Event List by Day

A variety of organizers will host special events during the meeting. Event participation is open to all interested registrants.

All nonticketed events require a visible registration badge for entry.

Ticketed Events*

Some events require a ticket or registration to participate. Following are codes indicating what is required to participate:

  • (R): Registration required
  • SE-##: Ticket required

Venue Acronyms

WECC - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

ACS - American Chemical Society

Register for ticket events through Attendee Registration.

*Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales will close at 6 PM the evening prior to the event. Some event organizers may offer a limited number of tickets for sale at the door of the events.


Select tabs below for daily event listings. Events are added as received, and locations and times are subject to change.  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Time
Event Room Venue
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CHAS Laboratory Waste Management Workshop Rooms 208A/B   WECC
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CHAS Laboratory Safety Workshop – Advanced Concepts Room 209A   WECC

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time
Event Room Venue
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CHAS How to be a more effective Chemical Hygiene Officer Rooms 208A/B WECC
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CHAS Reactive Chemical Management for Laboratories & Pilot Plants Room 209A WECC
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Presidential Outreach Event – Exploring Our World Through Chemistry   ACS
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM COACh Reception Meeting Room 16 Renaissance

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Time
Event Room Venue
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Career Pathways I Section A The Westin City Center
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Career Pathways II Section B The Westin City Center
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Career Pathways III Section C The Westin City Center
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Undergraduate Hospitality Center Independence Ballroom A Grand Hyatt
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Graduate School Reality Check, Getting In! Part 1 Farragut Square/Lafayette Park Grand Hyatt
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Graduate School Reality Check, You’re In Now What! Part 2 Farragut Square/Lafayette Park Grand Hyatt
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM ACS Board Luncheon & Meeting Ballrooms A/B WECC
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CHED High School/College Interface Luncheon /SE01/$45.00 (All teachers receive auto-ticket w/ registration) Independence D/E Grand Hyatt
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Networking Basics for Students Farragut Square/Lafayette Park Grand Hyatt
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Networking Social with Graduate School & Recruiters Hall C WECC
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy Plenary Session Ballrooms A/B WECC
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Discoveries Using Flow – Drug Development and Beyond
Sponsor: ThalesNano Nanotechnology Inc.
Room 103A WECC
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM IAC Networking Globally: Diplomacy & Science /SE02/No Charge Chinatown Marriott Marquis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Director-at-Large Town Hall Meeting Marquis Ballroom Salon 1-3 Marriott Marquis
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM Grady-Stack Award Reception Honoring Thomas Hager S. Pre-fun WECC
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM UM-Madison Alumni & Friends Reception Room 146C WECC
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Diversity Reception Independence A-C Marriott Marquis
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM AGFD Poster Session Hall C WECC
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ORGN Poster Session Hall D WECC
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM INOR Poster Session Hall D WECC
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ACS PRF/Research Corps Reception Tulip Marriott Marquis
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM International Welcome Reception /SE03/No Charge
(Auto ticket to all International Attendees)
Independence D-H Marriott Marquis
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CHED Social Reception Room 207A WECC
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM COLL Social Hour/Poster Session Hall A/B WECC
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM Gordon Hammes Award Lecture Reception Room 145B WECC
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM District II Councilor Caucus Marquis Ballroom Salon 10 Marriott Marquis
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM District III Councilor Caucus Marquis Salon 12 Marriott Marquis
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM District IV Councilor Caucus Marquis Salon 13 Marriott Marquis
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM District V Councilor Caucus Marquis Salon 14 Marriott Marquis
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM District VI Councilor Caucus Marquis Salon 15 Marriott Marquis
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CARB General Posters Hall D WECC
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM SCHB Poster Session Halls A/B WECC
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Attendee Welcome Reception Halls A/B WECC
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CINF Welcoming Reception and Poster Session Farragut Square/Lafayette Park Grand Hyatt
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Heroes of Chemistry Awards /SE-14/$130.00 JW Marriott Grand Ballroom
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Analytical Division Poster Session Hall D WECC
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CELL General Posters Hall D WECC
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MEDI Poster Session Hall E WECC
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Chemistry Rocks!
Concert – Celebrating 30 Years of National Chemistry Week
Independence D-H Marriott Marquis
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM CHED Poster Session Hall D WECC

