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Why Attend
Here are the top 3 reasons we think YOU need to join us for #ACSSpring2021!

Why Attend the Virtual Meeting & Expo

250+ Broadcast sessions, 6,000+ papers, virtual Expo, networking, and more! 

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Presenter Resources

Here’s where you can find information and resources to make your virtual meeting experience a success!

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Attendee Resources

Information and resources for virtual meeting attendees, presenters, and exhibitors.

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Become an Exhibitor

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Exhibitor Resource Center

A one-stop shop for confirmed exhibitors.

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Become a Sponsor

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Call for Abstracts
Submit abstracts for  the Spring Meeting & Exposition!

Exhibit & Sponsor in 2021
See the spaces and sign up now to exhibit at a 2021 Meeting & Exposition!

Past Meetings
View abstracts presented at national meetings from 2004 - 2019.

Technical Program 
Now available - the technical program for the Fall 2019 National Meeting is in the Online Planner.

Meeting Program 
Now available - the official meeting program for the Spring 2020 National Meeting is the Online Planner & Mobile App.

Meeting Program 

Now available - the official meeting program for the Spring 2019 National Meeting is the Online Planner & Mobile App.

Hotel & Travel
Receive special rates and benefits for booking with ACS.

Exhibit & Sponsor in 2020
See the spaces and sign up now to exhibit at a 2020 National Meeting & Exposition!

Hotel & Travel
Receive special rates and benefits for booking with ACS.

Attendee & Presenter Resources

Travel discounts, child care information, international assistance, and more!

Plan an Event
Attendee Interactive (Ai), the event management system, is now closed for new event submission.

Plan an Event

Now open - enter non-technical program events into Attendee Interactive.

Virtual Meeting FAQ 
Find answers to your most pressing ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo questions.

ACS Spring 2021 Registration fee includes:

  • Exclusive access to the live and broadcast content from April 5 - 16.
  • Access to all meeting On Demand content from April 17 - 30.
  • Interactive networking through chat and video.
  • Online access to meeting materials.

Pricing available now   

Cancellation of ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo

Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society, and as such the health and well-being of our members, community and staff are paramount. As a result, we are cancelling (terminating) the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo scheduled for March 22-26, 2020, in Philadelphia.

Technical Program Preview
250+ Broadcast sessions and 6,000+ papers. Explore the science being presented during the virtual meeting.

Exhibitors at Fall 2020
Check out the exhibitors you can meet within the Expo!

Attendee & Presenter Resources
Here’s where you can find information and resources to make your virtual meeting experience a success!

ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS

Attendee Registration is conveniently located in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) West D Lobby, and the Satellite Registration is located in the Hilton Orlando, Welcome Foyer.  

Operating hours vary for each location, so please visit the Pricing & Registration page for all hours. 

C&EN POP-UP NEWSLETTER

Can’t be everywhere at once? C&EN has you covered with a special newsletter that covers all the important science coming out of the ACS National Meeting. Attendees can follow along by subscribing here.

HEAR ABOUT C&EN EVENTS

Keep up-to-date with what C&EN's team of science reporters are planning. Attendees can follow along by subscribing to event alerts.

ATTENDEES WITH DISABILITIES & INTERPRETING SERVICES

We make every effort to make our virtual meetings accessible to people with disabilities. If you require special assistance during the meeting sessions, please indicate this when registering. If you need any further assistance, please contact Brenda Philpot at b_philpot@acs.org.

ACS will be providing American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation during the virtual meeting for any registrant who requests it. Please use this link to reserve your interpreting time 24 hours in advance.

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PHOTO BOOTH CONTEST

Share your selfie on social media during the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo using #ACSFall2020 AND #ACSselfie on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for a chance to win a prize! 

Our virtual photo booth, located in the virtual meeting platform will allow attendees to snap a selfie with Meg A. Mole or Professor Molenium, apply chemistry related filters, stickers, and more.

Check the virtual meeting platform for contest rules.

SHOW YOUR BADGE & SAVE

Show your National Meeting badge to a participating “Show Your Badge” Restaurant during from March 31-April 4 to take advantage of a great dining offer!

