Issue Date: March 13, 2017
Your guide to the ACS national meeting in San Francisco
* = 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. To get ACS’s complete national meeting app click here. For a PDF of our guide to what’s hot in San Francisco, click here. To download the meeting app or view the technical program, visit the official #ACSSanFran website.
Checking out the neighborhood
Some attractions nearby and farther afield that you might want to see while you’re in town.
1. Moscone Center: Your journey starts here.
2. Yerba Buena Gardens: This oasis in the city is also home to the Children’s Creativity Museum. Find your inner child.
3. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: In case the museum’s 30,000 works of art aren’t enough, you can roam Klee and Calder exhibitions too.
4. Union Square: In the heart of the city’s shopping district, the central plaza is a great place to people watch.
5. Cable car turntable: Watch the famed cable cars change direction and then catch a ride to Chinatown.
6. W San Francisco (hotel)
7. San Francisco Marriott Marquis (hotel)
8. InterContinental San Francisco (hotel)
9. Fisherman’s Wharf: This waterfront neighborhood is home to Ghirardelli Square, a decommissioned World War II-era submarine, and a sea lion colony.
10. Exploratorium: If you stay till Thursday evening, you can check out this interactive science museum without competition from kids.
11. Golden Gate Park: With the California Academy of Sciences and its aquarium, the de Young art museum, and multiple gardens, there’s something here for everyone.
The pick of the program
Too bad there’s no DVR for symposia. Here are some you should try to catch.
To download a pdf of the final program for the spring 2017 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, April 2–6, visit http://cenm.ag/sa2017.
CORRECTION: This meeting guide was updated on March 22, 2017, to correct the description of the “Chemistry of Korean Food & Beverages” symposium. It was intended to imply that if you can’t make it out to lunch anywhere—Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, etc.—you could get a vicarious food fix instead, by learning about the science of kimchi.
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