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2014 Drug Discovery Series

EVENT DATES: Last Thursday in every month.

Professional Growth Channel

Learn about the drug discovery process from A to Z!

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Exclusive Access to Experts from the ACS National Meeting

EVENT DATE: Monday, March 17 – Tuesday, 18, 2014

Professional Growth Channel

Join us for a series of special interactive broadcasts with chemistry’s most respected names as well as it’s up and coming stars.

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From Waste to Wealth Using Green Chemistry

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Join Dr. James Clark and discover your leftovers can be mined for precious chemicals.

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2014 Drug Discovery Series

EVENT DATES: Last Thursday in every month.

Professional Growth Channel

Learn about the drug discovery process from A to Z!

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Tragic Chemical Accidents: Tales, Investigations, and Lessons Learned

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Careers Channel
Join Dr. Mary Beth Mulcahy of the US Chemical Safety Board as she shares how to avoid disaster.

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From Provisional Patents to Extending the Life of Your Patents

EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Business & Innovation Channel

Join patent expert Marc Morley to discuss how to stay in control of your IP.

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Chemistry & the Economy 2013 Year-end Review

EVENT DATE: December 12, 2013

Business and Innovation Channel: Chemistry and the Economy Series

Our dynamic duo is back. Join Paul Hodges and Dr. Bill Carroll, as they discuss the issues and trends you need to know to be prepared for 2014.

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Alternative Assessments: Strategies for Sustainable Product Development

EVENT DATE: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Join Dr. Pam Spencer from DOW to learn the benefits of integrating toxicology assessments at an early stage.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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How Data Mining Drives Pharma: Information as a Raw Material and Product

EVENT DATE: October 10, 2013

Business and Innovation Channel

Join Wendy Cornell from Merck in a conversation on how big data is changing the way business and research is done.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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Green Chemistry Education, Charting a Course for the Future

EVENT DATE: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Join Dr. Michael Cann and Dr Joe Fortunak in a discussion on the future of green chemistry education.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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Chemistry & the Economy: From Stimulus to Sequester

EVENT DATE: July 11, 2013

Business and Innovation Channel: Chemistry and the Economy Series

Our dynamic duo is back. Join Paul Hodges, International eChem, and Dr. David Harwell, as they discuss the issues and trends you need to be prepared for 2013.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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Innovations in Green Chemistry: Organics from Carbon Dioxide, Sunlight and Water

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Join Dr. Andrew Bocarsly as he explores how chemistry can be developed that uses solar energy to convert CO2 to value added products.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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Protect Your IP: A Guide to the Newly Implemented Patent Laws

EVENT DATES: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Business & Innovation Channel

Join Michael Brodowski to learn how changes in the patent law will affect you and your IP.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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ACS Webinars, Live from New Orleans!

Event Date: April 8 & 9, 2013

ACS Webinars is hitting the road this April to broadcast some of the excitement LIVE from the ACS National Meeting straight to your computer.

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ACS Webinars, Live from New Orleans!

Event Date: April 8 & 9, 2013

ACS Webinars is hitting the road this April to broadcast some of the excitement LIVE from the ACS National Meeting straight to your computer.

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Using Water to Replace Organic Solvents: Switchable Water

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Learn about a major breakthrough in waste water treatment with Dr. Philip Jessop from Queen’s University.

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day: Public Outreach & Engagement

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of CCED and prepare for this year’s Earth Day with the theme “Our Earth: Handle with Care!”

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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Understanding and Communicating the Science of Climate Change: A Chemist’s Responsibility

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 07, 2013

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Join Dr. Jerry Bell and Dr. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri as they discuss the ACS Climate Science Toolkit and cover the fundamental science to help you understand and communicate climate science.

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2013 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

ACS Webinars® and the UC San Diego’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center have joined forces to bring you the top minds in Chemical Entrepreneurship, featuring hosts Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry.

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Gender Bending Science: Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

EVENT DATE: January 31, 2013

Joy of Science Channel: Extreme Chemistry Series

Join Dr. Charles Tyler as he discusses how chemicals can blur the line between he and she.

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Chemistry & the Economy Year-end Review

EVENT DATE: December 13, 2012

Business and Innovation Channel: Chemistry and the Economy Series

Our dynamic duo is back. Join Paul Hodges, International eChem, and Dr. Bill Carroll, as they discuss the issues and trends you need to be prepared for 2013.

