THIC, the Premier Advanced Storage Technology Forum, is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Illinois. The THIC organization started out as a round-table group convened by the US Department of Defense to bring together vendors, manufacturers and users at the leading edge of recording technology, but quickly became a public forum. THIC holds four meetings a year, moving to various areas of the USA to be near users and manufacturers. Presentations from industry, academia and research institutions round out the two-day programs, with site visits to manufacturing or laboratory facilities if they are nearby. Vendors and manufacturers are encouraged to support THIC by becoming sustaining or associate sponsors. There are no individual memberships. Those who wish to attend meetings pay a modest registration fee, which includes two lunches and breaks.
Since October 1995, THIC has made copies of its presentations available on the web. THIC welcomes ideas for talks, and urges would-be presenters to get in touch with the session chairmen designated for particular meetings; in particular, if your organization can provide a meeting place, please e-mail us.