Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
|Formation||February 15, 1950|
|Purpose||Science education and communication|
|Board of directors|
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, often referred to as Pittcon, is a non-profit educational organization based in Pennsylvania that organizes an annual Conference and Exposition on laboratory science. It is sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh. The Conference has traditionally been the most attended annual conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in the world. The Pittcon presents several prestigious Awards each year to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the various fields in Analytical Chemistry
Pittcon started as a small technical conference that was first held in the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh in February, 1950. The first 18 conferences were held in Pittsburgh, but it has since grown into a national conference.
Affiliate organizations are the American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Laboratory Managers Association, the Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA), the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.