On the last day of the IFCS-ISAF 2020 Virtual Conference, a Pub Quiz event on Ferroelectrics was held live. Over 30 people participated in this event, split across six teams. The game consisted of four rounds, each with a series of questions that fit into a theme (Ferroelectric Firsts, Crystal Chemistry, Fun Facts about Famous Ferroelectricians, and then the Final round where teams got to wager points based on confidence in their answers). Each team was sent to its own breakout room within the Zoom call to discuss and submit their answers via a Google form for each round, then all participants reconvened in the main Zoom room for the expert panel of quizmasters to review the questions and answers (and occasionally provide some fun back stories) before getting a score update and starting the next round.
The expert panel that came up with the question bank consisted of Jon-Paul Maria, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Clive Randall, Andy Bell, Takaaki Tsurumi, Barbara Malic, Michelle Dolgos, Ian Reaney, and Dragan Damjanovic. The final result was a tie between two teams: Jones Group FUN (consisting of Jacob Jones and some of his students) and Cavalier Beavers (consisting of Jon Ihlefeld, Brady Gibbons, and a few of their students).
This fun event will certainly be featured again in future virtual or in-person conferences.