FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 12, 2017

Press registration opens for 2018 spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2017 — Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 255th National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year at The meeting will be held March 18-22, 2018, in New Orleans. 

Thousands of scientists and others are expected to gather for more than 13,000 presentations on a wide variety of new discoveries. Many of the findings have implications for everyday life, offering journalists a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities. The topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy, the environment and other fields where chemistry plays a central role. Some of the presentations will connect with the meeting’s theme, “Nexus of Food, Energy & Water.”

ACS will operate a press center for the meeting. It will include a press conference room and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The press center will have free wireless internet access, computers and refreshments.

Embargoed copies of press releases and a press conference schedule will be available in early March. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences on YouTube at

ACS provides complimentary registration to national meetings to reporters (staff and freelance) and public information officers from government, non-profit and educational institutions. Marketing and public relations professionals, lobbyists and scientists do not qualify as press and must register via the main meeting registration page. Journal managing editors, book commissioning editors, acquisitions editors, publishers, and those who do not produce news for a publication or institution also do not qualify.

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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