THEATER SOUND

The ACS Meetings & Events mobile app now includes Theater Sound, in which attendees can access AudioFetch, a WiFi audio streaming app. This will allow attendees to use mobile devices and personal headsets to listen to technical presentations in theaters within two dedicated rooms – Valencia Ballroom Theater and West B4 Theater – in the OCCC. Headsets will also be available at theater entrances for attendees who prefer not to use personal devices.

CAMPUS MAP & OPERATIONS OFFICES

Looking for technical programming locations or shuttle bus schedules? The ACS Campus Map has all you need to navigate to the correct National Meeting venue. 

Need ACS Staff assistance on-site? Please contact one of the property Operations Offices in Orlando.

CHILDCARE SERVICES & PARENT/INFANT ROOM

We offer a Parent/Infant Room and childcare services during the meeting. For convenience and privacy, ACS has designated a room for parents in the OCCC for nursing, feeding, and changing infants. Please see the staff at the Information Booth for further information.

LOUNGES TO RECHARGE & NETWORK

We have designated areas at the National Meeting to help you take a break. Come relax, connect with friends, network, and charge your electronic devices in the ACS Member Lounge in the Convention Center or in the Expo & Career Fair at the Recharge & Social Media Lounge.

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

Camp ACS will be available to all meeting attendees free of charge for children. Children will participate in age-appropriate activities including arts & crafts and active games in a safe environment while you enjoy the meeting.

To assure that your child has a place, please
pre-register by March 22, 2019.  

Please note: For your child’s safety, the location of Camp ACS will not be communicated until your registration is confirmed.

Camp ACS will be available to all meeting attendees free of charge for children. Children will participate in age-appropriate activities including arts & crafts and active games in a safe environment while you enjoy the meeting.

Advance registration is closed. We will accept onsite registrations, if space is available.

Age: 3 years (and potty trained) - 14 years
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Thursday, April 4, 2019
Hours: 7 AM – 6 PM

Exhibitor Workshops

Attend a workshop and network with exhibiting companies. 

Sunday, August 19 Time Location Sponsor
The Versatile Use of Flow Technology in the Modern Chemistry 3:45 PM -  4:45 PM BCEC, Room 155 ThalesNano Nanotechnology Inc., Booth 1615
Monday, August 20 Time Location Sponsor
Good NMR Spectroscopic Practices & NMR Beyond Proton, Carbon and Nitrogen 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM BCEC, Room 155 Bruker BioSpin, Booth 708
ChemDraw 18 featuring Reaxys: What’s new? 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BCEC, Expo Theater 1 PerkinElmer, Booth 927
Tuesday, August 21 Time Location Sponsor
Discussion Panel: Data Needles in the Content Haystack 10:45 AM - 11:45 PM BCEC, Exhibit Hall A, Expo Theater 2
Springer Nature, Booth 615
Mobile Mass Spectrometry – Taking the Laboratory to the Field 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BCEC, Exhibit Hall A, Expo Theater 1 Advion, Booth 1908
Near Infrared to THz Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BCEC, Exhibit Hall A, Expo Theater 1 Bruker Optics, Booth 708
Harnessing the Power of Benchtop NMR in Your Lab 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BCEC, Exhibit Hall A, Expo Theater 2 Magritek, Booth 1910
Research in Germany Science Café 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BCEC, Exhibit Hall A, Expo Theater 1 Research In Germany, Booth 2025
Wednesday, August 22 Time Location Sponsor
Structure-Based Drug Design 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BCEC, Room 155 Chemical Computing Group, Booth 1124

Lightning Talks

Attend and learn quick career tips from industry professionals. Located in the career fair theater.

Monday, August 20 Time Contact & Company Description
OrganicChemistry@CalPolyPomona

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM & 

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Rakesh Mogul, Ph.D.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona is recruiting for two tenure-track positions in Organic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2019. In these presentations, we will discuss the employment opportunities, and the research and teaching accomplishments of the Department.
Speaking Simply about Science

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM & 

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Douglas Dellemore

CAS
Effective Science Communication: This course is designed for scientists at all education and experience levels. After this workshop, participants who speak with the public will likely encounter far fewer glazed-over eyes and hear the phrase, “It’s all Greek to me,” far less often!
Green Cards for Scientific Researchers 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Brian Getson

