04Nov 2018

Are you a student or do you know a student doing research in the coatings industry?

Display your innovative research at the Coatings+ 2019 Poster Session! This session will focus on the presentation of research information by an individual or representatives of research teams with an academic or professional purpose.

Submit an Abstract

Selection Criteria

Posters will be reviewed by the Education Program Advisory Committee (EPAC), which is compromised of SSPC members. Each poster is evaluated in four key areas:

  • Originality
  • Quality of the abstract (clearly defines outcomes, flows smoothly)
  • Relevance/significance to the industry
  • Objectives

Each Poster Must Include the Following Categories

  • Title
  • Abstract/Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Results/Discussion
  • Future Research
  • Conclusion
  • References/Acknowledgements

Poster Presenter Responsibilities

If your poster is accepted, you must be available to attend your poster during arranged time slots to entertain questions from attendees. SSPC is not responsible for receiving or shipping posters or poster materials.

The presenter will be responsible for all arrangements to deliver and display their poster. All poster presenters accepted to present will receive a complimentary full conference registration.

Important Deadlines

  • December 1, 2018 – Submission of Abstract
  • December 12, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance
  • January 2, 2019 – First Draft of Poster Due
  • January 15, 2019 – Final Posters Due

SSPC Coatings+ 2019 
February 11 – 14, 2019

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830

17Jan 2018
Thank you AFL-CIO on presenting the 2018 Drum Major for Justice Award to IUPAT General President Kenneth E. Rigmaiden!

The AFL-CIO Drum Major for Justice Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to the national leader who has dedicated their life to advancing civil and workplace rights. This year, IUPAT General President Kenneth E. Rigmaiden was honored with the award.

In a sermon delivered nearly 55 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described what he called the “Drum Major Instinct” to the congregation in Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. The words he spoke that day were the inspiration for a national service award from the AFL-CIO that recognizes leaders who give their time serving others but seldom seek the spotlight.

“Everyone at IUPAT DC6 is proud of our General President for his selfless motives, leadership, and drum major instincts,” commented Jim Sherwood, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer for IUPAT DC6. “Ken truly is a drum major for justice and for righteousness, in the spirit of Dr. King. Everyone at DC6 Congratulates President Rigmaiden on receiving this recognition.”

According to the AFL-CIO, Kenneth Rigmaiden answered Dr. King’s call to live a life filled with justice and love and he dared to dream of a better today and tomorrow.