Upcoming Events: October 15-28

Conferences and Presentations:

Business Innovation Conference 2012

When: October 15-17  Where: Illinois Institute of Technology Cost: $595-$695

“A premier educational and networking event bringing together leading innovation experts and practitioners from business, academia and government to exchange experiences and explore and learn the science of innovation.”

Hot Copy! Journalism in the Greenhouse with NYT Reporter Justin Gillis

When: October 16 Where: McCormick Tribune Center Forum Cost: Free!

“Justin Gillis will talk about what is happening to the climate, why much of the public is oblivious, and how well American journalism is—or is not—bridging the gap.”

ECI Conference: Modeling, Simulation, And Optimization for the 21st Century Electric Power Grid

When: October 21-25 Where: Lake Geneva, WI Cost: $668-$2053

“This Engineering Conferences International (ECI) conference, which will include invited and solicited oral and poster presentations, will provide a forum for the broad power grid community to share their latest methodological approaches, findings, and insights.”

Chicago Innovation Awards

MEM is a sponsor of the Chicago Innovation Awards

When: October 22 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Where: Harris Theater Cost: $25-$75

”For the 11th consecutive year, the Chicago Innovation Awards will celebrate the creative spirit of the Chicago region by honoring its most innovative new products and services. We invite you and a guest to join us.”

CEC Momentum Awards Dinner

When: October 24 5:30 PM Networking Reception; 7:00 PM Dinner Where: Millennium Park Cost: $800

”The CEC launched its annual Momentum Awards Dinner in 2008 to honor the early-growth stage entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success since their inception and are poised for continued growth.”

 MEM Information Sessions:

Please spread the word about the following information sessions and invite experienced technical professionals to attend

October 17 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Bensenville. Please register here.

October 29 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Evanston. Please register here.

Funding Opportunity:

National Science Foundation Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) offers the opportunity to fund projects that “will address pressing interdisciplinary scientific questions concerning geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and their couplings that govern critical zone system dynamics.” A letter of intent is due October 26 via email

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