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AIChE’s conferences and meetings are designed to help you stay current on the latest advances in core areas of chemical engineering, while also covering specific topical areas. Specialty conferences cover emerging and related fields—including process safety, bioengineering, sustainability, and alternative energy. Also find workshops, courses, and non-conference events. Browse by type including institute meetings, specialty, student, and more.

2020 North-Central Student Regional Conference

September 24, 2020 to October 3, 2020
Hosted by: Miami University and the University of Notre Dame Event date time Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Thursday, September 29, 2020 TBD ChemE Jeopardy Competition Friday, October 2, 2020 6 PM ET Student Technical Presentation Competition Saturday, October 3, 2020 10...

2020 Rocky Mountain Student Regional Conference

September 26, 2020 to October 3, 2020
Hosted by: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Date Time Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Saturday, September 26, 2020 9 AM - 11 AM MT ChemE Jeopardy Competition Friday, October 2, 2020 5 PM - 7 PM MT Student Technical Presentation Competition Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT Chem-...

2020 Eckhardt Northeast Student Regional Conference

September 26, 2020 to October 4, 2020
Hosted by: Northeastern University Event Date Time Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Saturday, September 26, 2020 1 PM - 3 PM ET Student Technical Presentation Competition Saturday, October 3, 2020 10 AM - 12 PM ET ChemE Jeopardy Competition Saturday, October 3, 2020 2 PM - 4 PM ET Chem-E-Car Performance...

5th Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Conference

September 28, 2020 to October 1, 2020
The 5th Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Conference will bring together top researchers from academia and industry to discuss advances in the development, clinical and commercial translation of biological technologies.

Enterprise and Infrastructure Resilience Workshop

September 30, 2020 to October 1, 2020
This conference explores multifaceted resilience strategies for the modern enterprise that address dependence on external systems, such as the environment, stakeholders, shareholders, and society. Important Dates: Abstracts (max 300 words): Poster Submissions are being accepted now up until...

3rd Cell Therapies and Immunotherapy Conference

October 1, 2020 to October 3, 2020
This conference will address challenges and discoveries in the cell therapy and immunotherapy fields that will ultimately change the future of healthcare.

12th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference

October 1, 2020 to October 2, 2020
The South Texas Section of the AIChE, in partnership with AIChE HQ, is hosting its 12th Southwest Regional Process Technology Conference

2020 Western Student Regional Conference

October 3, 2020 to October 18, 2020
Hosted by: University of California, Davis Event Date Time ChemE Jeopardy Competition Saturday, October 3, 2020 10 AM PST Student Technical Presentation Competition Saturday, October 3, 2020 Non-live Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Sunday, October 11, 2020 10 AM PST Chem-E-Car Performance Competition...

2020 Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference

October 3, 2020 to October 10, 2020
Hosted by: Virginia Tech Event date time Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Saturday, October 3, 2020 1 PM - 2:30 PM ET Student Technical Presentation Competition Friday, October 9, 2020 4:30 PM - 6 PM ET ChemE Jeopardy Competition Friday, October 9, 2020 6 PM - 8 PM ET Chem-E-Car Performance Competition...

2020 Dow Sponsored Virtual CCPS Faculty Workshop

October 6, 2020 to October 7, 2020

This Faculty Process Safety Workshop, sponsored by Dow, will show chemical engineering faculty how process safety is put into industrial practice and demonstrate the importance of process safety to the design and operation of a chemical plant.  

Polymers and Textiles Conference 2020

October 7, 2020 to October 8, 2020
This conference will cover manufacturing and innovations, advancements in materials and fibers, workforce development, advanced textiles applications, business developments for advanced materials and products and aspects of sustainability.

4th International Conference on Epigenetics and Bioengineering (EpiBio)

October 9, 2020 to October 11, 2020
Fueled by the rapid advancements in both epigenetic research as well as translational gene editing and gene therapy, the EpiBio conferences were established in 2017 as a platform for synthetic biologists developing tools for epigenetic reprogramming. The Society for Biological Engineering is proud...