Monday, August 21, 2017

Time Event Room Venue
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM YCC Member Insurance 5K Fun Run /SE04/$30.00 (regular) /SE-05/$15.00 (student)   WECC
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Career Pathways I Section A Westin City Center
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM WCC Women in the Chemical Enterprise (WICE) Breakfast /SE06/$40.00 (regular) /SE07/$20.00 (student) Independence E Marriott Marquis
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Career Pathways II Section B Westin City Center
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Career Pathways III Section C Westin City Center
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Undergraduate Hospitality Center Independence Ballroom A Grand Hyatt
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Guinness World Event Ballrooms A/B WECC
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ACS Exposition Halls A/B WECC
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Illuminating your Insights with Wiley Spectra Libraries
Sponsor: Wiley
Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 1 WECC
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM 30-Minute Workflow Innovations
Sponsor: Agilent Technologies
Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2 WECC
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Teaching Laboratory Safety in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum
Sponsor: Flinn Scientific
Room 103A WECC
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Women Chemist of Color Networking /SE08/No charge Marriott Marquis Scarlet Oak.
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Caffeination Station Independence Ballroom A Grand Hyatt
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Career Center Session Farragut Square/Lafayette Park Grand Hyatt
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon /SE09/$50.00 (regular)/SE10/$25.00 (student) Independence A-D Marriott Marquis
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ENFL Business Meeting & Social Ballroom C WECC
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM AGRO Graduate Student Lunch Meeting Room 12 Renaissance
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CHAL Awards & Networking Lunch /SE11/$40.00   Acadiana,
901 New York Avenue
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eminent Scientist Lection & Luncheon /SE12/No charge
(All undergraduates should receive ticket w/ registration)
Independence Ballroom A Grand Hyatt
Check In – 12:00 – 1:45 PM
Ceremony – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Reception – 3:00 – 4:00 PM
ACS Fellows Ceremony and Reception Marquis Ballroom Salon 5 Marriott Marquis
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Benchtop NMR: Applications in Industry and Academia
Sponsor: Magritek, Inc.
Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2 WECC
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM NMR as a quantitative method and what can NMR do for the chemist?
Sponsor: Bruker
Room 103A WECC
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Strategic Planning Monticello East WECC
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Undergraduate Research Poster Session Hall D WECC
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ENFL Poster Session Halls A/B WECC
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM WCC Open Meeting and “Just Cocktails” Reception University of DC Marriott Marquis
4:00 PM – 5:10 PM The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture Ballroom A/B WECC
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture Ballroom A/B WECC
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CHAL Reception   Finnegan, LLP.
901 New York Avenue
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM University of Pennsylvania Alumni Reception   Sixth Engine Restaurant
438 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Chinese-American Chemical Society /SE13/$40.00   Tony Cheng’s Seafood Restaurant
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Reception /SE15/ No charge Ballroom C WECC
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Finding Balance Between Work & Life/Mixer for Younger Chemists /SE16/No charge   Baby Wale
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM Sci-Mix Interdivisional Poster Session
(Drink ticket with Registration)
Halls D/E WECC

