The decision to cancel did not come lightly; however, in the face of health and safety risks resulting from the ever-increasing communicability of emerging COVID-19 strains, this was a decision we had to make. As much as we all hoped to carry forward with an in-person Pittcon, we value the wellness of you and all our participants infinitely more.
You deserve the best conference and exposition we can offer, and because of that, we want to be as forthright as possible.
We were experiencing a rising frequency of communication from our attendees, presenters, and exhibitors over the past month. This was prompted almost exclusively by concerns surrounding an increase in COVID-19 cases internationally.
We had to consider what such a high volume of communication really represented: the safety of all Pittcon participants. With this in mind, we decided not to hold Pittcon this year because the experience would not have matched both your investment and what you expect of our conference and exposition.
Pittcon President Eli Absey, our board of directors, and our staff appreciate your understanding in what is very much still a time of uncertainty, but in that uncertainty, we find opportunity. Currently, alternate options for presenting Pittcon 2022 are being explored. More details on this will be released directly to you as soon as they are finalized.