FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thu Dec 19 10:13:35 EST 2013

Press registration opens for 2014 national meeting of world’s largest scientific society

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 — Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 247th National Meeting & Exposition. One of the largest scientific conferences of the year, it will be held March 16-20, in Dallas, Texas.

With thousands of scientists and others expected to gather in Dallas for more than 10,000 presentations on new discoveries that span science’s horizons — from astronomy to zoology ― the meeting will offer print, broadcast and online journalists a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities. The topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy, the environment and other fields where chemistry plays a central role. Some of those presentations will connect with the meeting’s theme, “Chemistry and Materials for Energy.

The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a press center in the Dallas Convention Center. It will include a press conference room and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The press center will have wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax services and refreshments.

Embargoed copies of press releases, non-technical summaries of newsworthy presentations and a press conference schedule will be available in March. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences over the Internet through Ustream.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.