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March 8, 2004
Volume 82, Number 10
CENEAR 82 10 p. 57-58
ISSN 0009-2347

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

227th ACS SPRING NATIONAL MEETING
Anaheim, Calif., March 28–April 1

Springtime in Anaheim will be the setting for the American Chemical Society's 227th National Meeting, which will feature 30 of the society's technical divisions and seven committees participating in just over 900 technical sessions. More than 8,000 papers will be presented; the technical summary follows.

The exposition, a description of which follows the technical program, will be held in Hall C of the Anaheim Convention Center from Monday, March 29, through Wednesday, March 31. Special Tuesday hours (7:30 AM to 5 PM) will allow attendees dedicated time in the morning to visit the exhibits free of competition from technical programming. More than 300 companies and organizations that serve chemical professionals will showcase new and timely scientific technologies and will display books, computer hardware and software, safety equipment, and more.

Presidential events will consider substantive topics dealing with academic employment, diversity, how nanotechnology will change our lives, and the National Research Council's report "Beyond the Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering."

Workshops, awards symposia, and banquets will abound but still leave time for tours or participation in the Younger Chemists Committee 5-K run/1.5-mile walk or the Women Chemists Committee's inaugural golf tournament.

REGISTRATION


MEETING INFO ON THE WEB:
http://chemistry.org/meetings/
Technical Program Summary
General Program
Registration
Housing
Transportation
Member Services
Special Services
Presidential Events
Social & Special Events
Workshops
Exposition
Tours
NECH Employment Center
Career Resource Center
Short Courses (PDF)
Early registration for the 227th national meeting is closed. However, you can still register via the Internet until April 1; standard fees took effect on Feb. 26. Late registrants may proceed to the preregistration counters at the Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B, to pick up their credentials. Please bring a copy of your e-mail confirmation with you on-site for faster processing and to avoid duplicate registrations.

On-site Registration: As an added service, attendees have the option to register online via any Internet connection using a credit card and will be able to pick up their credentials at the convention center, Hall B. Attendees may also register on-site at the convention center. ACS will provide self-registration counters along with the traditional attended registration counters. Standard registration fees apply.

On-site registration hours at the convention center are as follows: Saturday, March 27, 3 to 6 PM; Sunday, March 28, 7:30 AM to 6 PM; Monday and Tuesday, March 29 and 30, 7:30 AM to 5 PM; Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 AM to 4 PM; and Thursday, April 1, 7:30 to 11 AM.

 

HOUSING


For reservation and hotel information, refer to the ACS meetings website at http://chemistry.org/meetings/anaheim2004 (click on "Housing") or the Preliminary Program in the Feb. 2 issue of C&EN.

TRANSPORTATION


ACS has negotiated the following travel discounts for the ACS national meeting in Anaheim:

AIR TRANSPORTATION. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways are the official carriers for the 2004 ACS Meeting Travel Program. All three carriers offer special domestic zone fares that are less than the unrestricted fares and do not require a Saturday night stay. In addition, each individual airline makes the following offers:

Delta:

  • 5% off published round-trip fares
  • 10% off published unrestricted round-trip coach fares
  • 5% off Song Airlines
  • Special zone fares

United:

  • 5% off any domestic published airfare
  • 10% off unrestricted midweek coach fare
  • Special zone fares

US Airways:

  • 7% off first class or lowest applicable published fare
  • 12% off published unrestricted fares
  • Special zone fares

To book your travel or to obtain more information, contact the airlines at the following numbers: Delta, (800) 241-6760, 8 AM to 11 PM EST, refer to File No. 202142A; United, (800) 521-4041, 8 AM to 10 PM EST, refer to Meeting Plus Code 517SM; and US Airways, (877) 874-7687, 8 AM to 9 PM EST, refer to Gold File No. 97692959.

AUTO RENTAL. ACS has negotiated special meeting rates with both Avis and Hertz for the 2004 ACS Meeting Travel Program. To make your reservation or for more information, call AVIS, (800) 331-1600, online at www.avis.com, refer to ID Code B120799; HERTZ, (800) 654-2240, online at www.hertz.com, refer to ID Code CV 02UZ0004.

AIRPORTS AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION. John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA), 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707; (949) 252-5200. More information is available at http://www.ocair.com. Located 16 miles or approximately 25 minutes from Anaheim.

Long Beach Airport (LGB), 4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808-1798; (562) 570-2600; fax (562) 570-2603. More information is available at http://www.lgb.org. Located 20 miles or approximately 30 minutes from Anaheim.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 92707; (310) 646-5252. More information is available at http://www.lawa.org (select the LAX tab). The major international airport into Southern California, LAX is located 31 miles or approximately 50 minutes from Anaheim. All major U.S. and international carriers fly into LAX at scheduled times.

