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 with an interactive live broadcast. 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 all the materials you need to host are sent to your doorstep!

Each year, two live broadcasts bring together hundreds of groups from around the US and other parts of the globe. The next live broadcast will be on October 22, 2019 in celebration of National Chemistry Week. 

Chemistry Rocks! Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals 

Join us on October 22, 2019

Join thousands of students and early career chemists from around the world for this FREE, one-night only event during National Chemistry Week. Discover how chemists are developing new technologies using metals at the intersection of organic and inorganic chemistry. From innovations in medical imaging and theranostics to fundamental changes to the way we create everyday necessities like clothing, food, and energy, these scientists will demonstrate how we can harness the power of our “marvelous metals.”

Hosting Your Next Event is SO EASY!

ACS Program-in-a-Box™ is an exclusive benefit for ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, and U.S. and International Student Chapters. International shipping may be made on a case by case basis. Please contact us ( if you would like to receive an ACS Program-in-a-Box Kit from international 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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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