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13th Biennial Worldwide Congress on Refractories Unitecr 2013 The Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories SepT. 10-13, 2013 The Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories is a biennial international conference that advances the progress and exchange of industrial knowledge and technologies concerning refractories. UNITECR’13 is designed for manufacturers, scientists, engineers, and industry professionals interested in the science, production, and application of refractory materials. Attendees are involved in materials development, formulation, production, and engineering of refractories for ferrous and nonferrous metals industries as well as the minerals-processing, glass, cement, and petrochemical industries. Sign up at www.unitecr2013.org today! Register now! Welcome reception UNITECR welcome receptions are events to be remembered. With hundreds of artifacts, specimens, and dramatic displays of British Columbia’s natural and human history, the Royal BC Museum is sure to capture your attention. Add in food, beverages, and your fellow UNITECR attendees, and you have the making of a truly memorable event. Museum docents will be on hand to share their knowledge and answer questions. Totem Hall is the central exhibit in the First Peoples gallery, and the perimeter of the hall is surrounded by examples of masks, Scan for UNITECR’13 app regalia, and modern works. The display unites old and new works, which is appropriate in an exhibit that emphasizes the continuing artistic traditions of the Northwest Coast First Nations. The reception includes food and beverage stations highlighting local cuisine. Thank you to Kerneos for sponsoring this event. Schedule at a glance Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 FIRE Corrosion Short Course 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FIRE Castable Short Course 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Young Professionals Reception 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at British Columbia 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Museum Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 Opening Session and Keynote Speaker, 8:40 – 10:00 a.m. Remco De Jong Exhibits 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions 10:40 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Poster Session 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept.12, 2013 Plenary Speaker, Tom Vert 8:10 – 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions 9:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Exhibits 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions 2:20 – 6:10 p.m. Conference Dinner 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 Plenary Speaker, Charles Semler 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions 9:20 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lunch and Closing Ceremony 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Breaks and lunches take place in the Exhibit Hall. Hotel information The Fairmont Empress 721 Government St., Victoria, BC, Canada Phone: +1 250-384-8111 Rates Single/Double: $259 CAD, plus tax Deluxe Single/Double: $279 CAD, plus tax Cutoff Date Aug. 12, 2013 Note: Foreign Service Officers are on legal strike at Canadian embassies around the world. Anyone applying for a visa should anticipate delays and submit their application as far in advance as possible. American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 6 | www.ceramics.org 49


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