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        Registration        Accommodations       Technical Program       Exposition

Access the On-Site Meeting Program Now!

[]The on-site meeting program is finally here in a digital format! The web-based application is optimized for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, catering to those on "the go". The application features active web links to the technical program and the exhibitor directory as well as bookmarks for easy navigation. Users will be able to perform keyword searches, share content on social networks, download a PDF version of the program, and much more -- all by using the toolbar! Check out the program in advance of the National Meeting.


The Most Exciting Chemistry is Happening in Denver

In less than a week, attendees will gather in Denver for five days for the 242nd ACS National Meeting. Attendees can expect exceptional presentations, exciting social events and numerous networking opportunities. With nearly 100 concurrent sessions occurring at the peak of the meeting and a host of other activities-it is obvious that the latest developments in chemistry are happening in Denver. To complete your meeting experience, you must attend these headliner sessions & events:

Theme-Related Symposia:
With its title of Chemistry of Air, Space and Water, the theme for the 242nd ACS National Meeting covers a lot of territory. Thematic Program Chair Ronald C. Cohen (Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Earth & Planetary Science and Director, Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center) has organized foundation symposia related to the theme as well as symposia within the technical division’s programs.

 *   "Chemistry as a Tool for Space Exploration and Discovery at Mars" and "Exploring Planet Interiors: Experimental & Theoretical" will discuss the chemistry and physical properties of planets and other objects in our solar system.
 *   "Nitrogen and the Human Endeavor: Chemistry, Effects, and Solutions" will incorporate air and water and the role of Nitrogen in climate change.
 *   "Atmospheric Aerosols: Chemistry, Clouds, and Climate"will highlight recent advances in understanding the connections between the composition and chemical transformations of atmospheric particles and their direct and indirect effects on climate


Plenary Session
The Plenary Session will underscore the thematic program with lectures on complexity and climate change, sustainable earth chemistry, and the high-pressure/high-temperature chemistry occurring on planetary objects. The session will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the Colorado Convention Center, Room 601/603.

The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture
The Kavli lecture will tie all of the Denver theme topics together. Dr. Susan Solomon (University of Colorado, Boulder) will speak on "The Enduring Challenges of Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: How Planetary Chemistry Is Changing Science and Society" on Monday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Colorado Convention Center, Wells Fargo Theatre 2. Dr. Solomon led the 1986 NOAA Expedition to the South Pole in the discovery that CFCs were responsible for the Ozone Hole. Scientific innovators will not want to miss this lecture!

If you haven’t registered for the national meeting, it’s not too late.
Register today.

Visit the meeting website at for the complete listing of social events, technical sessions, career development offerings and companies featured at the exposition.

See you in Denver!


Explore Denver’s Air, Space & Water

Where else can you explore Air, Space, and Water other than the "Mile-High City" and surrounding mountain regions? Attractions range from a hot air balloon ride to observing space from one of the country’s highest operating observatories to white water rafting. Denver meets the needs of the shopping and culinary enthusiast, thrill seeker, and outdoor lover. Tourists always strike gold when visiting Denver. Below are a few tantalizing tourist attractions. Visit for a complete directory of activities.


 *   Rocky Mountain National Park
Touch the heavens on top peak with the 14,259 feet elevation
 *   Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours


 *   Mt. Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory 
(Highest Operating Observatory in the West, at 14,148 ft. elevation!)
 *   Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum


 *   Downtown Aquarium
 *   White Water Rafting


Attend the Exposition

Meet the 250+ exhibitors, engage in networking events, and discuss your specific needs and interests.

ACS National Exposition
Colorado Convention Center, Halls A & F
Monday and Tuesday (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and Wednesday (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

There’s still time to register for the FREE exhibitor-sponsored workshops. Reserve your seat and pre-register  today.

 *   ACS/Labs Software for Analytical Chemistry and Education (Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.)
 *   Desmond Beginner’s Tutorial Workshop (D.E. Shaw Research)
 *   Desmond Advanced Tutorial Workshop (D.E. Shaw Research)
 *   Reaxys: Maximizing the Chemistry Research Workflow and Supporting Research in Chemical Science (Elsevier)
 *   Advanced Polymer Characterization Workshop (Tosoh Bioscience LLC)
 *   Molecular Modeling with Spartan "10" (Wavefunction, Inc.)
 *   An Introduction to ChemSpider – A Combination Platform of Free Chemistry Database, Free Prediction Engines and Wiki Environment (Royal Society of Chemistry)
 *   Improved Analysis Methods for Detecting Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Food and Water (Dionex)
 *   Dimension FastScan: High Speed, High Throughput, AFM Imaging (Bruker)

Can’t attend the Exposition? Then connect with the participating companies (CAS, CEM, Wiley, Pittcon, and Springer) as a Virtual Exhibitor on Tuesday (August 30) and Wednesday (August 31) from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.PM (MDT). There you will be able to:

 *   Chat with exhibitors to learn more about their companies
 *   Schedule one-on-one discussion sessions
 *   Review in-depth company information
 *   Engage in real-time text and videos
 *   Enjoy special offers of the participating exhibitor
 *   Register and attend to be entered into a prize raffle


Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon

Hiring People with Disabilities: Competitive Advantage for the Savvy Manager (Ticketed Event)
A Conversation with Keroline Simmonds and John Johnston, Ph.D MBA
Monday, August 29, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center

The view that successful individuals with disabilities succeed in spite of their handicap is pervasive throughout our society. Persons with disabilities have unique talents and skill sets. For these individuals, their disabilities have contributed to their successes, and they offer competitive advantages for savvy managers. Please join the conversation on how scientists with disabilities have broken boundaries and used their talents to make significant and successful contributions in the workplace.


