Issue Date: July 31, 2017 | Web Date: July 27, 2017
Your guide to the ACS national meeting in D.C.
Click any speaker or symposium below for talk times and locations.
*=Kavli speaker, **=Plenary speaker
The pick of the program
Feeling overwhelmed by the choices? Here are some suggested symposia to get you started.
Sunday all day
Ten-hut! War fighters endure a lot. Get the scoop on nutritional strategies to keep the bugs in their guts healthy.
Sunday PM and Monday AM
Bzzz! This is the first of a trio of symposia related to the effects of pesticides on pollinators.
Meet this year's class of rising chemistry stars, so you can say you knew them when.
Chemists are helping fight the addiction wars. Come learn some of their strategies.
Thinking about running for elected office? Scientists who have thrown their hats in the ring will share their experiences.
DC isn't on the totality path, but you can watch NASA's live stream of the total eclipse and discuss it afterward.
Tuesday all day
Rosalind Franklin and Lise Meitner weren't the only ones. Come hear about other outstanding women denied their chance to be crowned scientific royalty.
Exploring the environs
Nearby places to visit during your downtime.
1. Walter E. Washington Convention Center
2. Marriott Marquis (hotel)
3. Mount Vernon Square: Here stands the city’s original Carnegie Library.
4. CityCenterDC: This residential and retail complex is home to upscale shops and restaurants.
5. Grand Hyatt (hotel)
6. Reynolds Center: Located in the Old Patent Office Building, this art center houses the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
7. Harman Center for the Arts: With some luck, you might snag tickets to the Free For All production of “Othello,” running Aug. 15–27.
8. International Spy Museum: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enjoy one of the museum’s interactive spy experiences.
9. The Newseum: Check if your hometown newspaper is among the digital front pages on display outside the museum.
10. The National Mall: Home to many free museums, America’s front yard includes the National Air & Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History.
CORRECTION: On August 2, 2017, this guide was updated to correct the name of the residential and retail complex in D.C. It’s CityCenterDC, not CenterCityDC.
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