WASHINGTON, July 20, 2009 — Time is running out for companies to register for exhibit booths at one of the largest meetings and expositions to be held this year in the nation’s capital, a premiere exhibition location.
The 238th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, which will begin on Aug. 16 and end on Aug. 19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, is expected to attract more than 11,000 scientists and others. The Exposition will feature some 300 companies exhibiting at more than 400 booths. The meeting will include more than 8,600 reports on new discoveries about chemistry and a host of other fields — including medicine, health, food, energy, environment — that involve chemistry. The next time the large meeting will be in Washington is March, 2014.
Those attending the expo will have the opportunity to improve R&D, business, and laboratory operations by participating in live demonstrations, free workshops, special events, networking opportunities and promotional offers sponsored by exhibitors. Only ACS exhibitors are permitted to interact with attendees through the ACS exclusive advertising and sponsorship program.
The ACS fall national meetings always include large numbers of professional attendees, with 38 percent of registrants working in academic disciplines and 27 percent from industry. While 16 percent of the fall registrants are undergraduate or graduate students, the majority –– 63 percent –– have earned their M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. The registrants are dispersed throughout the United States, and some 16 percent are from outside this country.
News media registration for the ACS meeting is still open. For media registration and housing reservations, go to https://www.xpressreg.net/register/acsf089/media/start.asp
The ACS Office of Public Affairs will host a press center with wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax machines, and refreshments. Full audio and video from daily press conferences will be available over the Internet for reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases. Public affairs staff will be available to help arrange interviews with scientists. Embargoed news releases, abstracts of scientific presentations, less-technical summaries, and a schedule of press conferences will be available in August.