Don't skip over anything on this page! We have special sessions you wouldn't get at a normal live SciX, we have networking opportunities throughout the virtual meeting, and we have special international programming from four FACSS member societies. Access links will be available through the virtual meeting website: you must be registered and logged in to participate.
Special Sessions (SCix in beta)
We've laid out a great live technical program and hours of on-demand content to go with it, but we're also making space for some extra-special sessions during SciX. Come beta test these additional sessions designed to grab your interest during program intermissions. Too busy? No problem, you can stay focused on the technical sessions and skip this bonus content; build your SciX participation in a way that best suits you!
All times in Eastern Daylight Time. You must be a paying SciX registrant to get access to the event platform and unlock links to the activities below.
When Things Go Wrong: Celebrating Mistakes
Pre-SciX Kickoff on Monday, October 12 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hosted by: Katherine Hollywood
The Great Disruption: How Labs and Classrooms are Finding Creative Solutions in Response to the Pandemic
Pre-SciX Kickoff on Monday, October 12 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Hosted by: Karen Gall
Member Society Presidents' Panel
Pre-SciX Kickoff on Monday, October 12 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Hosted by: Program Chair Mary Kate Donais
Peer Review and Publication: Fast Facts
Tuesday, October 13 from 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Hosted by: Martha Vardaki
Speaker: Michael Blades, Editor, Applied Spectroscopy
Ask a Government Scientist (Almost) Anything
Tuesday, October 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Hosted by: Robert Lascola
Spectroscopists in Industry: The Multi-Generational Impact of Clara Craver
Tuesday, October 13 from 4:30 - 5:00 pm
The Coblentz Society has undertaken an effort to record the reminiscences of some of our senior members. Because Clara Craver was instrumental in the formation of the Society, initial efforts have centered around recording memories of Clara and the vibrational spectroscopy community when Clara was active. These interviews, with people who knew Clara well, are the basis of Spectroscopists in Industry: The Multi-Generational Impact of Clara Craver.
Spectrochimica Acta B Best Paper Award Session Sponsored by host
Wednesday, October 14 from 9:45 - 10:45 am
Listening to laser sparks: a link between Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, acoustic measurements and crater morphology
Application of gold nanoparticles embedded in the amyloids fibrils as enhancers in the laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for
the metal quantification in microdroplets
Imaging rare-earth elements in minerals by laser induced plasma spectroscopy: Molecular emission and plasma induced luminescence
Laser Ablation Based Techniques
Speed Mentoring Hosted by the Coblentz Society and SAS Sponsored by hosts
SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED, REGISTER HERE
Coffee with a Chemist - Sign up as a sponsor of one or all three! Check out the Sponsorship page for details.
Tuesday, October 13 from 8:15 - 8:45 am hosted by Matthieu Baudelet
Tuesday, October 13 from 12:15 - 12:45 pm hosted by Katherine Bakeev
Wednesday, October 14 from 7:15 - 7:45 pm hosted by Fred LaPlant
Organized Chaos (Open Networking) - Sponsored by Coherent
Thursday, October 15 from 9:00 - 9:45 am
Hop-in Chat Rooms
SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED. Check out Hop In Rooms here!
SAS Members' Event Sponsored
RSVP required by 10/13!! Request Zoom access with the SAS office by providing your name, phone number and email to Stephanie Iocco at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 301-674-1458.
SAS Student Event Sponsored
Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
All students are welcome, but RSVP is requested by 10/14. Send your name and email to Ewelina Mistek at email@example.com or to the SAS office by phone at +1 301-674-1458.
A constant refrain in the virtual conference universe is that varying time zones make it difficult for people across the globe to participate equally. SciX is actively trying to address the issue by offering plenty of on demand content and making live content available as an archive post-meeting; by being mindful of session start and end times to cast the widest net across time zones; and, most importantly, by offering special international sessions in other time zones. The following sessions are included in your SciX registration and open to everyone!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 from 6:00 am - 7:30 am EDT (12:00 - 1:30 pm CEST)
RSC and IRDG Session on Vibrational Spectroscopy
Cascaded nanooptics to probe microsecond atomic scale phenomena
Screening DNA-binding molecules with 2D-IR spectroscopy - structure, dynamics and function
Quantitative hyperspectral coherent Raman scattering microscopy for label-free bioimaging
Imaging cellular dynamics using ratiometric Raman spectroscopy
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 from 8:00 - 10:00 pm EDT (9:00 - 11:00 am Tokyo)
SPSJ Supplemental Programming: Perspective for Biomedical Raman Spectroscopy
Raman and SRS for Cellular Analysis
Validation of Detection Limits of Drugs of Abuse using a Portable SERS Instrument
Gunshot residue analysis: can spectroscopy meet the forensics need?
Assessment of oocyte quality and its maturation using Raman spectroscopy
Label-free Raman analysis of live cell and tissue
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 from 7:00 - 8:30 am EDT (1:00 - 2:30 pm CEST)
CLIRSPEC Supplemental Programming
Program to be Announced