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Innovation in Green Chemistry

Ideas to prototypes, and prototypes to market

11 Jul 14 - 14 Jul 14

John Warner
Dr. John Warner
President & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC
Joseph Pont
Dr. Joseph Pont
Chief Executive Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

This conference will bring together two groups of people/organizations: (1) Those developing prototypes of novel technologies and (2) those seeking to convert prototypes to commercial success.

The historical disconnect between these two groups has led to a fairly low rate of success for technologies to ultimately hit the market. Both groups will be pulled together under the large umbrella of Sustainability and green chemistry at this conference. It is hoped that product needs will be articulated while technology opportunities are described leading to successful long lasting collaborations.

Possible Sessions:


Polymers and Composites
Synthetic Methodologies
Novel Mechanisms




Confirmed Companies Attending

Dow Chemicals




Patheon Chemical





Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort

Bloomingdale, Chicago, USA

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Venue Rating
4 Stars
Nearest Airport

Hotel Details

The AAA Three Diamond awarded Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort rests on 260 acres just 20 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 30 minutes from the activity of downtown Chicago. Experience the luxuries of the Windy City’s premier resort and escape—the only landmark resort having direct connection to historic figures such as the architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright and the famous golf course architect Robert Bruce Harris. Plush amenities, oversized deluxe guest rooms and Hilton’s impeccable service ensure enjoyment.

The City of Chicago is located within the “American heartland” on the shores of Lake Michigan. With amazing national and international cuisine, not forgetting the famous Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, accompanied by world class theatre unrivalled nightlife, stunning architecture and endless shopping; the “Windy City” has something to offer for everyone.

Hotel Facilities:

  • Outdoor and indoor pools
  • 27 hole Championship Golf Course
  • Award winning Spa
  • 24 Hour Fitness centre
  • Complimentary wifi in Guest and Conference rooms
  • Choice of 5 restaurants and bars
  • Complimentary local Shuttle service
A traditional themed Gala dinner will be held on the third night of the conference, we invite all delegates and their families to attend this event. This exciting event cannot be missed, with live entertainment, unique menu with open bar and a memorable setting will make this event truly enjoyable. 

Plenary Speakers


Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Michael Saltzberg
    Business Director, BioMaterials , E.I. DuPont de Nemours
  • Dr. David Fasano
    Application Scientist,
  • Dr. James Bohling
    Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company
  • General Manager and Vice President Michael Korzenski
    General Manager and Vice President, ATMI
  • Dr. Robert Slone
    Vice President Product Development-Surfactants, Stepan Company
  • Ph.D Ping Jiang
    Director of eVOLV Technologies Research and Development, ATMI Clean Technoloies Shanghai Co.
  • Dr Henry Bryndza
    Science Director, Biotechnology, DuPont Central Research & Development
  • Mr Andy Corr
    SVP, Consumer Ingredients, Elevance Renewable Science

Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort

Bloomingdale, Chicago, USA

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Nearest Airport

Location Details

Situated in the pristine suburb of Bloomingdale, the Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes offers the perfect base to explore the city and the wider surrounding area. Chicago city centre with its world class restaurants, theatres and galleries is only a 30 minute taxi ride away. 

The Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort is located a 20 minute drive from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Chicago O’Hare is the largest airport in the world with hundreds of national and international flights arriving and departing daily.   

We have partnered with A-1 Limousine Service. They will be able to proivde tranport to and from the hotel. 

Book Transportation Here

Shared Car To / From O’Hare

$24.00 per person


Shared Car To / From Midway

$59.00 for the 1st person + $8 each additional person


Gratuity not included on above rates

**Above rates valid between 4:30am 10:59pm - NOT VALID on Holidays**


O’Hare and Midway Airport Arrival Procedure


  1. After arriving, please proceed to the baggage area and claim your luggage.
  2. Please contact A-1 Airport Limousine Service at 1-630-833-3788 option 3 to get a dispatcher.
  1. If you have your confirmation number, give it to the dispatcher; otherwise, give the dispatcher your last name and they will instruct you from there.
  1. If you do not have reservations please call anyways and a dispatcher will assist you with you transportation.




1-630-833-3788 or following the transportation link on the conference website

Hotel things to do

- Award Winning Spa with over 50 available treatments

- 27 hole championship golf course and driving range open daily from till dusk

- Selection of bars and restaurants

Local area attractions


- Stratford Square Mall: Take taxi or use the complimentary shuttle.

- Woodfield Mall: One of Americas largest Malls is only a short 25 minute taxi journey away.

- Chicago Premium Outlets: Located just 19 miles from the hotel, Chicago Premium Outlets is the perfect place for bargain hunters to shop. 


- Mallard Lake County Forest Preserve: Just a short taxi journey away is the 953-acre Forest Preserve featuring open waters, wetlands, fields and scattered woodlands with wildlife such as beavers, great blue herons, bullfrogs, eastern meadowlarks, bobolinks, red-tailed hawks and kestrels. A 2.5-mile trail system, including a boardwalk ideal for bird-watching, winds around the lake.

- Meacham Grove Forest Preserve: A 256 acre preserve woodland groves, meadows, a fishing lake, wetlands and the meandering Spring Brook Creek.

