General Information                 

Registration Policies & Hours

We strongly encourage you to pre-register using our on-line registration program which will ensure faster confirmation. Those of you wishing to register via mail or fax may complete the PDF form and send it to the following address to be received no later than October 7, 2013:

All pre-registered attendees will collect their badge, tickets, and other materials when they report to the AVS-60 Registration Area at the Long Beach Convention Center You will use the Pre-Registration terminals to generate your badge and collect your materials from the Print Station.

All registrants must have their badge and badge holder to gain admission to the technical sessions and exhibition.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE AND BADGE HOLDER TO GAIN ADMISSION TO THE TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND EXHIBITION.


Registration Rates

 
Registration Type
Pre-Reg (Ends 10/7/13)
On-Site (After10/7/13)

Member  

$605.00

$730.00

Non-Member

$710.00

$855.00

Student Member

$205.00

$250.00

Student Non-Member

$240.00

$295.00

Early Career Member
(within 5 yrs of highest degree)**

$305.00

$370.00

Early Career Non-Member
(within 5 yrs of highest degree)**

$360.00

$435.00

One Day

$355.00

$430.00

Two Day

$610.00

$755.00

AVS Honorary Member

$0.00

$0.00

AVS Emeritus Member

$0.00

$0.00

Helium Ion Microscopy Tutorial
(Full Member)

$100.00

$115.00

Helium Ion Microscopy Tutorial
(Student Member)

$35.00

$45.00

Materials Characterization Tutorial
(Full Member)

$100.00

$115.00

Materials Characterization Tutorial
(Student Member)

$35.00

$45.00

Exhibits Only

$0.00

$20.00

 

On-Site Registration Hours

Sunday
October 27
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday
October 28
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
October 29
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
October 30
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
October 31
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday
November 1
 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration Changes/Edits
If any of the registration information printed is incorrect, please contact Customer Service at 847-996-5876 or by email at avs@experient-inc.com

You may edit your registration record by entering your email address and password into the complete/edit section on the log-in page of the website.  When you re-enter you will land on the registration summary page.  From there you may edit your contact information or add any new items you would like to purchase.

Symposium Registration Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be sent in writing to Yvonne Towse by October 21, 2013, (yvonne@avs.org)All cancellations and refunds will be issued in the form of a check and assessed a $25 cancellation fee.  Please note that all refunds will be processed within 30 days following the meeting.

Other Conditions

  • You will be charged for all registrations received.
  • A $20 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
  • No Purchase Orders will be accepted.
  • All registration fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
  • All cancellations must be sent to Yvonne Towse by October 21, 2013, (yvonne@avs.org), fax: 212-248-0245).
  • All cancellations and refunds will be processed after the close of the show.
  • All refunds will be issued in the form of a check and will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee 
  •  IMPORTANT!! No one under the age of 12 (including infants and toddlers) will be permitted on the show floor.

Symposium Lost Badge Policy

Please note that we will be imposing a $20 fee for replacement badges so please remember to bring your badge and keep it in a safe place throughout the week.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE AND BADGE HOLDER TO GAIN ADMISSION TO THE TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND EXHIBITION.

Manuscript Publication Information

Journal of Vacuum Science Technology A&B
 

Authors are invited to submit an article to JVST A or B on their presentation/poster topic given at the AVS International Symposium.  Articles can be submitted anytime between the abstract submission deadline and the end of the year.   Please indicate in the cover letter that the article is based on a talk or poster given at the AVS Symposium.   Papers can be submitted to JVST A or B depending on the topic. You can find easy to use templates and instructions for authors on the journal home pages http://avspublications.org/jvsta or http://avspublications.org/jvstb Please submit your JVST A & B articles at http://jvsta.peerx-press.org  or at http://jvstb.peerx-press.org for JVST A & B respectively. 

For more information, stop by the AVS Publications Booth in the Exhibit Hall during the week of the Symposium or contact: 

Nancy Schultheis
AVS Publications Office
PO Box 12748
100 Park Drive, Suite 105
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
919-361-2787 Fax: 919-361-1378
Email: publications@avs.org

biointerphases  

Biointerphases is an interdisciplinary open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand, and is owned by the AVS. Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet connection.

If you have any questions, such as whether your manuscript fits the scope of the journal, please do not hesitate to contact our office at publications@avs.org or the Editor-in-Chief at michael.grunze@urz.uni-heidelberg.de. Please stop by the Publications Booth in the Exhibit Hall during the Symposium.

 


AVS Membership Renewal Feature
The 2014 membership renewal dues will be included within the symposium registration fees for all Full, Student, Early Career, Honorary, and Emeritus members. No further action will be required and 2014 membership will take effect on January 1, 2014. Any questions, see Angela Klink at the AVS Membership/Store  or via email (angela@avs.org)

Complimentary AVS Membership Offer

If you have paid the full, student, or Early Career non-member registration fee, you will receive a complimentary AVS electronic membership for 2014. If you wish to receive a JVST print subscription you must pay any additional fees. For more information, stop by AVS Membership/Store Booth in the Exhibit Hall during the week of the Symposium or contact:

Angela Klink
AVS
125 Maiden Lane, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10038
212-248-0200 X221 Fax: 212-248-0245
Email: membership@avs.org

Recording Equipment Policy

The use of video recording equipment, cameras, or audio equipment at any AVS International Symposium, Short Course, or Topical Conference is prohibited without prior written approval of AVS.

