Issue Date: August 1, 2016
Your guide to the ACS national meeting in Philly
* = Kavli speaker; ** = Plenary speaker
Click any speaker or symposium below to pull up a page with talk times and locations. You can even add them to your itinerary. For a downloadable PDF of our entire guide to what’s hot in Philly, click here. To get ACS’s complete national meeting app click here.
Getting your bearings
There are plenty of things walkable from the convention center.
Fire up your Pokémon Go.
1. Pennsylvania Convention Center: Your chemventure starts here.
2. Reading Terminal Market: Feed your face here. And don’t forget to try some Pennsylvania Dutch treats. Scrapple, anyone?
3. City Hall: Sitting atop this fine building is an 11-meter-tall bronze statue of William Penn, founder of “Penn’s Woods,” aka Pennsylvania.
4. Love Statue: The iconic sculpture has temporarily moved across the street while LOVE Park gets an overhaul. Selfie detour.
5. Comcast Center: Take a stroll through the lobby, which boasts a 195 sq-meter video wall.
6. Rittenhouse Square: Shop your heart out.
7. Franklin Institute: Climb inside a two-story-tall brain circuit and learn about “The Science Behind Pixar.”
8. Le Meridien Philadelphia (hotel)
9. Philadelphia Downtown Courtyard by Marriott (hotel)
10. Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center (hotel)
11. Liberty Bell: Ding-dong. You can call on the cracked icon here.
12. Independence Hall: This is where it all began … and where “Give me your John Hancock” became a thing.
We asked readers on Twitter what to do and see in Philly.
Here are some of their favs.
Symposia you shouldn’t miss
We hear you. The session possibilities are endless.
We’ve whittled them down for you.
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