Invaluable Networking Opportunities

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

Companions Program
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

Companions Program
Monday, May 7   •   9:30 a.m.   •   All companions invited
Join us for a fun, informative presentation about Orlando attractions, ticket discounts and amenities at the Gaylord Palms. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastry while planning your Orlando excursions and connecting with fellow companions.


Awards Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Monday, May 7   •   Begins at 6:00 p.m.      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/Mentors Luncheon
Monday, May 7   •   12:30 p.m.
This mentoring program for Young Members and students offers 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. The group is open to students and young people with an interest in vacuum coating and are under 35 years of age at any time in 2018.

First Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night
Tuesday, May 8   •   5:30 p.m.   •   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.  •  $30/Person, Includes a T-shirt
Participate solo or with a team.
Contact Sarah Williams at if you are interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual 5K event.