Welcome Reception & Poster Review
May 11th - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
After an informative Lighting Talk Session by select poster presenters we welcome all attendees to join the Welcome Reception courtesy of our conference sponsors and exhibitors. Join us to mix & mingle with colleagues while enjoying some great appetizers and beverages! This is the perfect opportunity to discuss the latest technology at the exhibit booths and review the poster presentations based the latest programs and research in the field.
This Welcome Reception is made possible in part by generous donations from air quality sensor organizations. Take a look at the exhibits that will be present at the conference here and be sure to stop by the booths of the sponsors listed here.
Remember to stick around until the end of the reception for our ASIC Exhibit Drawing! Our exhibitors have generously donated their sensors and supplies to give you a taste of their work. If you would like to donate an item or few to the raffle, please contact Sandra Hall at email@example.com.
With a over 150 virtual attendees at ASIC, we want to ensure that virtual participants can connect with our in-person attendees. We invite both in-person and virtual attendees to join for a few different virtual activities on Thursday morning. Attendees will make new connections with others and can join in on more meaningful discussions through small group interactions.
Virtual Poster Discussions
Group A: Thursday, 8:00 - 8:30 AM PT - Review on Whova the Posters in this group
Group B: Thursday, 8:30 - 9:00 AM PT - Review on Whova the Posters in this group
Group C: Thursday, 9:00 - 9:30 AM PT - Review on Whova the Posters in this group
Did you take a peak at the Poster Displays on Whova or at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday and have questions or comments for the Poster Presenter? Stop by these small group Virtual Poster Discussions Thursday morning to chat with presenters. We have over 90 posters that have exciting research and programs to share with attendees. Poster Presenters will have shared their poster on Whova as well as a short video explanation of the poster and they would love for you to join them on Whova for brief discussions about their displays. Join the discussion on Whova's agenda page.
Session 1: Thursday, 9:30 - 10:00 AM PT - Review the Roundtable Discussions on Whova
Session 2: Thursday, 10:00 - 10:30 AM PT - Review the Roundtable Discussions on Whova
Are you trying to connect with other attendees, find mentors on topics, or create a discussion group around a topic important to you? Join our roundtable discussions! You can host your own table (contact Sandra Hall to do so) or join another table. Participants can view exactly which tables are available, who is sitting there, and how many seats are left. If you find an interesting-looking table or one with other attendees you'd like to “sit” with, you can join with just a click and then leave to find another table whenever you're ready.
Virtual Exhibit Hall
Virtual expo is open for the full duration of the conference, but stop by when you're online during the virtual activities Thursday, 8:00 - 10:00 AM PT.
Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with the exhibitors of the conference. You can read materials on exhibitor products, watch introductory videos and chat directly with booth attendants to ask questions or request advice. We are excited to host over 30 companies related to air quality sensors that are ready to hear from you on what projects you are working in your communities on.
Community & Indigenous Group Gatherings
ASIC and our partners value community science as an integral part of moving forward in the air quality monitoring field. At large conferences such as ASIC it can be difficult to connect with like-minded individuals that are doing similar community work or experiencing similar issues within their community. We would like to offer several meetings as opportunities to gather with fellow community members and indigenous people to discuss conference activities and how they relate to your home communities. This will be your opportunity to share experiences and gather ideas with people in similar circumstances.
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Tuesday, May 12, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT: Join this virtual session to review the program schedule & discuss what activities would be of interest to your local group.
Community Member & Indigenous Group Member Meet & Greet
Tuesday, May 10, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.: Join this in-person meet and greet to connect with other attendees interested in similar topics. This is the perfect opportunity to find a conference buddy that will be attending similar sessions. Build collaborations with other attendees that will allow you to learn from one another's experiences.
Conference Celebration (Modified)
Friday, May 13, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hilton: Join this final in-person gathering of Community Members, Indigenous Group Members and International Attendees to discuss what you learned at the conference and how to bring the knowledge back to your communities. Share what you see as knowledge gaps that still exist that could use additional exploration by the research community. And of course, trade e-mails and phone numbers to stay in touch with other conference participants for future discussions.
Industry Member Gathering
Thursday, May 12th, 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall
ASIC would like to invite all Industry Manufacturers and Developers to gather together in-person for an informal meeting of the minds. With air quality sensors being such a rapidly developing and changing field, being able to discuss the latest news in regulations and what it means for you is important. We would like to offer this room and a one hour time slot for you as the Industry Leaders to have a conversation about how your products are perceived by the community at large, the need for certification, a potential trade organization or whatever else might be the hot topic. No agenda, just an opportunity to collaborate.
Connecting and Brainstorming on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Air Sensor Data
Thursday, May 12, 3:55 – 4:45 PM, Ballroom A
All interested attendees (in-person and virtual) are welcome to join a facilitated dialogue about the technical needs of air sensor users for open source code and tools (e.g., based upon R, Python, etc.) to meet their data analysis goals and to share about existing and in-development solutions. We hope through this conversation we can connect solutions developers and end users, as well as talk about potential follow-on efforts to foster future exchanges of information on this topic.
Intended audience: All interested attendees are welcome and no pre-registration is required. Moderators will engage both in-person and online attendees in the discussion.
Moderators: Priyanka DeSouza, University of Colorado-Denver and Gayle Hagler, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development
Clean Air Catalyst Discussion
Thursday, 1:05 - 1:35, Ballroom H
Learn how cities in India, Indonesia and Africa are using their knowledge of air pollution sources to select sustainable and effective actions. Discuss how you could apply these methods in your city.
Moderator: Ethan McMahon, World Resources Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
IQAir AirVisual - How to make world’s largest air quality platform work for you
Wednesday, May 11, 12:35 – 1:05 PM, Ballroom DE
With over 50 million active users IQAir AirVisual is the world’s largest real-time air quality data platform. Whether you are a community group, an environmental agency, a city, or a sensor manufacturer, the IQAir AirVisual platform helps to increase your visibility and drives engagement. The platform provides visibility to community efforts in over 100 countries and data to the United Nations Environment Programme’s urban air action platform. On Wednesday, May 11, from 12:35 – 1:05 pm IQAir CEO Frank Hammes will give an interactive introduction to new and exciting contributor features on the AirVisual iOS, Android and web apps. Learn how to integrate your air quality monitoring stations and sensors, manage your contributor profile and maximize your visibility on city and air quality map pages. Learn how to share your story and bring your air quality data to life on the world’s air quality platform. Light refreshments will be served.
- Community groups: Raise your public visibility and engage your community
- Sensor manufacturers: Learn how to integrate your monitors and win new customers
- Environmental agencies: Engage and increase air quality awareness and communicate your efforts more effectively
- City air quality initiators: Showcase your city’s monitoring effort and commitment to cleaner air
(RSVP encouraged but not required)
Thursday, May 12, 12:05-12:35 PM, Ballroom DE
Adrian Dybwad from PurpleAir will be available to answer questions on their air quality monitoring devices and systems. You will be able to see their new PA-II-FLEX sensor that employs the Plantower PMS6003 in-person and learn about it's use.
PurpleAir is a hyper-local, real-time, public air quality map. They help visualize PM2.5 AQI in communities for free. Useful to citizen scientists or air quality professionals alike, PurpleAir sensors are easy to install, requiring only a power outlet and WiFi. Join this in-person small group discussion to learn more.
(RSVP encouraged but not required)