February 24-28, 2024
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA, USA

What is the Lab Gauntlet?
A series of short, fun, one-minute challenges where attendees compete for prizes. By engaging one-one-one with attendees in a relaxed environment, it’s the ideal venue to acquire leads and exposure.

    Thank you for your interest. Proposals are closed for Pittcon 2024.

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What are the Benefits?
Gain valuable leads with a high volume of constant traffic (typically 500-1,000 attendees run the Gauntlet)
Get a tremendous amount of exposure via print and digital promotions, on site signage and a t-shirt giveaway to all that participate.

How do I choose a challenge?
The challenge is totally up to the exhibitor!

Examples include: pipette challenge, pH testing task, accurate temp reading, guess what is in the electron microscope or microscope image, how fast can you get geared up in full personal protective gear? The possibilities are endless.

Be creative and out of the box! But please keep the challenge related to science or at minimum, have some aspect of science included either in the accessories or concept (beakers, scales, etc.).

Cost

    With Electric: $350
    Without Electric: $300

What Pittcon Provides

  • Lead retrieval captures distributed after the expo
  • Skirted table with two chairs
  • Signage for each station
  • Pre-show promotion
  • T-shirts with your logo to participants
  • Any other equipment will be the exhibitor’s responsibility

The Submission Process

  • All submissions will be reviewed and selected based on criteria such as creativity, ease of implementation, measurability, etc.
  • Submissions received after the December 8 deadline will be placed on a waiting list
Challenge Criteria
  • The actual task must be kept to no more than one minute to complete, easy to explain, and a quick reset for the next challenger.
  • The challenge should have a way to measure success such timing, by results, by correct answer, by method, etc.
  • The exhibitor will provide the staffing for their station at all times during the operational hours of the event, Monday – Wednesday 10 AM – 2 PM.
  • The equipment used in the challenge should be “mobile” or have the ability to be easily transported back to booth when the Gauntlet is not open.
  • Exhibitor will supply a small give away item to those who successfully complete the challenge.
  • The exhibitor staff should be an outgoing, animated person who can add fun and excitement to the Gauntlet and their station and engage conferees.

Submission deadline is December 8, 2023.

  • Contact will manage and receive all communications regarding the Lab Gauntlet.
  • A catchy title works best.
  • What the participant will need to accomplish, along with how it will be measured as a successful completion.
  • What equipment will be used for your challenge.
  • Items you will be distributing for successful completions of a task.

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