SARASOTA, FL - The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) has announced its 2013 Annual Technical Conference, “The FUTURE is NOW!” The event will take place April 21-24, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, FL. The SSCT is currently seeking technical speakers for the conference.

Speakers will be asked to present on the mornings of the 22, 23 and 24. Speaker time slots will be arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dr. Kip Sharp will be responsible for coordinating all speakers, the agenda and booklet publication. Laura Fosselman will coordinate the logistics and details.

Abstracts for the presentation should be forwarded to Kip Sharp no later than December 1, 2012, along with a biography and picture of the speaker. Presentations should be no less than 20 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes. Presentations will be considered based on their technical content and contribution, with a goal of having educational technical presentations that improve the understanding of the science of coatings. Organizers are trying to challenge traditional methods of formulation as well as solve conventional issues that have plagued formulators utilizing new technologies and approaches. Interested parties should e-mail Kip Sharp at