Ceramic Leadership Summit 2010 | The American Ceramic Society

Ceramic Leadership Summit 2010

Ceramic Leadership Summit

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Meeting Description

The first annual Ceramic Leadership Summit will discuss business opportunities, emerging technologies, critical areas for scientific advancement and process innovations challenging the ceramic materials community. The Ceramic Summit structure is largely participative and fosters communication, networking and intelligence sharing. All speakers will be invited and a facilitator will host each session, charged with further engaging the audience. Be a part of this exciting opportunity to hear from industry leaders on the economic, political, societal, technological and environmental challenges affecting the ceramic materials community in the next five to ten years. Download the Session Grid to learn more.

Who Should Attend

The Ceramic Summit is open to all and especially beneficial for business executives, senior researchers & academics, university administrators, government agency policy makers, and ACerS leaders. Unlike purely technical meetings, the Ceramic Summit fosters a participative environments that delivers the opportunity to listen & learn.

Registration Rates

Online registration is closed.
Please register
on site.

On or Before

June 1, 2010


June 1, 2010

Member $595 $695
Nonmember $715 $815
Emeritus/Senior $425 $525
Material Advantage Student Member $195 $245
Student: Not in Material Advantage $230 $280

Note: Registration includes 2 lunches, coffee breaks, networking reception and conference dinner.


The Ceramic Summit will host four General Sessions: Emerging Business and Technology Opportunities and Challenges for the Ceramics Community; Materials for a Secure and Stable Energy Future; The Future of Ceramic Education: Changing Needs, Changing Realities; and Ten in Ten: Ceramic Technologies that Will Transform the World and four Concurrent Tracks: Energy Innovations, Defense Innovations, Ceramic Frontiers, and Business & Research Environment. Visit Sessions or Speakers to learn more or download the Advance Brochure to learn more.

Leaders Program

Know someone at your company, institution or university who is a rising star? Nominate them to be a part of the Future Leaders Program at the Ceramic Leadership Summit. In addition to attending the already great programming, talented young professionals will be invited to participate in this Leadership Program. With input from ceramic materials community executives, R&D leaders, researchers, engineers and academicians, this program is designed to help young professionals with high potential gain a fuller understanding of their leadership profiles, strengths and development areas as applied to the material science world. Each participant will build an individual leadership development plan that they can take away and continue working on throughout the year. To nominate a young professionals or for more information, contact Megan Bricker.

Reasons to Attend the Summit
    1. Participate in facilitated discussion forums, affinity group lunches and extended question and answer periods, and identify potential strategic directions for your organization.
    1. Play a vital role in forums that address non-technical issues (e.g. business climate, research funding, state of ceramic education), and help shape the future of the ceramic materials community.
  1. Meet and interact with other leaders from the ceramic & glass materials community. The business contacts that you make and the relationships that you form will pay dividends for you and your organization for years to come.

Discuss the major issues challenging the ceramic materials community. Discover the business opportunities, emerging technologies and process innovations that will thrive in the next 10 years. Decide on ideas and solutions that will help the discipline and your institution or business succeed now and in the future.

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