- Pratts Wayne Woods: Located a 15 minute drive from the hotel is the county’s largest forest preserve, offering over 3500 acres of woodland and meadow. The preserve provides several picnic areas as well as over 7 miles worth of trails. 

- Neighbourhood walks: Enjoy a peaceful walk around Bloomingdale and visit some of the upmarket residential neighbours surrounding the hotel.

- Lynfred Winery: Only a 10 minute drive from the hotel, the winery offers daily tasting sessions from over 80 varieties of wines.


- Drury Lane Theatre: Based on the famous Drury Lane Royal Theatre London, this Chicagoland Theatre offers year round entertainment and dinner packages at affordable prices.

- Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament: Go back in time to the age of Kings and Knights. Only 6 miles from the hotel is a replica medieval castle, where you can enjoy a 4 course meal whilst watching history unveil before your eyes.

St. Charles

Take a day trip to the small mid-western town of St Charles. Nestled in the Fox River Valley and just one hour west of Chicago, this small American town bursts with natural charm and beauty.

- Take a paddle boat cruise down the Fox River. Cruises occur daily, up to date times can be found

- Watch a show at the 1920 Arcada Theatre

- Explore the towns distinctive architecture and many museums

More information can be found here


Either take a taxi directly from the hotel (30 minutes), or take the complimentary hotel shuttle to Roselle Metra Train Station and hop on a train that will take you straight into downtown and you will soon be in the heart of the city. Chicago has thousands of activities to do all year round. This world famous city bulges with culture, history and great architecture. Home to the infamous AL Capon, America’s tallest building, miles of sandy beaches, countless Michelin Starred restaurants and hundreds of museums and parks, this city truly has something to offer for everyone.

- Magnificent Mile, only a 35 minute taxi ride from the hotel and you will be on the world famous magnificent mile. The Magnificent Mile contains a mixture of upscale department stores, restaurants, luxury retailers as well as 100s of bars, clubs and theatres, the perfect setting for a night out or a quick shopping trip.

- Navy Pier, enjoy the free evening fireworks or just spend time with the family looking out at Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier is a must do in Chicago.

- Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruises, enjoy an evening cruise on board a luxury liner whilst tucking into a 3 course dinner and watching the sunset below the city’s majestic skyscrapers. Or enjoy a traditional boat journey through the heart of the city leaning about its magnificent Architecture and history.

More ideas and information can be found by clicking on the following link

At present there are no group activities available.

Early Bird Full
Extra Night
Extra Night
Academic $1380 $1520 $695 $280 $180 $90
Industry $1380 $1520 $695 $280 $180 $90
Student $1120 $1360 $695 $280 $180 $90

Our Registration Package: What's Included?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following during the conference periodonly:

  • 3 Nights’ accommodation 
  • Continental Breakfast with hot item selection
  • Lunch Buffet
  • 3 Course Dinner Buffet
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, ice teas and sodas are included with all meals.
  • Complimentary Wifi in conference room
  • Complimentary Wifi in guest rooms
  • Gala Night entry (includes open bar)
  • Twice daily beverage breaks including light snacks
  • Daily complimentary bottled water

Please note accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and breakfast in Masters Restaurant for up to 2 people per room. 

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A Fusion Conference offers all participants the opportunity to present their current research and findings in a number of different ways. Once registered for the conference you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Oral Presentations

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for an oral presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation.

We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches as regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

If you have prepared some slides to compliment your presentation please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

Those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides

Flash Presentations

The Flash Session lasts up to 45minutes. This time is evenly divided between all the Flash Presentations that are accepted so your allocated time can range from 3-5 minutes, depending on popularity. The flash session is an extension of the Poster Session and is designed to offer a select few the opportunity to present orally their poster in a more formal, group setting. To be considered for a flash presentation, please submit your abstract within the 'Talk Deadline'. Abstracts submitted after the 'Talk Deadline' may not be accepted.

Please note, the exact length of your presentation will be noted on the conference programme under the ‘Flash Session’.

At the Conference

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. They will ensure they have everything they need, including your presentation slides or aides. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech just to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have a complimenting presentation. Please note, speakers are not permitted to use their individual laptops, our AV tech will have a master laptop for you to run your presentation from. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team. We are here to help!

We would like to ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time slot decreases.

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A Fusion Conference offers all participants the opportunity to present their current research and findings in a number of different ways. Once registered for the conference you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Poster Presentations

To be considered to present a poster, please submit your abstract within the ‘Poster Deadline’. Please check the conference programme carefully to note the poster session date and time. Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (46.8H x 33.1W in), portrait in orientation only. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore you will be unable to present your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements. During registration at the conference, if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

At the Conference

Upon arrival at the conference you can put up your poster from registration with the help of the Fusion team. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that you take down your poster on the final day of the meeting. The poster sessions is usually scheduled on Day 2, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and awards will be given to the best poster displays.

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Registration Deadlines

Talk Submission – 28 Apr 14

Poster Submission – 26 May 14

Last Chance – 02 Jun 14

Early bird – expired