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ACS Spring 2021. Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century. #ACSSpring2021

2021 Spring ACS National Meeting (Virtual)
Live Events: April 5 – 16, 2021
Theme: Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century

The ACS Spring 2021 virtual meeting will begin April 5th. Technical sessions will span over 2 weeks with a one day poster session during the 3rd week. Technical sessions will be delivered live in zoom-like presentation rooms with Q&A (verses recorded like last fall). Sessions providing permission will be recorded and available on-demand for 2 weeks after the virtual-live technical meeting.

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Program Team

Lead – Robert Mathers (
Hayley Brown (
Sara Orski (
Levi Moore (

Symposium Slate:

ACS Award for Polymer Chemistry in honor of Ken Wagener (POLY024 Oral)
Organizer: Brent Sumerlin
Invited Only
ACS Award for Pure & Applied Chemistry in honor of Rebekka Klausen (POLY017 Oral)
Organizer: Emily Pentzer
Invited Only
Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in honor of Richard Hoogenboom (POLY001)
Organizers: Craig Hawker
Invited Only
Celebrating the Diversity of Macromolecules (POLY025 Posters)
Organizer: Christopher Hobbs, Reni Joseph
Open for Submission
Celebrating Underrepresented Groups in Polymer Science (POLY002 Oral, POLY003 Poster)
Organizers: Christopher Hobbs, Reni Joseph
Invited Only
Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research (POLY004 Oral, POLY005 Posters)
Organizers: H.N. Cheng, Christine Coltrain, Christopher Ellison, Timothy Long
Open for Submissions
Frontiers in Conjugated Polymer Design & Synthesis (POLY008 Oral, POLY009 Posters)
Organizers: Kevin Noonan, Yang Quin
Open for Submissions
General Topics: New Synthesis & Characterization of Polymers (POLY010 Oral, POLY011 Posters)
Organizers: Balaka Barkakaty, Dana Garcia
Open for Submissions
Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science (POLY012 Oral)
Organizers: Michael Abrams, Peter Boul, Bradley Rodier
Invited Only
Macromolecular Science at the Dawn of its Second Century (POLY013 Oral)
Organizers: Timothy Lodge, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Peter Zarras
Invited Only
Paul Flory Education Award in honor of Kris Matyjaszewski (POLY014 Oral)
Organizer: Rigoberto (Gobet) Advincula
Invited Only
POLY/PMSE Plenary Lecture & Awards Event (POLY026 Oral)
Organizers: Andrea Kasko, Hayley Brown, Rob Mathers
Invited Only
Polymer Colloids Synthesis Analysis Modeling & Application (POLY022 Oral, POLY023 Posters)
Organizers: James Bohling, Ibrahim El Hedok, Stephen Foulger, Wei Gao, Danniebelle Haase, John Tsavalsa, Wenjun Wu
Open for Submissions
The Joseph C. Salamone Symposium – Revolutionary Innovation (POLY018 Oral, POLY019 Posters)
Organizer: Ann Salamone, William Daly, Timothy Long, Dana Garcia
Invited Only
Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science (POLY020 Oral, POLY021 Posters)
Organizers: Sarah Morgan, Sergei Nazarenko, Heather Broadhead
Open for Submissions


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Abstract Requirements:

  • POLY abstract includes title, authors, affiliations, abstract text and a key figure.
  • The word limit for national meetings is 300 words (2500 characters).
  • Both tables and images subtract from the abstract word count.
  • Each row in a table counts for a total of 7 words (56 characters).
  • An image counts for a total of 70 words (560 characters).

For Symposia Organizers and Chairs:

Guidelines for symposia organizers and chairs (pdf document)

Next Upcoming Meetings

**Currently accepting proposals for symposia (see the link at the top of this page)**

Atlanta, GA
August 22-26, 2021

San Diego, CA
March 20-24, 2022

Chicago, IL
August 21-25, 2022

Graphical Abstracts from POLY at Previous National ACS Meetings 

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