Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 250th National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. It will be held August 16-20 in Boston.
Thousands of scientists and others are expected to gather for more than 9,000 presentations on a wide variety of new discoveries. Many of the findings have implications for everyday life, offering print, broadcast and online journalists a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities. The topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy, the environment and other fields where chemistry plays a central role. Some of those presentations will connect with the meeting's theme, "Innovation from Discovery to Application."
The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a press center in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Room 153B. It will include a press conference room and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The press center will have wireless Internet access, computers, a photocopier and refreshments.
Embargoed copies of press releases and a press conference schedule will be available in early August. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences on YouTube.
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 158,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
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