Events at a Glance

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Featured Events

Sunday Evening Get Together
Sunday | 1900-2100h
St. James Ballroom
All attendees are welcome to this event to kick start the week with tasty desserts and ample time to mingle.

Session Chair and Symposium Organizer Orientation Breakfast
Monday | 0700- 0800h
Grand Salon A – Section 3
The success of the meeting is very much due to the hard work of the Session Chairs, Symposium Organizers, and Division Members. All are encouraged to attend this orientation to ensure they are best prepared for their roles in the meeting, and to learn helpful information about future meetings.

Plenary Session/ECS Lecture
Monday | 1700-1800h
St. Charles Ballroom
The plenary session is one of the highlighted events of the meeting, allowing participants from every symposia to come together and recognize some of the greatest minds in the field and Way Kuo will deliver the ECS Lecture, “A Risk Look at Energy Development.”

Student Mixer
Monday | 1830-2030h
St. James Ballroom
Interested in networking with other students and early career professionals? Then this event is a must as a student attendee. There will be light food and refreshments for your enjoyment. If you have not already purchased your ticket, visit the customer service counter at registration.
*ticketed event

Student and General Poster Session
Tuesday and Wednesday | 1800-2000h
Grand Ballroom
With hundreds of posters to explore, you won’t want to miss a single minute of these sessions. Grab a drink, wander the aisles, review the presentations, talk to the authors, share some laughs… these sessions are a great way to end the day!
The student poster award winners will be announced Wednesday at 1815h.

Annual Society Business Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday | 1215-1400h
St. James Ballroom
Join us as we celebrate the many successes of 2016 and look forward to an even brighter future!
*ticketed event

ECS Publications – Author Information Session
Tuesday | 1700-1800h
Are you new to publishing with ECS and have questions? ECS has the answers! Join ECS Publications as we present insight to:

  • Opportunities available for publishing with ECS – Meeting Abstracts, ECS Transactions, ECS Journals, Monographs Series
  • Understanding the journals continuous publication model and types of articles published by ECS.
  • How to publish open access and how ECS’s Free the Science initiative supports open access for authors.
  • Where your content is accessible after publication.

Unable to attend? Stop by the ECS exhibit booth to connect one-on-one with ECS Publications staff.

Honorary Receptions
Come raise a salute in honor of these outstanding scientists, teachers, and friends.

  • Reception in Honor of Drs. Lessard, Fry, and Peters
    Tuesday | 1800-2030h
    *ticketed event
  • Reception in Honor of H. Russell Kunz
    Tuesday | 1830-2030h
    *ticketed event

Educational and Career Development

Short Courses: These all-day classes are designed to provide any attendee, from students to the seasoned professional, with an in-depth education on a wide range of topics. Taught by experienced professionals, and longtime ECS members, these classes are an excellent opportunity for personalized instruction. All short courses take place Sunday, 0900-1630h. For more information please contact

  • Short Course #1: Technical Leadership & Decision Making | Course description
    Instructor: Dennis Hess
  • Short Course #2: Fundamentals of Electrochemistry | Course description
    Instructor: Jamie Noel
  • Short Course #3: Imaging, Modeling, and Simulation of Li-Ion Battery Microstructures in 2D, 3D, and 4D | Course description
    Instructors: Jeff Gelb & Stephen Harris

Professional Development Workshops
Get a head start on landing you next job with the ECS Professional Development Workshops! As a new or mid-career professional, the job search process requires effective networking, developing and submitting specifically targeted résumés and cover letters, locating relevant job opportunities and preparing for and participating in the job interview.

ECS also offers one-on-one sessions with an industry leader and expert on résumé development once you’ve participated in our initial workshop. You will walk away with a résumé that is sure to land you your next interview!

Professional development workshops are offered to provide attendees with an opportunity to enhance networking and career search skills. Individuals are required to attend the Essential Elements for Employment Success workshop in order to schedule a one-on-one résumé review.

The workshops are free to all meeting registrants!

  • Professional Development Workshop: Part 1 | Essential Elements for Employment Success
    John R. Susko, Instructor
    Sunday | 1200-1400h
    Grand Salon B- Section 7
  • Professional Development Workshop: Part 1 | Essential Elements for Employment Success
    John R. Susko, Instructor
    Sunday | 1400-1600h
    Grand Salon B- Section 7
  • Professional Development Workshop: Part 2 | Resume Review
    John R. Susko, Instructor
    Monday | 1000-1400h
  • Professional Development Workshop: Part 2 | Resume Review
    John R. Susko, Instructor
    Tuesday | 1000-1400h

Panel of Professionals
Are you unsure of what career options are available in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology? Then this session is for you. Join us for a panel discussion where professionals from industry, academia (large research & small teaching), and government will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges of pursuing a career in their chosen field.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with each professional through small breakout groups following the panel. Students and early-career professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • Panel of Professionals
    Wednesday | 1400-1500h