The FALL Virtual Symposia Series of the GIDW will be MONTHLY

Upcoming symposia

How to join:

  • 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 August 10 to December 14 (see complete list of dates below).
  • Follow @marcusdrover and @chitnislab on twitter for the most up to date information.

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 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, November 16, 2020, 13:00 ET

MONDAY,  October 19, 2020, 13:00 ET

Monday, June 29, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, April 26, 2020

Monday, April 19, 2020

Monday, April 5, 2020

Monday, March 29, 2020

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)
Twitter icon@chitnislab

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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