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Previous Meetings

Click on the meetings above or below to explore the Vacuum Symposium through the years. From here you can view event summaries and past meeting programmes and abstracts.

For a bibliography of presentations ordered by meeting / author please follow this link >

7th Vacuum Symposium UK

VS7 was held on 12th & 13th October 2016.  Further details of the VS7 event will appear here soon.  In the meantime, to view the Speakers & Presentations (where provided) please follow this link.

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6th Vacuum Symposium UK

VS6 was held on 14th & 15th October 2015 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, attracting nearly 200 delegates over the two days.

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5th Vacuum Symposium UK

VS5 was held on 15th & 16th October 2014 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, attracting 171 delegates over the two days.

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4th Vacuum Symposium UK

On 16th & 17th October 2013 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the 4th Vacuum Symposium UK Conference hosted a variety of technical meetings of general and specialist interest that attracted 142 registered delegates.

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3rd Vacuum Symposium UK

The third Vacuum Symposium UK Conference was a great success with more than 150 attendees.  Together with Vacuum Training and co-located with an exhibition featuring a record number of vacuum equipment manufacturers this was a successful, growing event for everyone to discover the latest in the vacuum industry.

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2nd Vacuum Symposium UK

18/19 October 2011, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Two meetings were held, one each day:-

10th RGA Users Meeting (Tuesday 18 October)

Advances in Vacuum Pump Technology (Wednesday 19 October)

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Vacuum Expo 2010

In 2010 (4th November) the RGA User Group held a ‘taster’ meeting at the 1st Vacuum Expo Exhibition, International Centre, Telford.  The details of the programme and talks given at the meeting: RGA – an essential tool for effective control of vacuum systems can be accessed on this site.

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1st Vacuum Symposium UK

The meeting was organised by the RGA User Group Committee supported by the IOP Vacuum Group, British Vacuum Council, STFC Daresbury Laboratory (ASTeC Vacuum Science Group) and SS Scientific Limited.  The meeting held on 10th & 11th February 2010 will be remembered as the launch day of the 1st Vacuum Symposium UK  –  an event surely destined to become an annual event..

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