Call For Abstracts - Special Sessions & Events

Biomaterials Plenary Session (BP)

The Biomaterials Interfaces program kicks off with the now traditional Biomaterials Plenary Session. This year we are pleased to have presentations from two prominent scientists who will present their cutting edge research on Materials and Biology for Energy Applications.

BP: Biomaterials Interfaces Plenary (ALL INVITED SESSION)
  • Moe El-Nagger, University of Southern California, "Microbial Electron Conduits: Adventures at the Biotic-Abiotic Interface"
  • Sarah Glaven, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, "Conductive Biofilms As Living Electronic Materials"

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Exhibitor Technology Spotlight (EW)

AVS 66 Exhibitors are provided the opportunity to present commercial and/or scientific announcements relating to their products and services to symposium attendees during technical session breaks in the stage area of the exhibit hall.  Papers submitted and material presented during the presentation must provide technical information and/or analysis using a specific exhibitor product, technique or service. The 20 minute presentations will be held in stage area of the exhibit hall and will take place during symposium session breaks to ensure maximum attendance. Cost is $600 ($500 for Corporate Members). For space availability, contact Jeannette DeGennaro (

EW1    Exhibitor Technology Spotlight Session

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AVS Vendor Exhibit

The Exhibit comprises an extensive display of tools, equipment and services for Surface Science; Biomaterial Interfaces; Electronic Materials & Photonics; Magnetic Interfaces; Manufacturing Science; MEMS/NEMS; Nanoscience; Thin Film; Plasma Science; Vacuum Technology, educational material, career services and professional literature, journals and publications. Each year, the technical symposium expands into new and exciting technical disciplines which bring new exhibitors showing new technology and research methods. The continuously expanding technical program consistently keeps our Symposium fresh and exciting for exhibitors and attendees alike.  The exhibits will be open from Tuesday morning until Thursday afternoon (October 22-24, 2019). Please contact for additional information.

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AVS Presentations on Demand

We will be inviting  all  Symposium  presenters  to submit their PowerPoint slides as a PDF for inclusion in the AVS Technical Library. All presenters will be contacted prior to the meeting with the instructions and deadlines. We hope you will consider participating in this exciting program!

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AVS Late Breaking Session

There will be opportunities for presentation of post-deadline discoveries in all fields relevant to the AVS membership. Submissions that address topics in surfaces, interfaces, films, nanometer-scale phenomena, emerging technologies, or new innovations. Abstracts will be solicited starting in mid-July for either (1) an individual 20 minute oral presentation, or (2) a poster presentation. Late Breaking Abstracts will be used to fill holes in the program and they must be submitted via the AVS website by Thursday, August 15, 2019. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be made soon thereafter. Please check the AVS 66 ( website for details and submission guidelines in mid-July.

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AVS Short Courses

Short courses that offer specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies will be offered all week, commencing on Monday, October 21, 2019. Registration and additional details will be posted on the AVS website in early July.

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AVS Sponsorship Program

AVS is a not-for-profit Society that offers a myriad of services, programs and events related to science and technology in the fields of vacuum, materials, interfaces and processing to scientists and engineers from around the world. An extensive recognition and exposure program, which is active before and during the Symposium, is available to our Symposium Sponsors.  As a Symposium Sponsor, your logo will appear on the AVS website, in the Technical/Exhibitor Program, on signage and slide shows at the Symposium. The earlier you commit to AVS Symposium Sponsorship, the greater exposure you will receive. To learn more about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact  Jeannette DeGennaro at 212-248-0200 ext. 229 or or Yvonne Towse at 212-248-0200 ext. 222 or
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