The Mission of The Pittsburgh Conference
Advancing and enriching scientific endeavor by connecting scientists worldwide, facilitating the exchange of research and ideas, showcasing the latest in laboratory innovation, and funding science education and outreach.
We are proud of our people. We value the volunteer committee and the staff that make Pittcon a reality year after year; we celebrate the dedication of the educators, scientists, and students we support; and we admire our partners for the knowledge and innovation brought annually to our conference and exposition.
Collaboration & Cooperation
We promote the conversations, expand the exchanges, and help further the introductions that inspire scientific solutions to the problems of the modern world.
Innovation & Inspiration
We offer a venue for the exchange of ideas and exhibiting of instrumentation, and through this, a confluence of and for the ingenuity that leads to greater scientific achievement.
Knowledge & Education
We are an assembly, a shared institution of thought, of learning, of research, of state-of-the-art advances in science, an aggregation from which progress is borne.
Respect & Safety
We are an ethical, inclusive, diverse environment of respect and safety in all their forms and applications, for all people.
Commitment & Service
Since 1950, we have provided a first-rate venue for showcasing laboratory instrumentation and scientific advances, and we do this by delivering the highest level of ethical service to our customers, partners, and the international laboratory science community.
Adaptation & Variation
Like science, we adapt to the ever-changing needs of the international scientific community, offering a variety of practice areas, research, and products via a comprehensive range of technical programming, educational courses and workshops, and professional connectivity opportunities.
What we do, we do for the benefit of others. Proceeds from our annual conference and exposition fund education and outreach activities that encourage science for all.
Board of Directors
Dr. Melinda Stephens
Dr. Jonell Kerkhoff
Immediate Former President
Retired – Alcoa
Dr. Edward Zovinka
Saint Francis University
Dr. Michael Shatlock
Retired – Spectroscopist
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
2026 President / Treasurer
Retired – Hampton Township School District
Dr. Matthew Price
Penn West – California
Dr. Stephanie Wetzel
SACP Immediate Former Chair