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Sunday, October 24, 2021, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Charlotte, North Carolina
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with the AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition


Monday, October 25, 2021, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 67 Virtual Symposium
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS 67 Virtual Symposium features Live Technical and On Demand Sessions on Emerging Topics Related to Materials, Processing & Interfaces.

We are working very quickly to plan for a virtual meeting so please watch for more details in the coming weeks of how presenters, attendees, and sponsors will be able to participate virtually.


Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 1PM - 2PM EST

Event: AVS e-Talk: What Limits Solar Cell Efficiencies? Guide for the Perplexed to the Shockley-Queisser Model
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avs_solarcell


The Shockley-Queisser model is a landmark in the analysis of light-> electrical energy conversion by the photovoltaic effect, specifically aimed at solar cells. By defining an ideal situation as reference for actual solar cells, upper limits for conversion efficiency are obtained. What is often missed or misunderstood, is that it is a   m o d e l ,  and as such assumptions are made, five of them. If this essential feat of the S&Q work is missed, one gets titles like “breaking the S&Q barrier” which, given that the model is solidly rooted in thermodynamics, should at least raise eyebrows.  By devising a system that does not obey one of the five assumptions, one goes outside the realm of the model.  One can ask, so what? Well, the mode, does encompass most types of solar cells and all the practical ones (without concentration).


Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: Mid-Atlantic (Virtual) AVS Short Course Program: Semiconductor Device Manufacturing Overview
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/maavs_sc1121


The course begins with an overview of basic materials-related concepts used in microelectronics processing. This is followed by a description of process steps required to make an integrated circuit. Process steps such as photolithography, deposition (chemical vapor and sputtering), oxidation, implant, and etch along with current packaging technology will be covered, followed by a review of a simple process flow to emphasize how each step integrates with the others to create a working device.


Friday, November 12, 2021, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: Carolina Science Symposium
Location:  McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
Contact:  Fred Stevie, Roberto Garcia


Overview
A joint symposium between the Materials Research Society, ASM International and American Vacuum Society. Topics in materials science, processing, nanotechnology, characterization and biomaterials will be presented by invited and student contributors.

Student Poster /Oral Sessions
A student poster session will be held. Four student submissions will be selected for 15 min oral presentation.
Space for 32 student posters to be judged. Poster size no more than 48 in by 36 in. Register online and submit electronically in advance to help with judging.  Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded.

Submission Deadline: October 29, 2021


Monday, November 15, 2021, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: TACT 2021 International Thin Films Conference (TACT2021)
Location:  GIS NTUT Convention Center, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Contact:   2021tact@gmail.com



Since TACT was established in December 1998, we are happy to celebrate her 20th birthday this year. This association has organized six international conferences so far, including Asia CVD 2005, TACT 2009, TACT 2011, TACT 2013, TACT 2015, , TACT 2017 and TACT 2019. TACT 2021 will be the eighth one, which will be held from November 15 to 18, 2021 at National Taipei University of Technology in Taipei, Taiwan.

TACT 2021 is an important biennial event for knowledge exchange and interactive platform for researchers and engineers from academia and industry. TACT 2021 will cover a wide spectrum of aspects related to thin film, coating and plasma technologies for sustainable energy, semiconductor, optoelectronic, flexible device,  tribological, organic, biological, protective and functional coatings.

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021


Sunday, November 28, 2021, 7AM - 6PM EST

Event: Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices & Systems (WINDS)
Location:  Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA
Contact:  Berend Jonker and John Conley


WINDS is a week long, international, and interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale devices and applications thereof. It provides a forum for researchers in material, device, and characterization science, both experimental and theoretical, to interact. This breadth of expertise reflects the technical challenges in developing nanoscale devices and material systems, since every device is a heterostructure of one form or another and the properties of the interfaces often determine the functionality and properties of the nanoscale system.


