TechCon Networking

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
3rd Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night

SVC Foundation Fun Run and Walk
Exhibit Hall Networking: Reception, Lunch, Specialty Breaks and Beer Blast
Farewell Social

Companions Program
Monday, April 20   •   9:00 a.m.   •   Companions Invited
Join us for a fun, informative presentation about Chicago attractions, museums, shopping and the local food scene. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastry while planning your Chicago excursions and connecting with fellow companions.


Awards Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Monday, April 20   •   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
Thursday, April 23   •   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 2020.


3rd Annual SVC Foundation Casino Night
Tuesday, April 21   •   5:30 p.m.   •   Complimentary admission for conference registrants

Support the SVC Foundation Scholarship Program while enjoying an evening of fun and networking. 



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. 


SVC Foundation 15th Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk
Tuesday, April 21
Participate solo or with a team.



Farewell Social
Thursday, April 23   •   6:00 p.m.
The Conference is four full days and what better way to cap off the week than a celebration of the SVC’s diversity and camaraderie!