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SciX 2020 will be held October 12-15, 2020 and will be fully virtual

Pittcon 2021 will be held March 6-10, 2021 and will be tentatively held in New Orleans, LA USA


SAS Sessions at SciX 2020 (Full Program Link)


Monday, October 12, 2020:

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Member Societies President's Panel (Hear from FACSS Member Society presidents as they share their challenges, their successes, and their vision for their organizations and the field going forward.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020:

9:45 am - Plenary 2: Heidi GoenagaÔÇÉInfante SAS Strock Award Winner

Wednesday, October 14, 2020:


8:30 am - Plenary 4:  Kay  Sowoidnich, in honor of Applied Spectroscopy and SAS Meggers Award Winner Pavel Matousek


4:30 - 5:30 pm - SAS Awards Ceremony


6:00 - 7:30 pm - SAS Member's Event


Thursday, October 15, 2020:


7:00 - 9:00 pm - SAS Student Event


On Demand Content:


ATOM-OD5 SAS Atomic Section Student Awards - featuring the 2020 Award winners

Presenters: Asaf Harel, Anika Retzman, Marcel Macke, Kelsey Williams



Scix 2020 Short Courses Schedule (Register Here)

Monday, October 12

12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT: Fundamentals of Vibrational Spectroscopy  John Wasylyk 

1:30 - 2:30 pm EDT: Intro to Raman with Imaging Applications  David Tuschel

3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT: Some Common Problems in Infrared and How to Solve Them  Ellen Miseo (SAS Session)

Tuesday, October 13

3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT: Laser Fundamentals for Spectroscopy – Robert Chimenti

4:30 - 5:30 pm EDT: Applications of LAICPOES, LAICPMS and LIBS  Jhanis Gonzalez

6:00 - 7:00 pm EDT: Fundamentals of Plasmonic Enhancement & SERS – Anne-Marie Dowgiallo  


Pittcon 2021 Tentative Program - March 6 - 10 2021

More information to come!