We are accepting topics for 2024 Networking Sessions + Workshops.
In these networking roundtables we hope to bring together a likeminded group of scientists looking to engage with others in topical conversation or to compare and solve problems in the lab/workplace. These sessions are meant to stimulate free-flowing discussion between attendees of the session with a facilitator acting as a leader and expert in the area being discussed.
Submission deadline is August 14. – We are still accepting submissions
Sessions will act as a compliment to the Exposition and areas of focus within the Technical Program.
Renewed and revamped for 2024. Workshops will be a 90-minute session focused on hands on applications.
◉ 2024 Networking Dates
Monday, February 26
Tuesday, February 27
Wednesday, February 28
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA, USA
The Networking Committee is especially interested in proposed sessions on:
► In-demand areas such as biopharmaceuticals/pharmaceuticals, cannabis/hemp, pandemic response, environmental, biomedical/biosensors, food science, energy, and nanotechnology
► “Hot topics” in analytical chemistry (i.e., analytical chemistry in oil/gas industry, cannabis testing and regulation, analytical chemistry in forensics and/or homeland security, social media in analytical chemistry
► Soft skills, diversity and inclusion, mentoring, career development.
► Particular instrumentation/technique/discussion group (i.e., LCMS users’ group, industry changes from COVID-19 pandemic, educators’ discussion group, chromatography users, etc.)
► Topics on our core tracks; Bioanalytics & Life Sciences, Cannabis, Hemp & Psychedelics, Nanotechnology & Materials Science, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Energy, Environmental, Food Science & Agriculture, Forensics & Toxicology, Industry & Manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical
What are Networking Sessions?
These 90-minute sessions provide a unique opportunity for attendees with similar interests to meet other professionals in an informal setting. They are open to all full attendee registrations at no extra cost. Attendees can come and go during a session as they please.
Networking roundtables will include buzz sessions on all six of Pittcon’s tracks. Rooms are equipped with only a flip chart and markers to encourage group participation. Sessions are meant to engage attendees in communication and brainstorming and not meant as a lecture or sales pitch.
Monday through Wednesday
AM Sessions: 10:30a-12:00p
PM Sessions: 2:00p-3:30p
What are the benefits of hosting a Networking Session?
► Increase awareness of a specific topic or issue
► Network with other professionals interested in and/or experienced with a topic
• Earn new contacts and leads to further both your professional career and success in your lab
► Find solutions to a problem or brainstorm for new ideas
• Face-to-face structured problem-solving
• Meet contacts that are facing similar issues and collaborate on problem solving
• Further yourself and your company by sharing knowledge and resources
► Bioanalytical & Life Science
Biological molecules and xenobiotics (drugs, toxins) and their metabolites; study of biological systems; biosensors; forensic science and toxicology
► Cannabis & Psychedelic
Identification, quantitative measurement, extraction, and quality assurance of cannabis-based and psychedelic products
► Environment & Energy
Environmental detection and monitoring; energy production and storage; sustainability, climate, and green chemistry; food science/safety and agriculture
► Instrumentation & Nanoscience
Instrumentation, detection, and sensors; laboratory information systems, data analysis, and artificial intelligence; characterization and processing of nanomaterials; art and archeology
► Pharmaceutical & Biologic
Evaluating chemical composition and properties/activities of medicinal drugs and biologics; high-throughput screening and process control; drug discovery and design; personal care and consumer products
► Professional Development
Leadership and power/soft skills; career navigation, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), communication, and entrepreneurship; education and teaching and more