Events at a Glance

Dates and time subject to change.
For a full listing of both social and technical events:
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Abbreviation Key
SH = Sheraton Hotel
SHS = Sheraton Hotel South Tower
SCC = Sheraton Convention Center

Lone Star Preconvene (SCC)


Opening Reception
Sunday 1900-2100h
Lone Star A3/A4 (SCC)
Come get a taste for Dallas and help kick-off an exciting week! All attendees are welcome to attend for light snacks, an open bar and ample time to network.

Session Chair and Symposium Organizer Breakfast
Monday 0700-0800h
Austin Ballroom 3 (SH)
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.

Technical Exhibit
Monday 1800-2000h
Tuesday and Wednesday 1400-2000h
Lone Star B/C (SCC)
Take time to explore exhibits from the leading vendors in the electrochemical and solid state science fields. Make sure to also stop by the exhibit hall for Poster Sessions and the Networking Breaks.

Student and General Poster Sessions
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 1800-2000h
Lone Star B/C (SCC)
With hundreds of posters to explore, you won’t want to miss a minute of these sessions. Grab a snack, wander the aisles, review the presentations, talk to the authors, and get to know our exhibitors, these sessions are a great way to end the day!

Networking Breaks
Tuesday and Wednesday 1530-1600h
Lone Star B/C (SCC)
Take a moment to stretch your legs, reenergize with coffee or tea and network with fellow attendees and exhibitors before your next session.

Student Mixer
Monday 2000-2200h
Chaparral Main Room (SH)
The mixer is a must attend event for students! Enjoy networking with your peers and early career professionals while light food and refreshments are served.
(Member) $5.00
(Nonmember) $15.00

Annual Society Business Meeting and Luncheon (new & improved)
Tuesday 1200-1400h
Majestic 1 (SH)
Join us as we celebrate the many successes of 2018 and look forward to an even brighter future!
*ticketed event
(ECS Fellow) $45.00
(Member) $55.00
(Nonmember) $65.00

Professional Portraits
Tuesday and Wednesday 1700-2000h
Lone Star B/C (SCC) – Career Expo Area
Update your LinkedIn with a new photo! Meeting attendees can take the opportunity to receive a complimentary headshot photo at the ECS Career Expo. No appointment necessary.

ECS Data Sciences Hack Week
Sunday – Wednesday
The ECS Data Sciences Hack Week is part of the Society’s continuing work toward building an electrochemical data sciences and open source community. All electrochemical engineers, whether experimentally or theoretically focused, can benefit from this workshop program by learning how to create, share, use, and improve open source software tools and public datasets to accelerate research progress in our field. Apply now to join us for this week long event! 

Apply now to join us for this week long event! Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Short Courses

ECS short courses are all-day classes designed to provide students or the seasoned professional with an in-depth education on a wide range of topics. Taught by academic and industry experts, the small class size makes for an excellent opportunity for personalized instruction helping both novices and experts advance their technical expertise and knowledge. Short courses are open to the public with special discounts given to meeting attendees.

Battery Safety and Failure Modes | Course description
Thomas Barrera, Instructor

Fundamentals of Corrosion | Course description
Luis F. Garfias, Instructor

Fundamentals of Electrochemistry: Basic Theory and Thermodynamic Methods | Course description
James Noël, Instructor

Professional Development Workshops

Attendees can register by adding the session to your registration. Login to your ECS profile to add one today. For questions or assistance registering, please contact

Managing and Leading Teams
Instructor: Dennis Hess, Georgia Institute of Technology
Monday 1000-1200h
Majestic 3 (SH)
Nearly all engineers and scientists work in teams where a leader oversees and guides process/product development and direction. When technically-trained individuals undertake a leadership role, frustration is a frequent outcome, despite technical competency and good intentions. This workshop will discuss reasons why engineers and scientists often find adaptation into leadership roles disconcerting and will explore ways to smooth the transition. This is a 2.0 hour workshop.

Win Funding: How to Write a Competitive Proposal
Instructor: Michel Foure, Berkeley Grant Writing
Monday 1400-1600h
Majestic 3 (SH)
Whether your career takes you to Industry, Academia or a National Lab, chances are that you will be intimately involved in writing research grant proposals. In fact, your career growth may largely hinge on your ability to raise funding. While each proposal is unique, lying at the intersection of the funding agency needs and your technical idea, there are very important guidelines that must be observed in order to maximize the probability of success. As this workshop is interactive, it would be particularly meaningful and useful for the participants to be prepared to work with a real example. This could be a proposal they have submitted in the past or one they anticipate to submit. This is a 2.5 hour workshop.

Essential Elements for Employment Success
Instructor: Michel Foure, Berkeley Grant Writing
Tuesday 0900-1200h
Majestic 3 (SH)
Landing your next job requires selective and effective networking, developing and submitting specifically targeted resumes and cover letters, locating relevant job opportunities and preparing for and participating in the job interview. This workshop will provide up-to-date information and tips for employment success. This is a 3.0 hour workshop.

*This workshop also includes the Resume Review

Resume Review
Instructor: Michel Foure, Berkeley Grant Writing
Tuesday & Wednesday 1400-1800h
Lone Star B/C (SCC)
Bring your resume for a one-on-one session with an industry leader and expert on resume development. You will walk away with a resume that is sure to land you your next interview. To sign-up for a resume review appointment, you must first attend the Essential Elements for Employment Success; registration for a resume review occurs during the Essential Elements for Employment Success workshop. Appointments are 20-minutes in length.

*You must register for Essential Elements for Employment Success in order to participate.

Managing Conflict
Instructor: Dennis Hess, Georgia Institute of Technology
Tuesday 1400-1500h
Majestic 3 (SH)
When more than one person is in a meeting, disagreement on the interpretation of results, conclusions, implementation, and subsequent directions is the likely outcome, which leads to conflict. An effective leader has learned how to manage conflict and use it to improve team performance. This workshop will discuss conflict sources and explore ways to minimize the disruption that often results. This is a 1.0 hour workshop.

Patent Law for Scientists and Engineers (new)
Instructors: E. Jennings Taylor & Maria Inman, Faraday Technology, Inc.
Wednesday 1400-1700h
Majestic 3 (SH)
An interactive workshop that provides an introduction to U.S. patent law and is directed towards researchers from academia, industry, and government entities. The workshop offers a historical basis for the foundation of U.S. patent law in the U.S. constitution. Learn the statutory definitions of an invention and distinguish between an inventor on a patent and an author on a publication.  In addition, the workshop will cover the classes of patentable inventions and the requirements for obtaining a patent on an invention. This is a 3.0 hour workshop. 

*Please note pre-registration is required.