October 12, 2016

Media Advisory -- SIU Expo in Chicago

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover an event organized by Southern Illinois University that will showcase innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs from across the university’s system.

The SIU Technology and Innovation Expo is set for Thursday, Oct. 13, at the 1871 venue, located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, in Chicago. The event will bring some of the university’s top researchers together with business leaders and entrepreneurs for an afternoon conference and networking event.

To learn more about the event, go here.

The event will showcase technologies and research by university faculty from SIU’s Carbondale, Edwardsville and School of Medicine campuses. Those attending can look forward to presentations and demonstrations on everything from DNA marker systems to cryogenic coffee products, new high-definition-low-cost imaging techniques for MRI, and new, combined-loop refrigeration technology, among others.

Doors open at 2 p.m., followed shortly after by a welcome and opening remarks from Randy Dunn, president of the SIU system. Demonstrations and presentations, along with refreshments and keynote speakers, will follow.