FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 09, 2020
American Chemical Society will meet completely virtually
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2020 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that it will hold the ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting & Expo completely virtually. The meeting will now be held Aug. 17-20, 2020, on the World Wide Web.
Originally scheduled to be held in San Francisco, the physical footprint of the meeting was terminated based on established COVID-19 reopening plans of the State of California and the City of San Francisco, as well as direct inputs from San Francisco city and public health officials. The decision, approved by the ACS Board of Directors, is in keeping with the Society’s core value of safety by ensuring the safety of its members, staff and the citizens of San Francisco.
Details about the meeting program, including the virtual tools that will be used, will be announced in the coming weeks.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a specialist in scientific information solutions (including SciFinder® and STN®), its CAS division powers global research, discovery and innovation. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.