For nearly 50 years, researchers from around the world have converged in Boston for the preeminent materials event of the year—the MRS Fall Meeting. This fall, the materials community will come together once again, in a new format indicative of
our times. Due to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and its impact on our daily lives worldwide, MRS will convene the joint 2020 MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit, originally scheduled for November 28 ̶ December
4, as a fully virtual event.
Without a doubt, the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit will continue to be the valuable and scientifically stimulating event to which we have all become accustomed. You can access and enjoy:
- inspiring plenary and invited talks from world-renowned materials scientists
- thought-provoking technical symposia
- networking, Q&A sessions and professional development events
- interacting with vendors and collecting valuable information via the virtual exhibit
- a wide variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities
- and so much more
- … all from the risk-free comfort and safety of your home or office! No travel and/or visas required.
If you missed our earlier abstract submission deadline, not to worry. An extended LATE NEWS—HOT TOPIC Call for Papers for the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting will open in early September. Additional details and registration information will be announced soon, and up-to-date information will also be available on the Meeting website and FAQ page.
In the meantime, we hope you will consider participating in our robust slate of MRS virtual activities and events over the coming months. In addition to the ever-expanding MRS OnDemand® Webinar Series,
with free live and archived technical and professional development content, we encourage you to vote in the virtual Science as Art competition between July 27 and August 7, 2020. In August, MRS will launch its first-ever Materials Community Social Hour—an opportunity to network with your colleagues and discuss hot-topics or materials issues of the day. This event builds on the highly
popular MRS Frontiers Reception: Building Communities sessions held at recent MRS Spring and Fall Meetings. Look for details coming soon. An Abstract Writing Workshop is planned for September. In October, we will celebrate Global Diversity Awareness
Month and the 10th Anniversary of MRS Communications. And in the October/November lead-up to the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting &
Exhibit, look for special “sneak-peak” presentations, activities and events.
We hope you’ll plan to join us for these upcoming events, as well as the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit. Then … mark your calendar for 2021. We’ll convene in Seattle, April 18 ̶ 23, for the
2021 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, and then we’re back in Boston, November 28 ̶ December 3, for the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit. Save the dates!
We look forward to seeing you at our 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information to come.