Agenda and Format

Updated Pacifichem Format and Background

Pacifichem 2021 brings together seven Pacific Basin Chemical Societies in a spirit of cooperation to showcase more than 10,000 scientific presentations from the frontiers of chemical science.  Owing to the COVID 19 pandemic, the original face-to-face meeting scheduled for Dec 2020 has been rescheduled to Dec 16-21, 2021, with the addition of a virtual component for those unable to travel to Hawaii.  These delays, and the addition of a remote participation venue have led to significant unanticipated costs, necessitating a virtual participation fee of $149 student or $499 member – higher than the planning committee would like, but hopefully sufficient for financial survival.  The support of all Pacifichem session organizers, speakers, poster presenters and attendees who are working hard through a period of significant disruption to make this the most outstanding Pacifichem program ever is appreciated.

Virtual Platform for The Virtual Pacifichem 2021

Live Virtual Content

Pacifichem 2021 has added a virtual platform to allow participation of all who cannot travel. In an effort to engage with all the Pacific Rim Societies involved in Pacifichem 2021 the live virtual scientific sessions are timed to optimize participation for those in Asia, Australia and New Zealand who continue to experience restricted travel.

There will be live-streaming of select special events to allow virtual participants to connect with Honolulu.

The schedule for the live virtual sessions is listed below.

On-Demand Library of Scientific Presentations

The virtual platform ALSO includes an on-demand library of pre-recorded presentations. All in-person and virtual presenters are given the opportunity to submit their pre-recorded presentation to the platform. This library will include pre-recorded presentations from presenters who choose to share, thus making the scientific program accessible to virtual attendees regardless of time zone. This element of the congress will be available through January 2022. Presenters should contact their Symposium Coordinator who can work with all speakers to ensure that you can connect with your global community, whether you present in-person or virtually

Agenda Overview: Virtual and In-Person Congress Formats

Pacifichem 2021 will host both a virtual and an in-person Congress (in Honolulu). Both the virtual and the in-person Congress will take place December 16 – 21, 2021 but will have separate sessions. Listed below is the format of the events as well as an agenda for both the virtual and in-person Congress.

Note that due to the global pandemic the situation and regulations around the in-person Congress are ever changing. This will likely affect the format of social functions at the in-person Congress. This website will be kept up-to-date as events are finalized.

Registration for Virtual-only attendance and In-Person attendance will be available at different rates.

Virtual Congress Format

  • Virtual Congress sessions will be scheduled, hosted and accessed through the virtual congress platform
  • Virtual sessions will be 100% virtual with no in-person components in Honolulu.  In-person attendees may access virtual sessions through their personal device while in Honolulu
  • Congress registration is required to access content in the virtual congress platform (NOTE: In-person registration includes access to all virtual content)
  • Virtual Congress scientific sessions will be presented LIVE through the virtual platform and will allow for live question and answer with the attendees and presenters
  • All virtual presenters will be given the opportunity to pre-record their talk in a video and upload it to a virtual platform library for on-demand viewing
  • Virtual platform library will be available to all attendees through the end of January 2022

In-Person Congress Format

  • In-person Congress sessions will take place in Honolulu at their scheduled date/time
  • In-person sessions will be 100% in-person with no virtual participation by presenters or attendees.  Virtual presenters and attendees cannot participate in in-person sessions
  • In-person Congress registration is required to access all session rooms in Honolulu
  • All in-person presenters will be given the opportunity to pre-record their talk in a video and upload it to the virtual platform library for on-demand viewing

In-Person Congress: Topic Areas and Meeting Room Scheduling

Each Topic Area has been assigned meeting space for their scientific sessions according to the following list:

