Pittsburgh, PA – July 30, 2013 - The Conferee Networking committee is pleased to announce its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking sessions which will take place during Pittcon 2014 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, March 2-6, 2014. These two-hour sessions provide a unique networking opportunity for attendees with similar interests to meet and resolve problems, discuss new techniques, or brainstorm new ideas in an informal setting.
The deadline to submit a topic for consideration is August 23, 2013, and instructions can be found at pittcon.org. The Conferee Networking committee will review the topics, and status notifications will be sent after September 23, 2013.
Conferee Networking Chairman Jane Chan commented, “This is the eighth consecutive year for these sessions which have become an integral part of the Conference. We are especially pleased this year to introduce a new topic [science outreach/STEM education] that believe is vital to improve the nation’s competitiveness in technology development.”
This year there will be approximately 22 facilitated sessions during Conference week.These unique networking events, scheduled for the morning and afternoon, will begin on Sunday and run through Wednesday. General topics include discussions in areas such as analytical chemistry and Instrumentation, chemicals, environmental issues and laws and regulations with a focus on science outreach/STEM education, pharmaceutical, and energy issues. For more information and to submit your topic for consideration, visit pittcon.org.
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. Visit pittcon.org for more information.