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Winter Workshop 2018




Meeting Description

Winter Workshop 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. 


Winter Workshop participants are able to attend all events of the ICACC, which showcases cutting-edge research and product developments in all aspects of ceramics.  The technical program and Industry Expo provides an open forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in ceramic science and technology.


 The morning session of Winter Workshop will feature experts on the topics of:


     Advanced Ceramics – Dr. Victoria Blair, Army Research Lab

     Armor Ceramics – Dr. Lionel Vargas-Gonzalez, Army Research Lab

     Bioceramics – Professor Marta Cerruti, McGill University

    Ceramic Coatings – Dr. Bryan Harder, NASA Glenn Research Center


The afternoon session will feature speakers and activities on professional development:


Ceramics Career Panel – Hear about and discuss the career paths taken by successful members of the ceramics field. Panelists range from members of academia to leaders in industry.


Leadership Skills – The goal of the discussion is to provide you with the tools to develop solid leadership skills and to understand their importance in career enhancement.  You will learn the answers to such questions as: What are the best skills to have to properly prepare for a leadership role? What does it take to be an impactful leader?


Special Presentation: “Humanitarian Materials Engineering” – Professor Clive Randall, Penn State University



Your registration of $550. includes Winter Workshop, the Kennedy Space Center Tour, all ICACC activities, and five nights (shared housing) at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort (Friday, January 19 through Tuesday, January 23). You will need to make arrangements with the hotel ONLY if you plan to stay additional nights.


Deadline to register is December 20, 2017.  Space is limited; please register as soon as possible.  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.


Present a Poster! Submit a Talk!

Winter Workshop participants are encouraged to present a poster at the event!  Poster abstracts are no longer being accepted.


Participants are also invited to submit a talk for the Global Young Investigators Forum (GYIF) Symposium!  Click here for more information or contact Kathleen Shugart at knshugart@gmail.com.



WARNING – If you are contacted by any company by email or phone asking you to make a hotel reservation through them, please do not respond.  These companies may falsely represent that they are affiliated with the hotel, ACerS, or the meeting.  These companies are not reputable.  Do not provide any personal information to them.  To make a hotel reservation, please call the hotel reservation phone number below or go online.  Contact Greg Phelps at gphelps@ceramics.org (614-794-5831) if you have any questions.  


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