Pittsburgh, PA, June 28, 2012 – The Pittsburgh Conference announced its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions for Pittcon 2013, which will be held March 17-21, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The submission deadline is August 1, 2012. Suggestions for topics and facilitators may only be submitted electronically through the Conferee Networking section of the Pittcon website. The Pittcon Conferee Networking Committee will review the submitted topics, and selections will be completed by early September. Final session topics will be posted to the Pittcon website in October.
Conferee Networking Sessions, free to all registered attendees, provide an informal venue for a small group of 15 to 25 participants to openly discuss topics of mutual interest or solve problems specific to certain instrumentation or procedures.
There will be a total of 28 different facilitated sessions during Conference week; 4 on Sunday, and 8 each day, Monday through Wednesday. Any topic within chemicals, analytical chemistry, analytical instrumentation, laws and regulations, and environmental issues are welcome. There is a special interest in any topics relating to energy and shale gas.
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums.