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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 Earth & Space Sustainability (CNESS) Summit, to be held after the technically-oriented symposia, was established in 2022 to address the multidisciplinary issues related to Sustainable Innovation and Environmental Challenges.

The CME NASA Symposium takes place annually, or semi-annually, at major convention centers in USA as part of international meetings on the chemical sciences. The symposia is sponsored by scientific organizations such as I&EC, POLY and PMSE . 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), Peter Eckes (BASF) and other eminent figures. Abstracts submissions are by invitation only. Attendees must register through the ACS website.

The CME NASA Earth & Space Sustainability (CNESS) Summit is a free outreach event held immediately after the CME NASA Symposia. An evening reception follows the conference. Admission to the conference and the reception is by invitation only. The CME NASA Earth & Space Sustainability afternoon program brings together thought leaders from industry, academia and government to advance sustainable innovation in the chemical sciences including energy, materials and life sciences.

Fall 2023: The POLY-sponsored CME NASA Symposium was held on August 14 and 15 . The CME NASA Sustainability Conference was held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 featuring speakers from NASA, BASF, ExxonMobil, Yale University, McKinsey, Northrop Grumman, and Axiom Space, among others; past speakers include former NASA Chief  Scientist James Green, University of Chicago President and Chemist Paul Alivisatos and other eminent figures. CME NASA events require registration at the CME-STEM website.

Upcoming NASA Symposium & Sustainability Conference

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ACS Fall 2023
San Francisco

2023 CME NASA Symposium and CME NASA Earth & Space Sustainability (CNESS)

Sponsored by POLY

2023. 08. 14-16
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