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

Information regarding the cancelled ACS Spring 2020 Meeting in Philadelphia can be found here.

Next Meeting

San Francisco, CA
August 16 – 20, 2020
Theme: Chemistry from Bench to Market

PROGRAM CHAIRS: Hayley Brown (hbrown1@dow.com) and Robert Mathers (rtm11@psu.edu)
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2020

For more information and to contact the organizers, click here

  • ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry in honor of Jeffrey Moore
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Charles Diesendruck
  • Additive Manufacturing: From Molecules to Marketplace
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Mark Dadmun, Micheal Hickner, Jason Rolland, Bryan Vogt
  • ACS Macro Lett./Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Hayley Brown
  • Circular Economy of Polymers
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Dimitris Collias, Martin James, John Layman
  • DSM Graduate Student Award
    • type: oral
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Kathy Mitchem, Judith Van Gorp, Rolf Vanbenthem
  • Entrepreneurial Polymer Chemistry: From the Lab to Start-Up
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Lisa Kemp, Katrina Knauer, Dan Savin, Joshua Speros
  • General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Dana Garcia
  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Peter Boul, David Germack, Katrina Knauer
  • Industrial Polymer Scientist Award in honor of James Wang
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Gregory Tew
  • Mark Scholar Award in honor of Luis Campos
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Craig Hawker, Egbert Meijer
  • Mark Senior Scholar Award in honor of Karen Winey
    • type: oral 
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Edwin Thomas
  • Mark Young Scholar Award in honor of Frank Leibfarth
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Craig Hawker
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Materials
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: H.N. Cheng, Alan English, Louis Madsen
  • POLY/PMSE Plenary Lecture & Awards Reception
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Hayley Brown, Robert Mathers, Kathy Mitchem
  • Polyolefins: From Concept to Commercial
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Pal Arjunan, Phillip Fontaine, Jay Reimers, Joao Soares
  • Silicon based Hybrid Materials for Today, Tomorrow, and the Future
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Joseph Furgal, Claire Hartmann-Thompson, Joseph Mabry, Levi Moore

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)**

San Antonio, TX
March 21-25, 2021
Theme: Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century (carried over from the cancelled Spring 2020 ACS Meeting)

PROGRAM CHAIRS: Hayley Brown (hbrown1@dow.com) and Robert Mathers (rtm11@psu.edu)

(tentative proposed symposia shown below)

  • 50 Years of Polymer Science & Engineering at Southern Miss
  • ACS NASA – Polymer Advanced Materials & System for Humanity Next Giant Leap
  • Celebrating Inclusivity in Polymer & Materials Science  
  • Celebrating Underrepresented Groups in Polymer Science
  • Engineering Functionality into Bio Polymers
  • Paul Flory Education Award Symposium (Matyjaszewski)
  • From Staudinger Macromolecules to the Genome of Macro
  • Frontiers in Conjugated Polymer Design & Synthesis
  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
  • Macromolecular Science at the Dawn of its Second Century
  • The Role of ASTM International in Poly Testing and Analysis
  • The Joseph C. Salamone Symposium – Revolutionary Innovation
  • Polymer Symposium Honoring Frederich Stanley – KIPPING AWARD
  • General Topics: New Synthesis & Characterization of Polymers
  • Industrial Developments in polyolefin macromolecular design

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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