Conferences & Exhibits

The 2010 SVC Technical Conference & Exhibit

2010 53rd SVC Annual Technical Conference
April 17-22, 2010

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, FL

Read a Special Thanks from the SVC President

View the 2010 TechCon Slide Show



  2010 Final Program and Link to Abstracts








   2010 SVC TechCon Preliminary Program






2010 SVC TechCon Education Program
You do not have to register for the TechCon or be a member of SVC to attend the Tutorial Courses.

1.  Tutorial Registration Discounts of 50% Offered for Unemployed SVC Members and Non-Members
The current economic climate has left many industry professionals without jobs, and the SVC Education Committee has stepped forward to implement a policy that will support the future of our members and the vacuum coating community. (SVC will need a copy of your letter of discharge.)

2.  Discounts Offered to Multiple Registrants from one company.
SVC is offering a 25% discount on each Tutorial registration for the second or more employee in a company who enrolls in any Tutorial (Note: this discount does not apply to the Student rate)

Note: For any of the discounts listed above, you will need to pay the full Tutorial Registration fees on the On-line Registration system.   Then you will send an E-mail to svcinfo@svc.org and request the discounted fee. Discounts will be refunded after the TechCon.

Networking and Special Events in Orlando!

The SVC annual Technical Conference and Exhibit is anything but business as usual. In planning the 2010 TechCon, SVC has focused on ways to facilitate opportunities for attendees to come away from this event inspired to create new technologies and new products that will have a global impact.

New!  Young Members Group Mentors Program
For our younger members (under 31 years of age), we’re offering a new Young Members Group Mentors Program on Sunday afternoon, April 18, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This mentoring program will provide a “bridge” between Young Members, students and mentors within the Society, and will provide a venue for connecting with those working in specific areas of vacuum coating before the conference begins, thus enhancing their overall TechCon experience.
Meet our growing group of Volunteer Mentors

“Meet the Experts” Corner
Each year we have experts available to answer questions on every aspect of vacuum coating.  Join our experts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for a productive exchange of ideas and solutions to your vacuum coating challenges.

Technology Forum Breakfasts
Facilitator-led round-table discussions provide an opportunity for informal conversation and interaction on different topics. These popular discussion groups are offered on Monday and Tuesday morning, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

A Wizard’s Guide to Understanding Vacuum and Vacuum Coating
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. • Cost is $35.00
Your Vacuum Wizard is Don McClure, Acuity Consulting and Training
This half-day event is based on an extensive set of engaging tabletop demonstrations. Many of the demonstrations use a transparent vacuum chamber, so attendees can “see” the principles of vacuum coating in action. The goals of this event are to make selected concepts related to vacuum and vacuum coating seen and remembered. This in turn provides a path to deeper understanding. Attendees will be offered highly accessible and thought provoking demonstrations and/or descriptions of the essential elements and principles of vacuum, vacuum processing and vacuum coating.

The Marriott Spa Terrace Networking Event
Tuesday Evening, April 20, 2010 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Plan to join colleagues at the Tuesday evening Networking Event! This year’s event will take place by the lake at the Spa Terrace on the magnificent grounds of the Orlando World Center Marriott. Enjoy a buffet dinner and live entertainment under the stars. Purchase your tickets for this unique networking event when registering for the Conference and Exhibit.

SVC Foundation Fundraising Events
SVC Foundation Golf Tournament and 5K Fun Run
For outdoor fun and networking in a relaxed environment, join colleagues for the fifth annual 5K Fun Run and Walk on Tuesday morning, April 20.  No matter what your ability, this early morning event is always a great experience for all runners and walkers who participate.   The Foundation is also organizing a Golf and Give Tournament on Sunday afternoon, April 18, at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Club on the grounds of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. Both of these events will benefit the SVC Foundation Scholarship Fund.

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