Thursday, December 09, 2021, 1PM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS Webinar: Area-Selective Deposition
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/webinar_ASDep


Area-selective deposition (ASD) is a technology that is currently gathering momentum as enabler for bottom-up fabrication. Its main promise is the ability to process material in a self-aligned fashion, thereby eliminating alignment errors in semiconductor processing. In addition, ASD has been considered for alternative nanofabrication schemes in catalysis. By using mature thin film techniques such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) as a starting point, the development of strategies and approaches to ASD primarily focuses on making the growth selective to specific materials or surfaces. This often involves the selective adsorption of reactant species, or as a more general approach, the deactivation of surfaces on which no growth is desired by selective functionalization. While achieving selective deposition is already difficult, maintaining the selectivity is yet another challenge, as there are numerous side-reactions that could lead to loss of selectivity. In this webinar, several aspects of ASD technology will be addressed, ranging from fundamental surface reactions to technological challenges.


Thursday, December 16, 2021, 1PM - 2PM EST

Event: AVS e-Talk: Linking Dry Corrosion and Catalysis - Can Surface Chemistry Influence Corrosion Pathways?
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avs_corrosion


The oxidation and corrosion of technical alloys is critical to their use, lifecycle and design of new materials. The oxidation cycle is complex and relies on transport through the alloy, the growing oxide, and surface reactions in a highly dynamic and heterogeneous material system. The oxide growth process has been studied for many decades and is well-understood, both on an empirical and mechanistic level. On the other hand, there are still significant, and impactful gaps in our understanding of the transition from alloy to oxide in the very early stages of the oxidation process.

We will discuss the challenges and progress made in the study of the alloy surface reactions, and how they might (or might not) influence the oxidation process and therefore the performance of protective layers.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 1PM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS Webinar: Fundamental and Practical Insights on Stress Evolution during Thin Film Growth
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/webinar_stresstfg


Understanding the origin of stress in thin films produced by physical vapor deposition (PVD) is of key importance as excessive stress levels can lead to premature failure by cracking, buckling or interfacial delamination, which compromises device durability.

This webinar will provide an overview on how film stress develops during deposition, how it is affected by the main process parameters, and how to mitigate it. Selected examples from epitaxial, amorphous and polycrystalline thin films will be highlighted, with emphasis on metallic thin films. Models explaining the generation and relaxation of stress will be presented and discussed. The webinar will also cover practical aspects on how to measure stress during growth using wafer curvature methods.


Sunday, January 30, 2022, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Cary, North Carolina
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with the AVS Publications Retreat and visit to the new Publications Office


Wednesday, February 09, 2022, 1PM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS Webinar: Atomic Layer Deposition from an Applications Perspective
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/webinar_ALDApp


Over the last two decades Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) has become a key enabling method with a multitude of applications benefiting from the (ultra)thin films that can be prepared with precise thickness control and with unparalleled uniformity and conformality on substrates with a demanding surface topology.

In this webinar the method of ALD will be presented with a focus on various applications of ALD: both in the lab and in the fab; from high volume manufacturing to niche markets;  from emerging technologies to proof-of-concepts. Special attention will be given to the key features that ALD provides for these specific applications as well as the associated ALD configurations and types of equipment.


Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10AM - 6PM EST

Event: NCCAVS 42nd Annual Equipment Exhibition, NCCAVS Technical Symposium and 10th Annual Student Poster Session
Location:  Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
Contact:  Chris Malocsay


The NCCAVS sponsors an Annual Equipment Exhibition to showcase products and services of companies supporting vacuum-related industries. Attracting approximately 80+ exhibitors and over 700 attendees.

Largest Attendance of any AVS Chapters or Divisions. * Speaker events at capacity. * Extended hours provide ample time to engage all attendees. * Lunch, Evening Reception and Cocktails at no cost to attendees.

Held In Conjunction with:

  • NCCAVS Technical Symposium
  • 10th Annual Student Poster Session


Monday, March 14, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics (FCMN)
Location:  Monterey, California
Contact:  Della Miller


The FCMN will bring together scientists and engineers interested in all aspects of the characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing. All approaches are welcome: chemical, physical, electrical, magnetic, optical, in-situ, and real-time control and monitoring. The conference will summarize major issues and provided critical reviews of important semiconductor techniques needed as the semiconductor industry moves to silicon nanoelectronics and beyond.