Find Your Next Job at the ACS Career Fair: August 28 - 31, 2011

Combining the best of face-to-face and an online event, the next ACS Career Fair will take place at the 242nd ACS National Meeting at the Colorado Convention Center and on our new interactive virtual platform. This event will be like none other: for the first time, you can participate while attending the meeting and online, maximizing your opportunities to interact with leading firms in the chemical industry. You’ll not only interview with employers who have open positions, you’ll also be able to prepare for your next career move by mapping out a personal job search strategy, strengthening your resume, building your interview skills, and more, all with the support of professional career consultants. Keynote speakers and workshops will round out the event, offering tested and proven techniques for landing your ideal job in today’s tough economy. Visit the Career Fair   for details.


Representing the Best in Chemistry – All in One Location

The American Chemical Society, ACS Publications, and Chemical Abstracts Service represent the best of the science community, publications, and research in chemistry – and can now all be found in one location in the exhibit hall! Booth #1022 will showcase all of the ACS products, programs, and services together in one space, including the ACS Store.

Visitors will receive FREE giveaways and chances to win prizes at the ACS Booth #1022. The Expositon, in the Colorado Convention Center Halls A & F, is open to attendees Monday and Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Attend the Committee on Science Symposia

Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Capitol 4 Room:

The Interface of Energy, Food & Water
Tuesday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. - Noon

[]As world population surges and demand grows for water, sustainability, and renewable energy; creative solutions that realize the deeply interconnected nature of water, energy and agriculture are essential. Often isolated in public policy and company strategies, this session will connect the dots and highlight the unprecedented and competing pressures on these systems.

Financing Your Intellectual Property for Commercialization
Monday, August 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

[]This session will guide current and budding chemical entrepreneurs on the critical elements for taking an idea for a product or start-up venture from concept to launch- including intellectual property, business plan development and financing options.


Join Us in San Diego for the Chemistry of Life

[]Present your research at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, California, March 25-29, 2012. The meeting theme is Chemistry of Life.

ACS national meetings offer scientific professionals like you the opportunity to present, publish, discuss, and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines.

Abstract submission opens Monday, August 22. Submission deadlines vary by division but begin October 17, 2011. View the complete list of programming divisions and submission deadlines.

Don't miss the opportunity to present at one of the largest and most respected scientific meetings in the world. Submit your abstract today!

For details about the theme and other meeting information, visit

August 22, 2011
6 days until the National Meeting

In this Issue

• Access the On-Site Meeting Program Now
• Exciting Chemistry is Happening in Denver
• Explore Denver's Air, Space & Water
• Attend the Exposition
• Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon
• ACS Career Fair
• The Best in Chemistry in One Location
• Committee on Science Symposia
• Join Us in San Diego for the Chemistry of Life
• Denver Fun Facts
• Meeting ToolKit
• Become an ACS Member
• Air & Travel Discounts
• ACS Member Insurance
• Connect with Social Media







Denver Fun Facts

 *   Denver is one of the few cities in history that was not built on a road, railroad, lake, navigable river or body of water when it was founded. It just happened to be where the first few flakes of gold were found in 1858.
 *   The mountainous area of Colorado is six times the size of Switzerland, containing 9,600 miles (15,449 km) of fishing streams, 2,850 lakes, and more than 1,000 peaks two miles (3,218 km) high.
 *   Denver isn’t just called the Mile-High City, it truly is a mile high. The 13th step on the west side of the State Capitol building is 5,280 feet (1,609 m) above sea level.


Meeting Toolkit

 *   Schedule at a Glance
 *   Create Your Own Schedule
 *   Travel & Transportation
 *   Denver Attractions


Become an ACS Member

Attending the ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO? Not yet an ACS Member?
Save more than the cost of your dues on your meeting registration with the ACS member discount!

Join today at


Air & Travel Discounts

Take advantage of ACS travel discounts from one of our partners.

 *   American Airlines
(800) 433-1790; Discount code: 6181AU
 *   Continental Airlines
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 *   United Airlines
(800) 521-4041; Discount code: 585OW
 *   Avis
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 *   Hertz
(800) 654-2240; Discount Code: CV# 02UZ0010
 *   SuperShuttle
(800) 258-3826; Q9W9S, online


Learn about ACS Member Insurance

[]Visit Booth # 1022 to learn about an exclusive benefit available to you through your ACS membership, the ACS Member Insurance Program! Not only are ACS members eligible to apply for a variety of comprehensive discounted group life, health and personal liability products, but now you have access to ACS Group Pet Insurance too! Visit the ACS Member Insurance Program booth to learn more about this exciting new program that helps you take extra-special care of those other family members—your pets—and register to win one of two Pampered Pet Packages! See you at Booth #1022!


Connect with Social Media

Use these social media tools to connect with ACS national meeting presenters, attendees, and exhibitors.




We're using the twitter hashtag #ACSDenver. Follow what your fellow attendees are saying and tag your own tweets about the meeting to join the conversation.

Past Issues

• August 11, 2011
• August 1, 2011
• June 30, 2011
• May 20, 2011

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