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We’re just weeks away from Materials Science & Technology 2015, the annual go-to conference and exhibition for all things materials science and engineering.

MS&T15 comes to the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 4–8, 2015. And with thousands of talks, posters, and presentations across a wide-ranging 12 theme areas, no matter what your materials science interest, the meeting’s got you covered.

In addition to all the latest research, the meeting also has star speakers lined up to deliver engaging special lectures that are designed to appeal to the wide-ranging interests of MS&T attendees.

What could be better than getting to hear inspiring talks by some of the world’s top leaders, researchers, scientists, and business people? Getting free stuff, too, of course.

New this year, ACerS will be handing out free collectible buttons at choice lectures and events at MS&T15. Simply show up to the event and find ACerS staff handing out the free buttons.

Pin these super stylish buttons to your shirt, lapel, badge, lanyard, or bag—anywhere you please to #PinYourACerSPride.

But don’t keep that style all to yourself—show off to the rest of the world with a #MatSciSelfie! Stop by the ACerS lounge to snap your selfie and post it on ACerS Facebook page with the #PinYourACerSPride tag to enter to win daily prizes at the meeting.

Here’s the must-attend list of events to score your own specially-designed, ACerS-only, collectible buttons:

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  1. ACerS Alfred R. Cooper Award Session – Martin Wilding; Emily Aaldenberg [Monday, Oct. 5, 2–4:30 p.m. in Convention Center]
  2. ACerS/NICE Arthur L. Friedberg Lecture – Arun Varshneya, Principles of glass chemical strengthening science and technology [Monday, Oct. 5, 9–10 a.m. in Convention Center]
  3. ACerS Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture – Sylvia Johnson, Space: The materials frontier [Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8:10–9 a.m. in Convention Center]
  4. ACerS Frontiers of Science and Society–Rustum Roy Lecture – Delbert Day, Glass technology for better health [Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1–2 p.m. in Convention Center]
  5. ACerS Basic Science Division Robert B. Sosman Lecture – Yuichi Ikuhara, Grain boundary segregation, vacancies, and properties in oxide ceramics [Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1–2 p.m. in Convention Center]
  6. ACerS Richard M. Fulrath Award Symposium – Hiroaki Takeda; Tadashi Matsunaga; John Mauro; Kenji Shibata; and Jon-Paul Maria [Monday, Oct. 5, 2–4:40 p.m. in Convention Center]
  7. 1st annual Keramos Reception [Sunday, Oct. 4, 5–7 p.m. in Hilton George Bellows C]
  8. ACerS 117th Annual Meeting – Come see the handing off of the ceramic gavel [Monday, Oct. 5, 1–2 p.m. in Hyatt]
  9. ACerS prize wheel – Everyone’s a winner at the prize wheel in the ACerS lounge [any time during lounge hours]
  10. I heart ACerS – #PinYourACerSPride in the ACerS lounge [any time during lounge hours]
  11. Spotted by an editor – Can you find any of the ACerS editors? If so, be sure to tell them about your research and get a free button! [all week]