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  • Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017
    To submit a late abstract, contact Melanie Heusser at 601-266-4475
      or at melanie.heusser@usm.edu
  • Short bio (3-5 lines), company logo, picture and hyperlink due at time of abstract submission
  • Paper is due December 1, 2017.
  • Permission form due with paper submission
  • PowerPoint presentation due Wednesday,  January 31, 2018
  • All presentation must be original (1st time presented) and non-commercial
  • Paper may be rejected at any time or for any reason by our approval committee

*Written Paper Required

The Waterborne Symposium seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in all aspects of coatings.   Educational and technical presentations are used to create a profound understanding of the theory,  science,  manufacturing and marketing of coatings. Our goal is to further the advancement of coatings technology through these unique and technical presentations.

2018 Speaker's Format

Speakers will presenting on Wednesday, February 7 - Friday, February 9, 2018. 

Presentations should be a total of 30 minutes. Typically 20-25 for your talk and 5-10 for questions and answers.

Papers will be reviewed based on their technical merit.   New and emerging technologies as well as papers with a high technical composition are given priority.  Please refrain from commercialization of presentation. Logos on slides are acceptable. Please refrain from use of company and trade names. Presentations or papers deemed too commercial in content will be declined. 

Who Should Submit?


    Abstract Template

    Should you have any issues with the template, please submit in word document format - including all items from the template.

    Official Guide for Authors 2018

    We invite papers pertaining to new and emerging technologies related to materials, processes, production, characterization, application and markets in the field of surface coatings.  Suggested topics include (but are not limited to): 

    • Waterborne
    • High Solids
    • Nano (structure or technology)
    • Emulsion
    • Additves
    • Corrosion
    • UV
    • Pigments
    • Bio-based
    • General Session
    • Powder Coatings
    • Academic
    • High Throughput
    • And others...

    Papers will be selected based on the submitted abstracts.  All speakers must submit a paper for publication in our annual proceedings book.  Papers principally commercial in nature will not be accepted.  Papers must be original and represent recent advancements in coatings science or related disciplines.