ACS Meetings & Expos

ACS Engagement Events

All events are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (-7:00 hours UTC/GMT). To display the meeting events in your current time zone, use the Preferred Time Zone converter on the Current and Upcoming Schedule or Full Schedule and My Itinerary pages.

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ACS Professional Education's Online Live lets you meet LIVE with esteemed instructors from the comfort of your home. Choose from courses like Laboratory Safety, Regulatory Toxicology, Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data, and more. Use code ONL2021 to to save $200 per course. Members save an additional $200.

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Join experts for a FREE ACS Virtual Career Day for early-career chemists and students considering a career in industry on Saturday, April 24 at 8:00 AM PDT/11:00 AM EDT. Get career-boosting advice, learn about the career paths available in industry, and get your questions answered from an all-star panel of chemical industry professionals. 

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The Chinese American Chemical Society invites you to the CACS 2021 Spring Virtual Program on April 20 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PDT. Speaker information and registration is available on the CACS website

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ACS Career Pathways™ is a series of complimentary live, online workshops crafted specifically to help members take their first career steps or embark on a new career by providing essential information about working in higher education, industry, government, or self-employment.

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The ACS Leadership Development System® offers chemists the opportunity to learn critical leadership skills during complimentary four-hour facilitated courses. Topics include change leadership, innovation, communication strategies, leadership without authority, and more. 

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ACS 2020 National Awards Ceremony

Celebrate the 2020 ACS National Award recipients during this virtual ceremony on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM PDT.

The 84th Awards Ceremony will recognize 75 recipients of 59 national awards and sponsor representatives. The 2020 Priestley Medalist, Dr. JoAnne Stubbe, Professor Emerita, MIT, will give the keynote presentation “The Road Less Traveled: for Love of Detection, Discovery and all things Radical in Nature.” 

For more information, contact The ceremony will include closed captioning.

Registration is free, but required to join this event.

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Scientists in Government: How to Run for Office

Hosted by Dr. Luis Echegoyen, ACS 2020 President, this workshop will feature a panel of ACS members who have run for elected office – from local to national levels of government – and will reflect on the past 5 years of policymaking and the negative impacts of not relying on science or scientists. The speakers will discuss the importance of running for office, as well as lessons learned and best practices for anyone who runs. A closing Q&A will dedicate time for questions from participants eager to engage in the electoral process.

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Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholars Virtual Networking Reception

The ACS Student and Postdoctoral Scholars Office and ACS Student Communities invites Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars are to the Virtual Networking Reception to be held on April 8 at 4:00 PM PDT.

Take a break from the ACS Spring 2021 programming to connect with others and expand your network. The event will be hosted on Gathertown, an interactive video chat platform where the virtual space feels like an in-person event. Grab a drink and meet new people and see what ACS resources are available for you.

Space is limited so save your spot.

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ICYMI: 10 Tips for Applying to Grad School

Are you considering a graduate degree in chemistry? Joins us to get the inside scoop and answers frequently asked questions. For a limited time during ACS Spring 2021, all are invited to watch this free broadcast from ACS on Campus and ACS Webinars. Discover little known advice about how to apply and prepare, where the international opportunities are, and more! Act fast – this recording goes back into the ACS Webinars Archive on April 21.


2021 BES International Benchmarking Community Feedback Meeting

A subcommittee of the DOE Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee (BESAC) is conducting an international benchmark study with the goals: i) to identify key areas of its mission-relevant research and facility capabilities in which U.S. leadership is most threatened; ii) to advise on modifications to existing trade-offs or new ways to leverage scarce resources; iii) to identify incentives that will retain and attract scientific talent. The purpose of this town hall meeting is to share the preliminary findings, and to seek community input. The meeting will be held on April 6 at 8:00 AM PDT/11:00 AM EDT.

Registration is required in advance of the meeting.