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
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