About EAS

The Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition (EAS) is held each year to provide professional scientists and students continuing education in the analytical and allied sciences through the presentation of symposia of papers, workshops, and short courses. An exposition of apparatus and supplies allied to these sciences is held concurrently with the symposia. EAS 2020 will be held November 16-18, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton-Conference Center, Plainsboro, New Jersey.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions are found here (FAQs).

Sponsoring Organizations









  • Delaware Valley Section
  • New York Section
  • New England Section

Dates to Remember

Information on EAS is updated constantly at www.eas.org. Check early and often. Specific deadlines are:

March 1 – Call for Papers opens for Contributed Oral and Poster Abstracts.
April 27 – April Retort available on this site.
May 8 – Deadline to submit Oral papers.
May 9-Sep. 4:  late poster abstracts considered.
June 1 – Presenters of Invited presentations are contacted by email with instructions for the submission of final abstracts.
June 15- Presenters of Invited & Oral Contributed Presentations are contacted by e-mail with session information.
July 25 – Online registration is open.
July 31 – Deadline for receipt of Final Abstracts for Invited Presentations.
August 1- Preliminary Program is posted to this site. This will contain registration, housing, short course, technical program, seminar, workshop and employment bureau information and forms.
September 1 – Deadline to submit nominations for all EAS awards.
September 4 – Deadline for poster abstract submissions.
September 25 – Poster presenters are contacted by e-mail with session information.
October 15 – Deadline to register for EAS at a reduced price.
November 1 – Deadline to cancel registration for EAS and still obtain a refund.
November 16-18 – The Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition at the Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center in Plainsboro, NJ.

Technical Program

For over 50 years, the Technical Program of EAS has provided cutting-edge information for the analyst with research presentations on practical solutions to problems and discussions of novel technologies. The symposium now typically contains over 450 papers on a wide variety of subjects, from pharmaceutical analysis to art conservation, analytical chemistry education, food analysis, chemometrics, sample preparation, process analysis, forensic analysis, surface analysis, validation, and regulatory topics. The program emphasizes the practical use of a wide swath of technologies (e.g., CE, GC, LC, near-IR, mid-IR, Raman spectroscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, microscopy, and sensors) in solving real-life problems faced by scientists in their daily work. Check back in mid-June for the on-line program.

Short Courses

EAS Short Courses emphasize practical and economical problem solving topics which will include material that you can take home and immediately apply to your daily work. We have kept many of the ‘most requested’ courses from last year, and this year we have added new courses that are timely and useful to the practicing analyst. The courses are taught by a group of distinguished instructors, who are well recognized in their fields.

Achievement Awards

Continuing a tradition that stretches back to 1952, we are pleased to announce the EAS Awards to be presented.

2020 EAS Awards
Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry
Award for Outstanding Achievements in Vibrational Spectroscopy
Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science
Award for Outstanding Achievements in Magnetic Resonance
Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry
Young Investigator Award

Sponsoring Organization Awards
The New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award
American Microchemical Society Benedetti-Pichler Award
The New York Microscopical Society Ernst Abbe Award

Student Awards
In addition, EAS provides undergraduate and graduate students with travel awards to offset expenses to attend the meeting each year.


The 100+ exhibitors at EAS provide the scientist with a convenient single location to find out about new equipment, services, and technologies. Meeting and discussing a vendor’s product can make all the difference in your abilities to solve problems in the laboratory. EAS consistently provides high booth/table top traffic and the high quality leads. Participation by vendors in all aspects of EAS – booths, papers, short courses, and workshops – benefits not only the conferees, but the exhibitors as well. Exhibitors and attendees recognize that good science = quality leads = the best possible Exposition. Don’t forget to participate in all aspects of the Exposition!


The Eastern Analytical Symposium will be held at the Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey. If you have questions concerning deadlines or the upcoming meeting, please contact us at askeas@eas.org. Contact the Exposition Director with questions related to the exhibit at easinfo@aol.com. We thank you for your support, and look forward to seeing you in our new location in Plaisboro.  General Transportation/Directions and Housing information is available on our website.

Advertising Opportunities

Would you like your company and its products to be visible to the readers of our website and other publications? Contact the EAS Executive Secretary at askeas@eas.org

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