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Rational Design of Safer Chemicals

EVENT DATE: Thursday December 6, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Learn how molecular design is leading to safer chemicals with Dr. Julie Zimmerman.

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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Tips for Reporting Green Chemistry Achievements to the U.S. EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory

EVENT DATE: Thursday September 13, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Learn how to broadcast your efforts to go green from an agency insider.

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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Contracts and Insurance: Protect Your Consulting Business from Legal Liability

EVENT DATE: August 16, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn about Contracts, Insurance and how to limit your liability

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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Chemistry & the Economy Mid-year Review

EVENT DATE: July 12, 2012

Business and Innovation Channel: Chemistry and the Economy Series

Our dynamic duo is back. Join Paul Hodges, International eChem, and Bill Carroll, as they discuss the issues and trends of 2012

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Green Chemistry and Global Access to Medicines in Developing Countries

EVENT DATE: Thursday June 14, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Learn how green chemistry can positively impact public policy and improve global health!

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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How to Build an Innovative Research Culture: The Case of DNA Sequencing

EVENT DATE: Thursday May 10, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel

Glean insights to foster an innovative culture in your own research and laboratory!

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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DoE Quantum to the Continuum: Opportunities for Mesoscale Science

EVENT DATE: Thursday April 12, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel

What is mesoscale science and how can you benefit from it?

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2012 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

EVENT DATES: Many!

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur!

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Measures of Green Chemistry Performance

EVENT DATE: Thursday March 8, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel

Systematically measure, compare and evaluate synthetic chemistry routes using key green chemistry metrics.

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New Year and New Patent Laws Scientists Should Know

EVENT DATE: Thursday January 12, 2012

ACS Webinars Interactive – Events held on LiveStream!

Learn what every scientist should know about the new U.S. patent laws!

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Chemistry & the Economy Series

The chemical industry is a well-known leading indicator for the world economy. Paul and Bill will help you understand the chemical industry trends can help you get ahead of others.

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2011 Review and 2012 Outlook

EVENT DATE: December 15, 2011

Business and Innovation Channel: Chemistry and the Economy Series

Our dynamic duo is back. Join Paul Hodges, International eChem, and Bill Carroll, as they discuss the issues and trends you need to be prepared for 2012.

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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The “Art” in Startups: Getting Funded

EVENT DATE: October 20, 2011.

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Get valuable inside perspectives on what investors look for and learn the keys to building a high growth venture!

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The Future of R&D Outsourcing

EVENT DATE: October 6, 2011.
R&D outsourcing is a widespread “norm” for both large and small companies. What began as a cost savings in manufacturing and services has now become a strategy to gain efficiencies and to enter growing markets. This globalization allowed companies to re-purpose resources to keep up with technology and influence product innovation. How will companies fare in the “new norm”? Is more outsourcing expected? Join speakers Dr. Bruce Molino and Mr. Christopher Conway as they map the future of R&D outsourcing from the science and business perspectives.

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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Writing a Winning Executive Summary and Business Plan

EVENT DATE: September 15, 2011
If you’re going to start a business, you need a business plan. Your business plan is as much for you as it is for your investors! From examining your strategy, defining your market, identifying your business goals to forecasting your financial needs,Dr. Dan Daly has helped countless chemical-entrepreneurs to success. Let Dan guide you through writing an effective business plan that captures your vision and and tells investors that you are serious.

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Going Green in the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory

EVENT DATE: September 8, 2011
Yes, we can (go green in teaching labs)! Conversion to a green curriculum offers numerous educational benefits. Ample materials are available to support wholesale replacement of traditional laboratory curricula with green alternatives. National and international networks of teachers experienced in such curricular reform are also standing by to support you in your efforts. Want to know how? Our speaker, Ken Doxsee, will guide you, and will even provide you with compelling arguments (like saving $$) useful when facing the increasingly rare green skeptic.

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Entrepreneurship + Innovation = Jobs

EVENT DATE: Tuesday August 30, 2011.
A recent ACS Task Force on Innovation report documented that most new jobs today and in the near future will be created by entrepreneurial start ups and small companies. Do you have an idea for a new product, service, or technology, but need help converting it into a business? Do you have a desire and the right stuff to be an entrepreneur? Plan to attend this webinar and receive valuable advice and direction from successful serial entrepreneur and Harvard University Professor George Whitesides.

