2021 Virtual International Polyolefins Conference
This conference supports various Texas university endowments and student scholarships, which are awarded annually to local students who concentrate their studies in the field of plastics.
The 2021 SPE International The 2021 SPE International Polyolefins Conference will be an ALL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE using the Award Winning Whova Software Platform.
The conference is being organized by the SPE South Texas Section, the SPE Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division, the Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division, Engineering Properties and Structures Division, and the Flexible Packaging Division.
The 2021 Conference will consist of 11 live streamed Plenary Talks, with live Q&A sessions, and 3 live steamed Panel Discussions during Feb 23-24. There will also be 16+ Tracks and 95+ Papers/Video Presentations (Technical papers, Tutorials, Student Posters and a New Product Showcase) which will be available on demand (like Netflix) via Whova.
All Papers will be available for viewing 1 weeks before the Conference and for 6 months after the Conference.
There will be live Q&A sessions with the authors of the papers during the afternoons of Feb 23-24. Authors will be posting their slide decks and video recordings of their talks on the Whova platform.
In addition, there will be Virtual Exhibitor Booths, with company representatives available for discussions, a Passport Contest for the Exhibitor Booths, Virtual Networking (texting, meetups, and opportunity for video conferencing), and a Photo Contest.
The SPE International Polyolefins Conference is the biggest conference in the world dedicated to Polyolefins. Typically 700+ people attend the in-person Polyolefins Conference every year in Houston.
Thank you to all of our Exhibitors, Sponsors and Participants at the 2020 POC.
The event was a huge success with an outstanding technical program, over 64 companies represented on the exhibit floor and just under 700 attendees. Monies raised will benefit the students of today that will be the plastic professionals of tomorrow!
Application period for Member Earned Scholarships for the academic year of 2020-2021 has closed. Please check back next year.
SPE South Texas section members who have children or grand-children that are attending college in the coming academic year can apply for a scholarship. We will give up to 2 scholarships per family per school year.