Registration for Electronics and Sustainability Symposium is Open

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We are happy to announce that the registration for the Second Annual Electronics and Sustainability Symposium is open! The symposium is taking place at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, in Champaign, Illinois,on March 23-24, 2011. This event will serve as a forum for welcoming new ideas and alternative methods for dealing with the current electronic waste problem. It will also serve as an opportunity to interact with representatives from academia, industry, and government sectors. The panel discussion offered at the end of the first day will be an opportunity to generate new ideas and further partnerships to creating a better solution to this complex and evolving problem.

Topics to be addressed will include environmental toxicology, life cycle analysis, product design, existing and proposed policy, and more.  Designers, electrical engineers, chemists, materials scientists, electronics manufacturers, recyclers, refurbishers, and remanufacturers, government representatives and policy makers, pollution prevention technical assistance providers, relevant non-profit organizations, and others are invited to take part in this symposium.

John Pflueger, Principal Environmental Strategist at Dell, will be the keynote speaker during the symposium. Additional speakers include:

  • William Hoffman, UL Environment
  • Andrew Steckl, University of Cincinnati
  • Charles Newman, ReCellular
  • Courtney Rushforth, City of Urbana
  • Bill Olson, Motorola
  • Manish Mehta, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
  • Alex Lobos and Callie Babbitt, Rochester Institute of Technology

Registration for the event is $200 for both days, or $125 per day. In addition, symposium attendees have an opportunity to visit the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on the University of Illinois campus on March 22, 2011. Further, students can receive a registration waiver by explaining in approximately 250 words, how this conference relates to their studies and why they deserve to get the wavier. Additionally, Professional Engineers can earn up to 6 PDHs by participating in the symposium sessions.

To register for this exciting event, visit:

Please contact Aida Sefic Williams, Conference Coordinator, with questions about registration or the event at

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