The upcoming SECS-2020 annual meeting will take place in virtual mode on September 28, 2020.

Program: The program will consist of a keynote talk by Ciapetta Award Winner Teh Ho (ExxonMobile) followed by contributed talks and poster presentations. We understand the fatigue caused by the vast number of virtual symposia currently taking place as a result of the unprecedented circumstances and therefore, this year’s main goal is to ensure that students can practice their upcoming poster presentations and talks and receive constructive feedback. Hence, we ask that abstract submissions be limited to those students who need practice giving oral or poster presentations. Additionally, to encourage networking, we will be accepting abstracts for posters from faculty and industry who are recruiting postdocs and full-time positions.

We hope that this format offers a comfortable environment for faculty and students to network, while allowing members to share our latest results, getting updated on the catalysis research ongoing in the southeast, and continuing to grow the southeastern catalysis community.

Due to the virtual nature of the symposium, we will run the symposium simpler than previous years and follow the tentative program below:

Registration opens: July 2nd, 2020

Registration closes July 31st, 2020

The symposium starts on September 28, 2020.

Key Note Presentation: Monday, September 28, 2020, at 10:00 am EDT.  (Dr. Teh Ho, ExxonMobile)

Details on the number of oral and poster presentations, as well as the logistic to present virtually will be provided once registration ends and we know the number of participants. To cultivate the tradition of having a happy hour during the poster session, we will make sure to arrange that in virtual mode, too.

Participant Registration: The registration form and fees are due by 11:59pm on July 31. The early bird fees are $5 for students and $20 for everyone else.

To register please fill out the following forms:  Registration

Abstract Submission:
Abstracts are submitted via the registration form. Abstracts are due by 11:59pm on July 31, 2020.  This deadline will not be extended. Abstracts must be 2500 characters or less and may not include any graphics, figures, tables, etc. More details are available on the form.