4th University of California Chemical Symposium 

March 24th - 26th 2019

Based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews of the venue's lodging, meals and hospitality, the 2019 meeting will be held at the same location: UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

The deadlines for abstract submission and conference registration have passed. Conference information for confirmed attendees is provided below.

Venue Information and Transportation

The UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center is located in Lake Arrowhead, California. This venue has a secluded mountain-retreat feel with all meals and cottage-style Condolets provided. Outside of the conference there are many opportunities for recreation such as local ski resorts and hiking trails.

Directions to the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center can be found on their website. If you are flying into Ontario Airport please note that there is still a considerable drive to the conference venue (approximately 1 hr).

For most routes: Take Freeway 210 east (Mountain Resorts). Exit at Waterman Avenue and turn left (North) at signal. Continue forward. Waterman Avenue turns into Highway 18.Stay on Highway 18 for 20 miles into the mountains to the Lake Arrowhead turnoff. This is a left turn onto Highway 173. Stay on Highway 173 for approximately 2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. This is a continuation of Highway 173. You will be on Highway 173 for approximately 5 miles around the lake. When you see our sign (UCLA Conference Center) take the very next left onto Willow Creek Rd. Come to the end of the road, curve to the right, and then take the next right into the Conference Center.

Address: UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, 850 Willow Creek Rd, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Check-In and Check-Out Information


Please check-in to your rooms between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 24th. There will be a booth set-up through the Main Entrance at the Main Lodge. From there you will receive your conference materials and room assignment. Our opening address begins promptly at 5:00 pm, followed by the opening keynote at 5:15 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.


The conference will conclude on Tuesday, March 26th at 12:00pm. Please check-out by returning your key to the front desk before noon. Lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00 pm prior to our departure at 1:00 pm.

Presentation Guidelines


Posters should be no larger than 3'×4' (36”×48”)  which is the same size as ACS posters. You we be assigned a poster number, and given the supplies and location to mount your poster. Please mount your posters between 7:30 and 8:00 pm on Monday, March 25th. The poster session will begin at 8:00 pm Monday, March 25th.

Oral Presentations

Talks should be 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for questions. Please bring your own computer with an HDMI adapter. Oral presentations will take place during either the morning session (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) or the afternoon session (4:30 - 6:30 pm) on Monday, March 25th.

Lightning talks

Lightning talks should be 3 minutes long (typically 2 or 3 slides), with 2 minutes for questions. These are sent to the organizing committee in advance of the conference so they can be collated and pre-loaded for smooth transition between talks. The lightning talk session will begin promptly at 8:00 pm Sunday, March 24th.