Only a few days left for SIEYP V


Fifth Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP V)

24th and 25th June 2017, Chicago, IL, USA
“Communicating your research to a broader audience - How to communicate your research to your peers, the New York Times, and your grandma”






24 June 2017

14:00 – 17:00

(incl. a 15 min coffee break)

Stuart School of Business, IIT Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams st. Chicago, IL 60616

Workshop “Communication fundamentals in professional settings”

25 June 2017

09.00 – 10.00

James Stukel Towers, UIC, 718 W. Rochford Street Chicago, IL 60607

Keynote speakers + Buddy program

10.00 – 10.30

Breakfast and coffee

10.30 -12.00

Panel Session


The workshop will be given by Elyse Aurbach and Brandon Patterson on behalf of RELATE (Researches Expanding Lay-Audience Teaching Engagement), and will cover “fundamentals” of communication skills, including developing an understanding of the audience, setting a communication goal, shaping a message, and constructing a narrative.

SOCIAL NIGHT OUT (Saturday, 24th around 18:00)

We are currently looking for places that we can all go for a beer and will provide a list of restaurants people can choose from and go to in smaller groups.


Reid Lifset, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, and Edgar Hertwich, Director of the Centre for Industrial Ecology at Yale University and President of ISIE, have kindly accepted to join us on Sunday morning and give a short presentation.


A one-and-a-half-hour long panel session will conclude SIEYP. Confirmed panelists so far are Marian Chertow, from Yale University, Sangwon Suh, from the University of California Santa Barbara, Anu Ramaswami, from the University of Minnesota, and Jaquetta Lee, from the University of Surrey. They will be asked questions – with active engagement of SIEYP participants – around two main topics:

  • -  Communicating IE research to different audiences (e.g. the media, policy makers, or the industry): what non-academics need to hear from IE researchers;

  • -  Advice to young IE professionals for creating a network within the IE community and doing effective networking during conferences.


    Being at a conference for the first time can be overwhelming — you don’t know anyone, you don’t know which presentations are relevant for you, you cannot yet connect the names of the people you cite with their faces. To help you on this, we are organising a buddy program to facilitate the integration of newcomers to the ISIE-ISSST conference, by connecting them to more experienced young professionals participating in the SIEYP.

    Newcomers will find guidance throughout their first ISIE conference, while more seasoned participants can help sharing their experience and expertise.

    Details will be provided during SIEYP, in the meantime you can already register for the buddy program on this form .

Please note that there will be two different venues for the SIEYP.

A - Saturday afternoon: Illinois Institute of Technology , Stuart School of Business , Downtown Campus ( 565 W. Adams st. Chicago, IL 60616)
B - Sunday morning: James Stukel Towers (718 W. Rochford Street Chicago, IL 60607). This is about 20 meters away from the main conference venue, the UIC forum