Anyone in violation of these policies will be removed from the premises immediately. AVS reserves the right to reproduce, by any means selected, any or all of these presentations and materials.

Internet Access

AVS will be sponsoring internet access in the Exhibition Hall at the Convention Center from Tuesday-Thursday. Attendees are welcome to use the computers provided in the Exhibit Hall E-mail Pavilion/Booth. Attendees can also log in directly using their own laptops at various wireless spots marked throughout the Exhibit Hall.

Securing Visas

International Attendees: Due to increasing delays in securing visas to the U.S. it is strongly encouraged that prospective international attendees begin this process as early as possible to ensure approval. Please refer to the following website for additional information and assistance: http://www.national-academies.org/visas. You may also contact Yvonne Towse (yvonne@avs.org) for additional assistance.

Additional Notes

AVS will be providing PC’s in all session rooms in addition to switchboxes which should allow for a quick and easy transition between presentations. All authors are encouraged to visit the Presenters Preview Room Tijeras to test the equipment prior to their presentation.

AVS will not publish an Abstract Book so you must review and print abstracts of interest. All abstracts, as well as a personal scheduler, have been available on our website since early July. Computer terminals with a program link will be available at the Convention Center should you need to reference any abstracts during the week.

Exciting 2013 Events

This year marks a very special event for AVS as we will commemorate our 60th Anniversary throughout the week at various sessions and events. Be sure to look for these special activities and check the program for more details:

  • Special giveaways at Registration
  • AVS-60 History Booth and Historical Exhibitions in the Hall
  • AVS-60 History trivia contests and giveaways
  • AVS Presidents’ Panel, Thursday, 12-2 pm, Exhibit Hall
  • Special historical speakers/sessions throughout the week (check the Program!)

Welcome Mixer for Attendees & Exhibitors
The Welcome Mixer will take place on Monday, October 28, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The Mixer is a casual gathering where attendees and exhibitors can enjoy some refreshments and spend time together prior to the opening of the Exhibit Hall.

AVS Membership Booth and Store Booth 104
Official AVS logo items including AVS 60th anniversary polos, graphic tees and other merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the week. Learn about the advantages and benefits of AVS membership and find out how to get more involved in AVS events and activities.

http://www.avs.org/avs-online-store

AVS Career Center Booth 748
Looking for a position or seeking qualified candidates for a job opening? If so, please register at the AVS Career Center located in the Exhibit Hall.

To register for the Center please click here: http://www2.avs.org/symposium/AVS60/pages/career_center.html

Art Zone Booth 713
See the entries in the 2012 art contest and vote for your favorites. Winners will take home cash prizes!
Generously sponsored by Kurt J. Lesker. To participate in the contest, contact Della Miller della@avs.org for instructions of how to submit your art. Winners will take home cash prizes!

Exhibit Hall Refreshment Breaks
Visit the Exhibit Hall during the morning and afternoon technical session breaks. There will always be something special being offered in the Hall.

Complimentary Lunches in the Exhibit Hall
Full week attendees who pay for a full week registration (Full, Student, Early Career) and exhibitors will receive two free lunch vouchers redeemable on Tuesday and Wednesday for lunch concessions located in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by the Exhibit Hall between 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. to grab a bite to eat and network with exhibitors and fellow colleagues.  Come to the Exhibit Finale on Thursday for free lunch for all (no tickets required).

E-mail Pavilion Booth 234
AVS is sponsoring internet access in the Exhibition Hall at the Convention Center from Tuesday-Thursday. Attendees are welcome to use the computers provided in the Exhibit Hall E-mail Pavilion/Booth. Attendees can also log in directly using their own laptops at various wireless spots marked throughout the Exhibit Hall.

AVS Raffle Zone Booth 735
Be sure to enter your raffle tickets to participate in the daily raffles being held Tuesday-Thursday in the Exhibit Hall Raffle Zone. Thanks to our generous sponsors we have some really exciting prizes this year.

Ask The Experts Booth 425
The AVS Vacuum Technology Division and Duniway Stockroom, SAES Getters and Brooks Automation are sponsoring an Ask The Experts (ATE) booth which will offer a special open forum to discuss and help solve vacuum related issues.
Are you experiencing: Puttering Pumps? Garbled Gauges? Spurious Species? Come and Ask the Experts!



Free Caricature Booth 201

Visit Booth 201 (
Kratos Analytical) to get your ticket validated for a free caricature in the special event booth

Free Massage
Visit Booth 307 (Specs Surface Nano Analysis, Inc.) in the Exhibit Hall to get your ticket validated for a free massage!

Publications Booth – Booth 112
Come meet with the AVS journal editors, find out how to submit a manuscript and learn about exciting developments in all AVS journals.

AVS Companion Tours
 In addition to the technical program, AVS offers tours of Long Beach and the surrounding areas for your enjoyment. For additional information, contact Marilyn Ruzic, Tour Coordinator, companiontours@avs.org. Learn more

 

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