All events listed below are in Central Time. 

IEST Virtual 5K Run/Walk 
Going on Now - complete your run/walk before 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6
Although we’re not walking the conference halls this year, you can still get your steps in during ESTECH. Join IEST’s Virtual 5K Run/Walk! To participate, post a picture of you running or walking with your 5K finish time on Instagram using the hashtag #IEST5K and tagging @iest_standards by 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6. Every person who posts a photo with the hashtag will be entered into a 5K raffle drawing (prizes include a flip belt, running socks, clip-on LED light, and steel water bottle). If you don’t have an Instagram account, please email your picture to It will then be posted to IEST’s Instagram account.

IEST Connect Lounge
Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 6 (daily from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted)
The lounge may be virtual, but the connections you make are real. Join us in lounge to connect with old friends/colleagues or to meet new ones, to continue the conversations from conference sessions, or to find out more about the IEST community and library of resources. There will also be dedicated networking times as noted.  Registered attendees can access the lounge at any time!

Lunch Bunch Networking
Lunch on your own or "Lunch Bunch" networking discussion the IEST Connect Lounge
Monday, May 3, 1 p.m - 1:30 p.m. (Open Networking)
Tuesday, May 4, 1 p.m - 1:30 p.m. (Open Networking)
Wednesday, May 5, 12:45 p.m - 1:15 p.m. (Topic: IEST Membership/Build Lasting Connections) 
Tuesday, May 4, 1 p.m - 1:30 p.m. (Open Networking)

Critical Conversations
Tuesday, May 4, 12:00 p.m - 12:45 p.m. 
What important industry topics aren’t covered by IEST recommended practices or through training or education sessions, but should be? We are all ears. Help guide the development of new recommended practices and future training session topics.edicated group networking conversations.
Missing Link - Contamination Control / Nanotechnology Facilities
Missing Link - Environmental Test and Reliability 

VIP Partner Spotlights
Learn about the latest technologies and services and get your questions answered from our VIP Partners during these short, live video presentations. More details coming soon.
Tuesday, May 4, 3:15 p.m - 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5, 3:45 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Networking Happy Hour
Grab your drink of choice to share about your day and unwind with other attendees.
Tuesday, May 4, 4:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. 

Virtual Networking Game (TBD)
Networking with fellow attendees in a fun environment.
Wednesday, May 5, 9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m.  

Coffee and Conversations
Open Networking in the IEST Connect Lounge
Wednesday, May 5, 9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m. 

Opening General Session: IEST 2021 – Technical Innovation Through Collaboration
Monday, May 3, 9 - 9:15 a.m.
IEST leadership will welcome attendees to ESTECH 2021. Join us as we reflect on the past year, introduce new leaders, and recognize IEST achievements and individual contributions.

Keynote Speaker and Live Q&A
Tuesday, May 4, 9 - 10 a.m.
Details coming soon.

General Session: IEST Recognition, Membership, Awards, and Raffle Drawing
Wednesday, May 5, 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Join IEST in recognizing our members, technical award recipients, and the winners of the ESTECH 2021 General Raffle drawing.  All attendees are automatically enterd into the General Raffle Drawing, but must be present to win.  Prizes include a Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker, Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones, and a Fitbit Charge Activity Tracker.

Closing General Session: IEST 2021 Wrap-up and 5K Raffle Winner
Thursday, May 6, 9 - 9:30 a.m.
It’s a wrap! Join IEST leadership as we close out our virtual conference and announce winners of the IEST 5K raffle (prizes include a flip belt, running socks, clip-on LED light, and a steel water bottle).