Although spring has been slow coming this year, it has not slowed down our progress or preparations for the 2018 Eastern Analytical Symposium. Our vendor slots are filling up, our invited speaker sessions are set and as we still fight off cold temperatures in late April, we are working to ensure your experience at EAS will be enlightening, entertaining and enjoyable. There is still time to enter an abstract for the contributed oral sessions, so don’t miss our May 1st deadline.
As a reminder, the theme for EAS 2018 is Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems with a focus on Going Green. Our 10% increase in the number of technical sessions will include a special keynote presentation by Dr. John Warner, founder of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. Dr. Warner will speak on green chemistry technologies. In addition, we will have a plenary lecture by the EAS Fields awardee, Professor Linda P. McGown of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. McGown will join a long listed of extremely accomplished analytical chemists who have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the “fields” of analytical chemistry.
We know the traffic can be tough in the morning coming to EAS, but perhaps you would like to take the early approach to arrive before the traffic starts, get an awesome parking spot and listen to a breakfast lecture from Dr. Mark Schure on the current state of 2D liquid chromatography. If you are not an early riser, however, we still have plenty of parking to accommodate you, just be sure to allow enough time to take the 5-minute jitney from our remote parking location, it will circulate all day.
We are so pleased that the symposium is now integrated with the exhibit under one roof at the Crowne Plaza Conference Center. If you did not manage to attend in 2017, I hope you will come this year and see how great this new venue is. The exhibitors will be present to display their latest state-of-the-art products and services all three days of the conference for your interest and awareness. A stroll through the exhibit rooms is a great way to learn about the new technologies that can help you solve the world’s problems.
My hope is that you see a difference as EAS itself goes green. This year we are introducing an electronic presentation of posters, an expanded exhibit area, and a reduction in our own environmental imprint as we search our own practices to make sure we are environmentally conscious. In addition to our highly successful technology tour, we will offer a green tour highlighting exhibitors who are working toward a smaller environmental mark with their businesses.
Our plans include a special reward for “going green” through a raffle of door prizes available only to attendees who carpool to EAS with colleagues or co-workers. Our aim is to provide you with cutting-edge analytical science to solve some of the world’s problems with environmentally friendly solutions. Put EAS 2018 on your schedule this November 12-14 to learn, train and communicate with scientists and professional colleagues in our efforts to present:
Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems
See you in November!
Mary Ellen McNally
2018 EAS President