The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) (Wauconda, IL) has issued the Call for Papers for the 20th Annual International Anodizing Conference, scheduled to take place October 4-6, 2011 at The Buttes Tempe Marriott Resort in Tempe, AZ. 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 content 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 2011 Anodizing Conference is expected to attract more than 150 anodizers and other professionals within the anodizing community.
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 the conference in the past. 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. 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 on hand were reviewed and evaluated by the Council's Education Committee during the AAC Winter Meetings in January as they organize the program for the 2011 Anodizing Conference. However, the Council continues to consider abstracts submitted after January 2011. 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.