Pathways to the Workforce
University of California, Santa Barbara, August 16–18, 2020

This three-day workshop for MRSEC and PREM students and post-docs is designed to develop leadership, communication, and entrepreneurial skills.
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The Pathways workshop has been postponed to 2021, date TBA.

Past Workshops

FLC 2019: Frontiers of Chirality and Polarity in Soft Matter
17th International Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Conference
Boulder, Colorado, August 4–7, 2019

FLC 2019 will feature oral and poster presentations in all areas involving chirality and/or polarity in soft matter.

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Frontiers of Photoactive Soft Matter Workshop
Boulder, Colorado, September 21–22, 2017

This two-day workshop featured invited talks and poster sessions in the broad research area of photoactive soft matter, ranging from the nanoscale science of photoresponsive materials to applications of macroscopic photodeformation.


Soft Matter Nanophotonics Symposium
JILA auditorium, CU Boulder, August 21, 2015

This one-day symposium featured oral research presentations and a poster session by Boulder campus investigators working in the broad research area where soft materials, nanoscience, and photonics come into play.

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I-CAMP Summer School on Geometry and Topology in Soft Matter, Optics and Biological Systems (I-CAMP 2014)
Cape Town, South Africa, July 1529, 2014
Frontiers of Soft Matter Symposium
Boulder, Colorado,
May 1618, 2012
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I-CAMP Summer School on Renewable and Sustainable Energy (I-CAMP'12)
Boulder, Colorado, July 9–August 3, 201
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Metamaterial Workshop (ICAM/I2CAM)
Hangzhou, China, April 9–12, 2011
Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School 2011
Uruguay-Argentina, May 28–June 17, 2011
Planer-Smoluchowski Soft Matter Workshop on Liquid Crystal Colloids
Lviv, Ukraine, October 5–7, 2011
Directing Nanoscale Organization in Organic Photovoltaics: Liquid Crystals for Renewable Energy (LCOPV 2010)
Boulder, Colorado, August 7–9, 2010
Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School 2010
Sydney-Brisbane, Australia, June 20–July 10, 2010
Complex Interactions and Mechanisms in Organic Photovoltaics
University of Queensland, Australia, July 1–3, 2010
Planer-Smoluchowski Soft Matter Workshop on Liquid Crystals and Colloidal Dispersions
Lviv, Ukraine, June 22, 2009
Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School
Shanghai/Hangzhou, Qingdao, Beijing, China, June 28–July 19, 2009
Boulder Workshop on Light-Controlled Liquid Crystalline Complex Adaptive Materials (LC2CAM)
Boulder, August 7–10, 2008

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21st International Liquid Crystal Conference
Keystone, July 2–7, 2006
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Frontiers in Liquid Crystals and Molecular Self-Assembly
Boulder, June 10–12, 2004

Banana Liquid Crystals: Chirality & Polarity
Boulder, August 21–24, 2002

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Presentations & Tutorials

The Center maintains an archive of presentations made at the Boulder Workshops and at other selected meetings.



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