ICACC'09 Archive

1,010 people from 35 countries attended the 33rd International Conference and Exposition on Advance Ceramics and Composites. ICACC 2009 was held January 18-23, 2009, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort & Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL. This year, Jonathan Salem, 2009 ICACC Program Chair, the Engineering Ceramics Division Leaders, and over 75 organizers put together a technical program that included 669 presentations and posters. The Conference include 11 Symposium and 4 Focused Topics, including symposia co-organized with the Electronics Division and the Nuclear & Environmental Division. Learn more about the 34th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites.

An exposition and poster sessions were held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the adjacent Daytona Beach Ocean Center. The exhibit included 65 exhibitors and attracted more than 600 people each evening.

Meeting Summary

2009 ICACC Daytona Beach Report

American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 88. No. 3, pg 19-20.

Download the Meeting Guide

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ICACC Proceedings

Proceedings from ICACC 2009 and previous conferences are available as part of ACerS Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (CESP). In 2009, the ICACC proceeding were published in nine volumes.

Papers from previous ICACC conferences are available as part of CESP Online, which is available through Wiley Publishing. This online resource allows you to search for and download over 3,000 papers published in CESP Volumes 1-27, a total of 159 issues. Volumes include proceedings from a variety of conferences, and are added annually. Full conference registrants received the 2009 ICACC Proceedings on CD in September 2009.


ICACC is organized each year by The American Ceramic Society and The American Ceramic Society’s Engineering Ceramics Division.

International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology was available at a discount through ICACC’09 registration.


Meeting History

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.