The conference consists of formal invited presentation sessions and poster sessions for contributed papers. The poster papers cover new developments in characterization and metrology especially at the nanoscale. The conference series began 1995 and is the 13th conference in the series.


Thursday, April 21, 2022, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: 6th Area Selective Deposition Workshop (ASD 2022)
Location:  Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA
Contact:  Rudy Wojtecki


Developments in nanoelectronics and nanoscale surface modification continue to drive the need for more elegant and reliable bottom-up area selective deposition (ASD) strategies. Many technology fields increasingly focus on developing new strategies for ASD, including sub-10 nm next generation devices, -material catalysts, new optical devices, and materials for energy storage. This two-day workshop will gather leading experts from academia and industry. Themes addressed include: fundamental challenges related to recent developments in ASD, applications for ASD in next-generation technology, emergent processes for implementing ASD techniques, and new perspectives on metrological and characterization strategies for further understanding persistent mechanistic challenges.


Monday, April 25, 2022, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  New York, New York
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with a visit to AVS HQ


Sunday, May 22, 2022, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: ICMCTF'22- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
Location:  Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA 
Contact:  ICMCTF Information


The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.


Sunday, June 26, 2022, 8AM - 7PM EST

Event: AVS 22nd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2022)
Location:  Ghent, Belgium
Contact:  Della Miller


The AVS 22nd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2022) featuring the 9th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2022) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching.  Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2022 Workshop (ALE 2022), so that attendees can interact freely. The conference will take place Sunday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the International Convention Center in Ghent, Belgium.

As in past conferences, the meeting will be preceded (Sunday, June 26) by one day of tutorials and a welcome reception. Sessions will take place (Monday-Wednesday, June 26-29) along with an industry tradeshow. All presentations will be audio-recorded and provided to attendees following the conference (posters will be included as PDFs). Anticipated attendance is 600+.


Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12PM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting (via Zoom)
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


Virtual Meeting


Sunday, August 07, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: Gallium Oxide Workshop (GOX 2022)
Location:  Washington, DC Area, US
Contact:  Virginia Wheeler and Kelson Chabak


The 5th U.S. Gallium Oxide Workshop (GOX 2022) will be held in the Washington, D.C. area on August 7-10, 2022 to highlight domestic research in the rapidly emerging field of Ga2O3 and related materials with high critical field strength. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a premier platform for reporting recent advances in materials and device development and identify scientific gaps remaining. The intent is to create actionable coordination across government, industry and academia to enable rapid transitional technologies in this field.  There will be no written proceedings in order to facilitate a friendly and stimulating environment for scientific discussions among participants from domestic and international Ga2O3 research groups.  Attendees can expect topics including, but not limited to: bulk and epitaxial growth, theory/modeling/simulations, device and circuit advancements, materials characterization and novel properties, and heterostructures.

GOX 2022 will consist of two and a half days of presentations by invited and contributed speakers, as well as two evening poster sessions where the latest Ga2O3 results can be discussed. The Workshop will be preceded by a welcome reception beneficial for networking with others in the field and establishing new collaborations.


Sunday, September 18, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 36th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE 2022)
Location:  The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Contact:  Joshua Zide, e-mail: zide@udel.edu



The 36th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2022) is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research. The conference showcases important results from fundamental materials and device research, through technological applications, and into high-volume and low-cost production. NAMBE features the presentations of the MBE Innovator Award, the NAMBE Young Investigator Award, and the Best Student Paper awards.  In addition to a diverse technical program, vendors will exhibit the latest equipment available for material growth and characterization. The exhibit will surround the coffee breaks and poster presentations, providing many opportunities for discussions between attendees and vendors.


Sunday, September 18, 2022, 8AM - 5PM EST

Event: International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 23)
Location:  Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact:  Anna Belu, Conference Chair (Medtronic, USA)


The 2022 International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 23) will be held September 18-23, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. SIMS 23 will provide a forum for colleagues from academic, industrial, and national laboratories throughout the world to exchange results and new ideas on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and related techniques.