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time Event Room Venue
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Senior Chemists Breakfast /SE17/$20.00 Independence E-H Marriott Marquis
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM University of Minnesota Alumni & Friends Breakfast /SE28/$5.00 Mt. Vernon Square A Renaissance
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Career Pathways I Section A Westin City Center
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM National Science Foundation (NSF). Meet the Federal Grant Funders & Speed Coaching With Program Officers Ballroom C WECC
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Career Pathways II Section B Westin City Center
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Career Pathways III Section C Westin City Center
9:00 am – 5:00 PM ACS Exposition Halls A/B WECC
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM C&EN Talk with Phil Baran Ballrooms A/B WECC
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM WCC – Eli Lilly Travel Award Poster Sessio Independence E-H Marriott Marquis
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM ACS Town Hall: National Academies’ Frontiers of Materials Research
Decadal Survey
George Washington University Marriott Marquis
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CINF Division Luncheon /SE18/$30.00 Constitution Ballroom B Grand Hyatt
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM COLL Luncheon /SE19/$45.00 Mt. Vernon Square A Renaissance
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM WCC Luncheon /SE20/$50.00 (regular) /SE21/$25.00 (student) Independence E-H Marriott Marquis
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Chromatographers, Join the Mass Movement Towards Mass Spectrometry!
Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2 WECC
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Selecting the Correct Column for Better Chromatography
Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2 WECC
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Research in Germany Science Lunch
Sponsor: Research in Germany
Exhibit Hall A, Workshop Room 4 WECC
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Rapid Materials Identification and Reverse Engineer using Raman Spectroscopy
Sponsor: Bruker
Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 1 WECC
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Accelerating Organic Synthesis Without Microwaves
Sponsor: Anton Parr
Room 103A WECC
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Leading Without Authority Monticello East Westin City Center
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sterling Hendricks Reception (AGRO-AGFD) Congress Ballroom C Renaissance
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Women in Science - WISDOM Launch Room 146C WECC
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Division Officers & Councilors Caucus (DOC/DCC) Room 204C WECC
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM University of Maryland College Park Alumni & Friends Social Hour Penn Quarter A Grand Hyatt
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Analytical Division Reception /SE22/$25.00 (regular) /SE23/$5.00 (student) Lafayette Park Grand Hyatt,
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM HIST “No Belles” Theatre Performance Constitution Ballroom B Grand Hyatt 
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM AGRO Blues-N-Brews Congress Ballroom C Renaissance
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ACS Presidential LGBTQ and Allies Reception Altitude W Washington DC
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM District I Councilor Caucus Magnolia Marriott Marquis
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Division Officers & Councilors Caucus (DOC/DCC) Reception Rooms 203A/B WECC
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM INOR Poster Session Hall D WECC
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ORGN Poster Session Hall D WECC
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MEDI Hall of Fame Rooms 150 A/B WECC
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM COMP Poster Session Hall C
WECC
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM POLY/PMSE Poster Session Hall E
WECC
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CATL Poster Session Hall  D
WECC
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM I&EC General Posters
Hall  D

WECC
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ENVR Division Reception /SE25/$20.00   Pennsylvania 6
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Herman Skolnik Award Reception Honoring David Winkler Independence Ballroom A Grand Hyatt 
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM ENFL Division Dinner /SE24/$60.00  
Acadiana
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM TOXI General Poster Session Dinner Ballroom C WECC
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM BIOL Poster Session Hall E WECC
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ENVR Division Dinner /SE26/$60.00   Pennsylvania 6
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Journey to Mars Reception /SE27/$60.00 (members)   National Air & Space Museum
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Journey to Mars Reception /SE27/$110.00 (non-members)   National Air & Space Museum
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Journey to Mars Reception /SE27/$10.00 (students)   National Air & Space Museum
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM 19th Annual ChemLuminary Awards Poster Session & Reception Capitol Ballroom JW Marriott
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM GEOC General Geochemistry Hall D WECC
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM 19th Annual ChemLuminary Awards Grand Ballroom JW Marriott
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM 19th Annual ChemLuminary Awards After Party Capitol Ballroom JW Marriott

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time Event Room Venue
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Council Meeting Breakfast Marquis Ballroom Salon 1 – 6 Marriott Marquis
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Council Meeting Marquis Ballroom Salon 1 – 6 Marriott Marquis
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Career Pathways I Section A Westin City Center
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Career Pathways II Section B Westin City Center
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Career Pathways III Section C Westin City Center
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM AGRO Poster Session Hall D WECC
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Structure-Based Drug Design and Ligand Modification Sponsor: Chemical Computing Group Room 103A WECC
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM POLY/PMSE Awards Session Marquis Ballroom Salon 6 Marriott Marquis
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ENVR General Posters Hall D WECC
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AGRO Awards Social Congress Ballroom C Renaissance
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PHYS Poster Session Hall D WECC
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM MEDI/ORGN Joint Poster Session Hall E WECC