FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

American Chemical Society will meet completely virtually

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2020 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that it will hold the ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting & Expo completely virtually. The meeting will now be held Aug. 17-20, 2020, on the World Wide Web.

Originally scheduled to be held in San Francisco, the physical footprint of the meeting was terminated based on established COVID-19 reopening plans of the State of California and the City of San Francisco, as well as direct inputs from San Francisco city and public health officials. The decision, approved by the ACS Board of Directors, is in keeping with the Society’s core value of safety by ensuring the safety of its members, staff and the citizens of San Francisco.

Details about the meeting program, including the virtual tools that will be used, will be announced in the coming weeks.