We are actively preparing for a triumphant 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Princeton. After the success of 2017 in this new venue, we are excited to grow and move EAS into a new era of innovation. The theme for EAS 2018 is Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems with a focus on Going Green. To address the issue of environmental awareness from a global perspective, our 2018 technical program has been strengthened with an increase in invited sessions by 10%. Our keynote speaker, Dr. John Warner, founder of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, has agreed to speak on green chemistry technologies. Our plenary lecture will be delivered by this year’s winner of the EAS Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry Professor Linda P. McGown, the William Weightman Walker Chair from Rensselaer School of Science. To entice you to come early and avoid traffic, EAS will offer a breakfast session on 2-D LC by Mark Schure, a renowned expert on this technique.
For EAS 2018, we are looking for new and innovative short course ideas. Please contact us if you have one you would like to have considered. Now that EAS is literally under one roof at the Crowne Plaza, the integration of attending a short course while satisfying a curiosity for a presentation in our excellent technical program can be readily achieved.
The exposition has also been fully integrated with our symposium under the same roof, and walking over to visit an exhibitor during a small break in a technical session or short course is a relaxed and comfortable option for every participant. The exhibitors will be present to display their latest state-of-the-art products 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.
So, stay tuned and watch for news of our continuing efforts 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 coming 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.
Mary Ellen McNally, 2018 EAS President