2020 India Student Regional Conference

October 10, 2020 to October 11, 2020
Hosted by: NIT Rourkela Event date time ChemE Jeopardy Competition Saturday, October 10, 2020 9 AM - 1 PM Indian Standard Time Student Technical Presentation Competition Sunday, October 11, 2020 9 AM - 12 PM Indian Standard Time Visit the conference webpage

2020 Southern Student Regional Conference

October 11, 2020 to October 25, 2020
Hosted by: Auburn University Date Time ChemE Jeopardy Competition Sunday, October 11, 2020 10 AM CT Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Sunday, October 18, 2020 10 AM CT Chem-E-Car Performance Competition Sunday, October 25, 2020 10 AM CT Visit the conference website

2nd Global Symposium on Waste Plastic

October 13, 2020 to October 15, 2020
In this workshop experts from a variety of engineering disciplines share their knowledge in areas that can contribute to the accelerated development of alternative plastics and mitigate the effects of traditional plastics in our environments.

2nd Bioenergy Sustainability Conference

October 13, 2020 to October 15, 2020
This conference engages bioenergy sustainability researchers with the goal to promote collaboration and disseminate the latest innovative concepts, research methods and results in the various domains of bioenergy sustainability.

Engineering Alternative Technologies (EAT) Plastic Workshop

October 13, 2020 to October 14, 2020
This 2-day workshop with plenary lectures and interdisciplinary panel discussions will address gaps of knowledge and potential applications of new technologies relating to the manufacturing of alternative plastics as well as novel recycling methods. This workshop was possible thanks to a generous...

2020 Pacific Northwest Student Regional Conference

October 17, 2020 to October 31, 2020
Hosted by: Washington State University Event date time Student Technical Presentation Competition Saturday, October 17, 2020 9 AM PT ChemE Jeopardy Competition Sunday, October 11, 2020 5 PM PT Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Saturday, October 24, 2020 12 PM PT Chem-E-Car Performance Competition Saturday...

2020 Colombia Student Regional Conference

October 17, 2020 to October 25, 2020
Hosted by: National University of Colombia at Medellín Event Date Time Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Saturday, October 17, 2020 10 AM GMT -5 Chem-E-Car Performance Competition Saturday, October 24, 2020 10 AM GMT -5 ChemE Jeopardy Competition Sunday, October 25, 2020 1 PM GMT -5 Student Technical...

Center for Hydrogen Safety Europe Conference 2020

October 20, 2020 to October 22, 2020
Presented by the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) and DECHEMA, the conference will bring together academics, industry, and government representatives to highlight the safe use of hydrogen in commercial and industrial applications.

2nd Battery and Energy Storage Conference

October 21, 2020 to October 23, 2020
The Battery and Energy Storage Conference seeks to engage chemical engineers and researchers working in the field of battery technologies to identify, communicate and explore current advancements in battery design, manufacture, and recycling.

2020 Southwest Student Regional Conference

October 24, 2020 to October 31, 2020
Hosted by: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Event Date Time Student Technical Presentation Competition Saturday, October 24, 2020 10 AM - 1 PM GMT-5 Chem-E-Car Poster Q&A Saturday, October 24, 2020 12 PM - 3 PM GMT-5 ChemE Jeopardy Competition Friday, October 30, 2020 1 PM - 4 PM GMT-5 Chem-E...

2nd AfroBiotech Conference

October 26, 2020 to October 28, 2020
AfroBiotech will showcase the innovation, contributions and leadership of our diverse engineering community while also inspiring the next generation of students and scholars. Gain recognition for your work and connect with others in the Biotech space. Full registration is available to students and...

Latin American Virtual Conference on Process Safety

October 28, 2020 to October 29, 2020
This conference, co-organized by IBP, is part of CCPS' worldwide effort to prevent major accidents through promoting lifelong learning as well as continuous improvement in process safety.

4th International Conference on Plant Synthetic Biology, Bioengineering, and Biotechnology

October 30, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Presented by the Society of Biological Engineering, this conference will bring together scientists and engineers from universities, industry and government working in all aspects of plant synthetic biology, plant bioengineering and plant biotechnology.

