The Society of Vacuum Coaters is seeking presenters for its 2023 conference next May.

The 2023 SVC TechCon will be held May 6-11 just outside of Washington D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The Gaylord Resort and Convention Center is the jewel of the National Harbor, a 350 acre waterfront area on the Potomac River that contains more than 160 shops, 40 restaurants, and eight hotels including a casino. 

This is the first time the SVC has been in this ideal location in close proximity to the industrial and government centers in this dominant Washington D.C. - Maryland-Virginia technology hub.

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The technical program will encompass a broad range of relevant issues covering thin film technology and surface engineering. The program will address applications, challenges, and technology development from a contemporary focus. The 2023 TechCon offers an industry-leading technical exhibition, abundant networking opportunities, along with an extensive educational program and indepth technological expertise. The 2023 TechCon is a great opportunity to present your latest research results, coating processes, and equipment applications in the field.

The SVC invites you to share your latest R&D and application successes with the SVC community. The TechCon offers a broad range of presentation options — oral, posters, or vendor innovation formats — which can accommodate the fuII spectrum of academic research and industrial product innovations. This is complemented by their publication options - PowerPoint presentation (static or narrated / prerecorded) or manuscript in the conference proceedings, or peer-reviewed journal submission. The SVC Student Sponsorship Program provides financial support for a limited number of qualified applicants to encourage student participation.

The SVC encourages you to contribute a paper, taking advantage of the opportunity for renewing or making new connections that only the SVC can offer. Their academic researchers, industrial innovators, technical practitioners, and application experts await your news and look forward to talking with you in Washington D.C. 

With the addition of our freshly established Digital Transformation of Industrial Deposition Processes, Process Monitoring, Control and Automation, Thin Film Superconductors, Thin Film Sensors, and Vacuum Technology to Enable the Future of the Automotive Industry sessions, the SVC TechCon enhances its position as the worldwide forum for thin film technologies and surface engineering.