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Tech Connect World Innovation Conference and Expo
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The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry. More info at:

5/15/2018 to 5/16/2018
When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Where: Anaheim, Califormia
United States
Contact: Regina Ramazzini
+1 774.249.1341

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Abstract submissions are now open for the Graphene and 2D Materials symposium at the annual Nanotech 2018 Conference & Expo, the world’s largest nanotechnology event that will take place in Anaheim May 13-16, 2018, (the 20th anniversary of this conference)!  

This conference is part of TechConnect, designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations featuring over 4,000 attendees from a global audience of over 70 countries.    

Early bird abstract submission deadline (accompanied by a 10% off discounted registration, please use code: 18GRAPH10 ) is December 8, 2018.

Confirmed invited speakers include Deji Akinwande (UT Austin), Manish Chhowalla (Rutgers), Terrance Barkan (Graphene Council), and Anirudha Sumant (Argonne National Labs).  

Topics for this year’s symposium are:

  • Synthesis of Novel 2D Materials
  • Electrical & Optical Properties
  • Composite Materials
  • Devices (including flexible wearable electronics)
  • Energy Storage Applications
  • Biological Applications
  • Mechanical and Tribological Applications
  • Emerging Commercial Applications
  • Novel Applications

In addition to an outstanding technical conference, this conference intersperses technical sessions with “Innovation Spotlight” sessions dedicated to highlight innovations of early-stage companies.  These innovation spotlight sessions are complimented by an exposition featuring many of the companies with early-stage developments for further exploration and discussion.  

You can get a feeling for this event from the 2017 program here:

We invite you to submit an abstract to the 2018 program here:

There will also be a one-day short course during the meeting on 1D and 2D crystalline materials: industrial applications which may be of interest to attendees. You may see more information here:

Come join fellow researchers, innovators, funding agencies, national labs, universities, tech transfer offices, and investment and corporate partners in May 2018 in Anaheim, CA!