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June 26 – 28, 2023
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, OH


Coatings Technologies: Adaptation in a Complex World

Through a series of specialized lectures from notable industry experts and focused technical sessions, ACA’s 2023 CoatingsTech Conference will offer an unprecedented opportunity for all levels of coatings professionals to participate and learn from each other. Embracing the theme, “Coatings Technologies: Adaptation in a Complex World,” reflects current challenges and trends, from increased bio-sourcing, to supply-chain unpredictability and manufacturing onshoring. The 2023 conference will feature the industry’s latest science and technology developments, including advance notice on technology-forcing factors to help the industry set a sustainable trajectory for meeting future market challenges.


Abstract Submissions Due December 1, 2022

ACA is seeking technical papers and posters for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference. Click the button below for important details, including Paper & Poster Topics, Information for Submitters, Award Competitions, Key Deadlines, and How to Submit Absracts.

Preliminary Program Schedule
(Subject to Change)


MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2023
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Pre-Conference Technology Short Courses
12:00 – 1:00 pm Welcome Luncheon & Keynote Address
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Conference Technical Sessions
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Networking Reception & Poster Session
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023
7:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast & Awards Presentations
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Conference Technical Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Conference Technical Sessions
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Networking Reception


8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Regulatory Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Regulatory Session



ACA will present its inaugural David F. Darling prize at the 2023 CoatingsTech Conference.

CoatingsTech Best Paper Award

The CoatingsTech Best Paper Award recognizes the best overall paper contributed to the CoatingsTech Conference, and is accompanied by a cash prize.

Mattiello Lecture Award

The Mattiello Lecture Award recipient is selected through a peer nomination process recognizing outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the coatings industry, and the recipient delivers a lecture at the CoatingsTech Conference. Click here for more information and nomination criteria.

David F. Darling Prize

The inaugural David F. Darling Prize will recognize individuals who, through coatings science, technology, and research, demonstrate innovation in the areas of sustainability and environmental stewardship. For more information and nomination criteria, click here.

2021 Conference Photo Gallery

Conference Program

Scott Braithwaite
Director, Product Stewardship, Science & Technology


Dorothy Brawner
Director, Events & Conferences