Imagine over 400 of the brightest minds in every field of solar fuels research together in one place, exchanging ideas and discussing the latest advances in research.

This is the vision of SOFI and the Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis for their first international solar fuels conference, called Solar Fuels I, which will be held in Uppsala, Sweden from April 26 – May 1, 2015. “The conference is unique because they want to expand the scope,” says Dick Co, who is part of the international committee for Solar Fuels I. “They want to be inclusive of ideas and processes that are different,” Co says, emphasizing this diversity of fields and disciplines is something that no other solar fuels conference covers yet. This collaboration between different fields could lead to breakthroughs. “It creates more cross talk between different disciplines,” Co says, “then you see novel approaches.”