  • 1. Analytical: Waikiki Beach Marriott
  • 2. Inorganic: Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • 3. Organic: Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • 4. Physical: Hawaii Convention Center
  • 5. Computational & Theoretical: Hawaii Convention Center
  • 6. Macromolecular: Hawaii Convention Center
  • 7. Biological: Sheraton Waikiki
  • 8. Materials: Hawaii Convention Center
  • 9. Nanotechnology: Hawaii Convention Center
  • 10. Chemical, Biological, & Biomedical: Hawaii Convention Center
  • 11. Chemistry for Sustainability: Hilton Waikiki
  • 12. Chemistry of Energy: Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • 13. Chemistry of Health Care: Prince Waikiki
  • 14. Chemistry Education & Communication: Hawaii Convention Center
  • 15. Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Beyond: Hawaii Convention Center

Live In-Person Congress Agenda

Day 1

Hawaii Time
Thursday 16 December
Event
7:30 AM – 5:30 PMRegistration
Convention Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Waikiki
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMMorning Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMAfternoon Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMOpening Ceremony and Lecture
Sheraton Waikiki
8:00 PM – 10:00 PMOpening Celebration
Sheraton Waikiki & Royal Hawaiian

Day 2

Hawaii Time
Friday 17 December
Event
7:30 AM – 5:30 PMRegistration
Convention Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Waikiki
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMMorning Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMExhibitor Table Setup
Convention Center Halls II & III
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMPoster Presenter Poster Setup
Convention Center Halls II & III
1:00 PM – 7:00 PMPoster/Exhibit Hall Open for Viewing
Poster and exhibitor presenters not required to be present
Convention Center Halls II & III
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMAfternoon Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
7:00 PM – 9:00 PMPoster Session/Exhibit Hall Dedicated Time
Poster and exhibitor presenters will be present
Convention Center Halls II & III

Day 3

Hawaii Time
Saturday 18 December
Event
7:30 AM – 5:30 PMRegistration
Convention Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Waikiki
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMMorning Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMAfternoon Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above

Day 4

Hawaii Time
Sunday 19 December
Event
7:30 AM – 5:30 PMRegistration
Convention Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Waikiki
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMMorning Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMExhibitor Table Setup
Convention Center Halls II & III
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMPoster Presenter Poster Setup
Convention Center Halls II & III
1:00 PM – 7:00 PMPoster/Exhibit Hall Open for Viewing
Poster and exhibitor presenters not required to be present
Convention Center Halls II & III
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMAfternoon Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
7:00 PM – 9:00 PMPoster Session/Exhibit Hall Dedicated Time
Poster and exhibitor presenters will be present
Convention Center Halls II & III

Day 5

Hawaii Time
Monday 20 December
Event
7:30 AM – 5:30 PMRegistration
Convention Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Waikiki
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMMorning Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMAfternoon Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above

Day 6

Hawaii Time
Tuesday 21 December
Event
7:30 AM – 11:30 AMRegistration
Convention Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Waikiki
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMMorning Live Oral Scientific Sessions
See Locations Above

Live Virtual Congress Agenda

Day 1

Hawaii Time
Thursday 16 December
Japan Time
Friday 17 December
Event
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM13:00 – 15:00Streamed Virtual Opening Pacifichem Ceremony and Lecture
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM15:00 – 17:00Live Virtual Oral Scientific Sessions

Day 2

Hawaii Time
Friday 17 December
Japan Time
Saturday 18 December
Event
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM13:00 – 17:00Live Virtual Oral Scientific Sessions

Day 3

Hawaii Time
Saturday 18 December
Japan Time
Sunday 19 December
Event
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM13:00 – 17:00Live Virtual Oral Scientific Sessions
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM14:00 – 16:00Live Virtual Poster Sessions

Day 4

Hawaii Time
Sunday 19 December
Japan Time
Monday 20 December
Event
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM13:00 – 17:00Live Virtual Oral Scientific Sessions

Day 5

Hawaii Time
Monday 20 December
Japan Time
Tuesday 21 December
Event
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM13:00 – 17:00Live Virtual Oral Scientific Sessions
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM14:00 – 16:00Live Virtual Poster Sessions

Day 6

Hawaii Time
Tuesday 21 December
Japan Time
Wednesday 22 December
Event
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM7:00 – 11:00Live Virtual Oral Scientific Sessions