Member Webinar Series

About ACA Webinars

ACA offers corporate members complimentary webinars that address key regulatory topics. Generally, two webinars are scheduled each month. Although the webinars are free, member login is required for registration.

All webinars are held from 1:00 pm –  2:00 pm (Eastern), unless otherwise noted.

For more information about ACA’s webinars, please contact Marcus James.

2024 Webinar Schedule

July 11 | ACA Member Webinar: Impact of Loper Bright and Relentless Cases on Chevron Deference and the Power of Administrative Agencies

This free webinar with expert appellate litigators and Mayer Brown partners Timothy S. Bishop and Avi Kupfer will address the Loper Bright and Relentless rulings expected at the end of June. During this webinar, the presenters will address key takeaways and potential future impacts on the power of administrative agencies relative to the courts.

In January the U.S. Supreme Court heard tandem arguments with the potential to upend 40 years of administrative law precedent. Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Dept. of Commerce challenge the deference doctrine established by the landmark case Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Under the Chevron deference doctrine, courts defer to an agency’s interpretation of gaps and ambiguities in statutes it implements, so long as that interpretation is reasonable. ACA was part of a coalition that filed an amicus brief in Loper Bright urging the U.S. Supreme Court to narrow or overturn Chevron deference to administrative agencies’ legal interpretation of statutes.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webinar.

This is a members only event. Please login to register.

July 18 | ACA Member Webinar: Moving the Goalpost for Coatings R&D with Digital Transformation and AI

Whether the task is reformulation to meet regulatory and supply-chain challenges, or new product development to reach sustainability and performance criteria, R&D in the coatings industry is moving at an accelerated pace for those that have embraced digital transformation and the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to leverage their valuable data.

Predictive modeling is the foundation for industry-leading product formulation activities; it consolidates the wealth of data and information held by subject-matter experts and opens the door to “digital experiments” where performance properties can be both predicted and targeted, before ever stepping foot in a physical lab. “Will this novel resin improve durability?” “Can I meet low-VOC regulations with that bio-based surfactant?” “Is there a way to retain quality if I use this cheaper additive?” The goalpost for answering these questions is no longer measured in months, but rather, in minutes.

This free webinar will be led by Prosensus’ Marlene Cardin, Director of Projects and Kristin Wallace, Project Engineer. The webinar will address typical steps to effectively employ AI for R&D in the coatings industry, including discussion and demonstration on data preparation, model building, simulation, and optimization using ProSensus’ FormuSense software.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webinar.

This is a members only event. Please login to register.