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2001 TMS Annual Meeting: Destination Highlights

February 11–15 · 2001 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · New Orleans, Louisiana

2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition

During the week of February 11–15, 2001, at the 130th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), you can join more than 4,000 science and engineering professionals, representing more than 70 different countries, who will come together for the opportunity to add to their own store of knowledge by capitalizing on the expertise and experience of their colleagues. More than 200 sessions and 1,000 individual presentations are scheduled. Whether your technical interests lie in precious metal extraction, aluminum processing, high-temperature superconductors, or just about any other materials field or metallurgical discipline, you will find programming that addresses your most pressing needs.

This year's meeting will feature programming by the Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division; Extraction & Processing Division; Light Metals Division; Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division; Structural Materials Division; TMS Education Committee; TMS Young Leaders Committee; and Materials Science Critical Technologies Sector of ASM International.


Special conference rates are still available at the hotels listed below. To receive the special convention rate, please telephone the reservations desk of your selected hotel and mention that you are an attendee of the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Marriott Hotel: (504) 581-1000
Wyndham Canal: (504) 566-7006
Doubletree Hotel: (504) 581-1300


In the “center of it all.” The Hilton New Orleans Riverside, where distance is measured in footsteps, not cab fare, is in a prime downtown location with easy access to the excitement and variety only New Orleans has to offer. Immediately on the banks of the Mississippi River, this full-service luxury complex is actually a “city within itself.”

With 3 outstanding restaurants, 3 spacious lounges, an extensive gift shop, R.J. Sutton Jewelry and Antiques, R.J. Sutton Art Gallery, a full service business center, CC’s Coffee House, 2 outdoor pools, Pete Fountain’s Club, and the Rivercenter Racquet and Health Club with 8 indoor tennis courts and more— it definitely happens at the Hilton. And, it’s all under one roof!

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is at the hotel’s doorstep, as are Harrah’s Casino, the Riverwalk Festival Marketplace (140+ shops and food outlets), the French Quarter, the Aquarium of the Americas, the IMAX Theatre, the Arts District, the National D-Day Museum, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, and the Riverfront Streetcar.


New Orleans is one of the few cities that will capture your fascination with such vigor that you will dread the day you have to leave. The city’s extraordinary past and present promises a fun filled visit. New Orleans is pulsating with energy of its European, Anglo and African heritage and spells its magic of excitement on all its visitors. Explore the city’s heritage from impressive architecture, art, music, and antique shops to the delicious dining. Start your tour of New Orleans at its world famous French Quarter. The French Quarter is a ten block square area that encompasses New Orleans’s rich and colorful historic background. Stroll leisurely through the streets and let the sounds of the city’s jazz and zydeco rhythm sweep you away. Stop by Jackson Square and be entertained by jugglers, musicians, and dancers. Local artists display their art and let you watch them as they capture the city’s essence in their paintings. Make sure not to skip Bourbon Street. Bourbon Street is one of the most well-known streets of the New Orleans French Quarter. Bourbon Street is lined with many shops, pubs, and galleries and is buzzing with activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Museums are plentiful in New Orleans and let you discover history, art, music, and sciences. Take a time out and visit any of the museums near the French Quarter - the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Old U.S. Mint, the Cabildo Museum, Presbytere, the 1850 House, Madam John’s Legacy, or the Arsenal. The Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World displays many of the Mardi Gras Carnival floats and will provide visitors a behind the scenes look at the legendary celebration.

A visit to the Aquarium of the Americas (the aquarium is ranked among the top five aquariums in the country!) offers an abundance for you to choose from and see—discover more than 15,000 animals from habitats of North and South America, Carribean Sea, Amazon Rainforest, Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico.

If you feel more like a walk through the Asian Domain, African Savanna, Australian Outback and the Louisiana Swamp, visit the Auduborn Park & Zoo and be amazed at the wonders of more than 1,500 specimens. Take a trip to the Louisiana Superdome located less than a mile from New Orleans’s French Quarter. The Louisiana Superdome is the site of the annual Sugar Bowl and the home of New Orleans’s football team The Saints. While in New Orleans enjoy yourself and take advantage of all that the city has to offer. As they say in New Orleans: Laissez les bons temps roule!

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