Menu Close


If you are interested in organizing a symposium at a future national meeting of the ACS, please click here.


Current Meeting

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.

Click Here to join the meeting already in progress.

Click to be redirected to a special 
website highlighting 2021 outstanding student symposia
Career Panel Discussion 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 4:05 – 4:55 pm PST. 
Meeting ID: 921 4187 5798  –  Passcode: 67645304

Next Meeting

2021 Fall ACS National Meeting
Location: Atlanta, GA
Theme: Resilience in Chemistry

Click here to submit an abstract

Program Team

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

Symposium Slate: (Please click here for the full list with organizer contact information)

2020 Mark Scholars Award in honor of Luis Campos
Organizer: Egbert Meijer
Invited Only
2020 Mark Scholars Senior Award in honor of Karen Winey
Organizer: Hayley Brown, Edwin Thomas
Invited Only
ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award
Organizers: Paulomi Majumder, Jitesh Soares
Invited Only
Circular Economy of Polymers
Organizers: Dimitris Collias, Martin James, John Layman
Open for Submission (Oral and Poster)
DSM Science & Technology Award
Organizers: Judith Gorp-Van, Rolf Vanbenthem
Invited Only
Fourth CME NASA Symposium: Chemistry for Resilient Human Space Exploration
Organizers: Michael Meador, Robert Nolan, George Rodriguez, Ksenia Takhistova
Open for Submissions (Oral and Poster)
General Topics: New Synthesis & Characterization of Polymers
Organizers: Dana Garcia, Ferenc Horkay, Yongfu Li
Open for Submissions (Oral and Poster)
Henkel Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry (PMSE co-sponsored)
Organizers: William Dichtel, Mahesh Mahanthappa
Open for Submissions (Oral)
Herman F. Mark Award in honor of Kristi Anseth
Organizers: Jeffrey Hubbell, Nicholas Peppas
Invited Only
Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
Organizers: James Bohling, Wei Gao, Michael Minkler
Open for Submissions (Oral)
Overberger International Prize
Organizer: Jinsang Kim, Julie Pollak
Invited Only
POLY/PMSE Plenary Lecture & Awards Event
Organizers: POLY/PMSE
Invited Only
Structure to Function in Supramolecular Polymers & Materials
Organizers: Pol Besenius, Roxanne Kieltyka, John Matson
Open for Submissions (Oral and Poster)
Young Industrial Polymer Scientist Award in honor of Victoria Piunova
Organizer: James Hedrick
Invited Only

*****Click here to submit an abstract*****

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** If you are interested in organizing a symposium at a future national meeting of the ACS, please click here

San Diego, CA
March 20-24, 2022

Chicago, IL
August 21-25, 2022

Indianapolis, IN
March 26-30, 2023

San Francisco, CA
August 13-17, 2023

New Orleans, LA
March 17-21, 2024

Denver, CO
August 18-21, 2024

San Diego, CA
March 23-27, 2025

Washington, DC
August 17-21, 2025

Graphical Abstracts from POLY at Previous National ACS Meetings 

%d bloggers like this: