ACS National Meeting - San Diego 2016

Computers in Chemistry

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ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS. Start discussions and connect with other attendees on the ACS Network and the ACS Facebook page. Follow ACS national meetings on Twitter. ATTENDEE NATIONAL MEETING E-NEWSLETTER. Receive official updates on ACS national meetings, including locations, registration and accommodation dates, information and discounts, resources, and event details. You can sign up and manage your sub- scriptions with your free ACS ID. Sub- scribe at www.emailpref.acs.org. BUSINESS CENTER. The FedEx store, located in Hall D, offers in-store and online printing, notary services, docu- ment finishing, packing and shipping, and a variety of other services tailored to help you make the best of the convention. MEMBER INSURANCE PROGRAM. Inside the Exposition at booth 427, the ACS Member Insurance Program offers coverage and policies for every stage of life, from college student to young professional, from raising a family to enjoying retired life and everything in between. Stop by the Member Insur- ance Booth to learn how you can sign up for Life & International Life Insur- ance, Auto & Homeowners, Disability Income, Long-Term Care, Medicare Sup- plement, Medical Discount Cards, Pet Insurance, and Professional Liability. Also learn more about our newest policy available to ACS educators: Chemical Educators Legal Liability Insurance. Visit the booth for a com- plimentary 15-minute consultation, and learn how this policy provides the unique coverage necessary for chemis- try educators. To learn more about the insurance plans available to you, visit www.acs.org/insurance. ON-SITE MEETING ARRANGEMENTS ADA-COMPLIANT MEETING. The San Diego Convention Center pro- vides service ramps to entrances and elevated areas, braille instructions and directions throughout the building, and pay phones on each level of the facil- ity with (TDD) hearing-impaired func- tions. More information is available at visitsandiego.com. ACS is dedicated to ensuring that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or oth- erwise treated differently because of the absence of auxiliary aids and ser- vices identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to participate in the meeting, communicate your needs to ACS Meeting Services by e-mail: nationalmeetings@acs.org; fax: (202) 872-6128; or phone: (202) 872-6111 by January 28 to allow enough time to fulfill your request. Keep in mind that ACS may not be able to accommodate last-minute requests. If you have an emergency or need immediate assistance during the meet- ing, contact any ACS Operations Office. ASSISTANCE. Our information clerks will be positioned throughout the convention center and can help you navigate the On-site Program, find a particular session or room, and answer questions. Lost-and-found items at the convention center should be directed to the ACS Operations Office located in Room 14B. Messages left at the ACS Operations Office will be conveyed to attendees via the Meeting Mail system, but ACS cannot accept responsibility for the delivery of any messages, mail, or packages. ATTENDEE BADGES. Attendees and guests must be registered and display their badges at all times to be admitted to all official ACS sessions and events. ATTENDEE MESSAGING/MEETING MAIL. After registering for the meet- ing, you will be assigned a tempo- rary electronic mailbox to exchange personal messages with other registered attendees via Meeting Mail. Meeting Mail will be available before, during, and after the meeting at www.acs.org/sandiego2016. Use the Meeting Mail terminals located in the San Diego Convention Center. Telephone messages left at the ACS Information Booth will be conveyed to attendees via the electronic message center, but ACS cannot accept responsi- bility for the delivery of any messages. No one will be paged in meeting rooms. AUDIOTAPING, PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOTAPING. The use of any device to capture images (e.g., cameras and camera phones) or sound (e.g., tape and digital rebroadcast) of speakers or presentations is strictly prohibited at all ACS meetings and events without express written consent from ACS. CHILD CARE. Camp ACS will be avail- able to all meeting attendees free of charge from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 13, through Thursday, March 17. At Camp ACS, children two (and potty-trained) to 16 years of age can participate in age-appropriate activities, including arts and crafts and active games, while you enjoy the meet- ing. To ensure your child's participa- tion, register online by February 26 at www.acs.org/sandiego2016. For your child's safety, the location of Camp ACS will not be communicated until your registration is confirmed. On-site reg- G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N TIPS FOR A SAFE STAY IN SAN DIEGO Q Attendees should be aware of their surround ings at all times. Q Don't wear your meeting badge out- side the convention center or hotels. Q Don't wear fancy jewelry or carry ex- pensive technology in plain sight. Q Carry your briefcase, tote bag, purse, or laptop carrier close to your body. Q Don't leave valuables in your hotel room. Get a hotel safe deposit box. Q Walk in open and in well-lit areas at night. Q Travel in groups. Don't be a loner, particularly in the evening. Q Use common sense. If someone or someplace looks suspicious, report it and/or avoid it. Q If an emergency occurs during a meeting event, refer to detailed in- structions placed by ACS staff inside each meeting room to follow in case of emergencies. Report emergencies to the nearest security guard or to any ACS Operations Office during the meeting. Q If an emergency occurs outside an ACS event, contact police or emer- gency assistance by dial ing 911 or seeking assistance from the facility where the emergency occurs. Q Should a catastrophic event occur while the meeting is underway, fol- low safety and security instructions issued by the facility where you are located at the time of the event.

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