The Southern Society for Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers for its 2013 Annual Technical Conference, held April 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Florida. The SSCT is seeking educational technical presentations to improve the understanding of the science of coatings. The SSCT is trying to challenge traditional methods of formulation as well as solve conventional issues that have plagued formulators utilizing new technologies and approaches. The papers will be reviewed solely based on their technical content and contribution. An abstract for the presentation will need to be submitted by December 1, along with a biography and a photograph of the speaker. For further information on submitting presentations please contact Kip Sharp, vice president of SSCT at 337-494-5052 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.