The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor the 52nd Annual Symposium on the theme “Refractories for the Ferrous Industry: A Historical Perspective, Present, and Future Directions” on March 30-31, 2016, with a kickoff event planned for the evening of March 29, 2016. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Co-program chairs are Simon Leiderman of U.S. Steel Research and Technology, and Bill Davis.

View a partial list of papers that will be presented here. 

If you are interested in participating in the Tabletop Expo, contact Patty Smith at (573) 341-6265 or

The pre-registration fee of $225.00 or the on-site registration fee of $275.00 ($125.00 for Emeritus/Seniors and $50.00 for students) includes the cost of your bound copy of the Symposium Technical Papers, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Coffee Breaks. The deadline is March 25th to receive the pre-registration rate.  2016 Registration Form

A block of rooms has been set aside for the evenings of March 28 thru April 1, 2016 at the Hilton (314) 426-5500. To receive the $107 group rate, mention the group name: St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society or Group Code: ACT when making your reservation.  All hotel reservations must be received on or before March 7, 2016.

For further information please contact Patty Smith at (573) 341-6265, Fax: (573) 341-2071 or