National Meeting Press Center

Meeting Dates: Aug. 20-24, 2017
Press Center Dates: Aug. 20-23, 2017
Press Center Phone Number
: 202-249-4007 (Aug. 20-23)
Room 154A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Theme: Chemistry's Impact on the Global Economy

ACS' 254th National Meeting & Exposition will feature thousands of 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.  

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 Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host press conferences and a news media workroom that is fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The Press Center will have wireless internet access, computers, photocopier service and refreshments.

Embargoed Press Releases

Embargoed copies of press releases and a press conference schedule will be available shortly before the meeting.  Check each day from August 21-23, 2017, to view news releases after their embargoes lift.

Remote Access

Reporters planning to cover the meeting remotely can access press conferences on YouTube. Check back for details.

Press Registration

The ACS provides complimentary registration to national meetings to reporters (staff and freelance) and public information officers from government, non-profit and educational institutions. Marketing and public relations professionals, lobbyists and scientists do not qualify as press and must register via the main meeting registration page. Journal managing editors, book commissioning editors, acquisitions editors, publishers and those who do not produce news for a publication or institution also do not qualify.