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C&T Summit is a highly-interactive two-day conference designed to spark innovation and inspire the creative utilization of science in cosmetic development.

Featuring high-level technical discussions and hands-on practical application, C&T Summit is an experiential learning environment aiming to transfer knowledge through participation.

Location and Schedule

Held at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, the event will kick off with a keynote by Steven Squyres, PhD, principal scientist, Mars Exploration Rover Project, and Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University.

 University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium
The University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium

After the exciting presentation on innovating under tight constraints and putting together the right team for the mission, attendees will be able to choose the skin/sun science tracks or the hair tracks before both groups come back together for a regulatory and market overview and closing presentation from Thomas R. Tritton, senior fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and a visiting scholar, University of Pennsylvania.

Day one is capped by a cocktail reception on the university's beautiful Perelman Quadrangle, a perfect way for attendees to unwind with colleagues before the lab sessions scheduled for day two.

Who Should Attend C&T Summit?

Cosmetic scientists, including:

  • Chemists
  • Formulators
  • Product Developers
  • R&D Managers
  • Researchers