Invaluable Networking Opportunities

The SVC TechCon has a history of offering 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 and SVC Mentors Happy Hour
Wednesday Evening Networking Mixer
Meet the Experts Corner
SVC Foundation Golf Tournament
SVC Foundation Fun Run and Walk
Exhibit Hall Networking: Reception, Lunch, Specialty Breaks and Beer Blast

Awards Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Monday, May 9  beginning at 6:15 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 is a popular networking event at the TechCon. It 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 Group and SVC Mentors Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
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 2016.

Wednesday Evening Networking Mixer
Wednesday, May 11 at 6:15 p.m.  •   All are invited
After the Exhibit Reception ends on Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall, everyone is invited to attend at Networking Mixer at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. Join friends, colleagues, and make new connections in a relaxed atmosphere.


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 Forum • Meet the Experts Corner • Technology Forum Breakfast

SVC Foundation 11th Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk
Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 a.m.  •  $25/Person, Includes a T-shirt
Participate solo or with a team.
Team Challenge: Sponsored by Sputtering Components, Inc.
Individuals must be registered for the 5K Fun Run/Walk to participate in the Team Challenge.  Minimum of 4 members per team. The first team across the finish line will win the traveling trophy.  The first 4 members from the winning team to cross the finish line will also receive an additional award. For details, contact Nancy Ness at  Contact Wolfgang Decker at if you are interested in sponsoring the 11th Annual 5K event.


SVC Foundation Golf Tournament
Monday, May 9  •  2:30 p.m. tee time  •  Riverside Golf Course, Indianapolis  •  $150/person
Includes 18 holes, cart fee, two drink tickets and a chance to win prizes on the "Challenge Holes."  Format: Best Ball.  When registering for the conference, sign up as an individual and include a handicap. Golfers will be assigned a team by request or by random choice.  For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Caitlin Mathey at


TechCon Calendar

Conference May 9-13
Technical Program May 10-13
Education Program May 9-13
Equipment Exhibit
Wednesday, May 11 12pm-6pm
Thursday, May 12 10am-5pm