October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center
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October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center

Special Events

Keynote Address - open to all attendees

October 10, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome Reception

October 10, 2017; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
This event is open to all registered attendees and there is no cost to attend. The reception features hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Get to know other attendees and exhibitors in a fun, relaxed setting.

International Rubber Dinner

October 10, 2017; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
There will be a special dinner held to welcome the IRCO Delegates, as well as all international and national International Elastomer Conference attendees. The IRCO Medal will be presented to John Long, JM Long Rubber Consultants, LLC & Rubber Division, ACS Councilor, during the dinner. The IRCO Medal is awarded for outstanding services to the cause of International Rubber Conferences worldwide. The recipient is a personality of exceptional merit in the rubber community and with a recognized record in one or more fields of activity related to the rubber industry, research or education. The recipient has made distinguished contributions to IRCO conferences as an organizer, as chairman of conferences or symposia or as a presenter.

*Cost to attend this dinner will be posted here once determined.

5K Walk/Run – Presented by H.M. Royal

October 11, 2017 – 6:30 a.m. 
Runners, walkers and guests are invited to participate. For many years now, H.M. Royal, Inc. has organized the successful and popular 5K Walk/Run. The event will be facilitated by a professional race management group, so the route will be well marked and times will be given at the turn and finish of the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.  All participants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt courtesy of H.M. Royal, Inc. and their sponsors.

* Registration is requested for planning purposes, however, there is no cost to participate.

25-Year Club Reception & Luncheon

October 11, 2017; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Each year, Rubber Division, ACS holds the 25-Year Club Reception & Luncheon to acknowledge and thank individuals for their many years of service to our Rubber Division and the rubber industry. These industry veterans have helped establish the past we can now build on and they serve as a part of the future we are shaping today and tomorrow. We thank them for their dedication, service, invaluable guidance and help in shaping our past, our present and our future for the Rubber Division and the rubber industry. As always, the integrity of the 25-Year Club is maintained to its true purpose, to recognize those who have accomplished so much for the industry.

* Cost to attend is $60 per person. Limited seating is available. Reservations are required.

Business & Awards Meeting

October 12, 2017; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join us at the semi-annual Business & Awards Meeting of Rubber Division, ACS. It includes general business of the Division, plus the announcement of winners for Student Colloquium, Service Awards and more.

*There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required.