Getson and Schatz, PC
How to Apply for and Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!  Leading US immigration lawyer, Brian Getson, will explain how foreign researchers can apply for green cards in the US. Following the presentation he will provide free consultations throughout the Conference at the Career Fair.
Tuesday, August 21 Time Contact & Company Description
OrganicChemistry@CalPolyPomona 10:15 AM - 10:34 AM  Rakesh Mogul, Ph.D.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona is recruiting for two tenure-track positions in Organic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2019. In these presentations, we will discuss the employment opportunities, and the research and teaching accomplishments of the Department.
Using SciFinder in Your Job Search 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sabine Kuhn

CAS
You’ve used SciFinder to research literature and patents. Consider using use SciFinder to research a company or prepare for an interview. Leverage SciFinder to beat the competition. Be the most prepared, well-researched candidate before you apply or go for an interview. Be ready to land the job of your dreams.

Amazing Hotels in Orlando

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Shuttle Bus
Complimentary shuttle service between the convention center and official ACS hotels. 

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Travel Discounts
ACS has negotiated special travel discounts with it's travel partners.

 

Travelling to the USA
Information on obtaining a U.S. visa, the visa waiver program and more.

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Hotels Available

ACS conference rates are no longer being offered. Some conference hotels still have availability.

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Hotels Available

Receive special rates and benefits for booking with ACS. Book your hotel thorugh ConferenceDirect our ONLY official housing service provider. Housing block closes July 30, 2019.

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Hotels Available

Receive special rates and benefits for booking with ACS. Book your hotel through ConferenceDirect our ONLY official housing service provider. Housing block extended to August 13, 2019.

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Housing Block 

The official housing block will be open from May 13 - July 30, 2019. The list of official meeting hotels is below.

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Travel Discounts
ACS has negotiated special travel discounts with it's travel partners.

 

Travelling to the USA
Information on obtaining a U.S. visa, the visa waiver program and more.

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Campus Map
Shuttle information and technical session location.

Economical Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
1835 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 544-0164
$163.00 Per Night, Single/Double Occupancy
0.7 miles walking from the San Diego Convention Center

Government Discounts
Government employees may book rooms in the hotel block reserved at a special rate. Please note, government identification is required upon check-in at the hotel.

Accommodations for Guests with Disabilities
Guests requiring special hotel accommodations because of a disability should indicate special requirements when making their reservation and reconfirm arrangements directly with the hotel.

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5 Reasons to Book Through ACS!

Check out the hotel list for all of the great options.

Free Internet
Complimentary internet access in the sleeping rooms.

Discounted Rates!
Lower rates exclusively for meeting participants.

Easy Access
All meeting events will be held at the convention center and ACS designated hotels.

Free Shuttle
Between the convention center and ACS hotels.

Location
Close to the convention center and all technical programming.


Visit the expo hall for the latest innovation in the chemistry field.

Orange County Convention Center

9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Sunday, March 31

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception
Refreshments & Networking

Monday, April 1

9 AM - 5 PM

Caffeinate & Communicate
1 PM - 3 PM

Tuesday, April 2

9 AM - 5 PM

Caffeinate & Communicate
3 PM - 5 PM

Exposition

Come visit the expo hall for the latest innovation
in the chemistry field.

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Career Navigator LIVE!

Network with prospective employers, attend career workshops and get one-on-one career advice.

Learn More    Lightning Talks Schedule

Career Development Workshops

Get career guidance, advance your professional skills, and learn leadership skills to excel in your career.

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Exhibitor Workshops

Attend a workshop and network with exhibiting companies. 

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Networking & Social Events

Mix and mingle with current and future colleagues. 

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Booth Theater Schedule

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Goverance & Business Meetings

ACS encourages its members to get active in governance at all levels in order to contribute their vision to the direction of the Society.

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Schedule-At-A-Glance

Meeting overview, registration hours, and more

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All Workshops

From career advice and networking skills development to innovation in chemistry, ACS National Meetings have workshops for everyone.

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TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS 

Broadcast Session

Pre-recorded presentations with slides and audio/video will be broadcast during scheduled times to allow for real time chat conversations with presenters. Video interactive Q&A with session presenters will be available at the conclusion of each session. 

On Demand Oral Presentation

Pre-recorded presentations with slides and audio/video will be available on-demand for the duration of the Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo. Message based discussion between viewers and presenters will be available within the platform portal. Content will be available through August 28 or for a single, 2-hour time period if the presenter requests that access to their content be limited.

