Chicago Area Regional Meeting

Tuesday April 17, 2018
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL

The registration deadline for this event is now April 6th.


Time and Date:
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
4pm – 7pm (CST)
Meeting location: 
Argonne National Laboratory, TCS Conference Center, building 240 (follow signage)
Discussion topic:
Open Innovation and Partnerships
The Laboratory is located at 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL: from I-55 take exit 273A (South Cass Avenue) to the main entrance on Northgate Road; follow Northgate Road and follow signage to the TCS Conference Center.  Note:  Northgate Road is approximately ¼ mile from I-55.
What to bring: 
A state or federal photo I.D., such as driver’s license or passport, is required.
Business casual with flat, closed-toe shoes. 
How to Register:
Step 1: Register with IRI for the Chicago Area Regional Meeting by clicking here to register online, or downloading this form and emailing it to
Step 2: For security purposes, everyone must register directly with Argonne by March 27th, using your name as it appears on your photo I.D.
Note for non-US citizens:  There is an approval process that can take up to seven business days.  You also need to email copies of your INS documents, such as permanent resident card or passport and visa and any other supporting documents, if applicable.  Any documents can be emailed to
Tour highlights: 
The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory is an Office of Science user facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The APS is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world. This premier national research facility provides access to ultra-bright, high-energy X-ray beams to more than 5,700 scientists each year from every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and many countries around the world. These scientists come to the APS from academia, industry, medical schools, and other research institutions to carry out experiments that promise new discoveries in nearly every scientific discipline, including materials science; life science; chemistry; environmental, geological, and planetary science; and physics. The X-ray beams provided by this remarkable facility enable the collection of data in unprecedented detail and in amazingly short time frames. The knowledge these researchers gain at the APS has a real and positive impact on our technologies, our health, our economy, and our fundamental understanding of the materials that make up our world.
About Argonne:
Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation's first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by the UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

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