The 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC is less than two weeks away! Mark your calendars and join ACS Publications and C&EN for events and activities throughout the meeting. Help us take a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title, meet top ACS Editors, and help create a mural of 2016’s most-prolific author.
Take a Quiz and Get a Gift:
Prior to the meeting, take the ACS Reviewer Lab Challenge and test your peer-review knowledge. Then visit our booth in D.C. to receive a special gift!
Schedule of Events
ACS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Attempt
Monday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. Ballroom A/B
Help ACS break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest chemistry lesson! Attend a short lecture by Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters and take your place in chemistry history. All attendees will get a limited edition “record-breaking chemist” t-shirt. Space is limited. Register now.
Science Communication and Policy Networking Event/
Sunday, August 20, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Busboys and Poets
ACS on Campus is hosting a special evening event focused on science communication and policy. Learn effective ways to communicate your research to the public and see how the experts are doing it in Washington with our panel of communication professionals. The event is FREE but registration is required.
The Big Reveal: C&EN’s Talented 12 Class of 2017
Sunday, August 20, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ACS Theater
Each year, C&EN names 12 rising stars in chemistry to watch. We’ll be unveiling them for the first time at this event. Learn about the Talented 12 program from C&EN editors, including Editor-in-Chief Bibiana Campos-Seijo.
2017 Talented 12 Symposium
Monday, August 21, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Room 146C
C&EN’s annual program, now in its third year, showcases future chemistry leaders. Dr. Harry Gray will headline the symposium then each of the T12 will give short TED-style talks outlining their big ideas. Register now.
Kavli Lecture Series
Monday, August 21, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Ballroom A/B
Join us for two lectures by the Kavli Foundation speakers Dr. Prashant K. Jain and Professor Joanna Aizenberg on their groundbreaking research. The first 500 guests will receive a special gift! Register now.
ChemRxiv: Publishing in the Age of Preprint Servers
Tuesday, August 22, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Room 147B
Learn about ChemRxiv, the open preprint server for chemistry and the changing culture of publishing in this symposium sponsored by the American Chemical Society and the Chemical Sciences Roundtable. Learn more.
C&EN Masterclass Keynote with Phil Baran
Tuesday, August 22, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ballroom A/B
Join C&EN and IKA for the unveiling of an innovative new lab technology. Editor-in-Chief Bibiana Campos-Seijo and an IKA executive will kick-off the festivities. Then, organic chemist Phil Baran, who is the Darlene Shirley Chair in Chemistry at Scripps Research Institute California, will give a keynote address and do the unveiling. Register today.
ACS Energy Letters 1st Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, August 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ACS Theater
Come join Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat in celebrating a year of publishing ACS Energy Letters and learn about the journal’s new manuscript type — Energy Express. We will have cake, coffee, and giveaways for attendees.
Reveal of 2016’s Most Prolific Author
Tuesday, August 22, 3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m. ACS Theater
Join us in the ACS Theater as we announce 2016’s most prolific author. And in the meantime, help us build a billboard-size work of art revealing the author by posting a photo to Instagram or Twitter using #ACSMosaic. Be sure to stop by the booth and pick up a pocket-sized memento to take home.
JPC-PHYS Division Reception
Tuesday, August 22, 5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m. Marriott Marquis
Please join us for the JPC-PHYS Division Reception. This is your opportunity to meet the editors of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, network with top researchers in your field, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and giveaways sponsored by The Journal of Physical Chemistry and the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry.
ACS Reviewer Lab Demos
Monday August 21 & Tuesday August 22, ACS Theater
Learn more about ACS Reviewer Lab, a new online course from ACS Publications. 10 minute demos followed by Q&A with ACS Editors.
Monday: 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
ACS on Campus
Monday August 21 & Tuesday August 22, ACS Theater
ACS on Campus is hosting three “how-to” sessions with the ACS Editors and chemistry professionals in academia and industry in the ACS Booth Theater. On Monday, August 21 join us from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. for “How to Position and Market Yourself for the Next Step in Your Career” and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for “How to Get Your Research Published with ACS Editors”. On Tuesday, August 22, join us for “#SocialMediaMaster: Using Social Media to Advance your Science Career” at 12:00 p.m. Register now for one or all three sessions and get ready to jump start your career!