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Networking session topics sought for Pittcon 2014

Pittsburgh, PA – A call for topics for Conferee Networking sessions has been issued for Pittcon 2014, which takes place on March 2-6, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago. These two-hour sessions provide a special networking opportunity for attendees with similar interests to meet and resolve problems, discuss new techniques, or brainstorm new ideas in an informal setting.

The deadline to submit a topic for consideration is August 23, 2013, and instructions can be found at The Conferee Networking committee will review the topics, and status notifications will be sent after September 23, 2013.


“This is the eighth consecutive year for these sessions which have become an integral part of the conference,” said Jane Chan, Pittcon 2014 conferee networking chairmen. “We are especially pleased this year to introduce a new topic [science outreach/STEM education] that believe is vital to improve the nation’s competitiveness in technology development.”


This year there will be approximately 22 facilitated sessions during conference week. These special networking events, scheduled for the morning and afternoon, will begin on Sunday and run through Wednesday. General topics include discussions in areas such as analytical chemistry and instrumentation, chemicals, environmental issues and laws and regulations with a focus on science outreach/STEM education, pharmaceutical, and energy issues.