PD2M Emerging Modalities

November 2, 2020
This conference will foster a robust scientific discussion among industrial, academic and regulatory experts working on the cutting edge of emerging modalities. Areas including viral vectors, RNA-based, gene and cell therapies are included, spanning both product and process development.

3rd Food Innovation and Engineering (FOODIE) Conference

November 4, 2020 to November 6, 2020
The FOODIE Conference will discuss emerging technologies for food production, analyze strategies to connect industry and cuisine, and navigate methods to fit the consumer market.

PD2M Singapore Conference

November 5, 2020 to November 6, 2020
This conference will convene stakeholders across industry, academia, and government agencies to explore the scientific, regulatory, and business aspects associated with adopting novel manufacturing platforms, with a focus on continuous manufacturing.

2nd Emerging Meat Alternatives Conference (EMAC)

November 12, 2020 to November 14, 2020
Emerging Meat Alternatives Conference (EMAC) is one of few scientific conferences focused on technical aspects of creating plant-based and cultured meats.

2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Student Conference

November 13, 2020 to November 16, 2020
The Annual Student Conference is four days of career information, social events, competitions, and fun. Student engineers from more than 150 schools celebrate the Chemical Engineering profession, along with young professional members, AIChE leaders, and industry professionals from numerous engineering specialties.

2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting

November 16, 2020 to November 20, 2020
Held virtually from Nov. 16 - 20, AIChE's Annual Meeting features speakers from diverse academic and industrial backgrounds. They include Frances Arnold (Cal Tech), Michael Doherty (UCSB), Alice Gast (ICL), Christine Grant (NCSU), Arturo Hernández-Maldonado (UPRM), Cato Laurencin (UConn), Jennifer Lopez-Reed (Eli Lilly), Gary May (UCD), Massimo Morbidelli (POLIMI), Lori Ryerkerk (Celanese), and Michael Strano (MIT).

3rd Annual Space Travel: Adaptive Research and Technologies from Biological and Chemical Engineering (STAR Tech 2020)

November 18, 2020 to November 20, 2020
This conference will focus on space travel technology and capability needs, in an effort to accelerate the development of commercial and non-commercial space exploration.

3rd Middle East Process Safety Conference Virtual Pre-Event

November 18, 2020
3rd MEPSC Virtual Pre-Event will take place on 18 November 2020. This includes a key note speech, a Roundtable discussion on PSM during and post COVID-19, followed by six technical presentations.

2nd Food Innovation and Engineering (FOODIE) Asia Conference

November 23, 2020 to November 24, 2020
The 2020 FOODIE Asia: Long Term Evolution for the Asian Food Economy will discuss strategic innovation and engineering for safe, sustainable food production and distribution that fits the consumer market and future needs.

PD2M Germany Conference

November 30, 2020
This conference will convene stakeholders across industry, academia, and government agencies to explore the business, regulatory, and technical aspects associated with adopting novel manufacturing platforms to produce medicines.

2020 Regenerative Engineering Society Symposium

December 1, 2020 to December 3, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Regenerative Engineering Society of AIChE presents this event that will cover a range of topics on regenerative engineering.

3rd Annual Water Conference

December 1, 2020 to December 3, 2020
This conference is aimed at understanding the current status of water usage, treatment, and recycling so that we, as a community, can start to review current and prospect technologies for water usage, as well as sustainability. View our Technical Sessions Here

Renewable Natural Gas Summit

December 3, 2020 to December 4, 2020
This two day summit will gather engineers, scientist, and policymakers to focus on challenges and opportunities in renewable natural gas production and management.

Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Bioethics Conference

December 3, 2020 to December 4, 2020
This conference will touch upon hot topics in the realm of biosafety, biosecurity, bioethics in the synthetic biology community. Submit your abstract before October 31, 2020!

Virtual International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop (mSBW)

December 7, 2020 to December 8, 2020
This event brings pioneers of synthetic biology together with experts from other relevant fields to highlight and inspire cutting-edge synthetic biology research, emphasizing both basic and applied science.

