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Nevada Lithium Circular Economy Conference

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

Take part in advancing the collaborative efforts across our region to create an innovation ecosystem and boost inclusive economic growth.

Join us for two days of conversation and collaboration focused on the Lithium Circular Economy in Nevada — a complete lithium supply chain, from resource management of critical materials, to the rejuvenation, repurposing, and recycling of lithium batteries, and to the reinvention of the future generations of batteries.

The agenda will include panel discussions on trends in battery technology, workforce and economic development, and the future needs for a successful lithium circular economy. Speakers will include experts in innovation ecosystems, members of experienced research alliances, and individuals from key Nevada organizations and agencies. Breakout groups will give attendees an opportunity to learn what the key stakeholders have already been working on, and to give input and feedback to expand ideas.

This conference is made possible by the National Science Foundation Engines Development Type-1 Award Number 2305697 issued to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Travel support is available for eligible attendees. Please complete your registration and note your interest in travel support. A conference team member will reach out to you directly. Support includes transportation to and from Reno for out-of-town attendees, ground transportation in Reno and hotel costs.

Registration will close on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Selected conference events

  • Fireside chat with Dr. Geoffrey Brown, NSF program director, and Bob Potts, deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Panel discussion on future trends in battery technology
  • Panel discussion on workforce & economic development in Nevada’s new innovation ecosystem
  • Panel discussion on the battery circular economy
  • Panel discussion on success stories & lessons learned from successful innovation ecosystems around the country
  • A variety of breakout sessions focusing on the work already underway in this initiative
  • Poster presentations from students
  • Evening hosted reception
  • And much more….


April 8 @ 8:00 am
April 9 @ 5:00 pm


University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street,
Reno, NV 89557 United States
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