This year's meeting will be a joint meeting between the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) and the Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society (AReMS). 

Fall Meeting Information

Conference Date

We are meeting on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5, 2018. Tutorials will be hosted on Thursday, Oct. 4th during the day, with our annual banquet in the evening. Our annual meeting with engaging speakers and student poster session will take place on Friday the 5th. View our program here.

Conference Location

This year's meeting will take place in Knoxville, TN on the University of Tennessee's campus in the JIAM (Joint Institute for Advanced Materials) building. It is located at 2641 Osprey Vista Way. There is free parking adjacent to JIAM.


A full day of hands-on tutorials on Thursday, Oct. 4 is included in the regular conference fee. Tutorials will include Image analysis with open source software presented by Zach Russell (Ion Innovations), Image analysis in biology presented by Andreas Nebenfuehr (UTK), 3D reconstruction of FIB slides of biological and solid materials presented by John Dunlap (UTK), and Spectrum analysis presented by Gerd Duscher (UTK).

Featured Speakers

Confirmed speakers include Eric Vogel (Georgia Tech), Thomas Smart (Eastman Chemical) and Numan Lannait (ORNL). Students are encouraged to present posters, and may click on the link above to submit an abstract. 

Conference Hotel

Our conference hotel will be the Four Points by Sheraton Cumberland House Hotel. The conference rate will be $109 per night. To book, call 865-971-4663 and mention you are with our conference, or book online here. 

Annual Banquet

Our annual banquet will take place on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4th. The cost of the banquet is included in your conference fee. Join us for an evening of good friends and good food! 

See our Meeting Program

AReMS 2018 Meeting Program (pdf)