Organize a CCED Event

No matter how small or large your community, you will find suggestions that will fit with your targeted audience. Find information on fundraising, promoting your events, and more.


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Types of Events

  • Organize a day of hands-on activities aligned to the yearly theme.
  • Promote and carry out a CCED Illustrated Poem Contest for K-12 students with your ACS Local Section.
  • Participate in the CCED Community Event.
  • Speak to members of a local club, school, or other organization and explain how chemistry relates to your career.
  • Arrange seminars and workshops to engage employees of local industries in discussions about the role chemistry plays in their profession. If you work for a chemical company, read about ways your company can participate in CCED.

Tips and Timeline for Events

Before Your Event

During Your Event

  • Disseminate CCED-themed merchandise and hard copies of Celebrating Chemistry to attendees. These products can be purchased through the ACS Store
  • Distribute surveys (available in English and en Español) for attendees to complete to measure public impact and awareness.
  • Don’t forget to thank volunteers for pitching in their time and resources for ensuring that your CCED event is a success.

Following Your Event

Promote Your Event!

Following are ways generate excitement among your volunteer base and engage large numbers of your community!

  • Reach out to ChemClubs, Student Chapters, and local businesses to participate in or sponsor your event(s).
  • Use social media to post events on your website.
  • List your event through the ACS Event Locator.
  • Publicize your event with local schools, universities, and other local press.