As the American Chemical Society (ACS) carries out its mission “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people,” its members look to it to be a leader in bringing chemical information not only to chemists but to all members of our global society in an increasingly complex, scientific world.
Regional Meetings are part of that mission, offering our members the opportunity to share cutting-edge research from both academic and industrial chemists, network with colleagues, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, welcome younger chemists and high school teachers, plan programming for public participation, and celebrate the accomplishments of chemists in their region.
By organizing a regional meeting, you can help make that happen!
Provides an overview of how to set up the organizing committee, identifies its responsibilities, and how to maintain communication.
Identifies the many components of a regional meeting such as technical programming, workshops, special events, and more.
Identifies the many expenses and areas of income to consider in planning a meeting.
Lists the various categories for income and expenses. Programmed to total both areas.
Offers suggestions on how to solicit funds from local industries or agencies to support the meeting. Includes samples of applications used by other meetings for your reference.
Offers information on communicating the benefits of the meeting from the time your committee is established through the dates of the meeting.
Provides guidelines for contacting potential exhibitors, samples of contracts, and timeline for selling.
Gives you guidelines or organizing an environmentally-responsible regional meeting.