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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.

Each day comprises meetings with varying proportions of invited speakers, contributed oral and poster presentations. Attendees can attend talks and sessions in whichever meeting they like.

TRAINING: Increasingly popular – attendees will be given a certificate of attendance, a small charge is made for training.

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.



Nominations for the Harry Leck Memorial Medal closed on 8th May 2015.  The award to the inaugural winner of 2015 Medal will be made in the Exhibition Hall at 4:00pm on Wednesday 14th October.

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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14 & 15 October Ricoh Arena, Coventry
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