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National Meeting Programming Timelines

ACS Spring 2021 National Meeting & Expo – San Antonio, TX

Meeting Theme: Bonding Through Chemistry 

March 21 ‐ 25, 2021
Programming Staff Contact: abstracts@acs.org

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Program Chair to make sure the program is finalized by Monday, 12/21/2020. 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.

Activity Due Date

Call for Symposia template sent to Program Chairs 

08/12/2020

Call for Symposia Due to ACS

08/31/2020

MAPS Opens for Author Submissions 

09/21/2020

MAPS Closes to Author Submissions 

10/26/2020

Symposium Workbooks Due in Box from Organizers 

11/09/2020

MAPS Opens for Program Chair (Schedule and Finalize Sessions) 

11/16/2020
Preliminary Program Due in MAPS from Program Chairs 

11/25/2020

MAPS Closes for Program Chair (Final Program Complete in MAPS) 

12/21/2020

Acceptance Notices Sent to Presenters 

12/23/2020

1st Scheduling Notice Sent

2/03/2021

Meeting Begins 

3/21/2021

Publications Date

**C&EN Publishes Call for Abstracts

9/21/2020
**Preliminary Program published in C&EN 2/8/2021
Online Planner (technical Program) Goes Live 2/8/2021

**C&EN publishes ACS Meeting Insider 

3/1/2021

**Subject to change according to C&EN deadlines