Joseph Priestley Society

Connect with leaders in science, technology, and industry at our monthly JPS speaker series.

Named for the 18th-century scientist who discovered oxygen, the Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) promotes a deeper understanding of science, technology, and industry, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. Speakers are leaders from a wide variety of chemical and life science companies and the financial, consulting, and academic communities.

Events are held each month from September to April, with a hiatus in December.

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Upcoming Events

Mark Emptage reflects on his experience developing one of the first commercially successful bioderived commodity chemicals to use a genetically engineered microorganism.


Automotive engineer Ed Becker will discuss vehicle electrification in light of evolving government legislation and consumer preferences.