BEPS BioEnvironmental Polymer Society
BEPS 2014

BEPS 2014, Kansas City
October 14-17, 2014

Join us for the 22nd annual meeting of the Bio-Environmental Polymer Society in Kansas City, MO on October 14-17, 2014,  held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Kansas City, MO.

BEPS 2014 will highlight interdisciplinary efforts in research, development, and commercialization from Academic, Industrial, and Governmental representatives. This will be reinforced by excellent speakers, panels and networking opportunities in a variety of social settings. On the evening of October 15th there will be a poster session and vendor fair with appetizers and refreshments. The conference dinner is on October 16th at the Boulevard Brewing Company featuring a range of outstanding craft beers, Kansas City BBQ, and an exciting guest speaker – all included in the conference fees.

Boost your knowledge of the state-of-the-art research in synthetic, renewable and naturally degradable polymers, and nano-, micro- and macro-composites. We attract a mix of industrial and academic participants, from fundamental science to application driven research. This year will include a dynamic session on Innovation and Entrepreneurs in the BioSciences. We promote interaction and knowledge exchange through our oral and poster sessions, breakout sessions and an attractive social program. This year's BEPS meeting is the chance to catch up on the latest innovations and ideas - it is not to be missed! We look forward to meeting you in Kansas City in October. We are soliciting oral and poster presentations from industry, academia and business leaders.

A message and invitation from 2014 meeting chair, Andy Myers

Meeting Topics

  • Renewable and Sustainable polymers
  • Renewable feedstocks
  • Degradable polymers and environmental impact
  • Life-cycle thinking and analysis of bio-based and degradable composites
  • Nano-, micro- and macro-composites
  • New products, processes, and developments
  • Analytical techniques
  • Designing and commercializing sustainable polymers
  • Biofuels and bioproducts
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurs in the BioSciences

Invited Speakers*

Richard Gross
Zoran Petrovic, Pittsburg State University
Petar Dvornic, Pittsburg State University
Nandika D’Sousa, University of North Texas
John Dorgon, Colorado School of Mines

*More speakers coming soon

Other Information

Hotel, Transportation, and KC Area Information

Become our 22nd Meeting Sponsor

Our sponsorship opportunities include:

  • sponsoring the BEPS awards,
  • plenary and keynote sessions,
  • as well as interaction events.

Sponsoring increases your visibility and interaction with the attendees.

Sponsorship Inquiries

Conference Agenda

Download Agenda (PDF)

Registration, Membership and Deadlines

Register Now

Annual BEPS membership fee is included in General and Student/Postdoc/Retired registration.

Category Before July 31, 2014 Up to Sept. 14, 2014 After Sept. 15, 2014
General* $550 $650 $725
Student/Postdoc/Retired* $300 $350 $400
One Day Pass $250 $300 $350
Banquet Only** $75 $75 $75
Annual BEPS Membership
Students/Postdoc/Retired $20
Regular $60

* Banquet and annual BEPS membership fee is included in General and Student/Postdoc/Retired Registration.

** If you are bringing a guest, please add banquet fee to the cost when paying for the registration.

Call for papers

Submit Abstracts Now

Although the date for first consideration of abstracts has passed, we are still considering submissions.