These kinds of events are happening all over the world every day and most of them, now, are webcast and archived, sometimes even with accurate transcripts. Would be good to have a place that helped people access them.
The local listings I did for over a decade around Cambridge, MA (http://hubevents.blogspot.com) (what I did and why I did it at http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-i-do-and-why-i-do-it.html) could go global if somebody hasn’t done it already, a global compendium of energy and climate events open to the public.
Anybody know of something like that?
Begin forwarded message:
From: MIT Materials Research Laboratory
Subject: SYMPOSIUM – Role of Materials in Addressing Climate Change & Sustainability
Date: October 6, 2021 at 3:32:22 PM EDT
Materials Day Symposium
October 20, 2021
Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Register at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/materials-day-2021-symposium-registration-176373456757
MIT Materials Research Laboratory would like to invite you to join us at the Materials Day 2021 Symposium. The speakers we’ve engaged are experts in their fields and are going to be talking about the Role of Materials in Addressing Climate Change and Sustainability.
We encourage you to share the invitation with your colleagues. There is no fee for admission, however registration is required.
The symposium will be held at MIT in the Kresge Auditorium. Check-in starts at 8:00AM and the symposium starts at 9:00AM. If you can’t attend in person but would still like to participate, the symposium will be webcast.
The MRL symposium will be open to fully vaccinated individuals only, excepting those individuals who have a medical condition or religious exemption. We will follow mandatory masking and social distancing indoors, per MIT campus guidelines.
For more event information and to register, visit our website at http://mrl.mit.edu
Materials play a central role in all aspects of new technologies needed to achieve sustainability goals and address climate change. New materials are needed for exploitation of renewable carbon-free energy sources and for energy storage that supports efficient use of energy. Materials designed for efficient use through recycling and reuse, or designed to be biodegradable to minimize environmental impact are also needed. Development of new reduced-carbon processes for making materials, especially those made in large quantities, will also be critical in achieving climate goals. Examples of ongoing research on innovative approaches to these challenges will be highlighted in this year’s Materials Day symposium.
Carl V. Thompson, Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
Elsa Olivetti, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
Invited speakers include:
Desiree Plata, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
Gergory Rutledge, Professor, Chemical Engineering, MIT
Antoine Allanore, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
Caitlin Mueller, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
Bradley D. Olsen, Professor, Chemical Engineering, MIT
Yet-Ming Chiang, Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
Donald R. Sadoway, Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
Asegun Henry, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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