3rd International Conference on Microbiome Engineering

December 7, 2020 to December 9, 2020
The International Conference on Microbiome Engineering (ICME 2020) will bring together leaders and experts from cutting edge fields of microbiome engineering to discuss progress and needs to develop research, technology, and innovation.

Food-Energy-Water Nexus 2020

December 9, 2020 to December 11, 2020
How do we provide and maintain the food, energy and water supplies in urban environments as the population continues to increase? Obstacles and initiatives are the focus of this conference, and attendees will leave with new ideas and collaborators.

2020 Chemical Ventures Conference, Germany

December 10, 2020 to December 11, 2020
The chemical space has a large untapped opportunity. This conference will focus on Innovation, Investment, and Deal Flow in the chemical space.

2020 AIChE Virtual Gala

December 10, 2020

The 2020 AIChE “Doing a World of Good” Gala recognizing companies and their leaders for solving societal problems and benefitting humanity through the safe and responsible practice of chemical engineering. Funds raised at this year’s gala will support underrepresented communities — specifically focusing on expanding opportunities for minority students pursuing careers in STEM.

2nd Engineering Sustainable Development Conference

December 15, 2020 to December 17, 2020
Engineers, scientists and policy makers will gather to discuss technical and engineering challenges of addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ICBE 2021 - 11th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering

January 6, 2021 to January 9, 2021
Presented by the Society of Biological Engineering (SBE), ICBE brings together researchers who use engineering principles to advance the understanding and application of molecular biology to health and energy-related issues. The overarching goal of the 2021 meeting is to stimulate discussion to...

2020 Competitive Energy Systems Symposium

January 7, 2021 to January 8, 2021
The 2020 Competitive Energy Systems Symposium addresses the challenges of staying economically and environmentally competitive in a changing climate, with a narrowed focus on challenges and opportunities for innovation in the energy sector.

3rd Natural Gas Utilization Workshop

March 1, 2021
This workshop brings together leaders in downstream natural gas conversion across industry, academia and government to discuss various perspectives on hurdles to technology implementation. A global and regional workshop to highlight advancement in natural gas processing technologies focusing on the...

7th International Conference on Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development (AccBio 2021)

March 7, 2021 to March 10, 2021
This conference series is dedicated to strategies, technologies and capabilities that accelerate biopharmaceutical development.

6th Global Summit on Process Safety

April 15, 2021 to April 16, 2021
Over the past several years, Process Safety has taken on an increased importance. Today, companies large and small, in the traditional process industries and in emerging areas, all put a premium on improving their Process Safety performance. The Conference Date will be finalized by the end of 2020.

2021 Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety

April 18, 2021 to April 22, 2021
The AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered.

Rock Stars of Regenerative Engineering - Chicago

April 21, 2021
We are pleased to announce that the Regenerative Engineering Society of AIChE presents this event that will cover a range of topics on regenerative engineering.

Seventh International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop (mSBW 7.0)

May 1, 2021
The 7th International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop brings pioneers of synthetic biology together with experts from other relevant fields to highlight and inspire cutting-edge synthetic biology research, emphasizing both basic and applied science. The event format will provide a forum for...

International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering (ACEME 2021)

May 16, 2021 to May 19, 2021
The 7th edition of the ACEME Conferences promotes research and development activities on accelerated carbonation at an international level, favoring the share of knowledge and discussing future development and implementation in the field.

2021 Delaware Chemical Ventures Conference

May 17, 2021 to May 19, 2021
We are looking for twenty-four (24) innovative and high-growth chemical startups to showcase at the Delaware Chemical Ventures Conference, May 17-19, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. Qualifying startups will be invited to pitch to VC investors and corporations in the chemical space. APPLICATION Submit...

3rd Solar Energy Systems Conference

May 18, 2021 to May 21, 2021
Topics include solar-fuel generators, thermal energy storage, solar process heating, solar desalination, wastewater treatment, industry representation of technological challenges and outlook for concentrated solar power, grid-scale power generation.

2nd PD2M Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference

May 20, 2021 to May 21, 2021
The 2nd PD2M Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference will explore the business, regulatory, and technical aspects associated with adopting novel manufacturing platforms to produce medicines.

