Each session provides an in-depth look at current and future trends in material science. An overview of the topics covered in each of the sessions can be found below.
The series will be broadcast along with the live Q&As on October 29th and 30th – but you can watch or listen to the recordings anytime thereafter.
Please note: ticket sales end October 28, 2020 at 6:00pm… and the early bird pricing goes away tomorrow (10/20) midnight. All times Eastern (UTC-4).
Day 1: Thursday, October 29th
An overview of packaging and the role it plays, the multilayer challenge, paper vs. plastic discussion, and some current alternatives.
Textiles: Back to the Future
We take a look at digital manufacturing, new performance treatments, the future of textiles, color and pattern, and sustainability.
Designing for the New Clean
The pandemic has brought unique concerns and challenges to the surface. We discuss new technologies and consider the implications of an overly clean world.
Dr. Dent encourages us to rethink waste. What is waste really? We’ll find that waste has enormous potential and value when seen through a new lens.
Day 2: Friday, October 30th
Bioplastics: The (Not So) Basics
We examine single use bioplastics, durables and elastomers, as well as water-solubles. What are the benefits to these ‘green’ plastics?
A Circular Approach to Design
Here we discuss the important role designers play within a circular economy – and how it may change moving forward. Current successes and areas of interest are shared.
Bio-built: Algae, Fungi, and Bacteria
The natural world is ripe with material that is not only sustainable, but versatile as well. We discuss biomaterials and showcase some standouts.
Hard as Nails: Glass, Ceramics, and Metals
Taking a look at innovations within the more traditional, durable, and man-made materials. How might these innovations play a part in sustainability and circularity?
It’s your choice: join us for one session, one full day, or the whole series. You can find answers to FAQs and the registration form right over here →