The 42nd Meeting of the ACS Central Region

June 8 - 10 of 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Contact for Events

Wednesday, June 8

International Year of Chemistry Plenary Session
11am -12pm
•    Speaker:  Dawn Shiang, Associate Director, Sustainable Technologies & Innovation Sourcing, The Dow Chemical Company
•    Title: Sustainable Innovation
•   Auditorium, University Place Conference Center

Younger Chemists Committee/Student Affiliates Luncheon

12pm  - 1:30pm
•   Location: Scholars Hall South
•    Speaker:  Brian Fahie, Senior Director-Bulk Analytical Research and Development, Eli
Lilly and Company

•    Title:  How to secure and nurture a vibrant chemistry career in the 21st century

Dr. Fahie is convinced that there has never been a better time to be a chemist.  He will explain why he thinks this is the case and provide practical tips so you can better position yourself to excel in these exciting yet turbulent times.
Event is Co-sponsored by the IUPUI Chemistry Club and Agilent

Exposition Kick-Off

•   Location: University Place Conference Center, Rm 132

Join the party that lasts all year! 
The International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) celebrates the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.  Join ACS past president, Catherine T. “Katie” Hunt at the Dow Chemical booth in room 132 to kickoff the 42nd ACS Central Regional Meeting (CERM) in beautiful Indianapolis, IN.  Come see how The Dow Chemical Company is celebrating IYC, take the sustainability quiz, learn how you can participate, and maybe even win an IYC T-shirt!  Just look for the brightly colored Elements of Wonder Logo. 
See you there! 

*Please note that the Exposition begins at 9am on Wednesday. This event is the “official” kick-off later in the day.

International Year of Chemistry Banquet and Awards Presentation
6pm - 9pm

•   Location: Scholars Hall
•   Speaker:  Joseph S. Francisco, 2010 President of the American Chemical Society, William E. Moore Distinguished Professor-Physical Chemistry, Purdue University
•   Title:  Sustaining the Chemical Enterprise Beyond the International Year of Chemistry

Join the past Presidents of the American Chemical Society, Joe Francisco and Catherine "Katie" Hunt, in the celebration of the International Year of Chemistry at the Awards Banquet.  Learn how others have celebrated IYC and share your ideas for future IYC projects.

You will not want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry, to meet the past Presidents of the ACS, to recognize regional colleagues, and to network with other ACS professionals!

Tickets for non-conference attendees will be available for purchase at the door for $35.

Thursday, June 9

Continental Breakfast with ACS Governance

7:30am - 8:30am
•   Location: Presidents Room (2nd floor, Hotel)

Come and hear all of the news and events from the governing board of the
ACS!  This event is free for all to attend.

International Year of Chemistry Plenary Session
11am -12pm
Location:Auditorium, University Place Conference Center

•    Speaker:  John Lechleiter, Chairman, CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
•    Title: The Contribution of Pharmaceutical Science to Human Lives

Women Chemists Committee Luncheon
12 - 1:30pm
•   Location: Ballroom
•   Speaker:  Madeleine Jacobs,  Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society
•   Title:  The Challenges Facing Women in Chemistry and other Scientific and Engineering Fields
This event is sponsored by Agilent.

Tour of Indianapolis Museum of Art Science Laboratory
•    2-5pm
•    Tour given by: Dr. Gregory Dale Smith, Senior Conservation Scientist at the
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Museum scientists utilize the tools of mainstream chemistry in their analysis of artists’ materials and the development of new conservation treatments.  The Indianapolis Museum of Art has just added a 3000 sq. ft. analytical and research laboratory for the study and stewardship of its world-class collections to complement their already internationally recognized conservation department.   Dr. Gregory Smith welcomes ACS members to a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the new conservation science laboratory as well as the conservation studios.  Participants will observe firsthand artworks undergoing examination, documentation, and conservation treatment.  Lab tours will focus on the microscopy, chromatography, thermal analysis, and spectroscopy instrumentation used in the materials analysis of artwork.   Demonstrations of key imaging and analysis equipment will be performed.  Following the tour participants are invited to visit the museum’s galleries to explore the IMA’s encyclopedic collections or catch a quick dinner or drink at the Museum’s café.  Driving directions will be provided, but participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the IMA.  The tour is limited to the first twenty participants.

Cultivating Connections Networking Event
6pm -10pm
•   Location:  Skyline Club, One America Square, 36 th floor

In this newly competitive world it isn’t always what you know, but who you know.  Bring your business cards and prepare to network!

Join us for a relaxing evening of networking at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis (  Enjoy the breathtaking evening views of downtown Indianapolis from the 36th floor of the The One America Building.  Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Entertainment will be provided by Half-Baked and the Blow-Hards, a local Indianapolis band that features electric classic rock and blues.
A map to the Skyline Club from the IUPUI Conference Center will be
available at the registration table.

Tickets for non-conference attendees will be available for purchase at the door for $35.

Friday, June 10

Carolina Biological Supply High School Teacher Breakfast
8 - 9am
•   Location: Presidents Room, 2nd floor, Hotel

This event is free for all K-12 teachers.

International Year of Chemistry Plenary Session
11am -12pm
•    Speaker:  Michael A. Evans, AIT Laboratories Founder, President, and CEO
•    Title: From Hot Coals to Mass Spectrometry: The History of Forensic Toxicology
•    Location: Auditorium, University Place Conference Center

Central Region  Steering Committee Luncheon Meeting
12pm - 1:30pm

•    Location:  The Dean Room, 2nd Floor, Hotel.
This meeting is for executive committee members, board members, and regional meeting planning committee members.  Lunch will be provided.