The 31st Biennial Western Coatings Symposium & Show, WCS, will be held Oct. 20–23, 2013 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nev. 

The WCS is sponsored by the Arizona, Golden Gate, Pacific Northwest, and Los Angeles Societies for Coatings Technology. The show will begin on Sunday, Oct. 20, with a welcome reception. Educational tracks will be featured over the course of the next three days, featuring such topics as new formulations in coatings technology, recent advances in metal protection, achieving optimal coating performance, design of experiment, TiO2 alternatives, and regulatory developments.

A highlight of the WCS is the trade show, offering tabletop exhibits of state-of-the-art products and services of the coatings industry. Leading manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors will be represented. Exhibit space is now being reserved and a variety of spaces are offered. For a current list of exhibitors, visit

Attendee preregistration is available at a discounted rate until Aug. 31. The reduced rate is $325 for the full four-day event. After Sept. 15, the full admission rate of $425 applies. The one-day rate is $225. Full registration for students and retirees is $150.

Hotel rooms for WCS attendees have been blocked at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and its sister hotel, Bally’s. Discounted rates, available until Oct. 2, are $149 at Paris, and $109 at Bally’s. Reservations can be made by following the Travel links on

Visit the show site at for event details, or call (714) 974-4511.