Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP)

The Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP) is one event focused on student and early career researchers/professionals at the ISIE-ISSST 2017 conference in Chicago. This event will take place at the downtown campus of the Stuart School of Business at IIT. Transportation from the Forum to IIT will be provided.


Goal and Theme


The main goal of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for young professionals who perform research in industrial ecology (IE) to present and discuss their novel research ideas and experiences, receive constructive feedback, and network with senior professionals in the field. The theme of SIEYP V is “Communicating your research to a broader audience” and it aims to provide young professionals with skills to better communicate their research to diverse audiences.  The specific goals are to:


• Strengthen the ability to communicate the results of your own research to fellow researchers;

  • • Understand that various audiences have different needs and expectations, thus require tailored approaches to communicate with them;

  • • Practice an elevator pitch, a fundamental skill, specifically in international conferences, where people with many diverse research backgrounds participate;

  • • Listen to the presentations of prominent members of the ISIE about how they learnt effective ways to share the results of their work.




The SIEYP will take place immediately before the ISIE-ISSST conference, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25, June 2017.


Proposed Schedule




Saturday 24 June 2017


Communication workshop


Group dinner

Sunday 25 June 2017


Invited speakers and panel discussion


Working groups


Participation is free of charge, and travel scholarships are available to help students attend SIEYP and the main ISIE-ISSST conference. More information is available here. For information on this and other student events, click here.