Whether this is the first time you present or you are a pro, here are some tips for presenting your research at the ACS Meeting & Expo.

How To Submit/Withdraw An Abstract

User guide on how to submit an abstract and resources for undergraduate students

International Presenters

Find information on obtaining a U.S. visa and the visa waiver program for travelers from select countries.

Presenter/Presider Training

Instructions for presenters and presiders for oral, posters, in-person and virtual sessions.

Your abstract was accepted.
What’s next?

Once program chairs have finalized the programs, ACS staff will email official acceptance and scheduling notices. Presenters can expect to receive their acceptance notices approximately 3 months before the meeting. Scheduling notices are sent periodically starting approximately 2 months before the meeting.

Getting ready for your presentation

Speaker Management

Log in to the virtual platform and access the speaker management. Complete all necessary steps to provide your OnDemand recording and upload your poster. The deadline to upload OnDemand recordings is mid-August.

Presentation Template & Images

Download and use a PowerPoint template and background images for Zoom or social media. (Optional)

Poster FAQs

Details about how to get ready for your poster presentation both in person and virtual.

Presenter FAQs

Visit the FAQs page for additional information about the meeting and specific Presenter and Presider questions answered. 

What ACS Provides Oral Presenters

Technical Session Equipment

Each technical session meeting room will be equipped with the following for in person oral presentations:

  • Complimentary presenter laptop - the laptop is provided as an alternative to presenters or program chairs supplying their own equipment, but the use is optional.
  • LCD projector
  • Screen (16:9)
  • Connectivity specifications can be found on the computer manufacturer’s website.
  • Standard HDMI cable in each meeting room - speakers must supply their own adaptor to connect to the standard HDMI cable. If unsure of the correct adaptor, the laptop 
  • Lighted podium
  • Podium microphone or lapel microphone
  • Laser pointer

Apple laptops will need an adapter to connect to the HDMI cable

Speaker Ready Rooms

Each meeting venue holding technical sessions will have a Speaker Ready Room. All presenters are encouraged to use the room to rehearse their presentation and to test their computer compatibility with the LCD projectors.

When it’s time to present

When it's time to present your paper, log in to the virtual platform and find your live session through the speaker management. (Available in August)

Sci Meetings logo

Reach a wider audience by uploading your abstract to the SciMeetings website and benefit from a citable DOI, increased discoverability and more!

Presenter expectations

Presenter Expectations

Review and abide by all of the ACS Fall 2023 Policies including Registration, Attending Sessions, and Presentations.

  • Commit to arriving to your presentation location – in-person or virtually - 30 minutes prior to the SESSION for a technical check.
  • Commit to being available during your session for chat and Q&A, whether your presentation is live or pre-recorded.
  • Commit to keeping your presentation within the expected time limits. 

Registration Required

All presenters are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees to present and attend the meeting. Invited speakers should contact their symposium organizer or division program chair to clarify the terms of their invitation. 

Failure to register for the meeting will result in the withdrawal of your abstract from the official meeting platform and program, official meeting program archive (SciMeetings), and CAS database.      

In order to register and attend the meeting, you will need a free ACS ID. If you don’t already have one, you can easily create an ACS ID.

The ACS ID is a single set of log-in credentials (i.e. username and password) used to access multiple ACS online products, including abstract submissions, ACS Network, and meetings registrations.

For ACS ID support, please contact ACS Membership Services by email or by telephone at 800-333-9511 (US and Canada) 614-447-3776 (outside the US).      

Get Support

Talk to our Meetings team

Contacts for registration, hotel, presenter support or any other questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Access helpful tips to get the most out of ACS Meetings.