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56th Annual St. Louis Section / Refractory Ceramics Division Symposium on Refractories


March 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am CDT
March 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel
St. Louis, MO United States + Google Map

The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor the 56th Annual Symposium on Refractories on the theme “Properties and Performance of Refractory Ceramics – A Tribute to Richard C. Bradt” on March 24-25, 2021. A kickoff event will held the evening of March 23. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel.

Co-program chairs

  • Kelley Wilkerson, Missouri University of Science &Technology  (krowb4@mst.edu)
  • Jeff Smith, Missouri University of Science &Technology  (jsmith@mst.edu)

Purchase a 6-foot table to display products and literature. The charge is $300, which will be used to cover the cost of the Expo Hall and provide an open two hour bar during the “Meet and Greet” for the attendees prior to the dinner buffet on Wednesday evening.

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

ASTM International C-8 Committee on Refractories

Postponed date TBD. Check back here for updates.  Contact Melissa Marcinowski at mmarcinowski@astm.org  for more information on this meeting.

Registration and Hotel Information

The pre-registration fee of $225.00 or 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.

A block of rooms has been set aside for the evenings of March 22-26, 2021 at the Hilton (314) 426-5500. The rate is $115 a single or double. To receive the $115 rate mention the Group Name: St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society

All hotel reservations must be received on or before February 22, 2021.

Need more information?

Contact Patty Smith at Tel: (573) 341-6265, Fax: (573) 341-2071 or email: psmith@mst.edu


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