October 20-22, 2020 Knoxville, TN
Brought to you by: Rubber Division | American Chemical Society
October 20-22, 2020 Knoxville, TN

Special Events

Women's Preconference Workshop - NEW THIS YEAR!

October 19, 2020; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WORDs Matter – How the Women of Rubber Division can Connect, Collaborate & Communicate with Confidence
This workshop is specifically designed for the women of rubber and will be an interactive session with substance and humor that will provide steps you can begin to implement, as well as longer-term areas of focus to help you reach your next level of excellence. The workshop will include a panel discussion and will also address the challenges and opportunities of women working in our industry. It will conclude with an opportunity to network and empower one another during a wine and cheese reception from 5-6pm. Click here for details.   

Keynote Address - open to all attendees

October 20, 2020; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Information forthcoming

Presentation Skills Workshop

October 20, 2020; 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Leadership coach, public speaker and speechwriter, Leslie Unger, will lead a short interactive workshop on engaging with your audience, strengthening communication skills and delivering effective presentations in today’s world. A panel discussion with experienced Rubber Division, ACS technical program speakers, focusing on best practices for communicating scientific information, will also be featured. This workshop will benefit anyone looking to communicate with confidence and improve presentation delivery skills, whether at work or at professional conferences such as ours. Registration is required, however, there is no cost to attend. Click here for details.

Welcome Reception

October 20, 2020; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
This event is open to all registered attendees and there is no cost to attend. The reception features hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Get to know other attendees and exhibitors in a fun, relaxed setting.

5K Walk/Run – Presented by H.M. Royal, Inc.

October 21, 2020 – 6:30 a.m. 
Runners, walkers and guests are invited to participate. For many years now, H.M. Royal, Inc. has organized the successful and popular 5K Walk/Run. The event will be facilitated by a professional race management group, so the route will be well marked and times will be given at the turn and finish of the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.  All participants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt courtesy of H.M. Royal, Inc. and their sponsors.

* Registration is requested for planning purposes, however, there is no cost to participate.

25-Year Club Luncheon

October 21, 2020; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Each year, Rubber Division, ACS holds the 25-Year Club Luncheon to acknowledge and thank individuals for their many years of service to our Rubber Division and the rubber industry. These industry veterans have helped establish the past we can now build on and they serve as a part of the future we are shaping today and tomorrow. We thank them for their dedication, service, invaluable guidance and help in shaping our past, our present and our future for the Rubber Division and the rubber industry. As always, the integrity of the 25-Year Club is maintained to its true purpose, to recognize those who have accomplished so much for the industry.

* Cost to attend is $60 per person. Limited seating is available. Reservations are required. All are invited no matter how long you have worked in our industry.

Career Fair

October 22, 2020; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Looking for a new opportunity in our great industry? Meet with representatives from several respected companies about career and professional opportunities. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome. Interested in showcasing your company and any open positions? 

Business & Awards Meeting

October 22, 2022; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join us at the semi-annual Business & Awards Meeting of Rubber Division, ACS. It includes general business of the Division, plus the announcement of winners for Student Colloquium, Service Awards and more.

*There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required.