March 1-5, 2025
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Pittcon Pavilion
Bring your lunch to the Pittcon Pavilion for some enjoyable info-tainment! Periodic Lunch Breaks and Professional Development Seminars will run daily and includes daily snacks and samples on Monday and Wednesday. **while supplies last

Periodic Lunch Breaks Professional Development Seminars

Periodic Lunch Breaks

    Monday, 12:15-1:00 PM
    A Tasty Lesson on Molecular Gastronomy and the Science of Fermentation
    The science world of Gastronomy and Fermentation has allowed us the opportunity to create some of the most unique, creative experiences and combinations. Our team will create fresh yogurt and sour dough bread using the fermentation process and salad with vinaigrette pearls for your salad using the gastronomy process.

    Tonya Whitfield & Brendan McCormack, San Diego Mesa College, Culinary Arts & Management

    Tuesday, 12:15-1:00 PM
    Behind the Scenes at YouTube’s Most Popular Science Channel
    SciShow delves into the curious and astonishing world of science, uploading new videos 5 days a week to YouTube. Our videos are aimed at a general audience and earn an average of 15 million views a month. By making science fun, we’ve built an audience of nearly 8 million subscribers. Join us as we walk through the process of making this engaging and educational content. Everything from the ideation and pitch processes, to filming and visual design, all the way through to upload.

    Hiroka Matsushima, Nicole Sweeney, & Daniel Comiskey, Producers from SciShow

    Wednesday, 12:15-1:00 PM
    The Biochemistry of Brewing by PhD Biochemist Turned Entrepreneur
    In this interactive session, we will delve into the fascinating world of brewing, focusing on the biochemistry involved. We’ll explore the scientific aspects of the brewing process and appreciate how various biochemical parameters impact the taste of beer. Moreover, the audience will have the opportunity to sample a variety of beer styles and apply the concepts they’ve learned to appreciate and recognize the flavors.

    Martin Beaulieu, PhD, CEO and Master Brewer at Quantum Brewing

Professional Development Seminars

    Monday, 2:30-3:30 PM
    Effective Personal Branding
    Positive personal branding has always attracted and created potential partnerships, career opportunities, and networks. This training seminar helps you learn the importance of personal branding, the benefits and techniques for developing an effective personal brand. This is designed for those who wish to develop and improve their personal branding and networking skills. Whether you’re a “new kid on the block” or a seasoned professional, you will learn something new to help you be more successful in professional settings and personal life by perfecting an effective personal brand.

    Featuring: Dottie Li, Founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications

    Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 PM
    Professional Development through Improvisation
    In this workshop we will use the basic tenants of improvisation to develop professional skills. Research has shown that improvisation greatly improves communication skills, adaptability to challenging/unforeseen obstacles, and increases overall confidence and engagement.

    Featuring: Anushree Singh and JillAnne Aden, Finest City Improv

    Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 PM
    Entrepreneurship & Scientific Start-ups, A Panel Discussion
    Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or considering a career pivot involving your own business, this panel discussion has something for or you. Panelists from diverse sectors will share their entrepreneurship journeys and discuss the challenges and opportunities in navigating start-ups. This session will provide ample time for Q&A with the audience.

    Featuring: Shawn R. Wyatt, Owner of Scout Scientific LLC, Dottie Li, Founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications, Neil Thompson, Founder of Teach the Geek, and Amy Duncan, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Consultant, Goldfish Consulting




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