Share Why attend 2018 PDS? Join us for the 2018 Process Development Symposium, taking place just outside of Chicago at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL! The 2018 Process Development Symposium (PDS) is a place to exchange wisdom, knowledge, tips, and personal experiences in the development and scale-up of chemical and related processes. PDS provides an opportunity for process development professionals from all across the country to discuss their experiences with novel and innovative technologies to trigger radical changes in next-generation processes development and operations. This symposium, planned jointly between AIChE and its Process Development Division, is held annually in early June. This year’s symposium will take place in Oak Brook, IL on June 5-7. Session Topics Include: Process Intensification Modular Systems Case Studies Alternative Separations for Organic Liquid Mixtures Chemical Modification - Processing Additives Computational Tools and Techniques Optimization and Process Simulation Challenges and Opportunities for Process Development The Symposium will also include an opening reception, poster reception, and the opportunity to visit nearby plant facilities. Want to get more involved with Process Development & Process Engineering with AIChE? Join a Community of Process Engineers. Become a voice in a future community of experts that includes any process-intensive industry. Share your story and sign up now. Highlights PSRI Plant Tour (Ticketed Event) Looking for something to do before the Welcome Reception kicks off on Tuesday? This year, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Tour of the PSRI Plant Facilities! 2018 Symposium Keynote Address We are delighted to announce that Cristina Thomas, Senior Technical Leader, 3M, will be delivering the keynote address at this year's symposium titled "3M Science: Combining 46 Core Technologies to Improve Daily Life".