SCHB National Meeting Preview, August 2011 Back to News Notes
National Meeting Preview - ACS 242nd National Mtg
Denver, Colorado, August 28 - September 1, 2011
by Joe Sabol, SCHB Program Chair
As you finalize your travel plans for the ACS National Meeting in Denver, please note these important announcements.
DENVER TECHNICAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
At the bottom is a summary of the SCHB Denver Technical Program and Special Events. All SCHB programming (Sunday-Wednesday) is in the Colorado Convention Center, Room 205. SCHB’s Sci-Mix poster session is in the Convention Center, Hall D, and SCHB’s Executive Committee meeting (open, all are welcome to attend) and Social/Reception (with BMGT) are at the Cactus Club, 1621 Blake St.
To prepare your meeting schedule, go to www.acs.org/ and click on SCHB when you get to the Denver Meeting On-Line Technical Program. You can also find Denver meeting information, including the SCHB August 2011 Small Chem Biz Newsletter, at www.acs-schb.org/
If you cannot attend all of the SCHB technical sessions, several are being recorded by ACS for viewing after the meeting.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN DENVER
SCHB needs your help in Denver. Can you volunteer to take a half day shift and be a “greeter” at one of SCHB’s sessions? SCHB will have a literature table and bar code scanner at our room, and will collect business cards at each session, drawing one winner at the end for a 4 GB USB drive with SCHB’s “elemental” logo. Greeter duties include: welcome attendees, scan badges, collect cards, distribute/explain literature, and whatever else you can do to promote SCHB. You can still attend the session and see/hear the presentations, but you don’t have to do anything with the projector or microphone - just be the “front end” to meeting attendees. If you volunteer for a session, you will receive a SCHB 4 GB USB drive. To sign up for a session, see the epitome below and contact SCHB Program Chair Joe Sabol at firstname.lastname@example.org with your time preference.
EXPO BOOTH UPDATE
SCHB will have booth 1730 in the Expo. Can you volunteer to take a shift for few hours and be a “greeter” at SCHB’s expo booth? SCHB will have literature, poster, and bar code scanner and will collect business cards and draw one winner each day for a 4 GB USB drive with SCHB’s “elemental” logo. All you need to do is to greet attendees, scan badges, collect cards, distribute/explain literature, and whatever else you can do to promote SCHB. It’s also good for your networking, as you can explain what you do and why you are a part of SCHB. If you volunteer for a three hour shift, you will receive a SCHB 4 GB USB drive. To sign up, contact SCHB Membership Chair Ankush Argade at email@example.com with your time preference. Expo hours are Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM and Wednesday 9 AM - 1 PM.
If you prefer to have your own booth, it’s still not too late. To take advantage of the special “Small Chemical Business” rate of $500 for a standard booth, contact SCHB Treasurer David Deutsch at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. This is new booth rentals only, fewer than 50 employees, and you must have liability insurance per ACS regulations.
TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN SCHB GOVERNANCE
Would you like to take an active role in SCHB activities and governance? Become involved in SCHB and help with membership, marketing, social functions, fundraising/development, organize a program, create members-only content for our website, or ???? What are your skills and interests? Attend SCHB’s Business Meeting and/or Executive Committee meeting (open to all members) in Denver on Tuesday, August 30 or contact SCHB Chair-Elect Stan Seelig at email@example.com Learn what issues are before SCHB and what SCHB needs to do to help its members. Tell us what you want SCHB to do for you, what you want to do for SCHB, or anything else that involves you, SCHB, and ACS. We want your input!
SCHB program in Denver. Program Details
SCHB DENVER TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Except where noted, SCHB events are in Colorado Convention Center, Room 205.
Sunday, August 28
8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast, Posters, and Conversation with Climate Experts
8:35 - 11:55 AM Global Climate Change: What Citizens of the World Need to Know
1:00 - 5:10 PM A Critical Look at Global Warming Data: An Examination of Driving Factors in the Wickedly Complex System Called Climate
Monday, August 29
8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast (supported by Osha Liang LLP)
8:35 - 11:55 AM Issues in Intellectual Property Affecting Small Businesses
1:10 - 2:55 PM Health Care Reform: The Impact on Chemists and the Chemical Industry (co-sponsored with PROF)
3:05 - 5:00 PM Making Running for Elected Office Part of Your Career Path
8 - 10 PM Sci-Mix: SCHB Poster Session. Venue: Convention Center, Hall D.
Tuesday, August 30
8:15 - 10:20 AM Small Business Spin-Offs into the Commercial Sector
10:30 AM - NOON True Stories of Success from Chemical Entrepreneurs
1:15 - 2:40 PM Best Practices for Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion
2:45 - 3:15 PM SCHB Business Meeting (open, everybody welcome)
3:30 - 5:00 PM SCHB Executive Committee (open, everybody welcome)
Note Location: The Cactus Club, 1621 Blake St.
5:00 - 7:00 PM SCHB Social / Reception (with BMGT)
Members and friends welcome!
Note Location: The Cactus Club, 1621 Blake St.
Wednesday, August 30
9:00 - 11:00 AM Water is the Next “Oil”: How Small Businesses are Tapping In
1:15 - 4:00 PM Recent Advances in and Applications of Terahertz Spectroscopy in Materials Characterization
Looking Forward . . .
That’s it! You want more SCHB programming? You’ll just have to attend one of the three remaining 2011 regional meetings (MW / GLRM, SWRM, or WRM) or wait for ACS 243rd National Meeting in San Diego, March 25-29, 2012.
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