On Demand Poster Presentation

A single slide or PDF of the poster will be available on-demand for the duration of the Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo. Presenters may include brief audio along with their poster. Message based discussion between viewers and presenters will be available within the platform portal. Content will be available through August 28 or for a single, 2-hour time period if the presenter requests that access to their content be limited.

All presenters will have the option to make access to their presentation temporary and isolated to a single assigned 2-hour period, or allow access to view for the duration of the meeting. Broadcast Session presentations will be available on demand following the scheduled Broadcast Session, except those where temporary access is requested by the presenter. Temporary access content schedules will be provided for attendees. 

 

Upload Your Presentation

After you’ve finished recording your presentation, download these instructions (PDF) and upload your presentation to the virtual meeting platform. This is available until August 7.

Failure to upload by August 7 will result in withdrawal of your abstract from the meeting platform and program.

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SCIMEETINGS UPLOAD AND PUBLISHING OPTIONS

SciMeetings is a virtual platform developed by ACS Publications in collaboration with other ACS divisions that helps presenters increase the global visibility of the research they present at conferences. Launched as a solution for sharing the science intended for the terminated ACS Spring 2020 event, SciMeetings became the official archive and repository for ACS Fall 2020 and ACS Spring 2021 meeting abstracts and presentations. 

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UPLOAD AND PUBLISHING OPTIONS

Presenters will select from one of these 3 options when uploading presentations to the virtual meeting site. The all-inclusive option is recommended for everyone with the exception of those presenters with intellectual property (IP) concerns. 

All-inclusive 

This option includes sharing presentations and materials on the virtual meeting platform during the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo from August 17-28, 2020. After August 28, 2020, abstracts and presentations will be added to SciMeetings as part of the permanent meeting record. These presentations will:

  • receive citable DOI
  • receive Open Access license
  • have Presenter accessible analytics
  • be discoverable on the ACS Publications platform & Google Scholar

Virtual Meeting Only

This option includes sharing presentations and materials on the virtual meeting platform during the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo from August 17-28, 2020. After August 28, 2020, abstracts only will be added to SciMeetings as part of the permanent meeting record. 

Temporary Access

This option allows temporary access to presentations for presenters with intellectual property (IP) concerns. Presentations and materials will be shared on the virtual meeting platform during the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo ONLY during a pre-scheduled 2 hour time period. After August 28, 2020, abstracts only will be added to SciMeetings as part of the permanent meeting record.


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Attendee Resources

In addition to quality technical programming and a dynamic exposition, we offer many resources for meeting attendees.

Presenters

We're excited that you've selected ACS Spring 2021 to present your research! 

Here’s where you can find information and resources to make your virtual meeting presentation a success.

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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 awards@acs.org. The ceremony will include closed captioning.

Registration is free, but required to join this event.

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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.

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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.

CHILDCARE SERVICES & MOTHERS' ROOM

We offer a mothers' room and childcare services during the meeting. For information and location/access of the mothers' room, please go to ACS Operations at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Traveling to the United States? Find out how to obtain a U.S. visa and what to do if you have visa problems. 

INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES
HOTEL & TRAVEL

ACS has negotiated special housing and travel discounts for meeting Attendees.

C&EN POP-UP NEWSLETTER

Can't be everywhere at once? C&EN has you covered with a special newsletter that covers all the important science coming out of the ACS National Meeting. Attendees can follow along by subscribing.

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VIRTUAL ACS INDUSTRY CAREER DAY

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. 



Online Planner with Technical Program

The official meeting program is available! Build your schedule, access venue maps, and more.  

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Online Planner & Mobile App

The official meeting program is available! Build your schedule, access venue maps, and more.

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Schedule-At-A-Glance

Meeting overview, registration hours, and more

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Online Planner with Technical Program

View the official meeting program! Build your schedule, access maps, connect with colleagues, and more.

Online Planner  & Mobile App

View the official meeting program! Build your schedule, access maps, connect with colleagues, and more.

Online Planner & Mobile App

View the official meeting program! Build your schedule, access maps, connect with colleagues, and more.

All events will be held in the San Diego Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
Information is preliminary and subject to change.
 


