking events and opportunities throughout the week. Continue to explore meeting topics, make new contacts, and have some fun while connecting with your colleagues through these networking events hosted on Social Hour. View the full list of networking events.