2020 Virtual Science Symposium

Oct. 20-21, 2020

The annual Science Symposium, which will be held virtually for 2020, attracts more than 300 industry leaders and decision-makers. The robust program offers the industry a chance to learn, network, and engage with colleagues and speakers on game-changing insights facing Microbiology, Quality Assurance, Safety and the Environment.

Open to both PCPC members and non-members, the 2020 Virtual Science Symposium is a great opportunity to learn from the experts and connect with colleagues and friends in the industry.

This year’s virtual format will give attendees:

  • Increased flexibility: 24/7 online access…watch presentations as often as you like during or beyond the dates of the conference.
  • Real-time interactions: Connect with colleagues, presenters, experts, and exhibitors via live chats and online messaging while receiving up-to-date information on topics that will continue to evolve up to the conference.
  • Savings: Our online event will save you the precious time and money that accompanies event travel.
  • Advanced Agenda: You will be provided the agenda prior to the event, giving the flexibility of planning your day around relevant sessions.

Schedule of Events

Check back periodically for a detailed schedule with session topics and speakers.

Tuesday, October 20

10:00am – 1:00pm EST – Environmental

1:15pm – 4:15pm EST – Microbiology

Wednesday, October 21

10:00am – 1:00pm EST – Safety

1:15pm – 4:45pm EST – Quality

Sponsorship & Virtual Exhibit Hall

COVID-19 may have interrupted PCPC’s traditional face-to-face Expo, but it hasn’t diminished our spirit or pursuit of our mission to connect leading organizations with personal care industry professionals. We created the Virtual Science Symposium Expo, a robust platform that gives exhibitors enhanced opportunities to share information and engage with attendees.

The Perks of a Virtual Expo:

  • No travel or hotel costs
  • No freight to ship
  • No expenses for furniture, electrical, internet, etc.
  • No time away from work or family obligations
  • A great opportunity to involve more of your staff to connect with attendees
  • Flexible schedule
  • Increased views to your profile and website

…with an all-virtual conference, the Expo views are expected to increase even more.

Attendees will “walk in” to your virtual booth and engage in real time. Custom landing pages for exhibitors allow you to manage your own description, video, collateral, staff profiles and more. A searchable keyword index helps attendees find the exhibitors and sponsors who are relevant to them. The platform will track who is coming into your booth, providing you leads.

Recognition begins the moment we receive your commitment. Commit early and receive maximum exposure for your company.

Click here to view the list of sponsorship opportunities and learn how to claim your spot in the virtual Expo. Fax selection(s) and application to (202) 331-1969 or email to meetings@personalcarecouncil.org.

Questions? Email meetings@personalcarecouncil.org or call (202) 454-0310.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors



Workshop Sponsor (Microbiology)


Workshop Sponsor (Safety)



Registration is now open with one reduced rate providing access to all workshops, exhibits and networking lounges. One-day registration options are not available.

PCPC Member: $550

Non-member: $750

PCPC Member Group Discount: Receive a $50 discount for each registrant when registering 5 or more employees from the same company.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NON-MEMBERS! Get year-round access to benefits when you join as a member! Save on more than just conference rates… join PCPC between Aug. 4, 2020, through Oct. 19, 2020, and receive up to two complimentary 2020 Virtual Science Symposium registrations (up to $1,100 in savings).

Worry-Free Cancellation

We understand that due to COVID-19 you may be hesitant to register so we have updated our cancellation policy. You may cancel your registration at any time until October 13, one week prior to the start of the conference, for a full refund of your registration fee. All registration changes/cancellations must be sent in writing to meetings@personalcarecouncil.org by Oct. 13, 2020.


For questions regarding registration or refunds, contact Shirley Gibbs, gibbss@personalcarecouncil.org, (202) 454-0345.

For questions regarding a virtual trade show booth and/or sponsorship, contact Catherine McDonald, mcdonaldm@personalcarecouncil.org, (202) 454-0310.

For questions regarding the agenda, contact Stephanie Johnson, johnsons@personalcarecouncil.org, (202) 454-0353.