Ontario International Airport (ONT), Terminal Bldg. 1, Room 200, Ontario, CA 91761; (909) 937-2700. More information is available at http://www.lawa.org (select the Ontario tab). Newly remodeled airport located 27 miles or approximately 45 minutes from the Anaheim area.

Airport Shuttle: ACS has made arrangements with Super Shuttle for shuttle transportation service to and from the airport. Fares are $10 one way from Orange County/John Wayne Airport to Anaheim and $15 one way from LAX to Anaheim (reservations are required). Discount coupons are available at http://center.acs.org/meetings/anaheim2004/transpShuttleCoupon.pdf. Make reservations online at http://www.supershuttle.com or call toll-free (800) BLUE-VAN, (800) 258-3826.

Taxi Fares: $38 one way from John Wayne/Orange County Airport to Anaheim; $72 one way from LAX to Anaheim.

Metrolink: Regional rail system that operates commuter trains from the six Southern California counties of San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, and North San Diego to Oceanside. Call toll-free (800) 371-LINK, 371-5465; http://www.metrolinktrains.com.

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA): Public bus transportation. Call (714) 636-RIDE, 636-7433; http://www.octa.net.

Driving Directions: For parking information and driving directions to the Anaheim Convention Center, visit the ACS Anaheim meeting website.

ACS Shuttle Bus: A complimentary shuttle service will be offered between the Anaheim Convention Center, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. Buses will run from 7 AM to 11 PM, Sunday through Wednesday, and 7 AM to 6 PM on Thursday. Buses will run approximately every 15 to 30 minutes. Travel time each way is approximately 10 minutes; however, traffic may cause delays during rush hours. If you require special assistance, in order to accommodate your needs in the most efficient and effective way possible, please contact Kushner & Associates at least 10 days prior to the meeting at (310) 274-8819 or by e-mail at j.owh@kushnerdmc.com.

Anaheim Resort Trolley (ART): ART offers a network of bright red trolleys with frequent service and eight interchangeable routes that allow for easy and convenient connections between hotels, event centers, shopping, dining, and evening entertainment. Peak periods or special events are serviced with 10-minute frequency. Nonpeak periods are serviced with 20-minute frequency. Daily service begins 60 minutes before area event centers open and concludes 30 minutes after closing. Event centers include Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, and the Anaheim Convention Center. Disneyland's East Esplanade offers ART guests assigned priority pickup and drop-off locations.

?ART passes may be purchased from your hotel or from other convenient pass sales outlets. Drivers do not sell passes. In addition, ART passes can be purchased at kiosk locations around the Anaheim Resort. Each ART route is identified by a letter, and each stop is identified by a number. Adult fares (10 years and older) are $3.00 for a one-day, unlimited-use pass; children's fares (nine years and younger) are free with an adult (no pass required); and cash fare is $3.00 for a one-time, one-way trip for adults and free for children under 10 with an adult. All ART vehicles are accessible for persons with disabilities. More information is available at http://www.anaheimresorttransit.com or by calling (714) 563-5287.

MEETING INFORMATION

ON THE WEB

The most up-to-date and the official final version of the technical program is the Web version: http://chemistry.org/meetings/anaheim2004. The information on this site will be updated as the meeting nears. Because some locations may change after C&EN's press time, be sure to pick up an on-site program booklet at the meeting.

SOCIAL & SPECIAL EVENTS UPDATES

NEW EVENTS:

MONDAY, MARCH 29

Reception/sponsored, no ticket required, 6 to 7:30 PM

Iowa State University, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213C

TUESDAY, MARCH 30

Reception/Sponsored, no ticket required, 11 AM to 2 PM
NSF, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 206B

CANCELED EVENT:

MONDAY, MARCH 29

Reception, 5:30 to 8 PM OLGA/PA&PR, Anaheim Hilton

FUN RUN/WALK

Healthy scientists are happy scientists. Stretch your tired legs and join fellow chemists under the Southern California sun on Monday, March 29, at 6:30 AM for the third annual YCC Fun Run/Walk. A 5-K run and a 1.5-mile walk are planned, and all are encouraged to participate. To register and for more information, visit the Younger Chemists Committee website at http://chemistry.org/ycc or http://chemistry.org/meetings/anaheim2004 (click on "Social & Special Events"). You can also send an e-mail to yccfunrunwalk@acs.org. The Committee on Community Activities, the Committee on Minority Affairs, the Society Committee on Education, and the Women Chemists Committee are cosponsors for this event.



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