Explore All ACS has to Offer at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

The American Chemical Society will welcome nearly 12,000 chemists and related professionals to the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. fron Aug. 20-24. The program will feature topics related to the theme, “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy.”

Be sure to attend the featured Kavli Foundation Lecture Series on Aug. 21. Attendees will be able to hear world-class presentations from Dr. Prashant K. Jain, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign and Dr. Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith-Berylson Professor of Materials Science, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and co-Director of the Kavli Institute of Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University.

Throughout the meeting ACS will feature a wide array of programs and services including the ACS Career Navigator™, your home for ACS Career Services such as the ACS Career Pathways™ and ACS Leadership Development System® workshops as well as Professional Education courses. You can also network and interview with top employers at the ACS Career Fair. For a full list of all activities at the meeting visit the Washington DC career services page.

In the expo hall, ACS will feature numerous opportunities for attendees to participate in raffles and contests for a chance to win exciting prizes throughout the ACS booth!

Stop by to learn about the latest solutions from CAS including SciFinder®, STN®, PatentPak™, NCI™ Global, Science IP®, MethodsNow™ and ChemZent™.

Be Part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Official Attempt for the title of the Largest chemistry lesson at 10 am on August 21st in Ballroom A/B of the Washington Convention Center as ACS Publications tries to break the current record of 1,018 attendees. The attempt will feature 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.

There will be a number of events at the ACS booth including C&EN’s 3rd annual C&EN Talented 12 honorees that will be unveiled Sunday, August 20. Full profiles will be featured in the Aug. 21 C&EN issue and each member will be presenting their science in a special C&EN Talented 12 Symposium on Aug. 21.

Learn about how you can become a Science Coach at a K-12 school from the ACS Education team and register and submit an abstract for any of the four upcoming ACS Regional Meetings at the ACS Meetings kiosk. You can also provide input about www.acs.org at the ACS Web kiosk to help improve the website so you can find the information you need faster and easier.

ACS members can share their story at www.my.acs.org and ask the team at the Membership kiosk any questions about the latest benefits of ACS membership.

One of the many benefits is the ACS Member Insurance Program, which offers life, disability, professional liability, and property insurance coverage. There is a special offer at the ACS booth for chemistry educators to receive a complimentary Chemical Educators Legal Liability Consultation.

Finally, don’t leave Washington DC without getting your must-have souvenirs such as Periodic Table of the Elements beach towels, mole key chains, t-shirts and so much more exclusively at the ACS Store.

We look forward to seeing you soon in DC!

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