The event is the Symposium G 'Atmospheric and Hybrid Plasma Technologies' at the ICMCTF Conference in SanDiego. Denis Dowling will hold this co-chair position for the next 3 years (2014-2016). This conference is organised by the American Vacuum Society and is one of the largest internationally in the thin film area, with over 700 attendees annually.
It focuses on thin-film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface engineering and brings together scientists, engineers, and technologists from academia, government laboratories, and industry, thereby merging cutting-edge research with real-world applications. There are 32 oral technical sessions and a well-attended poster session.