SOURCE: American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society

June 17, 2011 17:36 ET

Green Chemistry Conference Press Conference Schedule

June 21-23, Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jun 17, 2011) - The American Chemical Society's (ACS) 15th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference takes place June 21-23 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. The conference is held in partnership with the 5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry and commemorates the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011), a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of human kind. Media can register at: http://acswebcontent.acs.org/gcande/media.html

Titled Global Challenges, Green Chemistry Solutions, the conference features 30 technical sessions, including a discussion on green chemistry in the automotive industry. A Chevrolet Volt will be on display in front of the hotel.

The press room is located in the New York Room, Hilton, and is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Media can also participate via live webcast at http://ustream.tv/channel/acslive, or they can view the archives later at the same site.

Tuesday, June 21

  • Paul Anastas, Ph.D, Environmental Protection Agency, Assistant Administrator
    • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Tom Burns, Novozymes, Senior Scientist
    • 11:00 - 12:00 noon
  • Rich Helling, Dow, Associate Director of Sustainability/Life Cycle Assessment
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Environmental Protection Agency's Presidential Green Chemistry Winners
    • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • John Frazier, Nike, Director, Environment, Safety and Health, and Considered Chemistry
    • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Green Chemistry Champions Berkeley W. Cue, Jr., Ph.D. and Professor Martyn Poliakoff CBE
    • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22

  • Teresa McGrath, NSF International, Senior Toxicologist
    • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Michael Korzenski, ATMI, Research & Development Director
    • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Paul Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D., Hewlett Packard, Distinguished Technologist
    • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The American Chemical Society is a non-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is to catalyze and enable the implementation of green chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise. www.acs.org/gci

Contact Information

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    202-251-4523
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