5th Annual ICP Conference: Basic Training

For all ICP-MS and ICP-OES users

September 24-25, 2019 • Christiansburg, Virginia

Registration - $695

Join ICP users from around the country for Inorganic Ventures' 5th Annual ICP Conference - Basic Training.

Our theme for this year's conference is Basic Training and we're going to give you the tools to help you pass your next muster!

Each year we strive to improve upon the experience and we think you’ll find this year’s to be the best so far. The conference will cover the basic ICP techniques including Sample Preparation, Sample and CRM Stability Considerations, Trace Metal Analysis and much more. We’ll be using a live video feed into our lab to show you these techniques and most importantly - how to troubleshoot. This will be a very interactive experience.

There will be an open forum session on Wednesday afternoon for all attendees. We will close the in-depth, two-day conference with a round table discussion with our technical staff, allowing attendees to have their specific ICP challenges addressed and responded to by some of the brightest minds in the industry.

The cost of the conference includes coffee, refreshments, and catered lunch for both days. On Tuesday, there will be a cocktail reception at the conclusion of the day's events that includes a tour of our lab, food and networking with the other guests.

Because this will be a more intimate setting, space is limited to 28 attendees, so don’t delay in securing your spot for what’s sure to be a very informative conference.


Inorganic Ventures Headquarters
300 Technology Drive
Christiansburg, VA 24073

View our list of speakers


Tuesday, September 24

  • 8:30–9:00 Check In / Coffee
  • 9:00–9:30 Welcome and Introduction of speakers and attendees
  • 9:30–10:00 Basic Needs and Considerations for an ICP Analysis
  • 10:00–10:45 ICP Instrument Maintenance and Tuning
  • 10:45–11:00 Break
  • 11:00–11:45 Sample Preparation Basics
  • 11:45–1:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00–2:00 ICP-MS: Limits and Reliable Measurements
  • 2:00–2:45 Application of Basic Statistics in Measurement Uncertainty
  • 2:45–3:00 Break
  • 3:00–4:00 ICP Calibration Standards: Design, Handling and Troubleshooting
  • 4:15–5:00 Tour of Inorganic Ventures Lab
  • 5:00–7:00 Catered Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, September 25

  • 8:30–9:00 Check In / Coffee
  • 9:00–9:45 Trace Metals Analysis of Multi-Element Standards by ICP-OES
  • 9:45–10:30 ICP-MS: Planning for Tough Samples and Problem Elements
  • 10:30–10:45 Break
  • 10:45–11:45 TBD
  • 11:30–1:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00–1:45 Fundamentals of Method Validation
  • 1:45–2:00 Break
  • 2:00–4:00 Roundtable Discussion