Sustainable and Green Chemistry Programming at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® has put together a listing of some of the top sustainable and green chemistry events and symposia at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, April 7-11, 2013. To attend events listed below, find out more about the meeting & register.

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Special Sessions

THE KAVLI FOUNDATION INNOVATIONS IN CHEMISTRY LECTURE
by Daniel G. Nocera

Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy,
Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

The artificial leaf.

Monday, April 8, 5:30-6:30 pm
Morial Convention Center, La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C

Top Technical Sessions & Awards

ACS-CEI Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education (CHED)
Sunday, April 7, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Morial Convention Center, Room R04

Catalysts for Energy Conversion and Storage (ENFL)
Sunday, April 7, 8:00 am – 12:05 pm and 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Monday, April 8, 8:00 am – 12:05 pm and 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9, 8:15 am – 11:55 pm and 1:30 – 5:25 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 232

From Cellulose Raw Materials to Novel Products: Anselme Payen Award Symposium in Honor of Hans-Peter Fink (CELL)
Sunday, April 7, 9:25 am – 12:15 pm and 1:15 – 5:30 pm
Monday, April 8, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm and 1:15 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 9, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm and 1:30 – 5:05 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 230

Advances in Green Chemistry (ORGN)
Sunday, April 7, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 252 - 254

Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice (CHED)
Sunday, April 7, 1:30 – 4:25 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room R04

Sustainable Energy, Food Risk and Emerging Pollutants: Expect the Unexpected (ENVR)
Monday, April 8, 8:00 – 11:25 am
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Blaine Kern B

Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biomass from Sugar Feedstocks (CARB)

Monday, April 8, 8:40 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 5:00 pm
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Blaine Kern C

Green Chemistry Fostered Advances for Chemicals and Fuel Production (ENVR)
Tuesday, April 9, 8:00 – 11:35 am and 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 8:00 – 10:10 am, 1:30 – 5:30 pm, and 6:00 – 8:00 pm
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Blaine Kern E

Sustainability in the Chemical Sciences: Models and Case Studies for Education (CEI)
Monday, April 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Delta Queen

Composites from Natural Resources (CELL)
Tuesday, April 9, 8:15 am – 12: 15 pm and 1:15 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 8:00 am – 11:55 am
Morial Convention Center, Room 227

Catalysts for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals (CATL)
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 1:30 – 4:40 pm
Thursday, April 11, 8:30 – 11:45 am
Morial Convention Center, Room 280

Frontiers in Energy and Fuels Research (ENFL)
Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 – 5:25 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 8:30 am – 12:20 pm and 1:30 – 5:40 pm
Thursday, April 11, 8:00 am – 1:25 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 218

Fuel Cell Science and Technologies (ENFL)
Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 – 5:15 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 8:00 am – 12:20 pm and 1:00 – 5:15 pm
Thursday, April 11, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 231

Renewable Building Blocks in Coating Materials (CELL)
Tuesday, April 9, 1:15 – 3:25 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 8:15 am– 12:15 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 228

ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Hari B. Sunkara (CELL)
Wednesday, April 10, 1:15-5:25 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 228

Award Address: (ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry sponsored by Dow Chemical Co. and endowed by Rohm and Haas Company). Renewably sourced high performance poly(trimethylene ether) polyols for CASE applications by Dr. Hari B. Sunkara, DuPont, 3:35 -4:15 pm

Lignocellulosic Biorefinery (CELL)
Wednesday, April 10, 1:15 – 4:35 pm
Thursday, April 11, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm and 1:15 – 5:05 pm
Morial Convention Center, Room 237

Other Events & Workshops

Exposition Hall: ACS Green Chemistry Institute®
Sunday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Monday-Tuesday, April 8-9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Morial Convention Center, Halls B2&C, Booth #432

ACS Student Chapter Awards Ceremony
Green Chemistry Student Chapter Awards presented by ACS GCI Director, Dr. David C. Constable

Sunday, April 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Morial Convention Center

Understanding Climate Science: A Scientist’s Responsibility
Monday, April 8, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Workshop: Award-Winning Outreach Programs—Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Ideas

Monday, April 8, 9:45 - 11:15 am
Morial Convention Center

Sci-Mix, Interdivisional Poster Session & Mixer/Drink Ticket at Registration
100% “Zero Waste” Event

Monday, April 8, 8:00-10:00 pm
Morial Convention Center

Water: A Grand Challenge for Science & Society
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Morial Convention Center

Movie: Chemistry and the Environment Film Series
Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Morial Convention Center

Sustainability & Green Meeting Facts


In 2011-2012 ACS was awarded the Green Leader Award from the Capital Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association. The ACS Department of Meetings & Expositions Services and the Committee on Meetings & Expositions are committed to continually improving our sustainability performance, and making the 2013 meetings the greenest ever. View the Green Meeting Facts.