Release Events for the Innovation, Chemistry, and Jobs Report

Watch the Press Conference and Panel Discussion

The Innovation, Chemistry, and Jobs report was released at a press conference and follow-up panel discussion held on Aug. 29, 2011, at the ACS Fall 2011 National Meeting in Denver. More information on the events and speaker bios.

Press Conference


Glenn Ruskin
Director, ACS Office of Public Affairs


Joseph S. Francisco Ph.D.
2010 American Chemical Society President,
convened Innovation Task Force

George M. Whitesides, Ph.D.
Task Force Chair, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers
University Professor, Harvard University

Pat N. Confalone, Ph.D.
ACS Board of Directors,
Vice-President, Global R&D, DuPont Crop Protection

Robert H. Grubbs, Ph.D.
2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Michael Lefenfeld,
Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientific
Officer, SiGNa Chemistry

Panel Discussion


Joseph S. Francisco


Scott Birmingham, Ph.D.
CEO, Boulder Scientific Company

Tom Clark
Executive Vice President, Metro Denver Economic
Development Corporation

Pat N. Confalone
DuPont Crop Protection