Technical Meetings

AVS Technical Meetings cover the Latest Breakthroughs in Science and Technology! One of the major ways in which AVS promotes sharing of research and development findings in the science and technology community is through the annual AVS International Symposium and numerous topical conferencesthroughout the year. AVS members and non-members alike are invited to attend AVS-sponsored meetings throughout the year. You can also contact the AVS if you would like to organize a topical conference in your area of expertise. Read on!

Upcoming Events

Find all AVS technical meetings in our Events Calendar






Endorsement & Sponsorship Benifits

Publicity - AVS endorsed and sponsored topical conferences benefit from publicity in the AVS Newsletter and on the AVS Website. Upon approval, your conference will automatically be listed in the Meetings Calendar section of the Newsletter and on the AVS online Meetings Calendar.

Sponsorship Benefits

Membership Attendees at all AVS sponsored topical conferences will automatically receive complimentary AVS membership for one year (seeAttendee List & AVS Membership Fee requirements below). AVS membership has many benefits, in particular, if your attendees are publishing in JVST the page charges will be waived and they will have free access to all AVS publications.

Publication AVS sponsored topical conferences have the opportunity to publish peer-reviewed conference articles bundled together in a single issue of theJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology (JVST).

Conference Services - AVS offers professional conference management services for AVS sponsored conferences, including site selection, contract negotiation, publicity, registration, and more. Check out the complete list of conference management services and select as many as you need to ensure the success of the program.


Endorsement & Sponsorship Requirements

Conference/Meeting ReportApproximately one month after the meeting, you are required to submit a conference report for inclusion in the AVS Newsletter. This summary report should be between 500-1000 words and include information on the meeting's success, any exciting new technologies that were discussed and their potential impact on the research and industrial communities, and special events and exhibits associated with the conference. This follow-up publicity should enhance attendance at subsequent meetings.

Attendee List & AVS Membership FeeA few weeks after the meeting you are requested to provide AVS an electronic copy of your attendee list (ASCII delimited or Excel format required) along with a $15 fee for each attendee that will be used to subsidize AVS membership for one year. AVS membership has many benefits, in particular, if your attendees are publishing in JVST the page charges will be waived and they will have free access to all AVS publications. If you conference is publishing in JVST you may wish to eliminate the bound books since everyone will have complimentary online access.

Literature Display TableYou are requested to display AVS literature at a table in or near the registration area. This helps us promote AVS benefits and other topical conferences like yours. Please remember to send shipping details at least one month prior to the conference.

AVS endorsement or sponsorship is easy- just complete and submit your request online!

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Events Calendar

You will find a complete listing of all AVS technical meetings in our Events Calendar. You may browse through our calendar in a month-by-month mode or in a list mode.

Upcoming Events

Find all AVS technical meetings in our Events Calendar





The annual week long AVS International Symposium covers in depth all topics of interest to AVS members. You are warmly invited to browse the content of this year's symposium where you will find technical sessions, the equipment exhibition, the short course program, the AVS Awards assembly and reception, and many morespecial events will make for a rewarding and exciting week. more


"The AVS International Symposium is one of the best scientific conferences I’ve attended. It’s a manageable size, presents cutting-edge science and technology, and brings together colleagues from multiple disciplines and from academia, government, and industry. I always come home with new ideas—and a shirt from the 5k run"

Roger Tobin,

Tufts University

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