4th University of California Chemical Symposium 


After a very successful 2018 meeting and taking into account all of the feedback from our attendees, the organizers have decided to extend the UCCS by one full day to ensure more time for sharing of science, additional networking and development opportunities, and time to bond with new and old friends.

The 4th Annual UCCS will be taking place

March 24th - 27th 2019

Based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews of the venue's lodging, meals and hospitality, the next meeting will be held at the same location:

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center


We're happy for your interest in participating. Outlined below are the steps to take along with information on deadlines, fees, transportation, and other important information.

Opportunities are also available for sponsors and vendors! Click below for more information.


Step 1: Submit Your Abstract for Approval

Abstract submission will open on September 24th, 2019 and continue on a rolling basis until all spots are filled up until December 14th, 2019.  Submit your abstract of approximately 250 words using the form below. While the UC Chemical Symposium aims to be inclusive, we will be accepting abstracts only from graduate students and post-docs. 


Step 2: Registration & Fee Payment

Once your abstract is approved, you will receive a link for registration, where you will also pay your fees. The fee is subsidized through fundraising to make it as affordable as possible . The fee for 2018 is $259.00 and covers all program activities, meals, and accommodations and new for this year, a special commemorative gift. 

Already registered and need to pay your fees? Click here. 


Step 3: Secure Transportation & Attend

Based on feedback from attendees of previous meetings, the 2018 UCCS meeting will trial transportation coordination to ensure that participants from all the UC campuses are able to attend.  

Sources of Additional Funding

There may be additional funding available to you through your department, graduate student association, or other campus groups.