Education Program

The Society of Vacuum Coaters 2016 TechCon Education Program complements the technologies and applications featured in both the Technical Program and the Exhibit. The Education Program offers an extensive lineup of Tutorial Courses, presented by highly-respected teaching professionals in the vacuum coating industry.

SVC Courses provide problem-solving and practical knowledge of vacuum coatings and processes.  Return to work with solutions to your everyday vacuum coating challenges.

You do not have to register for the conference or be an SVC Member to take a Tutorial Course. 
• Members receive an approximate 15% discount on tutorial course fees.
• Full-time students receive substantially lower fees (Student ID card required).

Tutorial course fees include entrance to the Exhibit Hall, admission to the Exhibit Reception on May 11, and the Beer Blast on May 12.


Discounts Offered to Multiple Registrants from One Organization:
Receive a 25% discount on each tutorial registration for two or more employees in a company enrolling in the same tutorial course. Discounts are provided as a refund, issued after the TechCon. E-mail refund requests to Jacque Matanis (

Discounts Offered to Exhibiting Companies:
SVC is offering complimentary TechCon Tutorial Course or Webinar registrations to Exhibiting Companies promoting the SVC TechCon Education Program and/or the SVC Webinars. Contact Vivienne Mattox for details (, 505-856-7188).

Education Committee Chair
S. Ismat Shah, University of Delaware
302/831-1618  E-mail:

SVC Executive Director
Vivienne Harwood Mattox
505/856-7188  E-mail:





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