Presidential Symposia & Events

These events and symposia, endorsed by the ACS President and the organizers, deliver content of greatest interest to ACS meeting attendees. Registrants can add events to their itinerary from the meeting program. In-person meeting attendees are encouraged to download the ACS Meetings & Events Mobile App for quick access to the meeting program to build your onsite schedule, search for exhibitors, and navigate using the maps feature. Please note: the mobile app is intended for onsite use only and does not sync with the virtual meeting platform itinerary.

Saturday, March 16

TimeEvent NameLocation
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMACS Spring 2024 Kids Zone [cosponsored by CCA]Xavier University Convocation Center - 7900 Stroelitz Street - New Orleans, LA

Sunday, March 17

TimeEvent NameLocation
2:00 PM - 5:15 PMMarkers of Excellence in ACS Approved Chemistry Programs [sponsored by CPT and cosponsored by PRES, CHED, and SOCED] Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 244
5:00 PM - 6:30 PMLGBTQ+ Presidential Reception [cosponsored by PROF]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 202

Monday, March 18

TimeEvent NameLocation
10:00 AM - 3:45 PMDreyfus-ACS Symposium on Imaging in the Chemical Sciences – An ACS Presidential EventErnest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 244
2:00 PM - 4:55 PMCollaborating Across BoundariesErnest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 242

Tuesday, March 19

TimeEvent NameLocation
8:00 AM - 11:45 AMPresidential Showcase: Diversity Networking Breakfast Featuring Scientists from AISES, NOBCChE, and SACNAS on Driving Scientific AdvancementErnest N. Morial Convention Center, Great Hall B/C

Recommended by the ACS President

Saturday, March 16

TimeEvent NameLocation
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMEntrepreneurship: A Practical Overview for Aspiring Chemical Entrepreneurs [sponsored by BMGT and SCHB]Westin New Orleans, Azalea I

Sunday, March 17

TimeEvent NameLocation
8:00 AM - 10:30 AMRemote Supergroup for Chemistry Undergraduates (RSCU) [sponsored by YCC]Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Fulton
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Food Security: Tackling World Hunger CCC: Highlighting Chemistry from Multiple Divisions [sponsored by AGRO]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 336
9:30 AM - 4:50 PMPerspectives on Climate Change Literacy & Education: Local to International [sponsored by ENVR]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 229
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMYCC in Review: Through the Eyes of Past YCC Members [sponsored by YCC]Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Fulton
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Younger Chemists Reception: Highlighting 50 Years of the Younger Chemists Committee [sponsored by YCC]Hilton New Orleans Riverside, St. James Ballroom
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Many Flavors of Chemistry Plenary Session [sponsored by MPPG]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

Monday, March 18

TimeEvent NameLocation
8:00 AM - 10:35 AM

A Diverse Path to Success in Analytical Chemistry [sponsored by ANLY]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 350
8:00 AM - 5:30 PMThe Birth of the 3rd Dimension in Chemistry [sponsored by HIST]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 209
8:00 AM - 5:20 PMExcellence in Graduate Polymer Research [sponsored by POLY]New Orleans Marriott, Mardi Gras Ballroom Salon H
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture [sponsored by MPPG]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
8:00 PM - 10:00 PMSci-MixErnest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall C

Global Virtual Symposia [individual symposia sponsored by  INOR, ORGN, and PHYS and cosponsored by ACS International India]


Tuesday, March 19

TimeEvent NameLocation
8:00 AM - 5:20 PMExcellence in Graduate Polymer Research [sponsored by POLY]New Orleans Marriott, Mardi Gras Ballroom Salon H
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Poster Session [sponsored by POLY]New Orleans Marriott, Studio 3-10
2:00 PM - 4:35 PMHighlights from Past YCC Awardees [sponsored by YCC]Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Fulton
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture [sponsored by MPPG]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

Global Virtual Symposia [individual symposia sponsored by INOR, ORGN, and PHYS and cosponsored by ACS International India]

Virtual Graduate Students Symposia in Asia-Pacific Region [individual symposia sponsored by CATL and POLY]


Wednesday, March 20

TimeEvent NameLocation
1:30 PM - 3:30 PMPMSE/POLY Poster Session: PMSE Centennial Poster Award for Early Career Researchers in Academia, Industry and National Labs [sponsored by PMSE]TBD
2:00 PM - 6:00 PMUnderrepresentation with the Chemical Industry and Industrial Efforts to Improve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect [sponsored by PROF and cosponsored by BMGT and the Committee on Corporation Associates]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 222

Global Virtual Symposium [sponsored by ORGN and cosponsored by ACS International India]

Virtual Graduate Students Symposia in Asia-Pacific Region [individual symposia sponsored by COLL, COMP, ENVR, I&EC, INOR, ORGN, and POLY]


Thursday, March 21

TimeEvent NameLocation
8:00 AM - 11:00 AMAdvanced Biomanufacturing:  Patient Populations in Underserved Communities [sponsored by BIOT]New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District, Gravier E. Ballroom
8:00 AM - 11:50 AMDecoding Lignin Potential: From the Cell Wall to Emerging Applications [sponsored by CELL]Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 214

Virtual Graduate Students Symposia in Asia-Pacific Region [individual symposia sponsored by COLL, COMP, ENVR, I&EC, INOR, and  ORGN]


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