March 18-22, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Social Events @ Pittcon
Participate, associate, and collaborate with new colleagues

Pittcon social events are a fantastic opportunity to connect with old friends and colleagues, as well as making new connections. Social events include the Sunday Poster Session, a Welcome Reception, Pie and the Sky™, Beer Tasting and a NEW, Wednesday night Pittcon Party open to all attendees. Don’t miss these special events!

Pittcon Party | Chicago!

Join your colleagues, contemporaries, and even a few new companions in saluting a successful Pittcon at one of Chicago’s most fascinating and fun venues. The first annual Pittcon Party will be held at the city’s world-renowned Museum of Science & Industry.

    Wednesday, March 4
    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Cost: $25

Don’t miss Pittcon’s first annual Pittcon Party, open to all attendees.

Welcome Reception

Kick off Pittcon with a great reception to mix, mingle, and make new friends. Enjoy wine and beer plus light refreshments immediately following the Wallace H. Coulter Lecture. Enjoy the beautiful vocal and guitar experience of Patrick Varine.

    Monday, March 2
    Immediately following the lecture, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
    Skyline Ballroom

The reception is open to all attendees and the cost is free.

Sunday Poster Session and Mixer

Kick off the Technical Program with an author meet and greet, while enjoying complimentary refreshments and snacks. View over 60 posters, previewing some of the many hot topics being covered during conference week, including; food, forensics, pharma, environmental, electrochemistry, and portable instruments. Posters will be on display from 1:30 PM until 7:30 PM. (Authors will be present 5:30-7:30pm).

    Sunday, March 1, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Skyline Ballroom

The poster session and mixer is open to all attendees and the cost is free.

Pie and the Sky™

(This event is sold out)

Join us for dinner at Giordano’s Pizza and a trip to the Skydeck™ at the top of the famous Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower).

The evening includes a pizza, pasta, salad buffet with soft drinks, followed by a sight-seeing excursion at the Willis Tower. The Skydeck™ experience includes an informational video, express elevator ride — 103 stories! — and breathtaking 360° views of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and surrounding states! End the evening with a browse through the Willis Tower gift shop and shop for a souvenir of your ‘Pie and the Sky’™ evening.

    Sunday, March 1
    6:00 pm at Giordano’s
    Cost: $45
    Limit 50 people

Transportation from McCormick Place to Giordano’s is included, transportation after the event is not. The LEDGE™ and photography packages are not included, but may be purchased separately.

(sold out – tickets no longer available)

Tickets must be purchased through the registration portal.


Chicago Blackhawks Hockey

Pittcon 2020 discounts for two different games!

Chicago Blackhawks are offering Pittcon attendees a ticket discount if they are interested in going to a hockey game. Special discount for groups numbering 10 and over.

    Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks
    Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 pm

    Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers
    Thursday, March 5, 7:30 pm

For 10+ group tickets, contact: Logan Oppegard at

Beer Tasting Happy Hour

(This event is sold out)

Join us for a fun and informative Beet Tasting Happy Hour!

The event will be held at Row 24, just a 3 minute walk from McCormick Place. The event will include beer tasting with commentary from experts in the field of brewing and beer chemistry. Light snacks will also be included. This beer tasting will be a great networking opportunity and a great way to learn about everyone’s favorite libation.

    Wednesday, March 4
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Cost: $15
    Limit 75 people

Tickets must be purchased through the registration portal.

(sold out – tickets no longer available)

Tickets must be purchased through the registration portal.





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