ACS Spring 2023: Crossroads of Chemistry

Get Involved with Spring 2023 Thematic Planning

Welcome to the planning and information page for thematic programming at ACS Spring 2023. This page will provide you with information regarding the theme and planned events, opportunities to apply for funding and contact information for the organizing team.

We need your help to be successful. We ask you to consider developing symposia and presentations aligned with the meeting theme, Crossroads of Chemistry. If you have ideas or would like to help but don’t know where to start—contact us!

If you are organizing or know of other events at this meeting that are aligned with the meeting theme, please tells us so that they can be advertised here.

Indianapolis Convention Center

Crossroads of Chemistry
ACS Spring 2023
March 26 - 30
Indianapolis, IN

Submit Symposia and Apply for Funding

Technical divisions and programming committees are encouraged to apply for the MPPG cosponsorship of symposia to support collaborative programming at the national meetings. The symposia must be aligned with the national meeting theme and have at least one cooperative cosponsor. ACS is also pleased to offer funds based on the size and duration of each theme-related, cooperatively cosponsored symposium. Details of timing for applications are on the symposium submission application:

About the Theme

The theme of this meeting is "Crossroads of Chemistry".

The meeting will explore a variety of "crossroads" topics such as: 

  • Where the field of Chemistry has been, where we are now and where we are heading—in terms of scientific discovery, societal impact and diversity and inclusion in the practice of chemistry.
  • Evolution of the field of chemistry as new connections are made between previously distinct fields within chemistry and between chemistry and other disciplines.
  • Effective communication to connect the chemistry profession with the general public, and with the next generation of budding scientists.


The deadline for submitting symposia and requests for funding is Monday, October 3, 2022.

Symposia cosponsored by the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG) will be listed for you to consider for your abstract submission when the call for abstracts opens.

Theme Related Events

 Please contact the Organizers to have a "Crossroads of Chemistry" event listed.

Contact Us

Spring 2023 Crossroads of Chemistry Theme Organizers:

Staff Liaison: