Location and Data

The 2017 II-VI Workshop will be held on October 31 – November 2, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Lakefront, 511 North Columbia Drive, Chicago, IL  60611.


The Workshop Registration Form will be available in June 2017.  Registration fees are not yet set so please check the Workshop web site periodically for updates.

The deadline for Workshop early bird discount registration is October 13, 2017.

Government: Hotel Reservation

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Lakefront Hotel at special Workshop rates. A limited number of rooms will be available to Government employees and university staff/students with proper identification.
Government and University attendees are entitled to the per diem rate of $194/night for a single and $204/night for a double (subject to change).

Please contact Samantha Tola for more information at

Non-Government: Hotel Reservation

There is a room block for Workshop attendees at the Embassy Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile. Our group rate is $259/night for a single and $269/night for a double. Click here to reserve a room online.

Student Financial Assistance

To help defray the cost of attending the Workshop, full-time students presenting papers will receive partial support of their travel expenses. This support must be requested in advance of the Workshop.

  2017 Workshop Calendar

Abstract Due Date Jun 10
Notification of Accepts/Rejects Jun 30
Late-News Abstracts July 14
Extended Abstracts Aug 25
Hotel Reservation Sep 28
Workshop Registration Oct 13
Paper Submission Oct 1 - Nov 13
2017 II-VI Workshop Oct 31- Nov 2



Samantha Tola
Palisades Convention Management
The 2018 II-VI Workshop
411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-460-8090 x203
fax: 212-460-5460

Paola Caicedo
Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
590 Territorial Drive, Unit H
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: 630-226-0080


Eric Gehrke
Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
590 Territorial Drive, Unit H
Bolingbrook, IL 60440


Please contact Mark Goldfarb: 212-460-8090 x202, for advertisement.