Location and Data

The 2021 II-VI Workshop will be held on October 25 – 28, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, 511 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60611.


Workshop Online Registration Form (Check Back)

Workshop PDF Registration Form (Check Back)

Non-Government: Hotel Reservation

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


Government: Hotel Reservation

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile 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 (subject to change).

Please contact Samantha Tola for more information at stola@pcm411.com

The hotel reservation is September 23, 2021

The II-VI Workshop committee appreciates all attendees to reserve their hotel needs at the official workshop hotel, the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile.  By staying at this hotel you will assist the workshop lowering our costs of producing the workshop and continuing with the program in subsequent years.  The Committee has had to guarantee a certain amount of room nights in order to achieve our contract with the hotel.  Any rooms that fall below the contracted amount, the workshop becomes responsible for and has to pay an attrition fee.

We truly appreciate your cooperation in this very important matter.

The II-VI Workshop Steering Committee

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. Please contact Samantha Tola for more information at stola@pcm411.com

Warning About Attendee List Scams

The II-VI Workshop does not sell or rent its attendee list. Please forward all attendee list solicitations to Samantha Tola at stola@pcm411.comYou are strongly discouraged from purchasing any counterfeit attendee lists. Please refer to this article from TSNN Trade Show News for further information on attendee list scams.

2021 II-VI Workshop Abstract Due Date Jun 7
2021 II-VI Workshop Notification of Accepts/Rejects Jun 25
2021 II-VI Workshop Late-News Abstracts July 9
2021 II-VI Workshop Extended Abstracts Aug 20
2021 II-VI Workshop Hotel Reservation Sept 23
2021 II-VI Workshop Workshop Registration Oct 1
2020 JEM Paper Submission Deadline Oct 19 - Dec 18
2021 II-VI Workshop Oct 25 - 28


  • Sivalingam Sivananthan
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Scott Johnson
    Raytheon Vision Systems
  • Daniel Lofgreen
    Raytheon Vision Systems
  Workshop Committee
  • Samantha Tola
    Palisades Convention Management
    411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: (813) 284-0634
    fax: 212-460-5460
  • Paola Caicedo
    Special Issue Coordinator
    Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
    590 Territorial Drive, Unit H
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440


Please contact

Danielle Rocco