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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The Science of Selling: Selling Science to Non-Scientists

EVENT DATE: August 18, 2011.
You have a great scientific idea – but you are puzzled about how to sell it. To be successful, today’s scientists need to be more than just great scientists. One needs to know how to pare down complex technical issues and make it relevant to the business audience. Join our speakers Carol Nacy, CEO at Sequella, and Juliane Snowden, VP at Burns McClellan, as they provide you with valuable internal and external business perspectives and tips to successfully get others to ‘buy your science’.

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Seven Highly Effective Marketing Techniques for Chemical Consultants

EVENT DATE: Thursday, August 4, 2011.
Chemical Consulting is no easy business, but the personal and professional rewards that accompany successful and well-received consulting are worth the effort it takes to succeed in the industry. Join Dr. Marc Halpern, founder and president of PTC Organics, as he takes us on a tour of the ins and outs of successful chemical consulting. Learn the strategies and marketing techniques that will let your consulting business stand out in the crowd.

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SBIR Funding Opportunities with NCI/NIH – Priority Areas for 2012

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2011.
Calling all entrepreneurs and small businesses! Have ideas and need funding? The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center provides funding opportunities for small firms to apply cutting edge and high risk scientific and engineering research to pursue commercial opportunities. Join us with speaker, Dr. Ali Andalibi, Program Director at the NCI, as he explains and answers your questions on securing funding from NCI.

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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Who’s Around the Corner? Performing Technology Scouting and Market Feasibility Analysis

EVENT DATE: July 21, 2011
Many businesses fail because they are late to recognize key changes in the technology and market landscape. How can you make sure your business, products, and services remain relevant to your customers? Join our speakers Pamela Roach and Elaine Harris, of Breakthrough Marketing Technology, as they share tangible strategies that can help you stay competitive and grow your business!

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Chemistry & The Economy Mid-Year Review & Outlook

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 7, 2011.
Financial markets are again becoming more volatile, threatening the value of our pensions and investments. Commodity markets are soaring, pushing up the cost of living. What are the underlying causes of these dramatic developments? Join our speaker, Paul Hodges, of International eChem, as he shares strategies for riding the waves of these uncertain economic waters. Learn how understanding the economy and chemical industry trends can help you better plan for your career and business!

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Private: Protecting Your Idea & Safeguarding Your Business Structure

EVENT DATE: Thursday June 16, 2011.
For startups and entrepreneurs, Intellectual Property is often the most valuable asset. How do you safeguard your idea while shopping for investors? How do you work effectively with internal and external counsel? Learn the hot issues surrounding IP and steps you can take to protect your ideas. Join our speakers, Dr. Chris Curfman with McKeon Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC, and Dr. Christine Bellon with Hydra Biosciences, as they share the IP protection strategies from in-house and external counsel perspective.

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Protecting Your Idea & Safeguarding Your Business Structure

EVENT DATE: Thursday June 16, 2011.
For startups and entrepreneurs, Intellectual Property is often the most valuable asset. How do you safeguard your idea while shopping for investors? How do you work effectively with internal and external counsel? Learn the hot issues surrounding IP and steps you can take to protect your ideas. Join our speakers, Dr. Chris Curfman with McKeon Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC, and Dr. Christine Bellon with Hydra Biosciences, as they share the IP protection strategies from in-house and external counsel perspective.

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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Can We Grow Energy? The Role of Chemistry in the Energy Future

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 2, 2011.
The global demand for energy continues to soar and the interface of biology-chemistry to fossil fuel replacement may be the next breakthrough. How is chemistry preparing for this challenge? What technologies are holding promises? Will biofuels be the solution or create other problems? Join us as our speaker, Dr. Bruce Dale from the Office of Biobased Technologies at Michigan State University, discusses the challenges, innovations, and questions chemists should ask to make an informed decision on biofuels.

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Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation

EVENT DATE: Thursday, May 19, 2011.
Have you ever wondered how some people or organizations appear to consistently come up with “good ideas?” It isn’t just luck. Learn some simple techniques used to increase the generation and evaluation of actionable ideas.

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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Is Being an Innovator-Entrepreneur Your Cup of Tea?

