Program

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Accelerate is designed to showcase the latest methods, applications and research in accelerated materials and molecular discovery. Through workshops and talks, posters and small group sessions, attendees will explore topics across our three content tracks:

  1. Fundamental discovery and leading-edge tools: Deep and machine learning algorithms for AI-aided experimental design, quantum-based materials simulations and optimized structure-function models, chemical synthesis and materials characterization, chemical ontologies and materials databases, and robotics and control systems
  2. Sustainable materials for a resilient world: Development of solid-state materials, sustainable soft materials, low-carbon structural materials, small molecule drugs, etc.
  3. Designing a translation ecosystem: Leadership in commercialization, training, and education

Program

Pre-Conference Workshops & PI Strategy SessionsTuesday, August 30

12:00 PM Registration and Lunch
1:00 PM
  • PI Strategy Session (part 1)
  • ChemOS Workshop (part 1)
  • Professional Development Workshops
    • Communicating Science
    • Intellectual Property
    • Commercialization
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM
  • PI Strategy Session (part 2)
  • ChemOS Workshop (part 2)
  • NRCan Workshop
    Anjuli Swaziola
5:30 PM Adjourn for the day

Accelerate Conference Day 1Wednesday, August 31

Posters will also be available for
viewing throughout the day

9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:00 AM Opening Keynote
11:00 AM Break & Travel Time
11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions: Methods

  • Methods in Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and Modeling
    Johannes Hachmann, Yousung Jung, Anatole von Lillenfeld, Florian Shkurti
  • Methods in Laboratory Automation
    Animesh Garg, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Milad Abolhasani, Gabriella Pizzuto, Helge Stein
12:45 PM Lunch & Poster and Exhibit Viewing
2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions: Discovery

  • Discoveries Facilitated by AI/Automation (part 1)
    Jie Xu, Eugenia Kumacheva, Thomas Heine, Frank Gu, John Chodera
  • Discoveries in Energy (part 1)
    Shijing Sun, Maria Chan

Special Session: Schmidt Futures/Cell Press (part 1)

3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions: Discovery

  • Discoveries Facilitated by AI/Automation (part 2)
    Ali Dolatabadi, Keith Brown, Dwayne Miller
  • Discoveries in Energy (part 2)
    Ha-Kyung Kwon, Brett Helms, Joshua Schrier, Arghya Bhowmik

Special Session: Schmidt Futures/Cell Press (part 2)

4:30 PM Poster and Exhibit Viewing + Reception
6:30 PM Adjourn for the day
7:00 PM Conference Social Event

Accelerate Conference Day 2Thursday, September 1

Posters will also be available for
viewing throughout the day

9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:00 AM Vision for a Materially Different Future
Alán Aspuru-Guzik
10:30 AM Break & Travel Time
11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions: Best Practices

  • Talk
    Managing Data for Accelerated Discovery
    Richard Walroth

    Panel
    Bringing MAP Technology to Scale Chemspeed
    Caroline Cloutier, Richard Walroth, Bradley Schmidt

  • Talk
    Designing Labs of the Future: What's the blueprint for self-driving labs?
    Curtis Berlinguette, Benji Maruyama

    Panel
    Designing Labs of the Future: What's the blueprint for self-driving labs?
    Benji Maruyama, Jason Hein, Curtis Berlinguette, Michelle Murphy

12:30 PM Lunch & Poster and Exhibit Viewing
2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions: Beyond the Bench

  • Talk
    Teaching new fields of science

    Panel
    How to train the next generation
    Helen Tran, Lilo Pozzo

  • Talk
    From lab to market
    Kedar Hippalgaonkar

    Panel
    How to commercialize materials-on-demand
    Joshua Gans, Kedar Hippalgaonkar

3:30 PM Break + Travel Time
4:00 PM Keynote and closing remarks
Lilo Pozzo, Christoph Brabec
5:00 PM Adjourn for the day

Accelerate Un-ConferenceFriday, September 2

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11:00 AM Informal Workshops
12:00 PM LUNCH
12:30 PM Informal Workshops (continued)
2:00 PM Adjourn for the conference