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2017 ICP Conference

2017
3rd Annual ICP Conference, Back to Basics - Drilling Down

For all ICP-MS and ICP-OES users 
October 4 - 5, 2017 • Blacksburg, Virginia
Regular Registration - $350 - Student Registration - $199

Join ICP users from around the country for Inorganic Ventures' 3rd Annual ICP Conference.

We are excited to announce that we’ve set the date for our third annual ICP Conference and it is going to be chock full of fantastic information. You’re not going to want to miss this one!

We’ve put together a two-day experience based on what we heard from the attendees last year. And that was… you want more!  This year you will hear from Inorganic Ventures' experts on a wide range of topics including Sample Preparation Basics for ICP, Sample and CRM Stability Considerations, Trace Metals Analysis and more. But this year, we’re going to drill down into the topics and give you even more valuable information. 

New to this year, there will also be an afternoon session on Thursday that will be an open forum for the attendees.  You’ll have access to our entire technical group to talk one-on-one about specific issues. We will close the in-depth, two day conference with a round table of industry professionals, allowing attendees to have their specific ICP challenges addressed and responded to by some of the brightest minds in the industry.

View our list of speakers

Agenda

Wednesday, October 4

8:00 am

Check In/Coffee

 

8:45 am

Introduction

Christopher Gaines, President

9:00 am

Trace Metal Analysis – Drilling Down

Thomas Kozikowski, Chemist, R&D

9:30 am

Sample Introduction Systems and ICP Maintenance

Michael Booth - Chemist, Quality Control

10:00 am

Formal Break

 

10:15 am

Reliable Measurements: Part I

Paul Gaines, Ph.D./CEO, Senior Technical Director

11:30 am

Lunch

 

1:00 pm

Element Compatibility and Stability — Drilling Down

Brian Alexander, Ph.D./Vice President, Technical Operations

2:00 pm

Formal Break

 

2:15 pm

Uncertainty and Significant Figures in ICP Measurements

Lesley Owens, Ph.D. / Senior Research Chemist

3:00 pm

Troubleshooting ICP Calibration Techniques

James King, M.Sc./Chemist, Technical Manager

3:30 pm

Formal Break

 

4:00 pm

Tour of Inorganic Ventures

 

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Dinner and Casino Night at Lane Stadium

 

Thursday, October 5

8:00 am

Check In/Coffee

 

8:45 am

Morning Remarks

Christopher Gaines, President

9:00 am

Trace Metallic Impurity Determination by ICP-OES

Thomas Kozikowski, Chemist, R&D

9:30 am

Tough Samples and Problem Elements

Brian Alexander, Ph.D./Vice President, Technical Operations

10:00 am

Formal Break

 

10:15 am

Reliable Measurements: Part II

Paul Gaines, Ph.D./CEO, Senior Technical Director

11:30 am

Lunch

 

1:00 pm

Method and Measurement Validation

Lesley Owens, Ph.D. / Senior Research Chemist

1:30 pm

Formal Break

 

1:45 pm

Round Table and Discussion with Attendees

Paul Gaines Ph.D., Brian Alexander Ph.D., Lesley Owens Ph.D.,

Thomas Kozikowski, James King, Mike Booth

3:45 pm

Conference Concludes

 

Full Conference Guide

We've also planned a very exciting evening for October 4.  We will be hosting a casino party for all attendees at Lane Stadium, the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus. Billed as the toughest place in college football for opponents to play by Rivals.com, Lane Stadium seats 66,233. Lane Stadium/Worsham Field has always been regarded as one of the finest places to watch – and toughest places for opponents to play – a college football game.  This event will include transportation, dinner, music, and casino party.

    

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details

ICP Conference
October 4-5, 2017
Inn at Virginia Tech &
Skelton Conference Center

Assembly Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia

Regular Registration - $350
Student Registration - $199

Register Now

 

Speakers

Travel Information

Lodging

Discounted rates are available at these two area hotels. Please ask for the ICP Conference Rate.

Host Hotel
The Inn at Virginia Tech - $149 + tax.

Area Hotel (1.3 miles away)
Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg - $96 + tax.  The corporate account code for online reservations is: 3097713.