While many are adopting a wait-and-see attitude with regard to events such as Pittcon 2010, others are moving ahead with business as usual.
Like most of our readers, we have been watching the debate surrounding the conference industry with great interest in recent months. While many are adopting a wait-and-see attitude with regard to events such as Pittcon 2010, others are moving ahead with business as usual, anticipating both a robust economic recovery and predicting that reports of the demise of face-to-face events such as Pittcon were greatly exaggerated.
Michael J. Tessalone
Here at Spectroscopy, you have only to look at the lineup of events that we have planned for this year's show, scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida's Orange Country Convention Center from February 28 to March 5, 2010, to see which of those camps we fall into. First and foremost is the expanded daily Meeting Report Spectroscopy will be bringing readers from Orlando. In addition to the usual three-day coverage provided from the show itself, we will be providing readers with an additional day of preview coverage prior to the show. You can look for this to arrive in your inbox on the Friday prior to Pittcon.
However, Spectroscopy's biggest event of Pittcon 2010 by far will be our podcast theater, co-sponsored with Pittcon and LCGC North America. The theater will be dedicated to all that is new and innovative in the field of analytical chemistry, and the afternoon of Tuesday, March 2 will be dedicated exclusively to the topic of spectroscopic techniques and applications. Speakers from all corners of the field will be on-hand to discuss cutting-edge topics such as MS, ICP-MS, FT-IR, and more. We invite you to stop by any time and visit the theater. With giveaways throughout the week and the kind of objective, unbiased scientific information you have come to expect from Spectroscopy, this promises to be the premier event of Pittcon 2010.
And speaking of cutting-edge scientific information, we would be remiss if we failed to note that the current edition of The Application Notebook that you are holding in your hands is just one more example of how Spectroscopy serves its readership. All of the industry's hottest topics are addressed in these pages, from food safety to biomedical research to water purity. We hope you enjoy the issue, and of course, we look forward to seeing as many of our readers as possible at this year's Pittcon.
We'll see you in Orlando.
Michael J. Tessalone
Science Group Publisher