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November 22nd, 2016

Save the Date: March 28-30, 2017; St. Louis Section/RCD 53rd Annual Symposium of Refractories

The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor this event, with the theme, “Real World Applications of Refractory Testing”, on Wednesday  and Thursday, March 29 and 30, 2017.  A kickoff event (TBD) will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 28. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel.  Co-program chairs are Ashley Hampton of Vesuvius and Brian Rayner of The Orton Ceramic Foundation.
The Tabletop Expo format is the same as previous years, with each vendor having a 6-foot table on which to display products and literature.  The charge is $300, which will be used to cover the cost of the Expo Hall and provide a two-hour open bar during the “Meet and Greet” for the attendees prior to the dinner buffet on Wednesday evening. If you are interested in participating in the Tabletop Expo, contact Patty Smith at 573-341-6265 or psmith@mst.edu.
Please note that a meeting of the ASTM International C-8 Committee on Refractories will be held on March 28, before this joint St. Louis Section/RCD conference. Contact Katie Chalfin at 610-832-9717 for more information on this meeting.
The pre-registration fee of $225 or onsite registration fee of $275 ($125 for emeritus/seniors and $50 for students) includes the cost of your bound copy of the symposium technical papers, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks.
A block of rooms has been set aside for the evenings of March 27 – 31 at the Hilton (314-426-5500).  The rate is $110 for a single or double. To receive the $110 rate, mention the group name, St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society, or the group code, SLC, when making your reservations.  Click here for online reservations: Hilton Group Reservations  All hotel reservations must be received on or before February 27, 2017.
For further information, please contact Patty Smith at 573-341-6265 or fax at 573-341-2071 or email at psmith@mst.edu.
In conjunction with the ACerS St. Louis Section/RCD meeting, ASTM will hold their C08 March 2017 Meeting on Refractories
Date: Tuesday March 28th 2017
Location: Hilton St. Louis Airport; St. Louis, MO

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