Regional Meetings are organized by ACS Local Sections and supported by ACS Meetings. The meetings reflect the diverse professional interests of specific geographic regions. These meetings feature excellent technical programs on a variety of topics, poster sessions, expositions, and social events over the course of a three to four day period. The smaller size of an ACS Regional Meeting allows for a greater opportunity for interactions between attendees, and costs less to attend than a National Meeting.
Support of Symposia at Regional ACS Meetings
The Division of Analytical Chemistry supports analytical programming at the American Chemical Society’s Regional Meetings. Awards are often made to support a thematic symposium or symposia. Funds can be used to support travel expenses of an expert in the field who would not normally attend that particular regional meeting, and then local speakers would fill out the symposium. Alternatively, funds can be requested to provide more modest levels of support to multiple speakers from the region. Typical award amounts are in the $500-$1000 range.
In an effort to simplify the regional meeting support request process, a single request per regional meeting should be submitted by the meeting program chair or co-chair. Requests for regional meeting support should include the title of the proposed symposium or symposia to be supported, a tentative list of speakers, and the dollar amount requested. Support requests should be emailed to the Analytical Division business manager, Miquela Sena. Applications for support are considered on a rolling basis until the yearly allocation of funds has been expended.
See a calendar of scheduled Regional Meetings through the ACS.