2011-11-11: Centennial Banquet and Panel Discussion

Section Dinner Meeting

Centennial Banquet and Panel Discussion
Friday, November 11, 2011

Westin Hotel
Fountain Ballroom

191 North Los Robles
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Check-in: 7:30 pm
Dinner: 8:00 pm
Panel Discussion & Regional Award Presentations
immediately following dinner

The Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society is hosting the 43rd Annual Western Regional Meeting at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena November 10-12, 2011. We will be celebrating our 100th anniversary as a Section with a banquet and a panel discussion led by distinguished Southern California chemists. The discussion will provide personal insights on the people, organizations and events in recent decades which exemplify chemistry in our region. The panel participants are Herb Kaesz (UCLA), J. D. Roberts (Caltech), Rudy Marcus (Caltech), and Arthur Riggs (City of Hope). We will also be honoring award recipients of the Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteerism and the Regional High School Teacher of the Year.

The banquet is preceded by the Undergraduate Poster Session and Reception. Please note that unless you are registered for the meeting, you may not attend this reception (free to meeting attendees). Registration is available at www.wrmacs.org/registration11.html. Early registration closed October 21st, but you can still register.

Cost: There is a choice for dinner of Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, or Salmon Provencal. The cost is $65 including salad, dessert, tax, tip and wine with dinner. Vegetarian entrée available upon request.

Reservations: Please call Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at 310 327-1216 or email office@scalacs.org by Friday, November 4, 2011.

Directions: The hotel is located right off the 210 freeway on South Los Robles Avenue. Driving directions are available at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/area/map.html?propertyID=1453