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28th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference


28th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering
Call for Symposia Topics

Theme: AI-Enabled Green Chemistry
June 3-5, 2024
Location: Atlanta, GA
Submission deadline:
October 14, 2023
Notification of acceptance by: November/December 2023

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 28th annual scientific meeting on June 3-5, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference 2024 Advisory Committee is co-chaired by Alexei Lapkin, University of Cambridge, and Jared Piper, Pfizer.

The Committee requests that all proposals reflect ACS GCI’s mission to catalyze the adoption and implementation of green chemistry and engineering approaches to enable and accelerate sustainable development across the globe.


Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Enabled Green Chemistry is the 2024 conference theme.

As in previous years, the Committee is looking for proposals across the breadth of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering topics, whether AI-related or not, with an emphasis on symposia that explore how AI can enable green chemistry and engineering innovations that underpin global sustainability challenges. This may address green and sustainable chemistry and engineering in product manufacturing processes, products in use by consumers, products under development, and by designing products for what happens to them after their useful life.


The Conference Organizing Committee seeks proposals that:

  • Provide diverse perspectives from scientists engaged in fundamental research, industrial scientists, business leaders, educators, students, government, NGOs, etc.
  • Deliver creatively designed sessions that are highly interactive (e.g., facilitate lively discussion, and include sufficient time for Q&A, rapid-fire sessions, debates, and workshop-based learning).
  • Provide attendees leaving each session with a clear idea of how they can leverage the outcomes professionally.
  • Describe how these outcomes will be achieved in the session and provide potential speakers or topics of presentations.

Conference Tracks

For this year’s conference we will be highlighting several tracks or focus areas to ensure we encompass as many diverse topics as possible. For more details about the specific topics that fall within these tracks please review here.

  1. AI-Enabled Green Chemistry
  2. Synthesis & Catalysis
  3. The Circularity of Chemicals/Materials
  4. Sustainable Product Design
  5. Chemistry Education
  6. Polymers
  7. Green Energy & Fuels
  8. Sustainable Process Design

Proposals should include the following information:

  • A brief statement describing the rationale/need for this topic at the GC&E meeting (500 words or less).
  • A description of the practice gaps that will be addressed during the symposium. This description should focus on how addressing these gaps will advance green chemistry and engineering in this area.
  • Proposed speakers (with affiliations), anticipated topics of presentations, and proposed mix of invited and contributed presentations, including how diversity and inclusion will be considered. Please see the GC&E Diversity, Inclusion and Respect statement below.
  • Plans/methods for creating an interactive environment during the session. Workshops and panel discussions are encouraged.

Please use our application portal to submit your symposium proposal by October 14, 2023. All symposia submissions will be reviewed by the GC&E Conference Organizing Committee and applicants will be notified of decisions in November/December 2023. If you have questions, please contact us at

We are looking forward to an exciting event as we bring together a diverse scientific community to advance green and sustainable chemistry and engineering research, education, and sustainable technologies.

Proposals will be reviewed and considered using the following criteria:

  • Topic meets the definition of green and sustainable chemistry or engineering.
  • Topic supports the conference theme of “AI-Enabled Green Chemistry” or fills gaps in current practice to advance green and sustainable chemistry or engineering.
  • Proposed session is innovative and forward-thinking in advancing green and sustainable chemistry and engineering.
  • Diversity of proposed speakers and organizers (See DEIR statement below).
  • Number of proposals submitted by a given organizer. Organizers may be involved in a maximum of 2 sessions.
  • Topic overlap with other submitted proposals.
  • Available meeting space.

Example of a Successful Call for Symposia Submission:

Please download this PDF to see an example of a symposium submission that successfully incorporates all of the information outlined above. Here is also an example of a non-AI submission.

Green Chemistry & Engineering Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Statement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect are core values of the American Chemical Society and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. We are committed to promoting an inclusive, diverse, and respectful conference for participants, organizers, and attendees. We recognize the shared responsibility needed for a safe and productive meeting environment regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religion, race, or nationality.  All GC&E participants are expected to treat others with respect to facilitate open dialogue and effective discussions.

We ask that symposia coordinators be mindful of the following guidelines as they are finalizing their speaker lists for GC&E. Please aim to:

  • Include a minimum of 30% of under-represented groups (including women and People of Color)
  • Incorporate expertise from a range of geographic locations
  • Include speakers from all stages of career
  • Include diverse stakeholder perspectives from across the chemistry enterprise, where appropriate

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