The American Ceramic Society is seeking proposals from experts with the ability to develop and teach two-day (or more) short courses that focus on foundational topics in ceramic materials engineering and business. Proposals for a short course should be prepared with a target of professionals working with ceramic materials and technologies in the corporate sector, along with other interested members and prospective members. ACerS is also seeking proposals from volunteers who are interested in conducting ceramic materials webinars. These 90-minute webinars allow participants to engage with experts on topics of critical importance to the ceramic materials community without ever leaving their desks. These webinars use phone lines for the audio portion of the presentation and the Internet for PowerPoint presentations, audience Q&A, audience polling and demonstration videos, if appropriate. ACerS expects to approve and offer six to 12 webinars in 2009. For more information, contact Mark Mecklenborg at or visit the ACerS pages on short courses and web seminars.