Engineering of Cell, Tissue and Organ Systems

May 24, 2021 to May 26, 2021
This conference will touch upon topics such as organs on a chip, microchip based diagnostics, commercially available microfluidic platforms, and systems biology of engineered tissues.

Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Conference

June 2, 2021 to June 4, 2021
The Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Conference 2020 will bring together academics, industry, and government representatives to highlight the development of process intensification, smart manufacturing and AI that impact manufacturing at large.

2021 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED)

June 14, 2021 to June 19, 2021
SEED 2021 will focus on advances in science, technology, applications, and related investments in the field of synthetic biology.

NDEW-ChE: National Diversity Equity Workshop for Chemical Engineering Academic Leaders

June 27, 2021 to June 29, 2021
The National Diversity Equity Workshop for Chemical Engineering Academic Leaders, funded by The AIChE Foundation and powered by OXIDE, aims to develop practical steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the discipline.

3rd Rock Stars of Regenerative Engineering

July 1, 2021
In an effort to spur new discoveries, the Regenerative Engineering Society is organizing the third Rock Stars of Regenerative Engineering Conference in Hawaii on December 13-14, 2020. Industry, Academia, and Government will be present.

8th International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering 2021

July 8, 2021 to July 10, 2021
Presented by the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), this conference will bring together leaders and trainees from cutting edge fields of stem cell engineering to develop the next-generation of stem cell technologies.

Metabolic Engineering 14

July 11, 2021 to July 15, 2021
The Metabolic Engineering Conference is the world-leading conference to share premium developments and achievements in the field.

15th International Conference on Gas–Liquid and Gas–Liquid–Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-15)

August 8, 2021 to August 11, 2021
The 15th International Conference on Gas–Liquid and Gas–Liquid–Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-15) follows the success of the 14 previous GLS conferences, which focus on all aspects of fundamental and applied research in multiphase reactors and processes. The theme of GLS-15 will be: Transfer to...

65th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium

August 29, 2021 to September 2, 2021
A century of ammonia synthesis technology - with an emphasis on continual progress in ammonia plant safety - is the theme of AIChE’s 65th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium. Experts from around the world will discuss the latest advances related to the safe production...

Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology 2021

September 13, 2021 to September 14, 2021
Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology is a workshop where industrial biotech thought leaders – in particular, those who have been through it all – will share their experiences and their views on current challenges.

4th International Conference on CRISPR Technologies

October 1, 2021 to October 3, 2021
Presented by the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), the CRISPR Tech 2021 conference will bring together academics and industry representatives to highlight the cutting edge of these developments and the most immediate technical and societal changes.

3rd CCPS Middle East Process Safety Conference

October 25, 2021 to October 26, 2021
Organized by AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety, CCPS-MEPSC is the Middle East conference for stakeholders in the process industries who recognize the business value of process safety and have committed to process safety

2021 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 7, 2021 to November 12, 2021
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

9th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety

November 17, 2021 to November 18, 2021
The Latin American Conference on Process Safety is part of CCPS' family of Global Congress on Process Safety. This conference, co-organized by IBP is part of CCPS' worldwide effort to prevent major accidents through promoting lifelong learning as well as continuous improvement in process safety.

International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE '22)

February 1, 2022
The ICOSSE’22 will serve as the international platform for innovation and practices in sustainability science and engineering to discuss the trends towards greater sustainability that are driving innovation, and present the latest in new sustainable processes. Our focus for ICOSSE’22 is on...

2022 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 13, 2022 to November 18, 2022
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

Fluidization XVII

May 21, 2023 to May 25, 2023
Fluidization XVII will aim to bridge fundamental research and emerging applications of fluidization for novel fluidization technologies. The 17th iteration of this conference will bring together world renowned experts in the field. With a long established tradition, this series of conferences has...

2023 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 5, 2023 to November 10, 2023
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

2024 AIChE Annual Meeting

October 27, 2024 to November 1, 2024
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

2025 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 2, 2025 to November 7, 2025
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.