GIDW - Global Inorganic Discussion Weekdays

This seminar series, the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekdays (GIDW), brings the inorganic (organometallic, main-group, materials, etc.) community together online monthly! 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).

This seminar series brings together 1 established researcher1 early-career researcher, and 1 PDF/PhD student 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. Importantly, anyone can participate!  If you are interested in presenting in the GIDW series, please contact the organizers.

This two-hour seminar is hosted monthly on Monday at 1:00 pm ET.

How to join:

  • Once you have registered for the seminar series, you will receive a unique link to access the webinar. Please do not distribute this link.
  • Registration will be confirmed for upcoming sessions until August 2021 (see complete list of dates below).
  • Follow @marcusdrover and @chitnislab on twitter for the most up to date information.

Upcoming events & speakers

Past events

Monday, May 16, 2022, 1:00 PM (ET)
Boron Chemistry Session
  • Elena Fernandez
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Nathaniel Szymczak
    University of Michigan
Monday, Apr 25, 2022, 1:00 PM (ET)
Postdoctoral Researchers Session
  • Marissa Clapson
    University of Windsor
  • Chris Gendy
    University of Jyväskylä
  • Vincent Wang
    University of California San Diego
  • Miguel A. Soto
    University of British Columbia
Monday, Mar 28, 2022, 1:00 PM (ET)
Inorganic Polymers/Materials Session
  • Bekka Klausen
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Eric Rivard
    University of Alberta
Monday, Feb 28, 2022, 1:00 PM (ET)
GIDW Virtual Symposium – February 28, 2022
  • Adam Veige
  • Amit Kumar
    St. Andrews
  • Roman Belli

About the hosts

Saurabh Chitnis, MCIC
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, MCIC
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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