Pittcon 2010 sees modest growth over 2006

March 17, 2010
This year, 16,876 attendees from 87 countries participated in Pittcon (February 28 to March 5, 2010; Orlando, FL).

Pittsburgh, PA--This year, 16,876 attendees from 87 countries participated in Pittcon (February 28 to March 5, 2010; Orlando, FL). The scientific event was marked by a 2% increase in conferees over Pittcon 2006, which was the last time Pittcon was held in Orlando.

Pittcon 2010 included 960 exhibiting companies, which occupied 2,005 booths and showcased their latest laboratory instrumentation, equipment, and services across a broad range of applications and technologies, including some related to the photonics field, such as spectroscopy and nanotechnology. There were 188 companies (19.5%) from 28 countries outside of the U.S.; also, this year Pittcon welcomed 125 first-time exhibitors.

The technical program included more than 2,200 individual presentations distributed among invited symposia, organized contributed sessions, achievement awards, workshops, and poster presentations. More than 1,100 conferees also took advantage of the Pittcon short-course program, which consisted of more than 100 courses in 60 topic areas.

Webcasts of technical presentations
New this year, Pittcon 2010 conferees can view 50 technical presentations via webcast on the Pittcon website. The webcasts will be available for viewing until May 7, 2010.

Pittcon continued to build co-programming partnerships with external scientific organizations, including the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (Frederick, MD), which puts out the well-known scientific journal Applied Spectroscopy. In addition, Pittcon is facilitating scientific networking year-round with its new online scientific community, called Pittconnect.com, which was launched just prior to Pittcon 2010.

Pittcon 2011 will be held March 13 to March 18, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, GA).

About the Author

John Wallace | Senior Technical Editor (1998-2022)

John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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