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 21, 2011
How many revolutionary innovations began with that simple thought, “I wonder if…”. Have you had an idea, but weren’t sure if it would fly? It takes science, business, and stamina to take on the high-risk but high-reward challenge of being an entreprenuer. Join us as Judy Giordan walks you through the initial steps of becoming a successful entrepreneur – from idea to realization. Join us LIVE to get your questions answered! (This is part 1 of 7 in the ACS Webinars Chemical Entrepreneurship Series for 2011)

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Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

MANY EVENT DATES!

Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Join our speakers to learn the A-to-Z of being an entrepreneur, finding the right resources, and the challenges/rewards of start-ups. Are you ready?

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Employment (and Un-employment) Trends in the Chemical and Pharma Industries

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 24, 2011.
How has employment in the chemical enterprise fared since the Great Recession began? Layoffs, restructuring, and unemployment are now the headline news to watch. The national unemployment rate has been stuck around 10% since 2009. Will it stay and what should we expect for the future? Hear from ACS and Bureau of Labor Statistics analysts as they describe recent trends in unemployment and provide projections about the future of employment in the chemical enterprise. Our speakers will also provide answers to your questions when you join us live! Be sure to register today.

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Do Business and Chemistry Skills have to be like Oil & Water?

EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 27, 2011.
Successful commercialization of Green Chemistry requires not only great technology, but also great business abilities. Bringing these types of skills and abilities together can be a challenge but the rewards make it well worth the effort. Our education system produces scientists that do not speak the language of business and business students that are reluctant to step inside the chemistry department. How can we overcome this early segregation of skills at school to develop people that can help realize the promise of green chemistry?

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Chemistry & the Economy Year End Updates – Impact and Outlook for Executives and Scientists

EVENT DATE: Thursday, December 16, 2010.
Learn how understanding the economy and chemical industry trends can help you better plan for your career and business! Review of 2010 and forces driving the industry for 2011. Productivity, Profitability, Globalization, Employment – All aspects uncovered with Paul Hodges, of International eChem, and William Carroll, of Occidental Chemical Corp..

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Living with Vertigo: An Entrepreneurial Story in the Chemical Industry

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 22, 2010.
Thomas Jefferson inspired us with his quote “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal…” But, what does it really take to build a successful company from scratch? What should you know beforehand? Join us to learn tips and strategies from a chemical entreprenuer who has lived the experience. In 2004 Brian Morin founded Innegrity LLC, a successful high performance fiber manufacturer focusing on the composites industry. He will provide a crash course for scientists on what it takes to build a successful chemical manufacturing company from scratch.

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Venture Capital Talk: How to Sell Your Science & Get Investors

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 15, 2010.
Do you know how to spot if your management team is versed in the art of selling science and commercial opportunity? Which door should your team be knocking for funding? This and other important aspects of building a successful company and a top-notch management team will be addressed. Join our speaker David Porter of Apposite Capital, a trained chemist and one of 50 most influential people in 2009 according to HealthInvestor, as he shares his decades of experience investing and advising companies.

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Chemistry & the Economy Mid-Year Updates – Impact and Outlook for Executives and Scientists

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 8, 2010.
Recovery is the new buzzword but is it here to stay? Would you like to know what indicators to watch for? The chemical industry is a well-known leading indicator for the world economy. Yet chemical professionals are often unaware of this significance. Learn from our speaker, Paul Hodges, of International eChem, strategies for navigating these uncertain economic waters. Learn how understanding the economy and chemical industry trends can help you better plan for your career and business.

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From Laboratory to Licensing: Protecting Your Intellectual Property Along the Way

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 1, 2010.
You may be working on breakthrough research but do you know how to protect it? Scientific professionals devote a tremendous amount of time and energy to create valuable intellectual property; yet, many do not invest the necessary time to learn what it takes to protect their work. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in 2009, just under forty percent of patent applications were granted. Navigating the path from discovery to market can be complex and tricky. Learn from our speaker, Tom Steinberg, of Roberts, Mlotkowski, Safran & Cole, strategies you need to know to protect your life’s work.

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Exit Strategies – A Measure of Success for Chemical Entrepreneurs and Small Business

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2010.
Success is sometimes measured by the attainment of your business plan’s exit strategy. Experts recommend developing your exit strategy in the early stages of your business. Is your exit strategy well-suited to fit the needs of your business and your investors? Knowing which exit plan to take may be one of the most important decisions for capitalizing on your hard work. Join us to learn from Kenneth Polk about the various exit strategies available to help you achieve your personal goals, meet the needs of your business, and satisfy your investors.

