Exciting News & Events

“Roles of Surface and Materials Science in the Direct Production of Fuels from Sunlight," by Dr. Nathan S. Lewis - George L. Argyros Prof. of Chemistry California Institute of Technology, Monday, October 21, 5:30-6:30 pm, Battelle North. Learn More.

Welcome Mixer for Attendees & Exhibitors:
The Welcome Mixer will immediately follow the Plenary Lecture on Monday, October 21, from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The Mixer is a casual gathering where attendees and exhibitors can enjoy some refreshments and spend time together prior to the opening of the Exhibit Hall. First time Symposium attendees - please watch for a special email invite pertaining to this event!
The AVS Member Center will showcase membership benefits and professional development activities, including career related topics, and provide networking opportunities to all attendees throughout the week.  It will be a place where attendees can stop in at any time to participate in our scheduled events, ask questions about how to access your membership benefits , or have a place to meet with other attendees.  Coffee will be available in the morning for 2019 members to grab before a session.  Be sure to stop by. Remember to bring your 2019 Membership card to receive a special gift. Learn More

AVS Store, Booth #734, Exhibit Hall:
Official AVS logo items including graphic tees and other merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the week. 

AVS Raffle Zone, Booth #735, Exhibit Hall:
Be sure to enter your raffle tickets to participate in the daily raffles being held Tuesday-Thursday in the Exhibit Hall Raffle Zone! Thanks to our generous sponsors we have some really exciting prizes this year!

AVS Career Center - Booth #146, Exhibit Hall:
Looking for a position or seeking qualified candidates for a job opening? If so, please register at the AVS Career Center located in the Exhibit Hall. 
Need advice on how to handle a tricky situation at work?  Wondering how to move up the career ladder or negotiate a salary increase?  Or are you attending the career fair, and want to get an expert opinion on your current resume or CV?  What about practicing some interview questions with a real interviewer?  Any career-related question you have can be discussed in a one-on-one, 15-minute session with our career expert*, who will provide personalized career advice on the subject(s) of your choosing. Learn More.
*Times for these sessions are limited and are granted on a first-come, first serve basis while onsite at the AVS Symposium.  A sign-up sheet will available at the symposium.

AVS & AIPP Publishing – Exhibit Hall, Booths #626-627
Be sure to visit the AVS and AIPP Publishing booths where you will have an opportunity to learn about our journals, publishing products, meet the editors and hear more about our exciting new AVS Quantum Science journal!

Exhibit Hall Refreshment Breaks: Visit the Exhibit Hall during the morning and afternoon technical session breaks. There will always be something special being offered in the Hall.

AVS Charging Lounge for Mobile Devices, Booth #138 Exhibit Hall:
Low Battery ? GET CHARGED! Charge your mobile device in our new secured, lockable charging stations AND perhaps meet a new friend!
Art Zone – Booth #226, Exhibit Hall:
See the entries into the 2019 art contest and vote for your favorites. Winners will take home cash prizes!
Special Events Booth #221, Exhibit Hall:
Visit the special events booth for special treats and giveaways.
AVS Future Sites Booth #733, Exhibit Hall: 
Learn about AVS 67 in Denver, CO, October 25-30, 2020
Complimentary Lunches in the Exhibit Hall:
Full week attendees who pay for a full week registration (Full, Student, Early Career, Technical Specialist and Exhibitors) will receive three free lunch vouchers redeemable on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for lunch located in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by the Exhibit Hall between 12:20 - 2:20 p.m. to grab a bite to eat and network with exhibitors and fellow colleagues. Come to the Exhibit Finale on Thursday for your free lunch!

Exhibit Days:
Exhibit days will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
Students, Postdocs, & Early Career Members:
Join us for special events throughout the week. Please continue to check the mobile app for additional information. 

5km Run:
Join us for our Annual 5km Run on Wednesday, October 23  at 6:30 am. Learn More.
AVS Yoga: Monday, October 21, and Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.: 
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED (No On Site Registration)—each class is first come first served and you must bring your own yoga mat. 

AVS Mobile App:
Don’t forget to download the AVS Desktop Planner (July) and Mobile App (August) to ensure that you always have access to the most up-to-date Symposium information! You can also use the app to create your schedule, connect with friends and colleagues throughout the week, and learn about all of the exciting activities scheduled throughout the week. 
AVS 66 Scavenger Hunt:
Be sure to participate in our AVS 66 Scavenger Hunt which will launch on the mobile app on October 20th –it is a great way to network, experience all areas of the meeting, and win Great prizes too!