March 1 - 5, 2020
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Presentations on the expo floor

Entertaining presentations in a theater style setting on the expo floor. Participate in 30-minute interactive and informative presentations, panels, and forums.


More information can be found in the App.

TIME NEXUS I – Booth 4106 NEXUS II – Booth 1934
10:00 AM High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC): Description and Discussion for the masses, both scientific and non-scientific

Presented by Millipore Sigma: Dr. Michael Ye, Manager for HPLC Column Development
Thinking Critically About Inclusion in STEM: the Science and Disability Project

Presented by Science History Institute: Jessica Martucci, Ph.D., Research Fellow, and David Caruso, Ph.D., Director of Center for Oral History
11:00 AM The PEAL Center: An Overview of a Parent Training and Information Center

Presented by PEAL Center: Cindy Duch, Director of Parent Advising
U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Overview and Mission

Presented by Augustus W. Fountain III, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientis for Chemistry
12:00 Noon Making the Most of Your Pittcon Experience

Presented by Bill Sharpe, Former Pittcon President
Government Contractors and Sub-Contractors: Cybersecurity and Product Blacklisting

Presented by BakerHostetler: Barron Avery, J.D.
1:00 PM The Science of SEO

Presented by AZoNetwork: Dave Cockett, Head of SEO and Web Services
The Secret to Lab Management Success, LAB Manager

Presented by Intertek Chemicals and Materials: Scott Hanton, General Manager
2:00 PM Common Chemometric Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Presented by Eigenvector Research Inc.: Barry M. Wise, Ph.D., President
Water Quality Monitoring: PFAS and Beyond

Presented by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments: Ruth Marfil-Vega, Ph.D., Environmental Marketing Manager
3:00 PM Tech Transfer: Export Control, International Trade, and Foreign Investment Concerns

Presented by BakerHostetler: Kerry T. Scarlott, J.D.
Emerging Trends in Training and Development

Presented by ASTM International: Meghan Conan, LMS and Content Administrator, and Andrew Buckmaster, Multi-Media Production Manager
4:00 PM Analytical X-ray Methods, Fluorescence, Powder Diffraction, Single Crystal, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)

Presented by Pittcon: Dr. Greg Meisner
Toby’s Therapy Dog Team, Giving to Our Communities

Presented by VICI + The Gabriel Institute: Stan Stearns, Founder and President of VICI


More information can be found in the App.

TIME NEXUS I – Booth 4106 NEXUS II – Booth 1934
10:00 AM Standards as Enablers of Innovation: Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Presented by ASTM: Pat A. Picariello, J.D., CStd, FSES, Director Development Operations
Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Green Case!

Presented by USA Immigration: Brian Getson, J.D.
11:00 AM Building a Career: A Journey from There to Here

Presented by GSK: Justin Shearer
Increasing Jobs at Home by Expanding US Exports

Presented by United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Commercial Service: LeeAnne Haworth
12:00 Noon Marketing Science using Scientific Marketing

Presented AZoNetwork: Dr. Ian Birkby, CEO
Helium Recycling at Pitt: Stewardship and Opportunities in Cryogenic Research

Presented by the University of Pittsburgh: Pete Chambers, Director of Shared Research Support Services for the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
1:00 PM Instruments of Seeing: How to Read an Image

Presented by Science History Institute: Hillary Kativa, Chief Curator of Audiovisual & Digital Collections
Diversity in STEM Panel

Panel includes: Raquel Castellanos, Patricia Silveyra, Matthew Lockett, and Adam Durant. Moderated by Heather Juzwa
2:00 PM Pittcon 70th Birthday Celebration

Presented by Pittcon: Pittcon President, Dr. Charles Gardner and Dr. Pete Conn
Financing Solutions for U.S. Exporters and their International Customers: The Role of EXIM Bank

Presented by Export-Import Bank of the United States: Reza Nikfarjam, Loan Officer and Head of Business Development – Technology Sector
3:00 PM Autism Awareness: Different but the Same

Presented by Pittcon: Penny Gardner, Former Pittcon President and Current Secretary of Pittcon Board of Directors
Moving Towards a Green Future-Introduction on CAIA

Presented by National Institute of Metrology, China: Professor Li Hongmei, Director/Researcher, Chemical Metrology Division
4:00 PM JASIS: Most Advanced Exhibition for Scientific/Analytical Systems & Solutions to Expand New Business Opportunities in Japan and Asia

Presented by JAIMA: Takeshi Kawamoto, Chairman of International Affairs Committee
Cannabis Science & You

Presented by jCanna, Inc. and Cannibus Science and Technology: Joshua Crossney, President and Founder of jCanna, Inc. and Editor and Columnist of Cannibus Science and Technology


More information can be found in the App.

TIME NEXUS I – Booth 4106 NEXUS II – Booth 1934
9:00 AM Open Forum with Pittcon 2020 Program Chair

Presented by Pittcon: Dr. Joanne Smith, Pittcon 2020 – Chicago, Program Chair
10:00 AM An Instrumental Life: Arnold Beckman and the making of the Instrumental Chemistry

Presented by Science History Institute: Mariel Carr, Manager of Video and Multimediate Production
Pittcon 2020 in Chicago

Presented by Pittcon: Dr. Jane N. Chan, Pittcon 2020 – Chicago, President
11:00 AM Mass Spectrometry: Description and Discussion for the masses, both scientists and non-scientists

Presented by Waters Corporation: Joe Fredette. Sr. Business Development Manager Biopharmaceuticals
Copyright Do’s and Don’ts of Describing Scientific Publications

Presented by Saxton and Stump: Helen Odar Wolstoncroft, J.D.
12:00 Noon Raman Spectroscopy for the Masses, Both Scientists and Non-Scientists

Presented by Syracuse University / BioTools, Inc: Professor Laurence Nafie, Ph.D.
Gas Chromatography (GC): Description and Discussion for the masses, both scientific and non-scientific

Presented by Restek: Jaap de Zeeuw
1:00 PM Patents and Trade Secrets – Business Considerations and Realities

Presented by Saxton and Stump: Bruce Wolstoncroft, J.D.
SACP Outreach Activities

Presented by Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP): Dr. Rose Clark
2:00 PM SSP Initiatives

Presented by Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP): Don Antzcak
Communicating the Science Behind Climate Change: Instruments, Narrative, and the Making of Threshold

Presented by freshfly Media: Glenn Holsten, Director
3:00 PM
4:00 PM PEAL Center Check Presentation

Presented by Pittcon: Pittcon President, Dr. Charles Gardner




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