The SMCTSM announces the XIV International Conference in Surface, Materials, and Vacuum is planned to be held in Playa a del Carmen from September 27th to October 1st, 2021. At this point, a hybrid virtual-traditional scheme is the current plan for our annual meeting. The previous year experience with the all-virtual conference guarantee that this year we are able to offer to our members the much required forum for sharing new result and ideas in the fields cultivated by our society. As we recognize the severe impact the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has on the face-to-face meeting will be planning ahead and announce if any change to the hybrid scheme will be required.

We hope the current situation will improve in the next few months and have the opportunity to get along the way that our conference is well known.