ReACT Information and Templates

At the Regional Meeting Roundtable in April 2005 in San Diego, the Regional Activities Coordination Team (ReACT) created a set of templates meant to guide Regional Meeting Planners.
Why Have Regional Meetings – December 22, 2006

Guidelines for Submitting a Bid to Host a Regional Meeting

Regional Meeting Core Ingredients January 12, 2005

Organizing a Regional Meeting


Budget Template

Regional Meeting Final Report Template – March 26, 2014


General Tools

Meeting Planning Best Practices

Meeting Planning Frequently Asked Questions

Mobile App:  From your Smart Phone, search your store for ACS Regl/Specialty Mtgs

Regional Meeting Planning Conference (RMPC)

The designated CERM Chair and possibly the Program Chair should plan to attend the Regional Meeting Planning Committee training course 2-3 years out from the meeting.  The training takes place over a long weekend at ACS Headquarters in Washington DC.

Starting in 2018, the RMPC Meeting will become part of the Leadership Institute, held each January.

Here is a link to the 2016 Registration Form for reference.

New in 2016, the RMPC also includes a Region Board Workshop.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide useful training and information to Region Board Chairs (Immediate Former, General Chair) and Representatives on topics such as but not limited to:

  • Tax Compliance
  • Understanding your Role and Responsibility as a Regional Board Representative
  • Pulse Check on Region By-Laws
  • As you an Asset to your Regional Meeting?
  • What is your Brand?

RMPC Sample Agenda

Tips for Working with Volunteers

Funding Sources

Undergraduate Programming at Regional Meetings Grant

Chapters can receive up to $2,800 to develop undergraduate events and activities for ACS regional meetings.

Community Interaction Grant

Chapters are eligible to receive up to $500 to help improve the science learning experience of minority children through community interactions and projects.

Innovative Activities Grant

Active chapters are eligible to receive up to $500 in matching funds to support new and innovative chemistry-related projects.

Innovative Project Grants

The ACS Committee on Local Section Activities (LSAC) funds new local section projects through Local Section Innovative Projects Grants (IPGs). This program encourages local sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects to strengthen the functioning of the local section.

Proposed innovative projects must 1) be new to the applying local section, 2) stimulate local section member involvement, and 3) be pilot projects for a continuing section activity or else take advantage of a unique upcoming opportunity for the local section.

Projects that support interaction with other ACS local sections, ACS divisions, ACS committees, other professional associations, or community groups are especially encouraged, as are programs that foster inclusiveness and participation of diverse section membership or segments of the general public.

COPE Symposium

If there is a COPE Award winner(s) in our region, ACS National will give money to bring that speaker here for a COPE Symposium as part of the Technical Program.

List of Divisions and Website Links

There are currently 32 Divisions of the American Chemical Society.  Some provide support towards specific symposia.


ACS Divisions and Websites

AGFD Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
AGRO Chemistry for and from Agriculture
ANYL ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry
BIOL ACS Division of Biological Chemistry
BIOT Division of Biochemical Technology
BMGT Division of Business Development & Management
CARB Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry
CATL Catalysis Science and Technology Division
CELL Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division
CHAL Chemistry and the Law Division
CHAS ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety
CHED ACS Division of Chemical Education
CINF ACS Division of Chemical Information
COLL Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry
COMP Computers in Chemistry
ENFL Division of Energy and Fuels
ENVR Division of Environmental Chemistry
FLUO Division of Fluorine Chemistry
GEOC Geochemistry Division
HIST Division of the History of Chemistry
I&EC Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division
INOR Division of Inorganic Chemistry
MEDI ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry
NUCL Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology
ORGN ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
PHYS Physical Chemistry Division of the ACS
PMSE Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division
POLY Division of Polymer Chemistry
PROF Division of Professional Relations
RUBB RUBBRubber Division
SCHB Small Chemical Businesses Division
TOXI ACS Division of Chemical Toxicology