FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 20, 2016

Press registration opens for 2017 spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 — Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 253rd National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. It will be held April 2-6, 2017, in San Francisco.

Thousands of scientists and others are expected to gather for more than 14,000 presentations on a wide variety of new discoveries. Many of the findings have implications for everyday life, offering print, broadcast and online journalists a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities. The topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy, the environment and other fields where chemistry plays a central role. Some of those presentations will connect with the meeting’s theme, “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes.”

ACS will operate a press center for the meeting. It will include a press conference room and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The press center will have free wireless internet access, computers and refreshments.

Embargoed copies of press releases and a press conference schedule will be available in March. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences on YouTube at

ACS provides complimentary registration to national meetings to reporters (staff and freelance) and public information officers from government, non-profit and educational institutions. Marketing and public relations professionals, lobbyists and scientists do not qualify as press and must register via the main meeting registration page. Journal managing editors, book commissioning editors, acquisitions editors, publishers, and those who do not produce news for a publication or institution also do not qualify.

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