Time flies! It has been 20 years since the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) participated at the White House with President George W. Bush to sign the National Nanotechnology Initiative. On December 3, 2003 a group of scientists, engineers and American leaders gathered in the Oval Office to usher in a new era of American science and technology.

Join us and the nanotechnology community to celebrate with the Nanotechnology Anniversary Symposium on March 5, 2024! Our NanoBCA Member, Doyle Edwards, Director of Government Programs at Brewer Science will be participating in a Panel Discussion in regard to Responsible Development from 10:50-11:35am.

Enabling the Nanotechnology Revolution:
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Fred Kavli Auditorium
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington DC 20418


Scientists and engineers across many fields and disciplines are united by their work at the nanoscale. Their diverse efforts have helped produce everything from faster microchips to powerful mRNA vaccines. The transformative impact of this work has been spurred by the coordination and focus on U.S. nanotechnology established by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act in 2003. Celebrating such a broad impact and envisioning the future can be quite challenging, but this event will bring together voices from across the emerging technology landscape. There will be experts who can speak on the importance of nanotechnology in quantum engineering, optics, EHS, plastics, DEIA, microelectronics, medicine, education, manufacturing, and more. We can’t predict what will emerge from this lively discussion between researchers, policymakers, members of industry, educators, and the public, but the conversation can only benefit from including more diverse perspectives – especially yours.

Once again, please join us for this historic event!