National Meeting Press Center

Dates: September 8-12, 2013
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Theme: Chemistry in Motion


ACS' 246th National Meeting & Exposition features almost 7,200 presentations on new discoveries in science. The topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy, the environment and other fields where chemistry plays a central role. Some connect with the meeting’s theme, “Chemistry in Motion,” which showcases transportation technologies. Topics range from biofuels and alternative energy to lightweight materials and new ways of reducing the effects of friction, which impacts fuel economy.

Special Features for the Press

Print, broadcast, and online journalists will be exposed to a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities.

Press Center

A Press Center in the Indiana Convention Center will host daily press conferences and a news media workroom fully-staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The Press Center will have wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax services and refreshments.

Embargoed Press Releases

Embargoed copies of press releases, non-technical summaries of newsworthy presentations and a press conference schedule will be available in August.

Remote Access

Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases can access press conferences over the Internet via “Live Chat.”

News Media Registration

News media can apply for complimentary registration. Presentations will take place at the Indiana Convention Center and at area hotels.