Virtual Symposia Series

Global Inorganic Discussion Weekdays (GIDW)

Learn more about the GIDW Virtual Poster Competition

Upcoming symposia

MONDAY, July 13, 2020, 13:00 ET

Tiow-Gan, Kyle Grice, Greg Hatzis

How to join:

  • Those who have previously registered will be required to register for the new summer series.
  • Once you have registered for the symposium series, you will receive a unique link to access the webinar. Please do not distribute this link. 
  • Registration will be confirmed for upcoming sessions between May 4 to June 29, 2020. 
  • Follow @marcusdrover and @chitnislab on twitter for the most up to date information.

MONDAY, July 20, 2020, 13:00 ET

Tom Cundari, Adrian Chaplin, Nikos Tsoureas

MONDAY, July 27, 2020, 13:00 ET

Connie Lu, Emma Davy, Grace Panetti

MONDAY, August 3, 2020, 13:00 ET

Yogi Surendranath, Thomas Gianettti, Megan Greaves

MONDAY, August 10, 2020, 13:00 ET

Leslie Murray, Caroline Saouma, Kurtis Karsch 

About the GIDW

This new virtual symposium (Global Inorganic Discussion Weekdays or GIDW, for short) brings the inorganic (organometallic, main-group, materials, etc.) community together online! The name, GIDW is an homage to the popular regional conferences known as Inorganic Discussion Weekends that occur routinely in the US and Canada (and around the world with other names).

Given the current social distancing policies and travel restrictions, many of our community’s standard conferences have been cancelled, preventing us from sharing our progress in science. To overcome scientific isolation and to celebrate advances in inorganic chemistry, we recently proposed this new initiative (GIDW) on Twitter, which was met with great enthusiasm. The first GIDW session on March 29th, 2020 was a tremendous success with an audience of >200 participants!

Who can participate

This weekly seminar series brings together 1 established researcher1 early-career researcher, and 1 PDF/PhD student each Monday under a common scientific umbrella. These talks are divided as follows: 40 mins for established researchers and 20 mins for ECRs and PDFs/PhDs; 5 mins additional time are provided for audience questions. These lectures are all hosted on Zoom; participation is as easy as clicking on a link!

Importantly, anyone can participate! Please reach out to Marcus or Saurabh, should you be interested in presenting!  

Previous symposia

MONDAY, July 6, 2020, 13:00 ET

MONDAY, June 29, 2020, 13:00 ET

About the hosts

Saurabh Chitnis
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada
PhD, University of Victoria (Neil Burford)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol (Ian Manners)
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Marcus W. Drover
Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, Canada
PhD, University of British Columbia (Laurel Schafer/Jennifer Love)
Banting and Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech (Jonas Peters)
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