Welcome back to Pittcon!

The long-awaited return of Pittcon – one of the world’s foremost analytical chemistry conferences – is finally over as it makes its comeback in 2023. Taking place from March 18th – 22nd at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in Philadelphia, Pittcon will once again be hosting a range of lectures, symposia, networking sessions, and short courses alongside its world-famous exposition where manufacturers will be showcasing the cutting-edge of laboratory equipment and systems.

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The last two years have been difficult for everyone, and Pittcon was no exception. Pittcon 2020, held in Chicago in March 2020, was a success – though, regrettably, many international guests were no longer able to attend due to COVID-related travel restrictions.

As the pandemic wore on, it became clear that many events would not be able to take place in their usual form.

Now, however, with COVID-19 under control, Pittcon will be returning to its former glory in 2023 with the first in-person event in over two years. Starting on the 18th of March 2023, Pittcon will once again be welcoming a diverse crowd of analytical chemistry professionals, experts, and enthusiasts for four days of engaging talks, events, and expositions.

Pittcon 2023 will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in Philadelphia, March 18th-22nd 2023. Click here to register now and save 30%.

Face-to-Face Collaboration

Pittcon 2021’s range of online programming provided a much-needed opportunity for scientists and experts around the world to connect in the middle of an otherwise very isolated time. However, while the online event was a success, it is impossible to replicate the value of real-life, in-person communication for science.

The value of face-to-face collaboration to the advancement of science would be difficult to overstate – and it is this face-to-face communication that forms the foundation of Pittcon. Since 1950, Pittcon’s annual conference and exposition has provided a place where like-minded people can make connections, share ideas, and work together to find new solutions. In this way, Pittcon events have, together, made an incalculable contribution to the field of analytical chemistry.

In 2023, attendees and exhibitors alike will once again be able to experience the full-scale benefits of Pittcon in person. There really is no substitute for walking the exposition floor, having conversations, examining state-of-the-art equipment, and listening to talks from world-leading researchers in person.

The benefits of Pittcon are not limited to those who attend the event itself. Pittcon’s steadfast commitment to science outreach sees them donate over a million dollars each year in the form of equipment grants, scholarships, research grants, and awards for teachers and professors, internships for students, and grants to public science centers, libraries, and museums.

What to Expect at Pittcon 2023

Pittcon’s conference element is divided into ten tracks covering contemporary laboratory science and analytical chemistry:

  • Bioanaltyics and Life Sciences
  • Cannabis and Hemp
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Chemical Materials and Materials Science
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Food Science and Agriculture
  • Forensics and Toxicology
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical

Other areas of focus, like Art and Historic Preservation, are also featured within the conference, as are a range of specific scientific disciplines:

  • • Spectroscopy
  • • Chromatography
  • • Spectrometry
  • • Electrochemistry
  • • Microfluidics
  • • Laboratory Automation
  • • Informatics
  • • Sensors
  • • Microscopy
  • • Physical Measurements

Pittcon 2023 will – as usual – offer an unparalleled technical program consisting of talks and symposia from the world’s leading experts in analytical chemistry. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in the field and ask questions to the researchers who made these discoveries.

Most of the technical program is still being put together – but the Invited Symposia line-up for 2023 has already been announced. Take a look to get a feel for how Pittcon 2023 is shaping up.

Next year’s Pittcon will also feature a broad selection of short courses, offering practical training and advice on everything from mass spectrometry to business for analytical chemists. These courses offer an opportunity to learn directly from leading experts in the field – so book now to secure your slot.

As usual, Pittcon 2023’s main expo will feature a huge array of exhibitors, showcasing the bleeding edge of analytical chemistry equipment. The expo not only enables people to examine the latest technology in person but provides a place where students, academics and researchers can speak directly with the people who develop the equipment that they depend on.

Alongside talks, symposia, courses, and the main expo, Pittcon will also be offering a number of networking sessions throughout the week. These are designed to drive collaboration by offering a relaxed and informal setting for conversation between industry professionals at all stages in their careers.

About Pittcon

Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.

Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums.

Visit pittcon.org for more information.


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