The use of any device to capture images (e.g., cameras and camera phones) or sound (e.g., tape and digital recorders) or stream, upload or rebroadcast speakers or presentations is strictly prohibited at all official ACS meetings and events without the express written consent from the ACS.
One of the key strengths of the ACS has been the enduring and varied contributions made by its thousands of dedicated volunteers.
Another unassailable strength of the ACS is its outstanding national meetings program. ACS national meetings are among the most respected scientific meetings in the world. ACS national meetings offer scientific professionals a legitimate platform to present, publish, discuss, and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines. Furthermore, ACS national meetings facilitate networking opportunities, career development and placement, and provide organizations with opportunities to exhibit products and services to targeted audiences.
The Society’s Congressional Charter explicitly lists among its objectives “the improvement of the qualifications and usefulness of chemists through high standards of professional ethics, education and attainments....” The ACS expects its volunteers and national meeting attendees to display the highest qualities of personal and professional integrity in all aspects of their ACS related activities. Indeed, every chemical professional has obligations to the public, to volunteer and staff colleagues, and to science.
Accordingly, and to foster a positive environment built upon a foundation of trust, respect, open communications, and ethical behavior, the ACS Board of Directors has issued this Conduct Policy. It applies to ACS Volunteers, i.e., it applies to individuals conducting the business and affairs of the ACS without compensation for that conduct. It also applies to attendees at ACS national meetings. Volunteers and national meeting attendees should at all times abide by this Conduct Policy. Specifically:
Registration credentials/badges will be scanned for entry to ALL technical sessions and poster presentations. Admittance to National Meeting special events in the Convention Center and official meeting hotels will require badges to be worn at all times.
All attendees including speakers must register and pay the appropriate registration fee to present and attend the meeting. Invited speakers should contact their symposium organizer or division program chair to clarify terms of their invitation.
U.S. attendees who register by July 9, 2018 will receive their registration credentials and tickets via mail prior to the meeting. Unless an international attendee has provided a U.S. mailing address on their registration form, their credentials must be picked-up onsite at the Attendee Registration (this includes Canada and Mexico). After July 9, 2018, registrations will continue to be accepted at the standard rate on-line and by phone or fax (credit card payment only) until August 23, 2018.
By adhering to the following cancellation procedure, cancellations received by July 9,
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