SCHB National Meeting Preview, August 2012 Back to News Notes
National Meeting Preview - ACS 244th National Mtg
Philadelphia. August 19 - 23, 2012
by Joe Sabol, SCHB Program Chair
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SCHB has four full days of programming at the ACS 244th national meeting in Philadelphia.
SCHB’s program is in the Grand Ballroom Salon I & II, Philadelphia Courtyard Downtown Hotel, 21 N. Juniper St. Please note that you may enter at 13th & Filbert Sts., which is one block from the Southwest corner of the Convention Center (end opposite of Reading Market.) The Ballroom Salon is closer to the 13th St. entrance and up one floor from the lobby. For maps and floor plans, please see: www.philadelphiadowntowncourtyard.com/
Sunday, August 19th
The meeting opens Sunday morning with SCHB’s flagship session “True Stories of Success,” where four entrepreneurs will share their lessons learned and “do-overs.” Stay for the “Best Practices” panel discussion where you can get all of your questions answered from our sage experts.
Once you have your business plan, you need marketing: Sunday afternoon is SCHB’s marketing media mix, with “Marketing and Technical Sales for Start-up and Growing Businesses” and “How Small Businesses Increase Sales and Grow Using Social Media.”
The Expo opens Sunday evening - stop by SCHB’s booth 1433 and “discuss business” with SCHB members.
Monday, August 20th
Puzzled by patent law revisions? Attend the Monday morning session “What You Need to Know About the New U.S. Patent Laws.” Make sure that you arrive at 8:00 a.m. for networking and continental breakfast, provided by Osha Liang LLP.
Frustrated with politicians who do not listen? Then, run for office yourself. But first, attend “Making Running for Elected Office a Part of Your Career,” where, former elected officials, candidates, and campaign gurus will share their expertise and give you a better chance at
Need financing? Have money to invest? At 3:15 p.m., the Chemical Angel Network Organizational Meeting is scheduled. This was a late addition and not listed in the program, but for more information, contact SCHB member Sid White at email@example.com
SCHB’s Executive Committee will meet 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Atwater-Kent Museum, 15 South 7th St., which six blocks East, along Market St. The meeting is open and if you would like to be more active in SCHB or if you have comments to make, please attend.
By now, you will be hungry, thirsty, and ready for SCHB’s networking/social/reception (with CHAS) at the Atwater-Kent Museum Garden. Meet old friends, make new connections, enjoy some food and beverage, and “discuss business.”
Still got some gas? Don’t forget Sci-Mix, 8:00-10:00 p.m., in the Convention Center, where SCHB has five posters!
Tuesday, August 21st
Allen Reitz organized a full day of “Entrepreneurship: Drug Discovery Innovation at Start-Up, Small, and Medium-Sized Biotechnology Companies.” Learn how new commercial entities, non-profits, and university tech-transfer can participate in innovation and job growth. Coffee and networking starts at 8:15 a.m., provided by Bentham Science Publishers. The afternoon session starts at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22nd
Anis Rahman organized a full day of “Terahertz Spectroscopy Moves From the Laboratory to the Commercial Sector” where we will hear about instrument design, chemical sensing, and how art conservation, explosives, tobacco products, and more can be addressed with “T-rays.”
Well, that’s it for SCHB in Philadelphia. Next stop, New Orleans in April 2013 . . . see you there!
Contact us: Website: http://www.acs-schb.org
Chair: Stanley S. Seelig, Seelig and Associates
Program Chair: Dr. Joseph E. Sabol, CHEMICAL CONSULTANT
Acting Booth Chair: David J. Deutsch, Vista Marketing and Financial