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Theme Organizers Responsibilities and Requirements


  • Selection of sub-themes and corresponding organizers
  • Planning of a plenary/showcase/Presidential event(s)
  • Coordination of divisional programming within the theme
  • Organizing special thematic symposia
  • Promotion of the theme


  • Knows the field of the theme well; is a respected member of that community
  • Has organized symposia at ACS in the past; is well acquainted with the ACS system of programming
  • Has the time, energy, and people skills to coordinate the programming with many divisions and other programming entities (COMSCI, PRES, etc.)

MPPG has laid out a more detailed list of theme organizer responsibilities.