Speaker and Author Instructions

All speakers, authors, and poster presenters must register and pay the appropriate registration fee to attend the meeting. Invited speakers should contact their symposium organizer or division program chair to clarify terms of their invitation.

All presenters should prepare for their presentation by checking the following details: the status of your abstract at abstracts.acs.org (using your ACS ID to log in to the system); mode of presentation (oral or poster); and the time, length, and location of your presentation. Speakers should arrive in their presentation rooms at least 30 minutes before their scheduled speaking time. Poster presenters should set up their poster at least 30 minutes before the start of their poster session. If you need to withdraw your presentation, please send a withdrawal notice to pacs@acs.org and contact your symposium organizer immediately.

Technical Session Equipment

Each technical session meeting room will be equipped with the following:

  • LCD projector
  • screen
  • lighted podium
  • podium microphone or lapel microphone
  • laser pointer

Speakers need to provide their own laptops or arrange for specialty equipment directly with their symposium organizer and/or division program chair. To request other specialty equipment (at the standard fee), contact an ACS Operations Office during the meeting.

Speaker Ready Rooms & Audiovisual Service Centers

Session presenters may use the speaker ready rooms to preview their presentation, ensure compatibility with our LCD projectors, or fulfill last-minute audiovisual equipment orders. We strongly recommend that all authors come to the speaker ready room the day before their presentation to check for connectivity and resolution. The hours of operation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Locations of speaker ready rooms are available at the ACS Operations Offices. Speaker ready rooms are not equipped with copy machines; any copies will need to be made in local business centers in or near the hotels and convention center.

Poster Sessions

All materials must be confined to:

  • 4-foot-high by 8-foot-wide display board in the convention center
  • 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide display board in hotels

Authors must mount their poster during the one hour before the scheduled session start. Poster numbers supplied by ACS will be in the upper corner of each poster board and this number corresponds with the number assigned to each poster in the technical program. Pushpins will be available at the poster session. Authors must remain with their posters for the duration of their scheduled session as indicated in the technical program. All posters must remain up until the session ends and then must be removed within one hour. ACS cannot assume responsibility for materials beyond these time limits.