Program in a Box

ACS Program-in-a-Box™ is a simple and cost-effective way to engage your student chapter or local section members. Subject matter experts provide  stimulating science discussions matched with activities that demonstrate how chemistry is applied in everyday life. Hosting an event is easy because it’s all in the box!

The Next Event

Chemistry Rocks! Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals 

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7:00pm ET

We are surrounded by rocks and minerals everywhere...in the ground we walk on, the places we work and live, and even in the food we eat. How are chemists experimenting with these fundamental materials to help the world and make our lives better? As a host you will gather a group for a live interactive broadcast where you and your attendees will have the opportunity to network with young chemists across the world on social media, participate in discussion and activities, and ask questions live to the experts regarding the amazing work that is being done in rock and mineral science. E-mail the ACS Program-in-a-Box™ team at multimedia@acs.org for questions and more information!

Hosting Your Next Event is SO EASY!

ACS Program-in-a-Box™ is an exclusive benefit for ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, and Student Chapters. Due to international shipping restrictions, physical box kits can only be sent to the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories. Please contact us (multimedia@acs.org) if you would like to receive an ACS Program-in-a-Box™ from outside these shipping locations.

Not an ACS Local Section, Technical Division, or Student Chapter?  That’s okay! We want chemists to join the party and connect with each other. We’ll send you a “digital box” to download handouts included in the physical box for you to print and share with your attendees. We can also help you use ACS Program-in-a-Box™ to start your Student Chapter, or get your Local Section or Student Chapter back into an active status, so next time you’ll see an ACS Program-in-a-Box™ on your doorstep!"

  • ACS provides the content & speakers.
  • ACS provides the promotional materials.
  • ACS provides the activities and raffle prizes.
  • You acquire the space, gather the audience, and enjoy the program!
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Social Networking

It’s Not Just a Broadcast. It’s a Conversation.

Check out these recaps from our previous events to see how Program-in-a-Box can help your members connect to people in the room and online.

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PIB On Demand

Bringing Your Members Together on Your Schedule.

Did you miss a Program-in-a-Box event? No problem. You can still gather a group and view the recording –and again, hosting is easy.

The Fine Print

ACS Webinars® does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


“It’s a great event for us, and a fantastic way to help our members feel connected to their university community and to ACS as a whole…The fact that the entire event is essentially sent to us, pre-made, in a box makes the event very low maintenance. Because of this, we are able to focus more locally on promotion, acquiring food, and reserving space. This is where the focus is most important and the box concept frees us up to be able to do this.” 
- R. Riley Hatch, The University of Houston