The conference will cover advancements of scientific knowledge from fundamentals to applications. In light of future requirements coming from technology and basic research, updates on present possibilities and future developments of the technique are particularly solicited for dedicated discussion sessions.


Monday, October 03, 2022, 12PM - 6PM EST

Event: 2022 SCCAVS Equipment Exhibition, Keynote Speakers, & Short Courses
Location:  Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference Center, Buena Park, CA 90620
Contact:  Anna Corinne D'Ambrosio


An Equipment Exhibition will be hosted by the Southern California Chapter of AVS (SCCAVS) on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference Center. The Exhibition will be open from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.

(Short Courses October 3 – 5)


Sunday, October 16, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 14th International Symposium on Atomic Level Characterizations for New Materials and Devices (ALC 2022)
Location:  Bankoku Shinryokan,  Nago, Okinawa, Japan
Contact:  Hiroki Hibino


The series of international symposia entitled “Atomic Level Characterization (ALC)” focus on practical applications of atomic level characterization (both atomic dimensions and energy levels) of new materials and devices, including bio- and organic materials as well as inorganics. Descriptions of new applications and instrumentation for various analytical techniques of surface and interface analysis are solicited in these symposia. The goal is to promote stimulating discussions among researchers specializing in different probe methods. The symposium also encourages discussion of fundamental problems to be solved in the further development of atomic level characterization of materials, including approaches based on theory and simulations.


Sunday, November 06, 2022, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 68th International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.


Sunday, November 06, 2022, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with the AVS 68th International Symposium & Exhibition


Sunday, December 11, 2022, 8AM - 6PM EST

Event: PacSurf 2022: Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings, & Interfaces
Location:  Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Contact:  Della Miller, AVS, 530-896-0477


The AVS Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf 2022) will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii from December 11 – 15, 2022. This conference is being organized by AVS (United States) with a Steering Committee composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. Symposium attendees will interact during morning and evening sessions that will include plenary, invited, and contributed presentations.The main topics for PacSurf 2022 will be focused on the latest advances in Biomaterial Surfaces & Interfaces, Energy Harvesting & Storage,  Nanomaterials, Plasma Processing, and Thin Films. We will have morning and evening technical sessions with the afternoons free for other activities and discussions.

The conference will be held in the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii.  We are confident you will benefit by attending PacSurf 2022 and networking with the other attendees.


Sunday, May 21, 2023, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: ICMCTF'23- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
Location:  Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA 
Contact:  ICMCTF Information


The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.


Sunday, July 23, 2023, 8AM - 1PM EST

Event: 23rd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2023)
Location:  Bellevue, Washington
Contact:  Della miller


The AVS 23rd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2023) featuring the 10th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2023) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching.  Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2023Workshop (ALE 2023), so that attendees can interact freely. 


Monday, September 18, 2023, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 37th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2023)
Location:  Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI, USA
Contact:  Jason Kawasaki, Bharat Jalan


The 37th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2023) is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research. The conference showcases important results from fundamental materials and device research, technological applications, and production. NAMBE features award presentations for MBE Innovator, Young Investigator, and Best Student Paper. Vendors will exhibit the latest equipment available for material growth and characterization. Exhibits will surround the coffee breaks and poster presentations, providing opportunities for discussions between attendees and vendors. Short topical workshops are also being considered the day before the main conference.


Sunday, November 05, 2023, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 69th International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.


Sunday, May 19, 2024, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: ICMCTF'24- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
Location:  Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA 
Contact:  ICMCTF Information


The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.


Sunday, August 04, 2024, 8AM - 7PM EST

Event: 24th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2024)/ 11th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2024)
Location:  Helsinki, Finland
Contact:  Della miller


The AVS 24th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2024) featuring the 11th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2024) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching.  Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2024 Workshop (ALE 2024), so that attendees can interact freely.


Sunday, November 03, 2024, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 70th International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.