National Meeting Programming Timelines

Spring 2020 ACS National Meeting & Exposition – Philadelphia, PA

Meeting Theme: Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century

March 22-26, 2020
Programming Staff Contact:

Activity Due Date

Call for Symposia due to ACS


MAPS Opens for Abstract Submitters (Call for Abstracts Link Available)


Incomplete Abstract Notice Sent to Submitters


MAPS Closes for Abstract Submitters (recommended) 1


Symposium Organizer Workbooks Available in Box

3 business days after submission deadline

Symposium Organizer Workbooks Due in Box (recommended) 2

MAPS Opens for Program Chairs

3 business days after organizer deadline

Preliminary Program Completed in MAPS for M&E Review


Location Preference Report Due to ACS


Draft Final Program Sent to Program Chairs for Review


Non-Technical Room Requests due in Attendee Interactive


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


Acceptance Notices Sent to Presenters Week of 12/16/2019
1st Scheduling Notices Sent to Presenters Week of 1/13/2020

1.  Program chairs may extend submissions deadlines to no later than Monday, 10/21/2019.

2.  Program chairs may extend symposium organizer deadlines to no later than Friday, 11/8/2019.

3.  NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Program Chair to make sure the program is finalized by Monday, 12/2/2019. 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

**C&EN Publishes Preliminary Program 1/20/2020
Online Planner Publishes 1/20/2020
**C&EN Publishes ACS Meeting Insider 3/2/2020

**Subject to change according to C&EN deadlines