Plan an Event

Upcoming Deadlines
April 29 All meeting room requests are due and the AI system closes.
May 7 Venue confirmation and selection of menus in the AI system available.
May 31 Requests for temporary staff due to ACS.
June 1  Final deadline to submit Food & Beverage (F&B) orders
June 15 Final confirmations with confirmed room name, detailed logistics including expected attendance begin going out from AI system.
June 26 All events to be approved in the AI system.
July 2 All changes from this point forward must be made on-site. Additional charges may apply.

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Kavli Lecture Series

Groundbreaking discovery and innovation in chemistry

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Opening Session & Welcome Reception

Kick off the meeting with the latest research on nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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Technical Program Locations

Find out which technical divisions are presenting and where they are located during the meeting.

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Teacher Programming

Enjoy programming focused on middle and high school chemistry education.  

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Industry Programming

Access to programming that can help you grow in your career,  enhance your communication and networking skills.

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Student Program

Access to programming that can help you prepare for a career, experience presenting research, enhance your communication and networking skills.

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Presenter Resources

Tips and guidelines on how to present your oral presentation or poster.

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Teacher Programming

Enjoy programming focused on middle and high school chemistry education.  

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Sunday, August 19, 2018 Price Time Location
Chemistry Educators Luncheon $45 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Seaport World Trade Center, Waterfront Ballroom 1/2
Networking Globally Reception Free
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sheraton Boston Hotel, Independence East
IAC International Welcome Reception Free 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Sheraton Boston Hotel, Back Bay C/D
Heroes of Chemistry Reception - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Westin Copley Place, Boston, America Center
Heroes of Chemistry Dinner & Ceremony $130 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Westin Copley Place, Boston, America North

Steps to Exhibit

View our live Fall 2019 floor plan.

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Why Attend the National Meeting

Network, discover new research, and advance your career.

Attendee Resources

From travel discounts to childcare, we aim to make your national meeting experience comfortable and easy to navigate.

Search Jobs and Request Interviews (ACS Members Only)

All attendees have access to visit the recruiters booths located in the Exposition Hall and drop off their résumé.
As an ACS Member you will have exclusive access to the recruiters by creating an account in the ACS Career Fair database and uploading your résumé.  After registering, search the ACS Careers Jobs Database and apply for open positions with participating employers. You may even be able to request interviews before you get to the Career Fair!

BASF Corporation

MilliporeSigma

Wyatt Technology Corp.

Chemical Computing Group

Sciex

Elsevier

G2V Optics

ThalesNano Technology, Inc.

CAS

Getson & Schatz, P.C.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.

Become an Exhibitor & Sponsor in Philadelphia
and San Francisco

Sign up now for Spring 2020 & Fall 2020 National Meetings & Expositions!

Contact expo@acs.org or 1-800-227-5558 x4486 for assistance.

September 12, 2019

ACS Career Day Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

September 14, 2019

ACS Career Day Denver
Denver, CO

Networking & Social Events

Limited tickets are available for each event.
Current registrants may add ticketed events using the links available in the registration confirmation email or email acs@xpressreg.net.

