239th ECS Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS) Moves to Digital Platform

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) Board of Directors and International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS) Organizing Committee announce that their upcoming meetings have moved to a digital platform and will not take place in Chicago, IL. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible to host an in person meeting without risking the health and safety of meeting attendees and volunteers, ECS staff, and the public at large.

The 239th ECS and 18th IMCS meetings will be held as scheduled as fully digital events. Rather than travelling to Chicago, all presenting authors are requested to submit digital presentation files (video, and/or slide deck or poster) in advance of the meeting. These materials will be freely available to all global attendees for on-demand viewing throughout the meeting dates.

To support open access to the full ECS and IMCS technical programs, presenters are asked to pay a registration fee to upload their digital presentation files. This fee is significantly less than the planned registration fees for the in-person meeting.

Transitioning a meeting of this size to a digital format is no small task for the volunteer organizers and staff. Thank you for your support and patience as this complicated process is worked through. To keep the community abreast of the latest developments, ECS will publish regular updates over the coming weeks.

Please review important information below and visit the meeting website for the latest updates and details.


Meeting presenters are asked to submit a digital presentation file (video, and/or slide deck or poster) that will be made available for online viewing as part of the digital event.


In addition to the robust on-demand technical program, the plenary and other special meeting features will be livestreamed around the globe.


Registration information is available on the meeting website.


Anna Olsen, corporate programs manager, is reaching out to exhibitors and sponsors regarding digital sponsorship and advertising options. Please contact sponsorship@electrochem.org with any questions.


All meeting abstracts will be published as planned in the ECS Digital Library.


The Society will publish proceeding papers from selected symposia in ECS Transactions. For questions or further assistance, email ecst@electrochem.org.  All presenters are also invited to submit their work for publication in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society or the Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.



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