The submission of abstracts for the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston in Fall 2014 is now open and Andrew Lang and I will be hosting a memorial symposium for Jean-Claude Bradley with a focus on the Growing Impact of Openness in Chemistry. While we had a UK-based memorial symposium for JC last year we never managed to have an appropriate scientific gathering to celebrate his work here in the US. We are taking advantage of the presence of the ACS Fall Symposium on the East Coast to hold the symposium this year.
If you are a proponent of openness in chemistry we welcome you to submit an abstract to the symposium. If the meshing and integration of open source cheminformatics tools to provide open platforms to the community is something you work on, if the delivery of open chemistry data is one of your areas of research or you participate in Open Notebook Science we welcome your abstract submission. With a focus on the growing impact of openness in chemistry from OA publishing, to open data, to open standards, we hope that you will come together with us in Boston for this symposium.