CME and NASA conceived the CME NASA Symposium in 2016. The first event was held in 2017 in collaboration with the NASA Chief Scientist Office to bring together leaders from industry, academia, government, media and the public. The CME NASA Sustainability Conference, to be held after the technically-oriented symposia, was established in 2022 to address the multidisciplinary issues related to Sustainable Innovation and Climate Challenges.
The CME NASA Symposium takes place annually, or semi-annually, at major convention centers in USA as part of the ACS national meeting on the chemical sciences. The symposia is sponsored by an American Chemical Society Division such as I&EC, POLY, PMSE or MPPG. Symposia have been held in Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Orlando, FL; and Atlanta, GA. Past speakers include Nobel Laureates Frances Arnold and Eric Betzig, Craig Venter, Robert Langer (MIT), James Green (NASA), Duane Dickson (Deloitte), Peter Eckes (BASF) and other eminent figures. Abstracts submissions are by invitation only. Symposia fees are subject to the ACS registration requirements.
The CME NASA Sustainability Conference is held at a major university venue immediately after the CME NASA Symposia. An evening reception follows the conference. The conference is not part of the ACS meeting. Admission to the conference and the reception are by invitation only.
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