Global Virtual Symposia

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Present your research at ACS Fall 2024 during your time zone!

Global Virtual Symposia is a new initiative of the ACS Meetings that offers researchers to present their work online at ACS Fall 2024 at the convenience of their time zone.    

The symposia sessions have been scheduled across multiple GMT time zones to encourage participation from Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Researchers from these regions make use of this opportunity.

In addition to the convenience of time, researchers enjoy similar benefits such as selected abstracts being deposited to the CAS database as well as presenting work to the global stage, which are hallmarks of the ACS Meetings. These virtual meetings adhere to the stringent and time-tested processes.

The following symposia are part of this initiative.

Symposium TitleDivision/CommitteeDateChair/Co-chair

Emerging Landscape of Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Organic Chemistry DivisionAugust 18-22

Prof. Jitendra K. Bera, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Prof. Mark Gandelman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Prof. Jean-François Soulé, Institute of Chemistry for Life and Health Sciences (i-CLeHS), France

Chemical Nanomotors – Frontiers and Opportunities

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Colloid & Surface Chemistry Division

August 18-22

Prof. Subhabrata Maiti, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India

Prof. Wei Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China

Accessing Clean Water

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Environmental Chemistry DivisionAugust 18-22

Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Prof. Bryan Brooks, Baylor University, USA

Prof. Beatrice Opeolu, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Prof. Damia Barcelo, Institute of environmental assessment and Water research (IDAEA-CSIC), Spain

Chemistry of Defect-rich Metal-organic Framework (MOFs): Glasses, Gels and Crystals

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Inorganic ChemistryAugust 18-22

Dr. Satoshi Horike, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Dr. Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Materials for Energy Storage

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Physical ChemistryAugust 18-22

Prof. Chandramouli Subramaniam, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Prof. Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Environmental Pollutants

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Environmental Chemistry DivisionAugust 18-22

Dr. M.P. Jonathan 
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Dr. Pedro Francisco Rodríguez Espinosa
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Flash presentations?

    They are brief, impactful, and convey information about a novel protocol, perspective, technique, or research results. For instance, one Flash Talk may describe an innovative interdisciplinary research outcome. Another may describe results for a pilot/prototype study.

  • Can I submit an abstract if I'm not an early career researcher?

    This symposium focuses on early career researchers, but all researchers are welcome to attend. However, the format of the presentation will be 8 minutes flash talk.

  • What is the submission deadline for abstracts?

    The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 11:59 PM ET.

  • What is the required format for abstracts?

    Abstracts should be 2500 characters or less and include the title, author(s), and a concise description of your research.

  • Can I include images or figures in my abstract?

    Yes, limited use of images or figures is permitted to enhance your abstract's content.

  • When will I know if my abstract is accepted?

    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.

  • What if I can't attend the symposium on the scheduled date?

    While attending is encouraged, if you can't participate in real time, you can still submit an abstract for inclusion. In case the abstract is accepted, you can share a recorded version of flash talk.

  • Do I need to register separately if my abstract is accepted?

    Yes, accepted presenters will have to register for ACS Fall 2024. Symposium organizers will reach out to confirm their participation.

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