LEADS Conference

Lasting Encounters between Aspiring and Distinguished Scientists

  November 7-9, 2024  |    Washington, DC

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On November 7-9, 2024, the American Chemical Society will host the LEADS Conference, a 3-day event focused on preparing high-potential early career professionals and students for successful and impactful careers in the chemical enterprise. This event, conceived by ACS Past-President, Luis Echegoyen, will bring together highly esteemed chemists, scientists, professionals, and Nobel Laureates for networking, self-reflection, career exploration, mentoring, and technical discussions.

Ultimately, attendees will depart having

  •  An increased knowledge of the vast array of chemical careers and how they intersect with global grand challenges
  •  An individual development plan to map out and pursue a career 
  •  An enhanced understanding of one's own strengths and unique skillsets
  •  A broadened network of peers and high-profile scientists for future collaboration and mentoring

Application Process

The LEADS conference is intended to bring together a diverse group of promising chemistry students and professionals for three days of career development and networking. If you have a passion for chemistry and are committed to using it to improve your world, check back at a later time for future opportunities.

Application submission for the LEADS Conference Closed December 2023

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Review the schedule from the 2022 LEADS conference, which featured panels with distinguished scientists, Nobel Laureate Lightning talks, inspirational keynote lectures, and more.


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