Event
Time Location
Effective Supervision of Scientists and the Technical Staff   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 24A
Effective Technical Writing   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 24C
Pharmacokinetics for Chemists in Drug Discovery and Development   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 23C
Polymer Science and Technology 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 23B
Polymeric Coatings 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 23A
Event Time Location
Effective Supervision of Scientists and the Technical Staff   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 24A
Effective Technical Writing   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 24C
Pharmacokinetics for Chemists in Drug Discovery and Development 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 23C
Polymer Science and Technology 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 23B
Polymeric Coatings 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 23A
Soft Skills for Scientific Success 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SDCC, Room 25B
Event Time Location
Committee on Chemical Safety Open and Executive Subcommittee Meeting 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom Salon G
CPT Visiting Associate Breakfast 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Hilton Gaslamp Quarter, Gaslamp Room
POLY Annual Business Meeting 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Golden Hill A/B
Graduate School Fair 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego Ballroom Salon A/B
Networking with Chemistry Professionals Event 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego Ballroom Foyer
Gordon Hammes Reception 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marriott Grand Ballroom Main Foyer
MEDI Business Meeting 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Coronado A/B
University of Delaware Alumni and Friends 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Off-Site, Harbor House, 831 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-1141
UW Madison Alumni and Friends Reception 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom E
Grady-Stack Award Reception 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM SDCC, Pavilion Terrace
PRF/Research Corp Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom GH
IAC International Welcome Reception* 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom BF
Attendee Welcome Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM SDCC, Exhibit Hall D/E
ACS Diversity Reception 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom DH
Heroes of Chemistry Reception* 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Harbor Foyer
CINF Poster Session & Welcome Reception 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM SDCC
MEDI General Posters 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SDCC
Heroes of Chemistry Dinner and Awards Ceremony* 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Harbor A-C
Event Time Location
Program Chair Breakfast 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo 202 A
Committee on Environmental Improvement Open Meeting and Breakfast 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua 314
Woman in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom KL
Chinese-American Chemical Society Dinner Banquet 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Off-Site, Jasmine Seafood Restaurant, 4609 Convoy St. A, San Diego, CA (858) 268-0888
AGRO Graduate Student Lunch 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM SDCC, Room 11A
CMA Luncheon 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom AE
CHAL Networking Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Leucadia
DAC Division Row 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SDCC,
Sci-Mix Poster Session 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SDCC,
Women Chemists of Color Networking 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo 204 A/B
CHAL Reception 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom Salon D
Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Reception 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego Ballroom Salon A-C
Industry Networking Reception 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom AE
Caffeinate & Communicate - Expo Hall Break 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM SDCC, Exhibit Halls D&E
Experimental Design for Productivity and Quality in Research & Development   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
YCC Fun Run 6:45 AM - 8:30 AM SDCC,
Desalination Tour 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Off-Site,
Event Time Location
Senior Chemists Breakfast 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom AE
Energy and Fuels Divisional Dinner 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Off-Site, Stone Brewing World Bistro & gardens - Liberty Station,
Alpha Chi Sigma Luncheon 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Off-Site, Old Spaghetti Factory, 275 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA
Cope and Academic Young Investigator Award Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM SDCC, Room 11A
Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Luncheon 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom AE
COLL Division Luncheon 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM SDCC, Room 11B
Eli Lilly Travel Award Poster Session 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom AE
COMP Poster Session 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM SDCC,
Hendricks Award Reception 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SDCC, Room 32A
Gerry Meyer Centennial Reception 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo 204 B
AGRO Vendor Interfaces Program (VIP): A Vendor Face-to-Face Meet-and-Greet 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM SDCC, Room 6E
WCC Just Cocktails Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the WCC Eli Lilly Award 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo 202 A/B
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Networking Reception 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM SDCC, Room 11A
ACS Presidential LGBTQ+ and Allies Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marriott Grand Ballroom Section 11
Division Officers & Councilors Caucus (DOC/DCC) Reception 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo 204 A
Hall of Fame Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Coronado A/B
AGRO Blues-N-Brews 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM SDCC, Room 6E
Herman Skolnik Award Reception Honoring Kimito Funatsu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Omni San Diego Hotel, Grand Ballroom C
Analytical Division Reception 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego Ballroom Salon C
ENVR Social & Awards Reception 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Off-Site, Side Bar, 536 Market Street
Division of Chemical Toxicology Reception 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM SDCC,
Caffeinate & Communicate - Expo Hall Break 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SDCC, Exhibit Halls D&E
Experimental Design for Productivity and Quality in Research & Development 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
Fundamentals of High Performance Liquid Chromatography   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
Medicinal Chemistry Strategies to Mitigate Preclinical Safety Risks in Drug Discovery   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
Risk-Based Strategy for the Development and Validation of Analytical Methods with a QbD Approach 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
Effective Science Communication   1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego Ballroom Salon C
Event Time Location
POLY/PMSE Plenary and Awards Symposium and Reception 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Coronado A-E
MEDI General Posters 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM SDCC,
Experimental Design for Productivity and Quality in Research & Development 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
Fundamentals of High Performance Liquid Chromatography 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
Medicinal Chemistry Strategies to Mitigate Preclinical Safety Risks in Drug Discovery   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101
Risk-Based Strategy for the Development and Validation of Analytical Methods with a QbD Approach 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off-Site, MicroTek San Diego Training & Conference Center, 450 B St Suite 650, San Diego, CA 92101

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Technical Program Preview

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Technical Program Preview

  • How was the room allotment calculated?

