Every ACS National Meeting is special, but the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. will be one for the record books. ACS will be making history with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson with a special lecture entitled “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water” from Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. But we can’t do this without you.
Join us at 10 a.m. on August 21 at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Ballroom A/B at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., as we try to break the current record of 1,018 attendees, set by Technopolis and Essenscia in Antwerp, Belgium, on May 5, 2015. Everyone who attends will receive a unique t-shirt to commemorate the occasion, along with plenty of other surprises.
Even though we’re attempting to put on the world’s largest chemistry lesson, space in the lecture hall is limited. We expect unprecedented demand for this event, but we don’t want to leave you out. Register now to get more information on attending this special, record-breaking lecture.
Dr. Sedlak is preparing a lecture on water purification and treatment that will resonate with chemists of all backgrounds, as well as anyone who cares about the future of potable water. Dr. Sedlak is a professor of environmental engineering at UC Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on the fate of trace organic contaminants in the urban water cycle. Within this area, he has investigated advanced treatment systems employed in potable water reuse and managed natural systems, such as constructed wetlands and storm water harvesting systems. He also has developed new approaches for characterizing and remediating organic contaminants in groundwater and soil.