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AAC Issues Call for Papers for 2013 Anodizing Conference;

Students Invited to Present Posters


Wauconda, Illinois; December 19, 2012: The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) has issued the Call for Papers for the Twenty-second Annual International Anodizing Conference, scheduled to take place October 1-3, 2013 at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, Washington.  The Council is seeking manuscripts and presentations covering a range of anodizing-related subjects to ensure that delegates are offered the most innovative, timely, and relevant issues in the anodizing industry today.  The Anodizing Conference is an important educational event that offers a forum for anodizing industry professionals to exchange new ideas, innovations, processes, and technologies.  The 2013 Anodizing Conference is expected to attract more than 150 anodizers and other professionals within the anodizing community.

Those involved in operating, maintaining, or promoting the anodizing process benefit from the information presented at the Anodizing Conference, which is designed to appeal to industry professionals at every level in every aspect of production. Business and industry issues, anodizing processes, environmental practices, metallurgy, waste treatment, and innovative applications are just some of the topics that have been addressed at past Anodizing Conferences.  To spark ideas for prospective authors, a list of topics, including subjects addressed at past Conferences and suggestions taken from conference evaluation forms, is available on the Call for Papers page of the conference website at www.AACconf.org.

Based on the submission of abstracts, selected individuals offering abstracts for consideration will be invited to submit their paper and deliver presentations at the Conference in October.  Papers will be selected based on criteria such as relevance, originality, quality, accuracy, practicality, usefulness, and noncommercial tone and content.  Abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by the Council's Education Committee during the AAC Winter Meetings in January as they organize the program for the 2013 Anodizing Conference.  However, the Council will continue to consider abstracts submitted after January 2013.  Key topics likely to be of interest to all registrants will be identified, as will a number of issues or specific-interest presentations for the in-depth Focus Sessions. 

Those interested in presenting a paper at the 2013 Anodizing Conference in Seattle, Washington should submit an Abstract by visiting www.AACconf.org and following the link to the Call for Papers, or contact the Aluminum Anodizers Council at mail@anodizing.org.

Call for Student Posters Issued

AAC plans, once again, to include poster presentations featuring the work of students at the Anodizing Conference in 2013. A poster is a graphically based approach to presenting work containing only the crucial points of research.  Students engaged in electrochemistry, metallurgy, chemistry, materials science, and related engineering disciplines are invited to present their work at a poster session at the 2013 Anodizing Conference.  The AAC Poster Session provides a forum where students may present their research in surface science, surface treatment, electrochemical finishing and other relevant technologies to an interested audience of industry professionals.

The Call for Posters is available to download from the Conference website at www.AACconf.org.  The AAC Student Poster Session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2.  Judging will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  The AAC Executive Committee or their designees will judge the posters, and prizes will be awarded to the three best poster presentations. Abstracts for poster presentations should not exceed 200 words and should be submitted by April 1, 2013 to mail@anodizing.org. Students will be notified as to whether their abstracts are accepted.  Students are encouraged to visit the Call for Posters page of the Anodizing Conference website at www.AACconf.org for more information and to download the Call for Posters flyer containing the details.

About AAC

The Aluminum Anodizers Council is the international trade association of firms engaged in aluminum anodizing and whose mission it is to support its members—and users of anodized aluminum—through education, advocacy, and promotion.  For more information, contact the Aluminum Anodizers Council, 1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214, Wauconda, IL 60084-3102 USA.  Telephone 847/526-2010; fax 847/526-3993; mail@anodizing.org; www.anodizing.org.


For more information contact:

Nancy Molenda
Aluminum Anodizers Council

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