ACS Meetings & Expos

Attendee Resources

We’re excited to have you join us for ACS Fall 2021!

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

In-Person & Virtual

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Whether you are participating in-person in Atlanta or virtually, attendees will have plenty of networking opportunities available to them. In Atlanta, networking will be available through division-hosted events and poster sessions. On our virtual platform, you will have the ability to connect with your peers through an integrated global chat feature within the virtual meeting platform, as well as video networking rooms hosted by ACS Technical Divisions and Committees. Be sure to take advantage of the various ways to interact with meeting attendees!


We're bringing you cutting-edge research in Atlanta or from the comfort of your home. You will have access to more than 7,000 papers, live, virtual and on-demand oral and poster presentations, Vendor Resource Guide, Industry Thought Leader Sessions, networking sessions and events, Keynote Events, and more. Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance  and the Preliminary Technical Program now to plan, prep, and enjoy your meeting experience! You can also learn more about the session types in the Attendee Experience section.

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Please note that the meeting schedule for live and virtual oral and poster technical sessions and networking events will be in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Meeting content will be available on demand for attendees to access August 30 - September 30.
The Travel to the USA page has additional information and resources for those registrants planning to attend in-person.


Engage with these industry innovators to learn the latest news and trends from R&D, cutting edge technology and product showcases, as they open the doors to their brands to educate and add value to your ACS journey. All Thought Leader Sessions are on demand from August 22 - September 30 and searchable from the virtual platform main lobby page.


Closed captioning will be provided for all virtual oral technical sessions - live and on-demand - as well as for all Keynote Events. We make every effort to make our virtual meetings accessible to people with disabilities. If you require special assistance during the meeting please indicate this when registering. You may also reach out to with questions or assistance needs.

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Visit the FAQs page for general meeting information questions answered as well as those specific to attendees, presenters, and sponsors.

The Health & Safety FAQ page answers questions specifically around safety guidelines for those attending in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Use Fall 2021 themed social media graphics, zoom backgrounds, and presentation templates, to customize your meeting experience and spread the word about #ACSFall2021!

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ACS is committed to keeping members and event attendees safe from COVID-19. To promote the safety of everyone at the event, ACS will follow the guidance and requirements of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of Georgia, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia World Congress Center and other local regulations regarding COVID-19 safety practices. Read our Attendee Safety Plan


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 Georgia World Congress Center for nursing, feeding, and changing infants. Please see the staff at the information booth for further information. 

Childcare is available daily August 22-26 from 7 AM - 6 PM for children ages 3-14.

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. Camp ACS will be available to all meeting attendees free of charge for children.  

To assure that your child has a place please pre-register by August 13, 2021.

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


Onsite registration will be available each day of the meeting. Visit the Pricing & Registration page to see onsite registration hours and locations. 




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In order to register and attend the virtual meeting, you will need a free ACS ID. If you don’t already have one, you can easily create an ACS ID.

The ACS ID is a single set of log-in credentials (i.e. username and password) used to access multiple ACS online products, including abstract submissions, ACS Network, and meetings registrations.

A few tips for a successful meeting experience:

Access the platform early
The meeting platform will be available in August to explore. We strongly encourage registrants to log in, look around, and use the system checker tools to ensure the best experience throughout the meeting.

Use an optimal browser
The meeting platform runs best from a computer using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Please note: Third party cookie blocking may limit some of the platform features. 

Know your ACS ID
Users MUST log in using the ACS ID and credentials used for registration. For ACS ID support, please contact ACS Member Services by email. 

Clear your cache
Be sure to to clear your browser cache. The log in page can get sticky, and we want you to sail smoothly through. For reference, we've created this quick guide (PDF) to help for PC or MAC users.

Prepare to access Zoom

The technical sessions will take place in Zoom – make sure to prepare to access Zoom. If your company or agency blocks Zoom, please contact ACS Member Services. 

We understand there are firewall and restrictions on employer issued devices that make it difficult to access some websites and applications. We recommend attempting to access the virtual platform via personal devices to avoid some of these possible restrictions. 

We strongly encourage you to download the Zoom desktop client to ensure the best possible meeting experience and to facilitate better connectivity to Zoom.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties logging in to the meeting platform, please contact ACS Member Services by email or phone 800-333-9511 (US and Canada) 614-447-3776 (outside the US).