March 6 - 10, 2021
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA USA

About Pittcon.

The Pittsburgh Conference & Exposition.

What is Pittcon?

Pittcon is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Pittcon attracts attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide.

Our mission is to sponsor and sustain educational and charitable activities for the advancement and benefit of scientific endeavor.

Pittcon’s target audience is anyone who develops, buys, or sells laboratory equipment, performs physical or chemical analyses, develops analysis methods, or manages scientists.

Having grown beyond its roots in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, Pittcon has evolved into a multifaceted event that serves a diverse constituency encompassing life sciences, industrial manufacturing, cannabis, environmental, forensic, art preservation, and food sciences.

So Why is it Called Pittcon?

Pittcon is the official name of the annual conference and expo organized by the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy.

Members of the Pittsburgh Conference are selected from the memberships of the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. The two Societies and The Pittsburgh Conference are non-profit organizations dedicated to science education. The volunteer members of the Conference are supported by a 12-person staff.

Aren’t you glad it’s just called Pittcon!

Pittcon Professional Societies

Pittcon is made up of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).

Both societies are non-profit organizations dedicated to furthering science education in the Western Pennsylvania region.

For more information, visit the SSP and SACP websites:

Where Does the Money Go?

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.

Pittcon 2020 Executive Officers

Dr. Jane Chan
Retired – BMPC Bettis
Dr. Neal Dando
Vice President
(2021 President)
Retired – Alcoa
Dr. Charles Gardner
(Immediate Former President – 2019)
ChemImage Corporation
Eli Absey
(2022 President)
Waters Corporation
Heather Juzwa
Assistant Treasurer
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Dr. Jonell Kerkhoff
Retired – Alcoa

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Pittcon Has Something for Everyone

Conferee Info

Resources, services, and amenities available to conferees.
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Pittcon Expo

Attend the premier laboratory science equipment expo.
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Short Courses

Complete information on all aspects of Short Courses.
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Technical Program

Technical sessions, lectures and conference program.
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Pittcon 2021 Dates

Pittcon 2021 Location

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130


Future Dates
2022 Atlanta, GA
2023 Philadelphia, PA
2024 San Diego, CA
2025 Boston, MA
2026 Philadelphia, PA
2027 San Diego, CA




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