April 26-30 2021

 Web site : https://icmctf2021.avs.org/
47th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films : ICMCTF 2021 is Going Virtual.
After much deliberation in the wake of rapidly changing and unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF)/AVS Advanced Surface Engineering Executive Committee has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the in-person event, originally scheduled for April 25–30, 2021, in San Diego, California, USA, and shift to a virtual model.
We understand what ICMCTF means to our attendees, exhibitors, presenters, sponsors, and vendors, and will exert our best effort to allow members of our community to present their latest research and foster collaborations with colleagues virtually in 2021.

This was not a decision made lightly, or without significant deliberation, but the health, safety and well-being of the ICMCTF global community is our highest priority. So, in the face of increasing concerns, and with the guidance of governmental and health agencies, travel bans, restrictions on gathering size, quarantine regulations, and the emergency measures currently in place in the state of California, the decision was compelled and required.

The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF 2021) will be adapted into a Virtual Conference comprised of Live and On Demand Sessions. The registration deadline is April 30, 2021; all presenters must register by March 1, 2021. The event will feature:

Live Daily Sessions Monday – Thursday (2) and Friday (1)
Live Plenary, Exhibitor Keynote, Special Interest, Student Award Finalists and Invited Talks—all with live Q&A Chat opportunities
Live Friday Award Session with Sproul and Bunshah Honorary Lectures, live announcement of Student Awards, and Q&A opportunities
Live Moderated Post Session Invited Speaker Special Sessions Allowing for Informal Discussion and Networking
On Demand Oral Sessions
On Demand Poster Sessions with a Mix of Pre-recorded (Video or Audio) Talks and/or PDF files
Live and On Demand Sessions available on mobile app/desktop planner through June 30, 2021 and then to AVS members in the AVS Technical Library
Note: Live Sessions will also be recorded and added to the On Demand Sessions.

The ICMCTF 2021 Virtual Conference will kick off on Monday, April 26, 2021, with the Plenary Lecture, followed by two parallel sessions of invited talks. Each morning's Live Sessions will follow this pattern, kicking off with a keynote talk from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET followed by two parallel sessions of invited talks, being capped off by our Awards Session on Friday, April 30, 2021.