***IMPORTANT: WE HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER AND OUR CONFERENCE HOTELS ARE ALL FINE FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA, SO PLEASE BE ADVISED AVS 64 WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED***

General Information

Registration

We strongly encourage you to pre-register using our on-line registration program which will ensure faster confirmation. Those of you wishing to register via mail or fax may complete the PDF form when available and send it no later than October 9, 2017.

All pre-registered attendees will collect their badge, tickets, and other materials when they report to the AVS 64 Registration Area at the Tampa Convention Center
. You will use the Pre-Registration terminals to generate your badge and collect your materials from the Print Station.

All registrants must have their badge and badge holder to gain admission to the technical sessions and exhibition.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE AND BADGE HOLDER TO GAIN ADMISSION TO THE TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND EXHIBITION. 


Registration Rates 

Registration Type
Pre-Reg (Ends10/9/17)
On-Site (After 10/9/17)
Member  (Full Week)
$685.00
$825.00
Non-Member (Full Week)
$810.00
$975.00
Student Member (Full WeeK)
$225.00
$275.00
Student Non-Member
$265.00
$325.00
Early Career Member
(within 5 yrs of highest degree)**
$345.00
$420.00
Early Career Non-Member
(within 5 yrs of highest degree)**
$410.00
$495.00
Technical Specialist Member
(Technician, Technologist, Design Engineer )
$325.00 $395.00
Technical Specialist Non-Member
(Technician, Technologist, Design Engineer )
$370.00 $450.00
One Day
$405.00
$490.00
Two Day
$705.00
$875.00
AVS Honorary Member $0.00 $0.00
AVS Emeritus Member $0.00 $0.00
Exhibits Only
$0.00
$0.00
Diversity Breakfast $25.00 N/A

 

On-Site Registration Hours

Day
Date
Time
Sunday
October 29
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday
October 30
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
October 31
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
November 1
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
November 2
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday November 3  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.










 

Exhibit Days & Hours

Day
Date
Time
Tuesday
October 31
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
November 1
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday
November 2
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.





 

Exciting 2017 Events

Welcome Mixer for Attendees & Exhibitors
The Welcome Mixer will take place on Monday, October 30, 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!

AVS Member Center, Room #18, Convention Center: Stop by the Member Center throughout the week to participate in professional development activities, membership, diversity and educational events. Learn about the advantages and benefits of AVS membership and find out how to get more involved in Society events and activities. We will also be showcasing and demonstrating various membership benefits and all attendees are welcome to stop in to participate in our scheduled events, ask questions, or just have a place to meet and network with other attendees. 2017 Members, remember to bring your membership card to receive a special gift! 

AVS Store, Booth #635, Exhibit Hall
Official AVS logo items including graphic tees and other merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the week. 

AVS Raffle Zone, Booth #739, 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 #132, Exhibit Hall: Looking for a position or seeking qualified candidates for a job opening? If so, please register online or at the AVS Career Center located in the Exhibit Hall.

Ask The Experts - Booth #332, Exhibit Hall: The AVS Vacuum Technology Division is hosting an Ask The Experts (ATE) booth which will offer a special open forum to discuss and help solve vacuum related issues. Are you experiencing: Puttering Pumps? Garbled Gauges? Spurious Species? Come and Ask the Experts!

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.

E-Mail Pavilion - Exhibit Hall: Check your e-mail, confirm your flights, print your boarding passes.

Art Zone – Booth #723, Exhibit Hall: See the entries from the art contest and vote for your favorites. Winners will take home cash prizes!

Publications Booth – Booth #634, Exhibit Hall:  Come meet with the AVS journal editors, find out how to submit a manuscript and learn about exciting developments in all AVS journals.

Special Events Booth: Visit the special events booth for special treats and giveaways.

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 concessions 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 Symposium website and mobile app for additional information.

5km Run: Join us for our Annual 5km Run on Wednesday, November 1st  at 6:30 am. For additional information or to register click here.


Symposium Registration Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing to Yvonne Towse by October 9, 2017 (yvonne@avs.org) for a full refund less $100 or $50 for Students/Early Career/Technical Specialist/One Day cancellation fee.  After that date AVS will only issue credits for AVS 65 with a valid reason. No refunds or credits for no shows. Please note that all refunds will be processed within 30 days following the meeting.
 
TERMS & CONDITIONS: 
  • You will be charged for all registrations received.
  • A $20 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
  • No Purchase Orders will be accepted.
  • All registration fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
  • All cancellations must be sent to Yvonne Towse (yvonne@avs.org) by October 9, 2017 (see refund policy above).
  • All cancellations and refunds will be processed after the close of the meeting. 
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian during exhibit hours. Under no circumstances are children under the age of 12 (including infants and toddlers) permitted on the exhibit floor.


Symposium Lost Badge Policy

Please note that we will be imposing a $20 fee for replacement badges so please remember to bring your badge and keep it in a safe place throughout the week.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE AND BADGE HOLDER TO GAIN ADMISSION TO THE TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND EXHIBITION.


AVS Membership Renewal Feature

The 2018 membership renewal dues will be included within the symposium registration fees for all Full, Student, Early Career, Technical Specialist, Honorary, and Emeritus members. No further action will be required and membership will take effect on January 1, 2018. Any questions, see Angela Klink at the AVS Membership Center or via email (angela@avs.org)
 

Complimentary AVS Membership Offer

If you have paid the Full, Student, Early Career or Technical Specialist non-member registration fee, you will receive a complimentary AVS electronic membership for 2018. For more information, stop by AVS Membership Booth in the Exhibit Hall during the week of the Symposium or contact:

For more information, stop by the AVS Membership Center during the week of the Symposium or contact:

Angela Klink
AVS
125 Maiden Lane, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10038
212-248-0200 X221 Fax: 212-248-0245
Email: membership@avs.org
 

Recording/Photo Policy

Recording of Presentations is Strictly Prohibited 
No individual or entity—including a presenting author—may electronically record or broadcast any portion of the AVS Meeting without prior written consent of AVS. Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during sessions, posters, workshops, etcetera, without the express written consent of AVS and individual authors is strictly prohibited. Press representatives must receive a Press Pass and photo/recording permission from AVS. AVS reserves the rights to any approved audio and video production of presentations at all AVS events.
 
Photo Policy
Attendees or exhibitors are encouraged to network and enjoy the meeting experience. As such, capturing memories of casual meeting activities and networking is permitted with the permission of those being prominently photographed. Photographing formal meeting presentations, posters, or displays is forbidden without permission of AVS and the presenter.
 
Videos and Photos for AVS Use
AVS Meeting attendance implies your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for use on the AVS website or news publications. Please note that no technical presentations will be recorded without prior consent of AVS and the authors.

*Those who do not comply with the AVS Recording Equipment/Photo policy may be asked to leave the premises.

 

Securing Visas

International Attendees: Due to increasing delays in securing visas to the U.S. it is strongly encouraged that prospective international attendees begin this process as early as possible to ensure approval. Please refer to the following website for additional information and assistance: http://www.national-academies.org/visas. You may also contact Yvonne Towse (yvonne@avs.org) for additional assistance.
 

 

Maps

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina 

 

Parking

For an interactive map of parking options downtown, please visit Tampa Convention Center Garage.









Convention Center & Hotel Locations

Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (HQ)
700 South Florida Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33602  
 
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33602

Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL, 33602

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
 

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