National Meeting Programming Timelines

254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition – Washington, DC

Meeting Theme: Chemistry's Impact on the Global Economy

August 20-24, 2017

Activity **Final possible date

Call for Papers due to ACS

12/5/2016

Call for Papers published in C&EN

1/23/2017

MAPS opens for Authors

1/23/2017

MAPS closes to Authors (Choose a date with 4/10/17 being the latest possible date)

3/20/2107-4/10/2017

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Available in Box

Up to 3 business days after submission deadline  but no later than 4/13/2017

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Due in Box

4/17/2017

MAPS Opens for Program Chairs

Up to 3 business days after organizer deadline but no later than 4/20/2017

Preliminary Program completed in MAPS for M&E Review

4/25/2017

Non-Technical room request due to ACS Meetings

4/28/2017

Program Chairs receive Draft Final Program

5/2/2017

Final Program completed in MAPS (closes to program chairs)

5/7/2017

* Preliminary Program publishes in C&EN

6/26/2017

* Final Program publishes in C&EN

7/31/2017

Washington, DC meeting begins

8/20/2017

*Preliminary dates. Subject to change according to C&EN deadlines

** If using the final possible dates for your submission close and Symposium Organizer workbooks due in Box deadlines, please be advised that the amount of time available for the Program Chair to complete the Preliminary and Final Programs will be impacted.  We will not have the capacity to extend any deadlines past the final possible dates.

255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition – New Orleans, LA

Meeting Theme: Nexus of Food, Energy and Water

March 18-22, 2018
Programming Staff Contact: abstracts@acs.org

Activity Due Date

Call for Papers due to ACS

7/3/2017

MAPS Opens for Abstract Submitters (Online Call for Papers Link Available)

8/21/2017

Incomplete Abstract Notice Sent to Submitters

10/9/2017

MAPS Closes for Abstract Submitters (recommended) 1

10/16/2017

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Available in Box

3 business days after submission deadline

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Due in Box (recommended) 2

10/30/2017

MAPS Opens for Program Chairs OR

Scheduling Workbook Sent to Program Chairs (Offline Process Only)

3 business days after organizer deadline

Scheduling Workbook Due to ACS (Offline Process Only)

11/10/2017

Preliminary Program Completed in MAPS for M&E Review

11/13/2017

Location Preference Report Due to ACS

11/13/2017

Draft Final Program Sent to Program Chairs for Review

11/16/2017

Non-Technical Room Requests due in VEMS

11/20/2017

MAPS Closes for Program Chairs (Final Program Complete in MAPS) 3

11/27/2017

Grey Box Due to ACS (Optional)

12/18/2017

1.  Program chairs may extend submissions deadlines to no later than Monday, October 23.

2.  Program chairs may extend symposium organizer deadlines to no later than Friday, November 3.

3.  NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Program Chair to make sure the program is finalized by Monday, November 27. Once the final program deadline has passed, no edits will be allowed by program chairs, organizers, or authors with the exception of withdrawals. ACS Staff may continue to make edits to ensure compliance with ACS programming guidelines and to resolve conflicts.

Publications Date

**C&EN Publishes Call for Papers

8/21/2017
**C&EN Publishes Preliminary Program  1/22/2018
Online Program Publishes 1/22/2018
**C&EN Publishes Final Program  2/26/2018

**Subject to change according to C&EN deadlines