    The meeting room allotment must be fair and transparent across all divisions. To maximize the use of meeting space, we will base allotments on a minimum of 8 oral presentations per 4 hour session. The following formula will be used to pre-assign space based on historical data from 2016-2019 Fall National Meetings:

    • [Average # of oral papers] / [8 oral sessions per 4 hour session] / [9 sessions per room/week] = # of rooms assigned For Example: Division X averaged 450 oral papers per Fall meeting over the last four years. The room allotment for Fall 2020 is:
    • 450 / 8 / 9 = 6.25 = 6 concurrent rooms Division Y averaged 30 oral papers over the last 4 Fall meetings. The room allotment for Fall 2020 is: 
    • 30 / 8 / 9 = .4 = 1 concurrent room
  • Will additional rooms be available for request?

    Yes, but additional session rooms will not be considered for divisions until all allotted rooms have been filled Sunday - Thursday. For any oral abstracts not able to fit within your given room allotment, you will be asked to move these abstracts to posters sessions.

  • Our Division typically does not program on Thursday PM Can I get additional rooms?

    Space allotments are based on full programming Sunday – Thursday. If a division does not want to program on a particular day or in every ½ session, the division will not be required to do so. However, the division will not be given additional meeting rooms unless they are programming in every room and every ½ day session is full. For example, if you are allotted 8 meeting rooms, but do not want to program on Thursday, you are not allowed to request a 9th meeting room because you have not filled all ½ days sessions across Sun - Thur. For any oral abstracts not able to fit within your 8 rooms, you will be asked to move these abstracts to posters.

  • Our Division has an Award symposium/program, do we get an exception for our room allocations?

    There are no exception given with the new timeline. If a division does not want to program against an award symposium the division is not required to do so. However, the division will not be given additional meeting rooms unless the division is programming in every room and every ½ day session is full. For example, if you are allotted 8 meeting rooms, but do not want to program on Thursday, you are not allowed to request a 9th meeting room because you have not filled all ½ days sessions across Sun - Thur. For any oral abstracts not able to fit within your 8 rooms, you will be asked to move these abstracts to posters.

  • What if there are more oral presentations that our division would like to accept than we have been given room spaces?

    Any oral abstracts that do not fit within the assigned room allotment will need to be moved to move to a posters. If the division has filled their room allotment Sunday – Thursday, then an additional room can be requested.

  • Will there be an Even Programming Review?

    No, even programming rules no longer apply. Divisions can session their allotted rooms, however they please, but the division will be required to stay within their allotted rooms. Note: Additional meeting rooms will not be given to division not programming fully Sunday – Thursday.

  • How can we get an additional room on a specific date/half-day?

    Additional session rooms will not be considered for divisions until all allotted rooms have been filled Sunday - Thursday. If your programming is full, you may request an additional rooms by sending an email to NtlMtgtimeline@acs.org. Note: It is likely that additional rooms will NOT be in the same location as your other division sessions.

  • Will our oral session rooms be located together?

    As in the past, the room assignments will be assigned with the intention of keeping division programing together in the same buildings (convention center or hotel) and as close as possible to the main National Meeting hub the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

  • When will we find out our actual room assignment names and venue names?

    After submissions close in late May 2020.

  • Do I need to use my allotted meeting rooms for non-technical events such as committee meetings or workshops?

    No, Room allotments only apply to technical sessions. Non-technical meeting room requests will work the same as always by entering the request(s) into Ai Requestor. Non-technical events will be scheduled in spaces that will accommodate the event and may not be located near division programing.

  • When should we schedule our division committee meetings?

    Division committee meetings should be scheduled either between sessions from 12 pm – 1 pm or after the end of the PM technical sessions. We encourage divisions to utilize the existing meeting room set up, so there is a better chance meetings will be located with the technical programming

  • Can we use our allotted technical space for division business meetings?

    Divisions CAN use their allotted technical session space for division business meetings. However, no additional technical session meeting rooms will be given to divisions that decide to use room allotments for non-technical events and meeting room setup will not change from standard technical set (Theater Set up with standard AV equipment). We ask divisions that plan to use allotted technical session space for division business meetings to indicate this in Ai Requestor under Room Set Notes.

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