The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) aims to foster and promote the advancement of the field of organic chemistry. One way that the Division can meet this mission is to support and/or organize organic chemistry-related symposia and meetings. We organize the biannual National Organic Chemistry Symposium, organize and/or support symposia at ACS National Meetings and ACS Regional Meetings, and also provide support for other organic chemistry-related symposia and meetings. Additionally, travel awards are available for individuals to ACS National Meetings and NOS Meetings.
ACS National Meetings
The Division provides funding and programming support for organizing organic chemistry-related symposia at ACS National Meetings. For more information see: ACS Meeting Symposia Support Page.
ACS Regional Meetings
The Division will provide funding and programming support for organizing organic chemistry-related symposia at ACS Regional Meetings. For more information see: ACS Regional Meeting Support Page.
The Division has allotted a limited set of funds to support organic chemistry-related symposia and conferences including DOC-sponsored “best poster award” prizes to student and postdoc presenters at non ACS sponsored Meetings and Symposia. For more information see: Other Meetings/Symposia Support Page.
The Division does not accept symposia with names of living persons in the title. Members interested in submitting an honorary symposium proposal are strongly urged to focus the title and presentations on the chemistry not the individual.
The Executive Committee of the Organic Division supports programs that fully reflect the diversity of the membership in the Division. Therefore, for symposia/conferences, we encourage the selection of speakers to be balanced with consideration to gender, groups historically underrepresented in the profession, research area, employment sector, and career stage.
Conferences receiving support should use the Division’s logo as an acknowledgement along with the other financial sponsors. It should not be displayed in a manner that might lead attendees to believe the Division is organizing and/or responsible for the meeting/symposia