Invaluable Networking Opportunities

The SVC TechCon hosts networking events that provide a forum for enriching one-on-one networking experiences in a relaxed environment.

Monday Evening Awards Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Technology Forum Breakfasts
Young Members Luncheon
First Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night
Meet the Experts Corner

Industry-Government Forum
SVC Foundation Fun Run and Walk
Exhibit Hall Networking: Reception, Lunch, Specialty Breaks and Beer Blast

Awards Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Monday, May 7   •   All are invited
The Awards Ceremony will introduce and recognize the Nathaniel Sugerman Memorial recipient, SVC Mentor Award recipients, and the Sponsored Student Awardees. The Welcome Reception offers a relaxed venue to meet friends and colleagues and provides the opportunity to make new connections before the start of the Technical Program.


Young Members Luncheon
Monday, May 7
A mentoring program for Young Members and students is designed to offer participants the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions with volunteer mentors from industry and academia within various sectors of the vacuum coating community in a relaxed atmosphere. The Young Members Group is open to students and young people with an interest in vacuum coating and related technologies, and are 35 and under at any time in 2018.

First Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night
Tuesday, May 8   •   Complimentary admission for conference registrants
Support the SVC Foundation Scholarship Program while enjoying an evening of fun and networking. Choose an event sponsorship: game tables, playing cards, entertainment and more.

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Interactive Forums and Discussion Groups
Throughout the TechCon Program
The Technical Program consists of much more than traditional oral presentations. Explore all the interactive forum discussion groups offered throughout the program for valuable personal interactions with experts discussing vacuum coating topics important to you. 

Industry-Government Forum • Meet the Experts Corner • Technology Forum Breakfast

SVC Foundation 13th Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk

Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 a.m.  •  $25/Person, Includes a T-shirt
Participate solo or with a team.
Contact Wolfgang Decker at if you are interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual 5K event.