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Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, Another Success Story
Date:3/18/2016

Pittcon 2016, the 67th Conference and Exposition for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, ended on March 10, in Atlanta, Georgia with an economic impact to the city estimated at $25.8 million. This global event brought together nearly 13,000 conferees and exhibitor personnel. Those who attended Pittcon for the first-time accounted for 37% of the conferee number. For the fourth year, the co-location of Food Labs Conference, organized by Innovative Publishing and Food Safety Tech, was held in conjunction with Pittcon.

Global Attendance Remains Strong
Pittcon has always had a strong global presence, and 2016 was no exception with 24% of attendees being from outside the United States. The top countries by attendance (excluding the U.S.) were Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Attendees include lab managers, scientists, chemists, researchers and professors, from industrial, academic, and government labs. They represent an equally broad number of scientific disciplines including life science, food science, drug discovery, environmental, forensics, nanotechnology, water/wastewater, energy/fuel, agriculture and bioterrorism.

Exposition
The dynamic exposition floor (409,740 total sq. feet) consisted of 847 exhibitors from 37 countries occupying 1,539 booths displaying the latest innovations in instrumentation and technology used in laboratory science. This year, we welcomed 119 first-time exhibitors. There were two specialized areas on the floor —the New Exhibitors and Laboratory Information Management (LIMS).

New this year were the Live Demos where leading exhibitors presented pre-scheduled interactive presentations of a product, technique or service in two designated areas on the show floor.

Key decision makers attending the conference account for 74% of the attendees who rely on the exposition to identify or finalize the purchase of laboratory products for their organizations.

The 2016 sponsors included: Platinum Sponsor Waters Corp., Gold Sponsors Shimadzu and Millipore Sigma and Silver Sponsor Chemplex.

Robust Technical Program Offers Multiple Educational Opportunities
Pittcon offered more than 2,000 technical sessions presented in 64 symposia, 14 awards, 86 oral sessions, 24 contributed sessions, 5 workshops and 53 poster sessions. Approximately 40% of the presentations focused on life science topics.

The Wallace H. Coulter Lecture, “How Optical Single-Molecule Detection in Solids Led to Super-Resolution Nanoscopy in Cells and Beyond” was presented by 2014 Nobel Laureate Professor W.E Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor in Chemistry at Stanford University. The session was attended by a capacity audience followed by a complimentary mixer and poster session.

The 31 Conferee Networking sessions provided a unique opportunity for conferees from around the world to meet in an informal setting to discuss topics of mutual interest. The facilitator-assisted sessions discuss techniques, solutions to challenges and innovative concepts.

The Short Course program offered an opportunity for skill-building training and continuing education for laboratory professionals at an affordable price. Participants have stated that these courses are another factor in selecting Pittcon as the one conference they attend every year. This year, 105 short courses were offered covering a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, analytical methods in environmental, food and life sciences; nanotechnology; water/wastewater; petroleum and pharmaceuticals. Lab management courses are also a significant part of the program and provide critical insight into the interpretation of the requirements of regulatory aspects, global guidelines, and laboratory standards.

The diverse selections, beginning and advanced levels, were attended by approximately 1,163 participants.
The 2016 Short Course Chairman Amit Ghosh remarked, “The strength of our Short Course program is in its diversity—It offers a wide variety of topics from specialized techniques and applications to current industry trends and the challenges in laboratory management. Different levels also make it possible for beginners in the field, as well as, seasoned professionals to enhance their skills and reach career goals.

Employment Bureau
Pittcon provides a free onsite employment service for candidates to review active job openings and for employers to review candidates’ credentials and resumes. This year, there were 105 employers, 286 positions, 398 candidates and 407 interviews.

Science Week
Each year through Science Week, Pittcon offers outreach and support programs for science education in the city that hosts its annual convention. Six hands-on workshops designed for upper elementary school students and middle school students led students through the exciting process of experimentation and discovery. Teacher workshops supported by school equipment grants were available for elementary, middle and high school teachers in the Atlanta area.

In addition to offering the workshops, Pittcon presented approximately $40,000 in science equipment grants to schools with educators participating in the teacher workshops. The grants enable the schools to purchase equipment demonstrated in the workshops so teachers can implement the science experiments in their own classrooms, or they can use the grants to purchase other science-related equipment of their choice from select companies.

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 http://www.pittcon.org for more information.

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