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Closing ceremony Friday’s lunch and closing ceremony take place in the Palm Court/ Crystal Ballroom from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. UNITECR organizers will be raffling off prizes, but you must be present to win. Optional tours Take advantage of optional tours during UNITECR’13. Visit www.unitecr2013.org to sign up. Afternoon tea at The Empress 12:00 p.m. daily | $59.95 CAD, $50 CAD for hotel guests Victoria city tour and Butchart Gardens Monday, Sept. 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | $81 CAD Whale watching Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $95 CAD Goldstream Park excursion and Cowichan Valley Winery Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $96 CAD Conference dinner The UNITECR’13 conference dinner is your opportunity to celebrate the refractory industry in the company of nearly 800 of your closest UNITECR friends. The 2013 conference dinner is hosted in the iconic Crystal Gardens, which was Victoria’s first convention center. The facility also has been an arboretum, restaurant, art gallery, and swimming pool. This unique structure is the ideal setting for a lively evening of good food, good drink, good friends, and live entertainment. A highlight will be the induction of the 2013 class of UNITECR Distinguished Life Members, in addition to other award presentations. Thank you to The Refractories Institute for sponsoring the conference dinner. Poster session UNITECR’13 introduces the inaugural poster session, hosted Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Palm Court room. This session will feature 32 presentations. Meet with authors to discuss their research over light refreshments. Please attend and cast your vote for Attendee’s Choice Best Poster winner. Thank you to The Technical Association of Refractories, Japan, for sponsoring the poster session. Sponsors Short courses Sponsored by ANH Refractories Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Early-Bird Rate: $595 | Regular Rate: $745 Dispersion and Packing of Ceramics Particles for Advanced Refractory Castables Instructors: Ana paula Luz, Mariana A. Braulio, and Victor C. pandolfelli, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil Fundamentals on Corrosion Behavior of Refractories Instructors: Christos Aneziris, Technical University Freiberg, Germany, and Jacques poirier, University of Orleans, France A limited number of student scholarships are available. Apply at www.unitecr2013.org. THE REFRACTORIES INSTITUTE Keynote Speaker Remco De Jong Vice president and general manager, Refractory Minerals Division, IMERYS Title: Minerals to materials: The changing face of the global refractory industry Plenary Speakers Tom Vert General manager of primary manufacturing, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Title: How do steelmakers pick refractories—Logic, emotion, or dartboard? Charles E. Semler President/consultant, Semler Materials Services Title: Trends for the world’s most important, but least known products 50 www.ceramics.org | American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 6


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