Webinar: Navigating U.S. Visas for Invited Speakers to ACS Meetings & Events

The webinar took place on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00pm EDT. 

Program and divisions chairs seeking to invite non-U.S. nationals to the upcoming ACS Meeting in Boston (or future ACS meetings and events) to join their programs should be aware of the challenges faced in receiving a visa for the United States. Join speakers from ACS International Activities and ACS Research & Decision Support as they discuss some of the best tips and tricks to make sure your invited speakers get their visa in a timely manner to attend. Speakers will also go over best practices, timelines and potential actions that can be done by ACS to encourage action by consular officials. 

Enjoy the full recording of the webinar below!


About the speakers

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Bradley D. Miller holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.  He directs International Activities at the, American Chemical Society (ACS) where he has worked since 1999 developing programs to advance chemical sciences, engineering and chemistry education through exchange and collaborations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.  Miller serves on the US National Commission for UNESCO and in 2011 and 2012, he received the ACS Catalyst Award for ACS’ contributions to global and domestic International Year of Chemistry celebrations and the International Chemistry Olympiad.   Miller was recipient of an NSF Chemistry Discovery Corps Fellowship fostering US/Brazil collaboration in the chemistry of biomass conversions to biofuels.   He has worked for university-based international programs, for a higher education association focused on principles of quality assurance for transnational education, and for a private voluntary organization dedicated to international allied health sciences. He has published ten articles and book chapters, and serves as co-editor of three published volumes of the ACS Book Series: Jobs, Collaborations, and Women Leaders in the Global Chemistry EnterpriseChemistry without Borders: Careers, Research and Entrepreneurship and the forthcoming, Stereochemistry and Global Connectivity: The Legacy of Ernest Eliel and (forthcoming) Responsible Conduct in Research and Practice in Chemistry: Global Perspectives. Miller is a frequent invited speaker on topics related to international aspects of non-profit S&T association management; scientific, professional and academic mobility; science and human rights; and chemistry-related international exchange and research collaboration.  Miller speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese.



Brittany Vesce-Rubenic is a Project Manager in the ACS Research & Decision Support office. She manages a number of quantitative and qualitative research projects ranging from ACS member insights, needs assessments, post-event surveys, and program, product, and service evaluations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.