March 17 - 21, 2019
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Be Part of the Must Attend Event
WHEN: March 17 – 21, 2019
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

3 Day Expo
The expo will take place Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Science is a dynamic and constantly evolving discipline. Every day, all over the world, scientists are making new discoveries; formulating new medicines to enhance the quality of life and solving global environmental, energy and food related challenges.

Pittcon, a vital resource for knowledge, happens yearly to help keep you informed of, connected to and up-to-date on these significant ongoing findings and new instrumentation.

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Who Should Attend?

Anyone who identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages these laboratory scientists.
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Employment Bureau

The Employment Bureau is a free, onsite employment service for job seekers and employers looking to hire.

International Visitors Center

Multi-lingual interpreters onsite to provide information and assistance with any issues while at Pittcon.

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We have received reports that other companies are posing as official travel vendors for Pittcon 2019. Pittcon participants have encountered situations with travel vendors that were either unlicensed or went out of business after taking reservations and deposits, leaving individuals stranded without hotel rooms and transportation, and resulting in lost deposits. Pittcon only guarantees hotel room rates or availability made through onPeak (


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New for Pittcon 2019

    Pittcon’s 70th year features a plethora of exciting new sessions and events:

    In addition to these new events, a few of the new events from Pittcon 2018 are also returning this year and they include: NEXUS Theaters, Pub Pittcon, NIJ Symposium, and a 3-day expo running Tuesday-Thursday.

    70th Birthday Celebration

    Wednesday, March 20th 2 pm. Birthday celebration Pittcon style on the expo floor.

    The New Dr. Pete Conn Reveal

    Pittcon’s official mascot gets an update for its 70th year. Be the first to meet him at the Opening Cermony; Tuesday, March 18 at 8:45 am.

    Philadelphia Innovation Crawl

    Thursday, March 21st 5-8PM. A tour of innovation spaces in the city including The Wistar Institute, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, and ending with a tour and reception at Science Center/Cambridge Innovation Center at 3675 Market.

    Diversity in STEM Panel

    Wednesday, March 21st 1PM. A new panel discussion advocating for women, the LGBTQ community, and people of color in the workplace.

    Independence After Hours

    Monday, March 18th & Tuesday, March 19th 5:30 pm. An 18th-century inspired dinner at historic City Tavern, followed by a tour of Independence Hall. Other new social events include; Barcade, Escape the Room, and Evil Genius and Love City Breweries.

    Flash Posters

    Sunday, March 17th. The program committee will identify exceptional abstracts and those authors will be asked to participate in a 4 slide, 4 minute FLASH session.

    25 new Short Courses

    Topics include: Practical NMR Spectroscopy, Characterization of Biologics by HPLC, CE, and Mass Spectrometry, Global Chemists’ Code of Ethics and Research Leadership, The Cannabinoid Story: History, Products, Analytics and the Crime Lab, Characterization of Surfaces and Thin Films, and many more. VIEW NEW COURSES

    Autism Awareness Campaign “Different but the Same”

    Autism booths on the expo floor and in programs will be selling pop sockets and cell phone wallets for donations. The Pittcon Planetarium will be set up, and attendees can go in for a fee to participate in the presentation. There will be other activities aimed at raising awareness and providing donations. All proceeds will benefit the PEAL Center.

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Pittcon 2019 Dates & Times
Tuesday (Mar 19) – Thursday (Mar 21)

Technical Program:
Sunday (Mar 17) – Thursday (Mar 21)

Short Courses:
Saturday (Mar 16) – Thursday (Mar 21)

Expo Hours:

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Information

Pittcon 2019 Location

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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Future Dates
2020 Chicago, IL
March 1-5
2021 New Orleans, LA
March 7-11
2022 Atlanta, GA
March 6-10
2023 Philadelphia, PA
March 19-23
2024 San Diego, CA
February 25-29
2025 Boston, MA
2026 Philadelphia, PA
2027 San Diego, CA

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