66th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 8 - 11, 2023

Education Program • May 6 - 11 | Technology Exhibit • May 9 - 10

Networking

The SVC TechCon hosts networking events that provide a forum for enriching one-on-one networking experiences in a relaxed environment.

  • Companions Program
  • Technology Forum Breakfasts
  • Colloquium @ TechCon
  • Women in the SVC
  • 5th Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night
  • SVC Foundation Fun Run and Walk
  • Tuesday Evening Awards Ceremony and Welcome Reception
  • Exhibit Hall Networking: Poster Session, Reception, Specialty Breaks and Beer Blast
  • Young Members Recognition and Farewell Social

Interactive Forums and Discussion Groups

Throughout the TechCon Program
The Technical Program consists of much more than traditional oral presentations. Explore all the interactive forum discussion groups offered throughout the program for valuable personal interactions with experts discussing vacuum coating topics important to you. 

Companions Program

Monday, May 8   •   9:00 a.m.   •   Companions Invited
Join us for a fun, informative presentation about National Harbor and Washington, DC area attractions, museums, shopping and the local food scene. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastry while planning your excursions and connecting with fellow companions.

Women in the SVC Meeting

Monday, May 8   •   1:20 p.m.   •   Bring your lunch!
Join us for the first gathering of the Women in the SVC Committee.  Bring your lunch, share your struggles and provide tips on how the Committee can fulfill their vision to provide a
platform for women in the Society to support each other and excel in the industry.

5th Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night

Monday, May 8   •   6:00 p.m.   •   Complimentary admission for full conference registrants
Support the SVC Foundation Scholarship Program while enjoying an evening of fun and networking.

Awards Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 9   •  6:40 p.m.   •   All Are Invited
The Awards Ceremony will introduce and recognize the Nathaniel Sugerman Memorial recipient, SVC Mentor Award recipients, and the Sponsored Student Awardees. The Welcome Reception offers a relaxed venue to meet friends and colleagues and provides the opportunity to make new connections before the start of the Technical Program.

SVC Foundation Fun Run and Walk

Tuesday, May 9   •   5:30 a.m. Bib Pick Up  •  6:00 a.m. Start
Participate solo or with a team.

Young Members Recognition and

Farewell Social

Thursday, May 11   •   6:00 p.m.   
The Conference is four full days and what better way to cap off the week than a celebration of the SVC’s diversity and camaraderie!  The mentoring program for Young Members and students offers participants the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions with volunteer mentors from industry and academia within various sectors of the vacuum coating community. The group is open to students and young people with an interest in vacuum coating and are under 35 years of age at any time in 2023.

5th Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night

Monday, May 8   •   6:00 p.m.   •   Complimentary admission for full conference registrants
Support the SVC Foundation Scholarship Program while enjoying an evening of fun and networking.