CLEVELAND — Abstracts for Podium & Poster Presentations are now being accepted for the 64th Annual Sink or Swim Technical Symposium to be held on August 24 and 25 at the Cleveland Airport Wyndham. This year's symposium theme is "Why We Paint: Protecting & Decorating Our Surfaces" and will be virtually shared via ZoomFour.

Substrates for topics include wood, metal, concrete and plastic. The time allotted for each speaker is 25 minutes with 5 minutes of question and answers. Submissions should be mailed to The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2021. The deadline for PowerPoint submission is July 15, 2021. The abstract should be between 200 and 500 words. A bio and speaker photo should also be submitted. Call (440/221.4265) or e-mail ( Ben Carlozzo, SOS Chair, with questions.

In the event a speaker cannot attend in person, organizers of the symposium require submission of a Narrated PowerPoint, (MOV or MP4), or the speaker should be available for a live Zoom presentation. A permission request is required that permits the Cleveland Coatings Society the rights of the presentation, in video or still for exhibit on the Cleveland Coatings Society website and Zoom Presentation.

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