Celebrate and Innovate at the 255th ACS National Meeting and Exposition

ACS Librarian Travel Grant

From March 18 to 22, 2018, New Orleans will become the center of the chemistry and science universe as the American Chemical Society celebrates its 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. This year’s theme, “Nexus of Food, Energy & Water,” brings together international chemists to discuss interdependencies among the three systems and the role of chemists in ensuring food, water, and energy security for an ever-growing global population. Thousands of chemical professionals, educators, and students from around the world will gather for a five-day meeting packed with learning and networking opportunities.

The theme will be integrated into the highly anticipated Kavli Lectures, which promotes groundbreaking discovery and public understanding of the world’s mounting challenges and how chemistry can provide solutions. Lecture attendees will be able to hear Dr. Angela M. Belcher, Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), speak about “Giving New Life To Materials For Energy, The Environment And Medicine.” In addition, Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Dr. Emily D. Cranston will speak on “Transforming Nanocellulose into Sustainable Products Through Surface Engineering.”

Be sure to visit the ACS booth and learn about the programs, products, and services that ACS offers its members to help support and advance their research and careers. While you are at the booth, you can take part in our promotions and contests for a chance to win exciting prizes!

Stop by the ACS Publications area to hear about C&EN’s new podcast, Stereo Chemistry, and win free prizes. You can also learn about becoming an author or reviewer in one of the 50+ peer-reviewed journals in the ACS Publications portfolio.

At CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, we are scientists, technologists, and business leaders who continuously and passionately pursue new knowledge in our quest to fuel scientific discovery and empower innovation. The CAS area of the ACS booth will introduce visitors to a suite of workflow solutions that help you make more confident research decisions, including SciFinder®, STN®, PatentPak™, NCI™ Global, Science IP®, MethodsNow™, ChemZent™, SciFindern, and Chemistry Class Advantage™.

The ACS Career Navigator™ is your home for career services, leadership development, in-person and online professional-education courses, and market-intelligence resources. Our team will be on hand to explain how the ACS Career Navigator products and services help you achieve your career goals and provide opportunities to refresh skills and branch into new areas of emerging science and advanced applications. Discover how we can help you take charge of your career, and play our quiz game to win a prize!

Stop by the Education Division booth to learn about the ChemIDP™, AACT, the ACS Science Coaches programs, professional-education offerings, and more. Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or seeking to build your skills? If so, do you know your career options or how to map a plan to achieve your career goals? Are you a teacher looking for professional-development resources? Are you a parent looking for nice giveaways to donate to your child’s school? If you answered yes to any of these questions, stop by our booth to learn more about our offerings at all educational levels.

The ACS Meetings and Expositions booth will be sharing information on current and future meetings. Register for a regional meeting, or get information on submitting an abstract to a meeting in your region. The programming at regional and national meetings is diverse and exciting!

Learn how the ACS Member Insurance Program can help you protect the elements you’ve built your life around. Explore an array of insurance solutions that are available exclusively to ACS members, such as life and health, international term life insurance, disability income insurance, long-term care, auto and homeowners, and professional liability. Also learn about our latest addition: chemical educators legal liability. If you are a chemistry educator, visit us for a complimentary 15-minute consultation about chemical educators legal liability and learn how this policy provides the unique coverage necessary for you. Visit haysconsult.setmore.com to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Of course, the team at the membership kiosk will be there to answer any questions you have about the benefits of ACS membership. If you have questions about ACS membership at any other time, please call 800-333-9511 or +1-614-447-3776 (from outside of the U.S.), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, or email us at service@acs.org.

Finally, don’t leave New Orleans without getting your T-shirts, mole souvenirs, beaker mugs, and more at the ACS Store.

Get stories like this one in your inbox every month. Sign up for a custom newsletter from ACS Axial.

If you have comments or questions for the author of this post, please e-mail: Axial@acs.org.