09/02/2016

TASSA 2016 Conference - April 2-3 - Chicago, IL, USA

Topics: Diaspora Events


  • START DATE
    02/04/2016 - 09:00
  • EVENT TYPE
    Conference
  • LOCATION
    United States, Chicago
  • END DATE
    03/04/2016 - 17:00
  • ORGANISER
    TASSA

Dear Members and Friends of TASSA,

It is a great pleasure to share with you our current plans and the progress for the upcoming TASSA 2016 Conference, which will be held at the University of Chicago on April 2-3, 2016. As the conference program committee, we are all very excited about this signature event of TASSA. Continuing the tradition, the conference registration will be free of charge to encourage you all to contribute to the success of this important event.

This year's conference theme will be centered on "Science and Society". Scientific progress has been the driving force that provides sound and sustainable solutions to emerging technical and social challenges and it creates new opportunities that are likely to transform our world in the coming decades. Chicago and Midwest play a vital role in shaping the social and economic thought processes, contributes significantly to communication, medical, transportation and energy technologies, and basic science. We are working towards putting together a stellar program that will fulfill this year's theme. We are very happy to announce that Aziz Sancar, 2015 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, and Kenan Şahin, President of TIAX, have agreed to join us as keynote speakers. Other confirmed speakers for the conference include, among many other powerhouses: John Birge, professor at University of Chicago and former Dean of Engineering at Northwestern University; Eric Isaacs, Provost of University of Chicago; Sunil Kumar, Dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and Peter Littlewood, Director of Argonne National Laboratory. We will share with you as other speakers are confirmed and as our program shapes up; so please keep an eye on the upcoming TASSA announcements.

More information and registration here.