Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 245th National Meeting & Exposition, April 7-11, 2013, in New Orleans remains open through April 1. Journalists planning to attend the meeting and use the ACS Press Center are encouraged to apply for accreditation in advance. Onsite registration will begin with the opening of the ACS Press Center, in Room 215-216 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on April 6. The Press Center, operated by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, will be in operation from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through April 10.
A set of embargoed releases and a press conference schedule will be available on the EurekAlert! embargoed site beginning March 27. Reporters without access to EurekAlert! should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the press releases.
With more than 14,000 scientists and others expected to gather in the Crescent City for almost 12,000 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. Hundreds of those presentations will connect with the meeting’s theme, “Chemistry of Energy & Food.”
The ACS Press Center 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. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences over the Internet in ACS’ popular “Live Chat” format.