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Covering Your Elements – Understanding Professional Liability Concerns Facing Scientific Consultants and Strategies to Protect Yourself

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 10, 2010.
Can I be sued for giving accurate technical/scientific advise? What can I do to mitigate my liability as a chemical professional and a consultant? These are some of the questions one needs to consider as a scientist practicing or joining the scientific consulting business. Join us to learn from speaker Richard Kissel, of Kissel Hirsch and Wilmer LLP, as he shares real-life stories and tips for keeping you and your business free from legal heartache.

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Green Chemistry: Innovation and Application for the New Decade

EVENT DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2010.
We all hear about the need to be green and sustainable, but what does it really mean for chemical professionals? Green chemistry is here to stay and the industry is expected to grow rapidly in the next decade. Join us as Anne Wallin, Director of Sustainable Chemistry at Dow Chemicals, provides us an insight into how green chemistry is applied in the chemical industry. Learn about the desired green innovations and how green chemistry is driving investment decisions for the next decade.

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Success Factors for a Consulting Practice in Chemistry

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 29, 2010.
Thinking about being a consultant? Independent scientific/technical consulting is a fast growing career option undertaken by many chemical professionals. But do you know what it takes to build a successful consulting practice? To be a successful consultant, you need to know who needs your expertise, how to sell your expertise, and what legal constraints you may encounter along the way. Join us as our speaker shares his two decades of experience building a successful scientific consulting career.

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Raising Capital with Angels: What They Don’t Tell You at Business School

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 22, 2010.
Do you know what it takes to raise capital in this economic environment? Raising capital is an important life blood for entreprenurs and small businesses, yet the process is often a black box. Learn from our speaker strategies to raise smart money and avoid the pitfalls of fools money. Join us to explore the ins and outs of raising funds and building a successful marriage with your investors. This is a must attend event for entrepreneurs, scientific professionals, investors and business leaders who are interested in learning about capital raising and angels financing.

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How to Grow Your Small Business into a Large Corporation – The Story of SAIC and the Secret Sauce of Employee Ownership

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2010.
Want to learn the secret to growing your business by empowering your employees? Employee ownership – giving employees a stake in the growing value of their company – has been validated repeatedly as a strategy that gives companies a real competitive edge. Of course, the concept is fairly simple. But how does it actually work? Join us to learn how small and medium sized companies, and their employees, can create a system of employee ownership that is tailored expressly for their individual needs. We will also learn how SAIC has used the employee-owned model to grow from a small technology company into an $8B powerhouse.

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East Meets West: Global Opportunities in Asia Pacific

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 25, 2010.
Eager to tap into career and business opportunities in China? China is rapidly transforming itself into a high tech powerhouse. Increasing number of companies are setting up R&D centers in China. While China may offer many career and business opportunities, one needs to learn about the political and cultural landscape to successfully capitalize on the country’s dynamic growth. Learn from our speaker how to scientists and businesses can capitalize on their Eastern and Western strengths. Join us to explore the opportunities that may be waiting for you in the Far East.

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How can Crowd-sourcing in Chemistry benefit ME?

EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 21, 2010.
Heard all the buzz about crowdsourcing? Wonder how you and your company can benefit from the Wiki model? Learn from our speaker who has successfully brought open innovation into science and chemistry. Join us to explore the future of science in a crowdsourced world.

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From Idea to IPO and Beyond: Practical Lessons from an Entrepreneur – June 25, 2009

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 25, 2009.
Learn about how to get your company off the ground and understand the pros/cons of the “spin out model.” If you want to uncover, join, or learn about the growing opportunities in spin out companies, you can’t afford to miss this event! ACS Small & Medium Business Webinar Series, June 25, 2009, 2:00-3:00pm ET.

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Avoiding financing pitfalls for start-ups and small business

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 23, 2009.
Have ideas and seeking capital? Looking for additional financing to grow or to survive this downturn? Understanding raising capital process and cash flow management can be keys to your business success. Join us to learn how to maximize available opportunities and avoid costly pitfalls.

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Weathering the Storm – Sailing Your Way through Tough Economic Times for Small Chemical Business – May 28, 2009

EVENT DATE: Thursday, May 28, 2009.
ACS Small & Medium Business Webinar Series May 28, 2009 recording is now available. Learn how to strengthen your business. It is not the recession that causes companies to go under. On the contrary, the recession is the best time to beat your competitors and emerge stronger.

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