Below is a draft agenda of this year's conference.  As more details are confirmed we will post updates.

Please note, all times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Thursday, September 1, 2020

9:00 AM                              Virtual Exhibit Hall Opens


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

11:00 AM  12:00 PM      COVID-19 Panel Discussion with live Q&A following


Thursday, September 17, 2020

9:00 AM                  Posters available to view on website


Thursday, September 24, 2020

9:00 AM    10:00 AM     Professional Development Session:  AAAS Professional  

    Development Opportunities

9:00 AM   12:00 PM     DuPont GOLD Seminar
10:00 AM   10:45 AM     Coffee Break – “Speed Date” Video Chat Networking Rooms
11:00 AM   12:00 PM     Master Scientist Series Kick Off: Winifred Burkes-Houck Lecture
12:00 PM   1:00 PM     Break
1:00 PM   3:30 PM     Professional Development Session:  ACS:  Acing the Interview
1:00 PM   3:00 PM     DuPont GOLD Seminar (continued)
4:00 PM   6:00 PM     Poster Judging - judges talk with presenters individually
4:00 PM    

    Student Programs Best Practices Sessions Released

  • Crash Course in Interviewing and Negotiating
  • Choosing Your Research Home
  • Discussing the Importance of Experience! - Exploration Without Commitment
4:00 PM   6:00 PM     Networking Sessions


Friday, September 25, 2020

9:00 AM    10:00 AM     Master Scientist Series:  Percy Julian Lecture 
10:00 AM   2:00 PM

    Virtual Career Fair and Academic Expo

     To Include:

    • Day of On Demand Live Video Chat with exhibitors
    • Live Sponsor interviews by invitation and appointment
2:00 PM   3:00 PM      Student Programs Session:  Applying for Gilman and Fulbright 


3:00 PM   4:00 PM      Professional Development Session:  Imposter Syndrome, Wellness,    
     and Work Productivity
3:00 PM   4:30 PM      Student Programs Session:  ACS Workshop: Networking
4:00 PM          NOBCChE Award Winners Announced
4:00 PM   6:00 PM      Networking Sessions