ACS/SCI Collaboration Alliance
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By Madeleine Jacobs, Executive Director and CEO of ACS
By Susan Ainsworth
ACS and the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) recognize that there are many issues of societal and global significance that need solutions and real action by individuals, organizations, and governments.
ACS and SCI offer certain membership benefits to each other’s members. These benefits make it easier and more affordable for members of both organizations to exchange thoughts and to attend meetings and symposia.
Elements of the ACS/SCI partnership include:
- Discounted registration rates to many of each other’s meetings and symposia
- Reduced-rate access to each other’s on-site conference rooms and offices around the world
- Online networking communities (ACS Network)
- For selected other activities and products (such as Short Courses, e-learning, ProSpectives conferences) ACS offers “preferred non-member rates” to SCI Members.
- Use of the ACS Member Lounge.
- SCI has made its business center and business lounge available to ACS Members at their headquarters facilities in London.
Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) fosters innovative solutions among both societies’ memberships to imperatives of global significance (e.g., clean water, food and health, etc.).
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is a unique international forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground. The Society offers a chance to share information between chemical sectors as diverse as food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental science and safety.
Originally established in 1881, SCI is a registered charity with individual members in over 70 countries. Its international headquarters are in London, UK.
Ever since its foundation, SCI's principal objective has been to further the application of chemistry and related sciences for the public benefit, through events and publications.