Pittcon 2007 announces move from New Orleans to Chicago

Pittcon committee reaffirms commitment to New Orleans for Pittcon 2008

February 13, 2006 — Pittsburgh, PA — The Pittsburgh Conference announced today Pittcon 2007 will be moved from New Orleans to Chicago; dates of the event are February 25 to March 1, 2007. At the same time, the Committee confirmed its commitment to return the Conference to New Orleans in 2008 as planned.

With over 20,000 attendees and 1,100 Exhibitors, Pittcon is the largest annual scientific meeting of its kind. The conference provides an annual forum for scientists to present research in a wide range of scientific disciplines-including, materials sciences, biotechnology, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical science, and homeland security. The exposition further provides an opportunity for manufacturers to demonstrate the latest advances in scientific instrumentation.

Before announcing its decision, the Pittcon Committee met with the New Orleans Convention Bureau officials, various local civic and business leaders, and visited the city in person to assess city infrastructure, safety, transportation, housing, and hospitality.

“Despite considerable progress in rebuilding its infrastructure and revitalizing support services, New Orleans continues to face significant marketing challenges in rebuilding its image,” said Kevin McKaveney, Pittcon President and Chairman of the Board. “We believe that moving Pittcon 2007 to Chicago will give New Orleans adequate time to reshape its image and pave the way for a successful return in 2008.”

“Historically, New Orleans has been a very successful host city for Pittcon and it was with great reluctance that we made the decision to move the Conference in 2007. We look forward to working with New Orleans throughout the coming year and returning in 2008,” added McKaveney.

More information about Pittcon can be found at www.pittcon.org.

About Pittcon
Pittcon is the largest educational Conference on Laboratory Science and the premier meeting place for scientists and vendors of instrumentation and laboratory supplies worldwide. Presented annually by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, the Conference features cutting-edge technical programs; informative short courses, an extensive exposition of laboratory equipment; and more, all designed for those in the laboratory sciences. Proceeds from the Conference provide funds for science education activities from kindergarten through college levels and beyond. Pittcon and its co-sponsors contribute over one million dollars each year to elementary, secondary schools and colleges in the form of science equipment; educational opportunities and scholarships for students. Teachers and professors are recognized with awards/grants to enhance education and promote research. Pittcon also offers support to public science centers, libraries and museums. www.pittcon.org


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