| NASF Event Director
Call for Abstracts
The SUR/FIN® 2018 abstract submission process is currently underway. Please see below for information about submitting your abstract.
We are looking for experts from around the world to give exclusive, informative presentations on the latest surface engineering and finishing technologies available today or what is on the horizon for tomorrow.
SUR/FIN, organized by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), provides a dynamic venue to explore existing and state-of-the-art technology with suppliers, OEMs and applicators for gaining insight toward improving surface finishing operations.
Why Should You Participate?
SUR/FIN is a global surface finishing industry’s premier event where professionals from around the world share ideas and experiences to help gain insight on practical applications, solve problems, discuss productivity improvements and introduce new technologies.
Who Should Present?
Companies with new processes or equipment that provide significantly improved results or performance. People involved in academia, production, engineering, R&D and testing, or evaluations in coatings or surface treatments are encouraged to present their results and conclusions.
Based on the subject matter of submitted abstracts, the NASF Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will determine the best conference session for the proposed presentation. Authors will be notified of the Conference Session in which the presentation will be best suited. A balance of paper-presentations, panel discussions and forums that best meet the needs of the audience is the focus of the collaborative effort of TAC members.
Important Information for Prospective Speakers
Papers based on presentations at the meeting may be published on the SUR/FIN website and in other publications sponsored by the NASF.
The primary author/presenter of the accepted presentation will receive free registration. This complimentary registration includes all conference sessions, receptions and the exhibition, as well as access to all conference proceedings and the show directory. Only one person from any company or institution shall receive the complimentary registration offered per presentation.
Abstracts should be as complete and concise as possible and will be subject to editing by the TAC for publication. For submission, please provide your top three choices for Topic Categories so that we can best organize the SUR/FIN technical sessions. Please note that, if chosen, the selection committee will assign presentations to sessions that best meet the needs of the conference and the attendees.
To Submit Your Abstract, Please Complete the Following:
- Include your Author Credentials, Contact Information (including mobile number) and Abstract (see sample)
- Read the Author Certification Statement (PDF) and agree to the conditions on the application form
- Read the Publications Copyright Agreement (PDF) and agree to the conditions on the application form