Networking Events

Every CRS event is an opportunity to connect and network with remarkable professionals in your field—all while having a great time! Be sure to take advantage of the many available options. 

Speed Mentoring Event

Saturday, July 16 — 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Organizers: CRS Young Scientist Committee

Through a series of quick exchanges with multiple contacts, students and young professionals will have the opportunity to seek career and research guidance, hear about the experiences of others, and potentially find a long-term mentor/protégé match. Bring plenty of business cards and plan on starting connections that could last a lifetime.

Please be advised this event is open only to individuals who have preregistered. Thank you for your cooperation!

Young Scientist Meet & Greet

Sunday, July 17 — 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Meet other members of the young scientist community to connect and collaborate in an informal and casual setting. No ticket required, and all are welcome.

First Timers Meeting

Sunday, July 17 — 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Meet other members of the young scientist community to connect and collaborate in an informal and casual setting. No ticket required, and all are welcome.

Exposition Grand Opening and Welcome Reception with Posters

Sponsored by LACTEL Absorbable Polymers

Sunday, July 17 — 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Come to the Exposition Hall to connect with your colleagues, discover the latest innovations from the exhibitors and enjoy refreshments as you talk with the poster presenters!

Young Scientist Networking Event @ Rhein Haus

Sunday, July 17 — 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $30 (Preregistration required)

An evening of fun and networking. Play bocce ball and enjoy tasty refreshments as you build your network and form new friendships.

Poster Pub

Monday, July 18 — 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Akina Inc.: PolySciTech Division

Showcase your research in the new Poster Pub. The poster pub is a fun way to interact with poster presenters in a relaxed environment.

Poster Awards

Sponsored by Merck

Awards for the Graduate Research Advances in Delivery Science, sponsored by Merck will be awarded during the Poster Pub to select graduate students who presented exceptional science in drug delivery at this year's annual meeting.

Preclinical Sciences and Animal Health Networking Event

Monday, July 18 — 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: $25 (Preregistration required)

Connect and collaborate with the CRS Preclinical Sciences & Animal Health (PSAH) division.
Register online and purchase ticket.

Consumer & Diversified Products Luncheon


Sponsored by International Flavor and Fragrances (IFF) and Ronald T. Dodge Company

Tuesday, July 19 — 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: $25 (Preregistration required)

The CRS Consumer & Diversified Products (C&DP) division invites you to join the division lunch to learn more about encapsulation and controlled release research for food, nutraceuticals, personal care, cosmetics, home care, agriculture, textiles, coatings, and other non-pharmaceutical active applications. It is a great opportunity to network with a diverse pool of colleagues with broad and rich experience in the field. Register online and purchase ticket.

Women in Science Networking Event

Tuesday, July 19 — 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $35 (Preregistration required)

Join the in-crowd at this ever-popular event. Hear from Helen Burt of University of British Columbia, Canada, as she shares, “My Academic Journey: Lessons Learned.”

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Register online and purchase ticket.

Beyond the Science: A Night Out!

Pike Place Market / Pikes Brewing Co.
Tuesday, July 19 — 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate CRS with a night on the town at the famous Pike Place Market. Enjoy drinks and food at Pikes Brewing Co. and listen to live entertainment as you take in the Seattle scene.

Included in full registration (regular, student, and postdoc). Exhibitors and single day registrations much purchase a ticket to attend.

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