National Meeting Programming Timelines

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 Attendee Interactive

4/29/2018

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

257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition – Orlando, FL

Meeting Theme: Chemistry for New Frontiers

March 31-April 4, 2019
Programming Staff Contact: abstracts@acs.org

Activity Due Date

Call for Abstracts due to ACS

7/9/2018

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

8/20/2018

Incomplete Abstract Notice Sent to Submitters

10/24/2018

MAPS Closes for Abstract Submitters (recommended) 1

10/29/2018

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Available in Box

3 business days after submission deadline

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Due in Box (recommended) 2

11/12/2018
MAPS Opens for Program Chairs

3 business days after organizer deadline

Preliminary Program Completed in MAPS for M&E Review

11/26/2018

Location Preference Report Due to ACS

11/26/2018

Draft Final Program Sent to Program Chairs for Review

11/30/2018

Non-Technical Room Requests due in Attendee Interactive

12/7/2018

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

12/10/2018

Grey Box Due to ACS (Optional)

12/21/2018

1.  Program chairs may extend submissions deadlines to no later than Monday, November 5.

2.  Program chairs may extend symposium organizer deadlines to no later than Friday, November 16.

3.  NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Program Chair to make sure the program is finalized by Monday, December 10. 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 Abstracts

8/20/2018
**C&EN Publishes Preliminary Program 1/28/2019
Online Program Publishes 1/28/2019
**C&EN Publishes ACS Meeting Insider 3/11/2019

**Subject to change according to C&EN deadlines