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[image above] A dance troupe specializing in traditional dance from the Punjab region of India gave an intense and colorful performance after the conference dinner on Thursday. Credit: ACerS

Today the 11th International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (11th CMCEE) in Vancouver, Canada comes to a close.

“It’s been a stimulating meeting with high-quality talks by top researchers from more than 45 countries,” says meeting organizer Mrityunjay Singh. The talks generated lots of discussion in the hallways and between sessions, as the images below show.

Conference organizers held several Global Graduate Researcher Network program activities to help the new generation of researchers start building their networks and establishing themselves in the field. Besides a Monday evening reception, the GGRN recognized the top five student posters with “best poster” awards at the banquet on Thursday.

At Thursday’s banquet, Singh announced that the 12th CMCEE will be in 2018 in Singapore. Until then, enjoy these final images from the 11th CMCEE!

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Aerial view of a research group polishing their presentation. Credit: ACerS

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Engrossed in conversation between sessions. Credit: ACerS

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Hysitron representatives talk to a prospective client. Credit: ACerS

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Conference work. Credit: ACerS

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Hitomi Ohashi from Keio University in Japan presents her work at Tuesday’s poster session. She was one of the “top five” GGRN poster award winners. Credit: ACerS

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An attendee reviews the program while waiting for a session to begin after the break. He had about 750 presentations from which to select. Credit: ACerS

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Free time on Wednesday afternoon provided an opportunity to sightsee. I went to nearby Capilano Canyon, which is famous for its suspension footbridge and redwood forest. Mark Mecklenborg, ACerS director of meetings, publications and membership, is in the foreground with his daughter, Rachel. Credit: ACerS

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Palani Balaya from the National University of Singapore introduces Singapore, site of CMCEE 2018, at the banquet. Credit: ACerS