National Meeting Programming Timelines

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

256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition – Boston, MA

Meeting Theme: Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond

August 19-23, 2018
Programming Staff Contact: abstracts@acs.org

Activity Due Date

Call for Papers due to ACS

12/4/2017

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

1/15/2018

Incomplete Abstract Notice Sent to Submitters

3/7/2018

MAPS Closes for Abstract Submitters (recommended) 1

3/12/2018

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Available in Box

3 business days after submission deadline

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Due in Box (recommended) 2

3/26/2018

MAPS Opens for Program Chairs OR

Workbook Sent to Program Chairs (Offline Process Only)

3 business days after organizer deadline

Scheduling Workbook Due to ACS (Offline Process Only)

4/13/2018

Preliminary Program Completed in MAPS for M&E Review

4/16/2018

Location Preference Report Due to ACS

4/16/2018

Draft Final Program Sent to Program Chairs for Review

4/19/2018

Non-Technical Room Requests due in VEMS

4/23/2018

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

4/30/2018

Grey Box Due to ACS (Optional)

5/14/2018

1.  Program chairs may extend submissions deadlines to no later than Monday, March 26.

2.  Program chairs may extend symposium organizer deadlines to no later than Wednesday, April 4.

3.  NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Program Chair to make sure the program is finalized by Monday, April 30. 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

1/15/2018
**C&EN Publishes Preliminary Program 6/25/2018
Online Program Publishes 6/25/2018
**C&EN Publishes Final Program 7/30/2018

**Subject to change according to C&EN deadlines