Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, USA

NEW for Pittcon 2018 – 3 Day Expo
The expo will take place Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Latest Innovations in Instrumentation
This global exposition gives you the opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest laboratory instrumentation, participate in live demos and product seminars, talk with technical experts, and find solutions to all your laboratory challenges.

    NEW FOR 2018 – 3 DAY EXPO
    Tuesday, February 27 (9a – 5p)
    Wednesday, February 28 (9a – 5p)
    Thursday, March 1 (9a – 5p)

    Orange County Convention Center
    West Building
    Orlando, Florida, USA

    Expo Dates & Times

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(Excel files updated 2-20-2018)

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Alligator Alley Expo Park

Alligator Alley, located in the middle of the exposition floor, will engage all the senses and will be an experience that attendees won’t want to miss. In addition to providing places to rest or grab lunch, the “Alley” will offer several exciting activities in which conferees can participate.

Alligator Alley will also bee home to both Pittcon booths, where you can relax, meet with colleagues, pick up your Universal Park tickets, learn more about Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia and get your picture taken with Dr. Pete Conn.

NEW THIS YEAR – Nexus Theaters
A hub of interactive presentations providing education, entertainment, networking and more! Companies from all over the world will share research and ideas on how to make your lab more productive.

Alligator Alley Experiences

Lab Gauntlet

Test your lab skills on a variety of fun but challenging lab activities. Prizes will be awarded daily for the best scores. Those who run the gauntlet will receive a t-shirt.


An exciting feature on the expo floor is two live demo areas where attendees can participate in 20-minute, interactive product demonstrations from leading companies.

Virtual Reality Experiences

More real than reality. Virtual reality creates an immersive, believable experience that engages both your body and your mind. Be transported to places that you might otherwise never get to experience or become part of the game in a virtual world.

LEGO® Gravity Car Racing

You can design and build your own cars out of LEGOs, then compete with others by racing your cars, powered by gravity, down a sloped track to see whose travels the fastest. A prize will be awarded daily for the fastest cars.

Gator Meet ‘n Greet

Get ready for your own upclose encounter with an American alligator. Stop by the floor Wednesday afternoon to learn more about these amazing creatures and snap a photo with them. Wednesday from 12-4 PM.

Expo Mixers

There will be two complimentary mixers on the exposition floor. Take a break from your busy day to enjoy snacks and refreshments. Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3 PM.

Pittcon Booth – West

Booth 1342
Red Carpet Photo Event; Passport Drop off, Gauntlet Card Drop off, Giveaways and Luggage Tags, and a lounge for relaxing or small meetings.

Pittcon Booth – East

Booth 3442
Universal Studios Wristband Pick-up (Tues. and Wed. only), Pittcon 2019 Info, Gauntlet Card Drop off, Giveaways and Luggage Tags, and a lounge for relaxing or small meetings.

Convention Center Information

    Orange County Convention Center – West Building

    9800 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

Expo Dates & Times
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
9 am – 5 pm

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
9 am – 5 pm

Thursday, March 1, 2018
9 am – 5 pm

Lab Gauntlet

Marsh Madness Challenges

Take the Artel Pipetting Challenge
Take the Artel Pipetting Challenge™—each participant will pipette 20µL five times; precision and consistency will count.
Are you a Vial Crimping Master?
Chromatography Research Supplies, Inc.
Show off your lab skills! You will have 30 seconds to successfully crimp and decap the caps off of (6) 11 mm vials with a CRS Electronic Crimping and Decapping tool.
Painting by the Numbers: FTIR and Raman Art Analysis
Thermo Fisher Scientific
A painting has been unearthed from someone’s barn. The question has arisen as to provenance, a question that can be, at least partially, answered by understanding the formulation of the paints used.
Do You Know Super Resolution Microscopy?
Photonics Media
Each participant will be given a series of 5-6 questions which they can answer by reviewing our super resolution microscopy poster.
Build a Frame
Lee Engineering
The participant will need to successfully build a miniature lab frame in under one minute.
History Smackdown!
Science History Institute
How well do you know the history of instrumentation? Test your knowledge of the people and instruments who made our industry what it is today with this short quiz!
What’s in your drink? The Xylem pH Challenge
Xylem Inc.
The participant will need to guess the pH of different types of common drinks, then take a pH measurement on one of the provided lab meters.

Swamp Stop Challenges

Test Your Concentration
Rudolph Research Analytical
Refractometer Game – Participant instructions in front of you is 10 salt solutions. You have 60 seconds to measure as many samples as possible.
A Race to the Endpoint
Hanna Instruments
Successfully perform an alkalinity titration to a fixed pH endpoint – without overshooting.
One of these chromatograms is not like the other
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
We will be playing a troubleshooting game. The participant will look at a ‘good’ and then look at the ‘bad’ chromatogram. The challenge will be to figure out what would have caused the system to go from good to bad.
Name that Spectrum
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Informatics Division
The participant will be given a completely unknown spectrum. Then using Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll® software and spectral databases will be asked to provide the identity of that spectrum. If the participant correctly identifies the spectrum, the task is successfully completed.
Periodic Table Switcheroo
Bruker Corporation
Goal – Fill in the 5 missing elements on the table correctly in one minute to win.
Not Seeing is Still Believing
B&W Tek
Participants will have 45 seconds to scan different indicated areas of an opaque container to identify various substances behind the barrier, with no visual cues and only a Raman system to help you.
Quality Environmental Containers
Participants will drop stir bars into nine 40mL VOA vials, attempting to get three in a row, up & down, across, or diagonal.
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