Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Chicago Manufacturing Center, present a Symposium on Sustainability & Product Development, a two-day conference, Thursday and Friday, August 7 and 8, that offers ideas and networking opportunities to help small and mid-sized manufacturers in Illinois and the Midwest, at large, find new solutions to developing more sustainable manufacturing processes. The event will be held in IIT’s McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), 33rd and State Sts.
The symposium brings together business leaders, government officials and academics from the nation's top engineering programs to share creative successes, new ideas and best practices for maintaining an edge over new competitors. Over the two days, guests will hear from a number of speakers including Congresswoman Melissa Bean, Senator Christine Radogno, Patrick M. Phalen, senior director of restaurant technology for McDonald’s and many others.
As part of the event, selected participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with technology experts from Argonne National Laboratory and IIT for personal consultation. These sessions have been developed to help companies answer questions on a range of topics, including product and process design, advanced manufacturing and manufacturing sustainability.
The cost of the symposium is $250 which includes access to both days of the conference, refreshments and lunch both days and dinner on August 7. Those wishing to attend are asked to fill out a registration form. For more information, contact Rob Seal at rseal[.]iit.edu.
Founded in 1890, IIT (iit.edu) is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 7,300 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT’s interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment.