Q: What are the dates of this year's conference?

A: June 18-20, 2012; however a full-day "Student Workshop" will be held on Thursday, June 21st for all registered students that attend the conference. You should make your travel plans accordingly.

Q: When does conference registration open?

A: Advanced registration opens on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

Q: How do I register?

A: Online via the official conference site, Go to the "Registration" tab. Alternately, if you prefer to register via mail or fax, a downloadable form can be found on the registration page.

Q: How much is conference registration?

A: It depends on WHEN you register; the later you register, the more it will cost. "Advanced" registration starts on January 17, 2012 and the cost for the full conference is US $550.00; student registration is US $200.00. "Advanced" registration closes on 04/27/12. After that date, the "full" rate will increase to US $650.00 and US $225.00 for students, respectively. There are special rates for one-day registration, 50-year ACS members, group discounts for academics that bring students to the conference as well as all conference guests. For rate details and all conference registration policies, visit our registration page

Q: How do I get a waiver for conference registration?

A: We do not offer waivers for this conference.

Q: What is included in the full conference registration fee?

A: Your conference badge, one copy of the official conference program book, entrance to all technical sessions and keynote addresses, access to the daily continental breakfast, the poster luncheon (June 19, 2012) and the opening reception (June 18, 2012).

Q: Can I pay for conference registration by wire transfer?

A: Yes; contact the ACS Green Chemistry InstituteĀ® at or +1 (202) 872-6102 to request the banking information you will need for your wire transfer.

Q: Where is the 16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference being held?

A: In the nation's capital, Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Q: What are the conference hotel rates?

A: All rooms (single, double, triple) are US $250.00 per night excluding applicable taxes. Parking is $34 USD (self park) and $39 USD (valet).

Q: How do I make a hotel reservation at the Marriott Wardman Park?

A: For the ACS GCI special rate visit and click on Housing & Travel or call 800-228-9290 or 202-328-2000 and mention the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference or visit Marriott.

Q: What is the closest airport to the conference location?

A: Washington, DC has 3 area airports [Reagan Washington National, Dulles International and Thurgood Marshall BWI (Baltimore Washington International)]. The closest to central Washington, DC is Reagan Washington National airport. It is accessible by local taxi, the METRO train system as well as airport transportation companies such as SuperShuttle. Please note that the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel does not offer an airport shuttle service.

Q: Are there any discounted room accommodations for students attending the conference?

A: Yes; students can stay on the campus of American University. Students interested in campus housing must complete and submit a student housing request form by May 25, 2012. The negotiated rate is US $100.00 for single rooms; US $75.00 per person for double rooms. The campus is METRO accessible and approximately 10 minutes away from the conference location.

Q: My company/organization is interested in being a conference sponsor and/or exhibitor. What do we do?

A: Contact Shefali Algoo at (202) 452-8917 or The sponsor and exhibitors prospectus can be downloaded from the official conference site at Sponsor and Exhibitors page.

Q: I want to make a presentation at the conference. What do I need to do?

A: First of all, you must register for the conference. Secondly, all presentations must be submitted online via PACS (Program and Abstract Creation System). To submit your abstract, go to the "Program" page on the official conference site,, and dbl-click on the "Submit Abstract Here" link. Upon receipt, all submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by a panel of subject matter experts. If your abstract is selected to be presented at the conference, you will be contacted with a confirmation of the date, time and location. NOTE: Conference presenters are not granted conference registration nor travel waivers. The deadline for submitting all abstracts is February 29, 2012.

Q: I live outside the United States and want to attend the conference but will need an official letter of invitation. How do I get one?

A: If you submitted an abstract and you have been notified that your abstract has been accepted for presentation at this year's conference, you can obtain a letter of invitation through the online abstract submission system, PACS. If you are not submitting an abstract but still want to request a letter of invitation, your request must be submitted in writing to Your request should contain your full name, mailing address, and email address.


Q: My abstract has been accepted for presentation. When and where am I speaking?

A: You will receive confirmation of your abstract acceptance with the day, time and location of your presentation. If you are onsite, you can look up your last name in the printed program book index (at the back of the book) to identify your abstract number; then, locate the abstract number in the program schedule (near the front of the book) to identify the confirm the location, day and time of your presentation.

Q: My abstract has been accepted for presentation. How do I upload my presentation?

A: Presentations are not uploaded for this conference. Presenters are strongly encouraged to visit the Speaker Ready Room (Johnson Room) at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled presentation time to be sure your presentation works correctly on the equipment.

Q: What are the days/hours for the Speaker Ready Room?

A: Sunday, June 17: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, June 18: 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday, June 19: 7:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday, June 20: 7:30am-3:00pm

Q: My poster was accepted.. When/where can I put it up? When do I have to remove it?

A: All posters must be put up for display no later than 3:00pm on Monday, June 18, 2012. It is requested that all posters remain setup until 5:00pm Tuesday, June 19, 2012. All posters MUST BE REMOVED by 9:00am Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Those left after that time will be discarded.

Q: Can I bring a guest to the breakfasts/poster luncheon/evening reception?

A: Yes; but you must purchase a separate guest ticket at the conference registration desk.

Q: Can I videotape (or audio record) sessions while at the conference?

A: No; we do not allow attendees to videotape and/or audio record sessions. However, a conference-sponsored audio recording of sessions1 will be available to conference attendees on the conference website approximately 4 weeks following the close of the conference.


Q: I am a journalist that is interested in attending the conference. How do I register? Is there a fee?

A: All media representatives MUST register. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Contact David Morehead at +1 (202) 872-6103 or for media registration guidelines. Complimentary registration is extended to qualified journalists including access to all technical sessions and keynote addresses, daily continental breakfasts, the poster luncheon and the opening evening reception.

Q: Where is the media room located?

A: In the Jefferson Room.

Q: When is the press conference scheduled?

A: To be announced.


Q: Somehow, I managed to lose my conference badge. How do I get a replacement?

A: Go to the conference registration desk to request a new badge. The replacement fee is $25.00 (credit card payments accepted only). 1Recording of conference technical sessions are made of those sessions in which the presenter has given his/her exclusive advance consent to the American Chemical Society. Without his/her consent, they cannot and will not be recorded.

Q: After I picked up my conference program at the registration desk, I lost it. How do I get another copy?

A: Additional copies are available for a US $25.00 replacement fee (credit cards only).

Q: I did not indicate my interest in attending the Student Workshop (Thursday, June 21, 2012) when I registered. Can I still attend?

A: You can attendā€¦IF there is space available. Stop by the conference registration desk first. There are no guarantees that additional seats will be available.

Q: I am not a student, but I want to attend the Student Workshop. Can I?

A: Only as an observer and only if seats are available. You may not participate in discussions nor exercises.

Q: Is there internet access (WiFi) in the hotel? How do I access it? Is there a fee to use it?

A: WiFi is available in the public hotel areas (lobbies). For registered hotel guests, there is a $12.95/day fee for high speed internet access (wired) and WiFi in your hotel room.

Q: I need to print something. Is there someplace where I can use a printer?

A: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel offers a full-service business center for printing needs.

Q: Where can I get a list of local restaurants?

A: Stop by the conference registration desk to pick up a copy of the list of restaurants and other local amenities.

Q: Are there any local tourist attractions that I can visit while I'm in the area?

A: The National Zoo is within walking distance from the hotel. For more details, see Other nearby attractions include The Washington National Cathedral ( as well as the National Mall, home to the Smithsonian Institution's many museums and government buildings such as the US Capitol, and the White House.