This year’s ICACC attracted more than 1,030 participants from 42 countries and provided an environment for learning and exchanging ideas, and for developing new collaborations. ICACC’14 showcased cutting-edge research and product developments in advanced ceramics, armor ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic coatings, bioceramics and more. The technical program consisted of 13 symposia, three focused sessions, the 3rd Global Young Investigator Forum and the 2nd Pacific Rim Engineering Ceramics Summit. These technical sessions along with an Industry Exposition, provided an open forum for scientists, researchers, engineers and industries from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances on various aspects related to ceramic science and technology.
This event was organized by The American Ceramic Society and ACerS’s Engineering Ceramics Division.
American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 93. No. 2, pg 48-49.
In 1977, The American Ceramic Society’s Ceramic-Metal Systems Division held its 1st Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Materials in Cocoa Beach, Florida with 21 in attendance. In 1985, the Ceramic-Metal Division changed it name to the current Engineering Ceramics Davison. While the meeting underwent a few name changes through its history, one thing had remained contact – the meeting location in Cocoa Beach. Thus, most people referred to the meeting as simply “The Cocoa Beach Meeting.” Things changed in 2007, however, as “The Cocoa Beach Meeting” moved up the coast to Daytona Beach to accommodate the growth of this popular meeting. The move was successful as the 2007 conference was the first ICACC to attract more than 1,000 attendees. While the meeting location has changed, the meeting’s purpose remains constant – to provide a high quality technical program with the latest information on advanced ceramics and composites and to provide the best possible venue for networking opportunities.