March 17 - 21, 2019
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

International Visitors.

Pittcon welcomes our international attendees to Pittcon 2018.

Welcome to Pittcon!

The International Visitors Center (IVC) will be located adjacent to the Grand Hall, in the corridor leading to the convention center.


More information will be posted as it becomes available.


Whether this is your first time to Pittcon or you have attended past Conferences, we invite you to visit our International Visitor Center when you arrive at the convention center. You will receive a very warm welcome from Pittcon Committee members and conference week staff.


Useful International Links

Invitation Letter
Request guidelines for attending Pittcon

Visa Wait Times

U.S. Department of State
An official source of information about United States visa policy and procedures.

What You Need to Know
All About United States Visas.

Passport Information
Foreign Embassies in the United States.

Vaccination Requirements

Stay connected to Pittcon throughout the year.

Introducing SORAN, a new website to view profiles of Japanese scientific and analytical instrument companies.

Invitation Letter
You can request a Visa Invitation Letter to support your visa application during the registration process to attend the conference. The Visa Invitation Letter will be emailed after the participant has been registered for this conference and the registration fee has been paid in full. Original Visa Invitation Letters cannot be mailed via Post/DHL/Airmail.

Visa Invitation Letters will only be issued to:

► Speakers/Instructors
► Attendees who have paid their registration fee in full
► Exhibitors who have paid their exhibitor package fee in full

Please note:

► Under no circumstances shall Pittcon provide a Visa Invitation Letter to any interested party who has not met the guidelines listed above

► Only an email version of the Visa Invitation Letter will be emailed to the participant. An original letter cannot be mailed via Post/DHL/Airmail

► If a visa is denied, the Pittcon refund policy still applies. (see:

► The Visa Invitation Letter does not financially obligate Pittcon organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to Pittcon are the sole responsibility of the attendee

► Pittcon is not authorized to assist with the visa process beyond providing a Visa Invitation Letter


The Lighter Side of Pittcon

Social Events at Pittcon
Relax and enjoy these specially planned social events. Meet new people, network with colleleagues or just kick back after a long day.



International Visitors Center (IVC)
The IVC is located adjacent to the Grand Hall, in the corridor leading to the convention center.

  • Staff will be on hand to assist our international visitors.
  • Posting of attendance numbers from different countries.
  • An area furnished with tables and chairs to participate in informal discussions or meetings.

    Hours of Operation

      Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 pm

      Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Thursday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Win Free Registration for Pittcon 2020

Don’t miss your chance to win!

Pittcon 2020 President Jane Chan is pleased to announce:

  • 24 lucky international attendees will receive complimentary registration for Pittcon 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Raffle tickets are available at the International Visitors Center. Simply fill out a raffle ticket and submit your entry no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 19.
  • Winning tickets will be drawn at on Wednesday, March 21 at 4:30 pm.




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