Accelerate invites abstract submissions for poster presentations. We welcome abstracts that feature novel work related to the latest methods, applications and research translation in accelerated materials and molecular discovery. Abstracts that address conference tracks are highly encouraged:

  1. Fundamental discovery methods and leading-edge tools: Deep and machine learning algorithms for AI-aided experimental design, quantum-based materials simulations and optimized structure-function models, chemical synthesis and materials characterization, chemical ontologies and materials databases, and robotics and control systems
  2. Sustainable materials for a resilient world: Development of solid-state materials, sustainable soft materials, low-carbon structural materials, small molecule drugs, etc.
  3. Designing a translation ecosystem: Leadership in commercialization, training, and education

We encourage submissions from researchers at all stages of their career working in academia, industry, or government. We also invite submissions from community organizations who are doing new and innovative work in these areas.

Abstract Guidelines

Please include:

  • Title
  • Author(s) and affiliation
  • Target audience (e.g. academia, industry, government, community, etc.)
  • Provide a detailed description of your content that includes: (maximum 300 words)
    • A brief overview of the introduction, methods, results, and discussion/conclusions
  • Provide a public-facing version of your abstract summary that might be used in marketing materials (maximum 50–75 words)

Abstract Evaluation

All submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Relevance to conference target audience and topic streams
  • Demonstration of evidence-based, innovative and/or emerging approaches
  • Clarity and completeness of submission (e.g., use of plain language)

Presenter Responsibilities

  • At least one author of each accepted abstract must register to the conference
  • Attendees are expected to cover registration fees; however, if this would present a barrier, please contact us regarding options);
  • Where applicable, prior to submitting an abstract, confirming with their employer/agency that participation in the conference will be supported;
  • Declaring any commercial or financial interests; and
  • Willingness to present on days/at times as determined by the conference organizers.


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