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Welcome to THE VACUUM SYMPOSIUM

Vacuum Symposium brings together leading scientists, invited speakers and users with practical and extensive knowledge who will give presentations, both oral and poster, illustrating techniques and experience in different fields. It is the intention that attendees gain from their knowledge, ideas and experiences and there will have ample opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

Our 6th event on 14/15 October 2015 was a great success.  Nearly 200 delegates attended four technical meetings, and 94 training modules were delivered.  If you missed a presentation, or want a reminder, the presentations are being posted on this site – see 2015 Event.

VS7 will be held in October 2016. Come back here for updates, or contact us with suggestions to make the 2016 Event the essential meeting place for all vacuum users.

The Vacuum Symposium is an event that brings together meetings from various organisations under the one roof. Through the sponsorship of our generous partners and supporters The Symposium is able to offer this event free of charge to attendees (other than training).

Maximum Interaction possible with Industry

Research and knowledge can only be advanced in this day and age through effective industry collaboration. Vacuum Symposium is co-located with the Vacuum Expo, the UK’s exhibition for vacuum, nanotechnology and “technologies-in-a-vacuum” and PHOTONEX the UK’s showcase event for light technologies. Attendees have a value-added opportunity at Ricoh Arena Coventry.

Become involved in the Vacuum Symposium

Meeting applications and ideas for VS7 are now invited. If you want to hold a technical meeting at the Symposium in 2016 please submit your application (even if the detail is vague at the moment) before the end of January 2016.  Further details and forms can be found here.

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HARRY LECK MEMORIAL MEDAL

The winner of the 1st Harry Leck Memorial Medal is Dr Austin Chambers, Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of York.   Presentation of the Medal will be made in the Exhibition Hall at 4:15pm on Wednesday 14th October 2015. Read more about Austin’s contribution to vacuum HERE >

Nominations for the 2016 Medal will close on 3rd May 2016.  Why not suggest a deserving candidate now?  It is a very simple form to nominate your choice. You can do it here now!
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Next Event

12 & 13 October 2016, Ricoh Arena, Coventry
246 Days to go

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