Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

March 1-5, 2025

WICKED SMAHT

TO COME TO BOSTON

YOUR Opportunity to Contribute

Symposia + Organized

We are accepting proposals for Invited Symposia and Organized Sessions in all Conference Tracks

Oral Sessions + Posters

We are accepting absracts for Oral Sessions and Posters in all  Conference Tracks

Networking Sessions

We are accepting absracts for Networking Roundtables+Workshops in all  Conference Tracks

The Pittcon Conference features cutting-edge research, diversity and inclusivity in speaker representation, and elevates research excellence over commercial endeavors.

Call for Invited Symposia+Organized Sessions

  • Cutting-Edge Research and Innovations Tailored to the East Coast Scientific Community: Our priority is to feature research and innovations that are not only groundbreaking but also highly pertinent to the dynamic scientific landscape of the East Coast, particularly the vibrant hub of Boston. Submissions that address pressing challenges and emerging trends in this region will be given special consideration.
  • Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity in Speaker Representation: We believe in the power of diverse perspectives to drive innovation and foster collaboration. While recognizing the multifaceted nature of diversity—including industry, government, academia, entrepreneurship, as well as varying levels of expertise, and demographic backgrounds—we are committed to curating a speaker list that reflects this richness. We encourage submissions that amplify voices from all corners of the scientific community, ensuring a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue.
  • Elevating Research Excellence over Commercial Endeavors: At Pittcon, we value substance over style. We are seeking sessions that prioritize the dissemination of rigorous, cutting-edge research—whether in fundamental principles or practical applications—rather than promotional pitches. Our focus is on fostering intellectual exchange and advancing scientific knowledge, a space for genuine exploration and discovery.

Submit Your 2025 Proposal

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024

We are now accepting proposals for Invited Symposia and Organized Sessions.

  • Proposals that more strongly make the case in these areas will have the best chance for a high-profile spot in the technical program.

Invited Symposia versus Organized Sessions

Invited Symposia: Elevate your presence in the technical program through our prestigious symposium sessions. With limited openings and fierce competition, a coveted spot as a symposia speaker is a mark of distinction and recognition. Each session features four carefully selected speakers, handpicked by organizers renowned in their field. Speakers are allotted a generous thirty minutes to delve into their research, ensuring a dynamic exchange of insights.

 

Speaker expenses are covered for accommodations preceding their first talk and following their last, especially beneficial for those speaking across multiple sessions. Travel expenses are reimbursed up to $400 domestically and $800 internationally. Organizers themselves must contribute as speakers to qualify for reimbursement.

Organized Sessions: The heart of our technical program is our organized sessions, while still highly competitive, these sessions offer organizers the chance to cover a single topic in depth, inviting up to seven speakers to present their research.

 

Presenters are provided 20 minutes to showcase their work, unless otherwise directed by our Program Committee. Complimentary registration is provided exclusively for speakers in this category, ensuring your contribution is valued and recognized within our community.

Call for Short Courses

  • Areas of special focus include Cannabis Analytics, Statistics and Data Mining, Analysis of Biologics and Biopharmaceuticals, Method Development (Various Techniques), Environmental Analyses, Food Analysis, and Professional Development.

Submit Your 2025 Proposal

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

We are now accepting proposals for Short Courses.

Benefits of Being an Instructor

  • Complimentary registration to Pittcon
  • Honorarium based on the length of the course (1/2 day or 1 day)
  • Expense reimbursement (limits are set for each item)
    + Hotel: for the night before and after the course is given.
    + Travel/Airfare: up to $400 domestic, $800 international
  • Provided your proposal is accepted and has sufficient enrollment for the course to be presented, Pittcon will provide the following:
    + Classroom
    + AV (LCD Projector, Screen, Flipchart w/markers)
    + Course Notes provided to Participants

Additional Information

  • Scheduling of classrooms will be at the discretion of Pittcon. Courses will be scheduled Saturday, March 1 – Tuesday, March 4.
  • Course durations are half-day or full-day in length. Full-day courses will only be held on Saturday and Sunday. All courses on Monday and Tuesday will be half-day courses.
  • The deadline for sufficient enrollment is the advanced deadline to register for Pittcon.
  • Pittcon will provide advertisement of the Short Course program through our website, brochures, social media, email blasts, etc. We also encourage you to advertise your course.

IMPORTANT Dates and Deadlines

  • 4-1-24
    Call for Symposia Opens (Closes 7-1) + Short Courses Open (Closes 6-1)
  • 5-1-24
    Call for Oral Abstracts + Posters Open (Closes 7-31)
  • 6-1-24
    Call for Networking Roundtables + Workshops Open (Closes 8-24)
  • 10-29-24
    Early Bird Registration Opens
  • 1-16-25
    Early Bird Registration Ends

Conference TRACKS

Bioanalytical & Life Science

Biological molecules and xenobiotics (drugs, toxins) and their metabolites; study of biological systems; biosensors; forensic science and toxicology

Cannabis & Psychedelic

Identification, quantitative measurement, extraction, and quality assurance of cannabis-based and psychedelic products

Environmental & Energy

Environmental detection and monitoring; energy production and storage; sustainability, climate, and green chemistry; food science/safety and agriculture

Instrumentation & Nanoscience

Instrumentation, detection, and sensors; laboratory information systems, data analysis, and artificial intelligence; characterization and processing of nanomaterials; art and archeology

Pharmaceutical & Biologics

Evaluating chemical composition and properties/activities of medicinal drugs and biologics; high-throughput screening and process control; drug discovery and design; personal care and consumer products

Professional Development

Leadership and power/soft skills; career navigation, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), communication, and entrepreneurship; education and teaching and more