ACS Spring 2023 plenary, Kavli lectures, presidential events

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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2023 — The American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) spring 2023 meeting will take place virtually and in Indianapolis on March 26-30. For a full list of programming and events, as well as locations, visit the meeting program. Note: All times listed are in Eastern time.

Start off the meeting with a talk from a recent chemistry Nobel laureate.

Chemistry at the Crossroads, March 26, 5 p.m.
David MacMillan, Princeton University, 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Kavli Lecture Series
These talks are sponsored by The Kavli Foundation.

The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture, March 27, 5 p.m.
Lydia Kisley, Case Western Reserve University

The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture, March 28, 5 p.m.
Paula T. Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presidential Events and Symposia
Endorsed by the ACS president and the organizers, these events deliver scientific content of greatest interest to ACS meeting attendees. Some selected events include:

  • Symposium: Memories of Helen Free: Innovator, Leader, Humanitarian, March 26, 2 p.m.
  • Symposium and panel discussion: Research at HBCUs, March 26, 2 p.m.
  • Symposium and panel discussion: Biorefinery at the Crossroads, March 27 and March 28, 8 a.m.
  • Symposium and panel discussion: “A Day in the Life of a …,” March 27, 2 p.m.
  • Symposium: Crossroads of Chemistry and Art: A Night at the Museum, March 29, 6 p.m.

For a full list of Presidential events, visit

For health and safety information for the meeting, see the FAQ webpage.


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