What We do
SYMPOSIA AND CONFERENCES
SAMPE’s impact on the technical community is largely due to its international and regional symposia and conferences. As SAMPE’s interests and membership base broadened, so has the scope of its meetings. Today, topics include composites, metals, ceramics, fabrication processes, polymers, reinforcements, adhesives, testing and analysis, and environmental issues. A strong emphasis on the market aspects of this technology provides an insight into current and future applications.
The International Symposium, which is part of the Symposium and Exhibition, is an annual event held in the Spring in the USA. A European Symposium is also held annually. A Japan Symposium occurs biannually and takes place in late November or early December. Both the European and Japanese Symposia are held concurrently with an Exhibition. The International SAMPE Technical Conference is an annual event held in the Fall. In addition, other special conferences may be scheduled, and chapters frequently have Regional Seminars or other special events.
Our largest exhibition is held with the Symposium in the Spring and features booths with over 200 companies. The fall Technical Conference may have either booths or tabletop exhibits.