The 51st Annual International Waterborne, High-solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium is a five-day event bringing together coatings formulators, chemists, managers, business owners, industry suppliers, students, and educators to network and learn about the latest research and technology in the field of paints and coatings. Waterborne offers educational and technical presentations to create a profound understanding of coatings’ theory, science, manufacturing, and marketing to highlight the improvement of coatings performance and functionality beyond traditional expectations.

The Waterborne Symposium will be held again in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 4-9, 2024, at the Astor Crown Plaza Hotel. 

Speakers will present February 7-9, 2024. The Waterborne Symposium Technical Committee will be responsible for coordinating all speakers and the agenda. The technical committee will send abstract acceptance letters by November 1, 2023. The goal is to further the advancement of coatings technology through these speaker platforms.

The symposium requires a written paper, a presentation, a speaker biography, and a picture. The committee will be reviewing the abstracts based on their technical content and contribution. All presentations must be original, non-commercial, and should represent recent advancements in coatings science or related disciplines. Presentations should be no less than 20 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes.

For more information, including full abstract submission details and instructions, visit