Schedule-at-a-Glance

The LEADS conference will focus on preparing high-potential early-career professionals and students for successful and impactful careers in the chemical enterprise. The conference schedule includes: 

  • Panels with distinguished scientists
  • Nobel Laureate Lightning talks
  • Inspirational keynote lectures

The conference will also feature career and professional development programming, including:

  • Individual Development Plan workshops – including self-assessment, career exploration, and goal setting
  • Career Pathways workshops – Networking & Resume Building
  • Sustainability Development Goals workshops – to build inclusive collaborative project teams, connect with distinguished scientists, and harness potential towards tackling the world’s greatest needs  

 

LEADS Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

Information is preliminary and subject to change.

 

Sunday - July 17

 3:00pm–5:00pm ET

Registration

 5:00pm–6:30pm ET

Welcome Reception

 

Monday - July 18

 7:00am–8:00am ET

Optional Yoga/Zumba

 8:00am–9:00am ET

Grab & Chat Breakfast
Welcome

Speaker:
Dr. Luis Echegoyen

 9:00am–10:00am ET

KEYNOTE

The Intersection of Mentorship, STEM & Social Science

Speaker:
Dr. Angela Byars-Winston 

 10:00am–11:00am ET

PANEL SESSION

 Leading with Authenticity 

 11:00am–12:00pm ET

WORKSHOP

Individual Development Plan (IDP): Who you are, Where you want to go, Your Decision, How you will get there

 12:00pm–1:00pm ET

NETWORKING

Lunch & Trivia Competition

 1:00pm–2:30pm ET

PANEL SESSION

Inclusive Excellence and Holistic Mentoring  

 2:30pm–4:00pm ET

WORKSHOP

Career Pathways: Networking and How to Get Started

 4:00pm–6:00pm ET

WORKSHOP

Sustainable Development Goals: Framing the Project

 6:00pm–8:00pm ET

KEYNOTE

Dinner & Nobel Laureate Keynote

Speaker:
Dr. David MacMillian

 

Tuesday - July 19

 7:00am–8:00am ET

Optional Yoga

 8:00am–9:00am ET

Welcome Breakfast

Speaker:
Dr. Angela Wilson, 2022 ACS President

 9:00am–10:30am ET

WORKSHOP

IDP: Your Identities and Your IDP

 10:30am–12:00pm ET

KEYNOTE

A Conversation with Nobel Laureates

Speakers:
Dr. Fraser Stoddart
Dr. David MacMillan
Dr. Roald Hoffman (v)

 12:00pm–1:00pm ET

NETWORKING

Lunch & Chemistry Jeopardy Game

 1:00pm–2:00pm ET

WORKSHOP

Sustainable Development Goals: Building the Project Plan

 2:00pm–3:00pm ET

INTERVIEW

Industry Leadership

 3:00pm–4:30pm ET

PANEL SESSION

Entrepreneurial Career Journeys

 4:30pm–6:00pm ET

WORKSHOP

Career Pathways: Resume and Curriculum Vitae Development

 6:00pm–8:00pm ET

KEYNOTE

Dinner & Keynote

Speaker:
 Dr. Makola Abdullah 

 

Wednesday - July 20

 7:00am–8:00am ET

Optional Yoga/Fun Run

 8:00am–9:00am ET

Breakfast & Reflections

Speaker:
LaTrease Garrison, ACS COO

 9:00am–10:00am ET

WORKSHOP

IDP Mapping  Your Journey

 10:00am–11:00am ET

WORKSHOP

Sustainable Development Goals: Presenting the Project Plan

 11:00am–12:00pm ET

NETWORKING

IDP Poster Presentation/ Networking Session

 12:00pm–2:00pm ET

NETWORKING

Closing Session & Networking Lunch


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