IDEAL Programming at 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting & GCPS

In addition to regular programming, this year’s Spring Meeting & GCPS will also feature events from the Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC), the LGBTQ+ & Allies Community, and other AIChE IDEAL communities. There will also be a session highlighting equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Process Safety community.

These events showcase AIChE’s efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion and the IDEAL Path. To learn more about AIChE’s commitment to the IDEAL Path, visit

Please see below for IDEAL programming at the 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting & GCPS.

LGBTQ+ & Allies Community Discussion & Safe Zone Training

Monday, March 25, 2024: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CDT 

Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

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The Faces of Process Safety: Process Safety Mentoring for Our IDEAL Workforce

Monday, March 25, 2024: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

This session is focused on a movement committed to driving action, by opening doors and eliminating barriers to advancement for people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Hear from four speakers as they provide a 15-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute panel Q&A session. 

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IDEAL Reception

Monday, March 25, 2024: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

All are welcome to attend this celebration for AIChE's DORIC, K-12, LGBTQ+, MAC and WIC Communities. 

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Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Networking Breakfast & Keynote (Ticketed Event)

Tuesday, March 26, 2024: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CDT

This event offers members a chance to network, exchange ideas, and share knowledge while enjoying a buffet style breakfast.

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Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Panel

Tuesday, March 26, 2024: 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM CDT

Attend the WIC panel for an open discussion on how women can navigate the field of chemical engineering and the specific challenges they may face. The panel will feature women of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Café with LatinX in ChE (Free Ticketed Event)

Tuesday, March 26, 2024: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT

Attend this free ticketed event and hear about LatinX in ChE community updates. 

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